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Amazon declares Prime Day its biggest shopping event in history, surpassing the combined sales of Cyber Monday and Black Friday

Amazon said it sold with more than 175 million items sold over the 48-hour Prime Day event. Last year, Amazon sold 100 million items.

Amazon on Wednesday declared Prime Day its biggest shopping event in history, with sales surpassing those of Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Amazon said it sold with more than 175 million items sold over the 48-hour event, which started Monday. Last year, the event lasted 36 hours, during which Amazon sold about 100 million items.

Amazon said top sellers in the US included the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Instant Pot DUO60, and 23andMe Health and Ancestry kits. At Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, best-selling Prime Day deals included organic strawberries, red cherries, and blueberries.

Source: Amazon declares Prime Day its biggest shopping event in history, surpassing the combined sales of Cyber Monday and Black Friday

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Would you let Walmart to deliver groceries straight to your fridge

Walmart is betting it can convince time-strapped customers to let strangers deliver groceries into their refrigerators while they’re away from home.

Walmart piloted its new service in New Jersey for five months and is ready to expand. The option will be available to more than a million customers this fall in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida. Walmart charges a fee for regular grocery delivery orders, and it did not disclose how much customers will have to pay for in-home delivery. See more at Source: Walmart will deliver groceries straight to your fridge

2019’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business

Americans are born with an entrepreneurial streak. It’s in our DNA. From the Gold Rush to the Industrial Revolution to the Internet Age, intense periods of innovation have molded our economy and sparked important societal advancements.

Today, more than 15.3 million people in the U.S., or nearly 10 percent of the labor force, work for themselves. And there is always room in the market for new ideas, products, services and multi-million-dollar success stories — if one knows where to look.

Source: 2019’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business

Google Lens will start recommending what you should eat at restaurants

It can also read out signs for you

Today at Google I/O 2019, Google has announced several new additions to Google Lens, its image recognition software that’s available as an app and is built into the cameras of Google Pixel devices.

The biggest new addition is better support for Lens in restaurants. You can point your phone’s camera at a menu, and Lens will automatically highlight popular dishes at the restaurant, and selecting individual dishes will show you photos and reviews from Google Maps. Then, when it comes time to pay, you can point your camera at the bill and Google Lens will bring up a menu to help you calculate a tip and split the bill.

Which Grocery Delivery Service Is Best for You?

Like meal kits, grocery delivery service options have proliferated to the point where we’re spoiled for choices—so determining the best grocery delivery app or online service can be tricky, and varies from person to person. But we’re here to help.

It’s an old saw, yet blatantly true: we must eat to live—ergo, we must procure food. Even urban dwellers can grow some of it at home, but the majority of us have to go grocery shopping. Luckily, we live in an age where we can buy groceries online, from pet food to pantry items. Many supermarkets offer their own delivery or pick-up options, but there are also a number of other grocery delivery apps and services, each with their own pros and cons. There may not be an overall best grocery delivery service that gets the #GOAT, but there’s definitely one that will appeal most to you.

Source: Which Grocery Delivery Service Is Best for You?

You Could Soon Pay for Car Rentals Like You Pay for a Netflix Subscription

Car rental company Enterprise announced a new program that will allow participants car rentals, insurance and roadside assistance for $1,500 per month.

Subscribe With Enterprise” is a test program, currently only available to drivers in Minnesota, Missouri, and Nevada.

“We’re starting out in just three states to make sure we have enough time to develop a deep understanding of the subscription process and consumer preferences,” Randal Narike, Enterprise’s executive vice president of operations, said in a statement.

Source: Enterprise is launching a monthly subscription service