While the present is largely bleak, preparing for the future has retailers adopting technologies faster than ever. Their resilience and innovation means retail will look and fee different when the world reopens.

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Introduced in mid-2017, the Look was one of the more obscure — and, honestly, kind of bizarre — entries in the Echo line. It was a small camera designed to take videos and selfies of its owner, using machine learning to help choose outfits. No surprise, really, that it never caught fire. And now, three […]

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In this installment of our ongoing series around making the most of your at-home video setup, we’re going to focus on one of the most important, but least well-understood or implemented parts of the equation: Lighting. While it isn’t actually something that requires a lot of training, expertise or even equipment to get right, it’s […]

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Amazon customers in nearly a dozen more U.S. states are now able to use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to purchase groceries online, the retailer announced on Thursday. The news represents a significant expansion of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program introduced in 2019 that aimed to open up online grocery shopping […]

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Rivian, the electric vehicle company backed by Amazon, Cox Automotive and Ford, has resumed work at its factory in Normal, Ill. following a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction on the factory, which will eventually produce its R1T and R1S electric vehicles for consumers as well as 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, has […]

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In a blog post today, Amazon announced plans to offer permanent jobs to around 70% of the 175,000 temporary workers it brought on to meet demand amid a COVID-19-fueled surge. Initially filled as seasonal positions, the company will be transferring 125,000 people to full-time roles next month, as the pandemic-fueled push theoretically dies down. Those […]

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WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max launched today with a couple of conspicuous absences from the list of supported devices — Max is not yet available on Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV. It sounds like this isn’t just a technical issue that will be fixed imminently. WarnerMedia’s vice president of communications Chris Willard told USA Today […]

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Simple: Amazon offers up the content free of charge. The company has been on the offensive in recent weeks when it comes to how it has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon’s offered all sorts of blog posts, public statements and made the subject a centerpiece of its recent shareholder letter and earnings report. It also […]

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The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its […]

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An eighth Amazon employee has died of COVID-19. The news comes as the company is under scrutiny for failing to be more transparent about the wider number of infections among its warehouse workers. A spokesperson confirmed the reports of the death, telling TechCrunch, “We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked […]

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Amazon is joining India’s online food delivery market just as top local players Swiggy and Zomato reduce their workforce to steer through the coronavirus pandemic and months after Uber Eats’ exit from the nation. The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in India, today launched its food delivery service, called Amazon Food, […]

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Directly, a startup whose mission is to help build better customer service chatbots by using experts in specific areas to train them, has raised more funding as it opens up a new front to grow its business: APIs and a partner ecosystem that can now also tap into its expert network. Today Directly is announcing […]

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Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT), just subscribe here. Commercial real estate, the traditional heart of most cities, may have lost its reason to exist in the last few months. The world is about to find out what the situation […]

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[Verse] Yeah, I don’t want to be oh so lonely Maybe we could [?] up but I don’t wanna wake up And all our memories I hold so close to me Maybe we should [?] up but I don’t wanna wake up [Chorus] I told you I’d be back for you, you should know better I told you I’d […]

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[Refrain] La roue tourne, ton bâton il va s’casser Je surveille mes arrières, j’fais même pas mes lacets Je soupire, ça fait "ah la la", this-moi qui m’empêchera d’brasser Tout près d’tes tympans, j’arrive comme Yamakasi Jesus et Papi Ochoa même eux, ils ont du trépasser T’es un super héros hein, tu viens menacer Je […]

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[Intro] Ayeyoungjordan Welcome to paradise [Chorus] I can feel the cold water I can finally hear You calling I think I see the morning, yeah Done running from the moment, yeah I’m coming out of cold water [Verse 1] Time and time, and time again I know that I saw my sins, you don’t see my sins, no more […]

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I was in a backseat, dead at 19 You were on your front foot ready to comfort me Both so naïve Heaving at the pitstop, brushing your side Could you feel my heart drop In the dashboard light When everything felt right Just stay right where you are I won’t fall for that again I want to die in […]

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Years of Chaos Years of Darkness Monolithic Death Aeon of Doom

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When stars are born No one can stop them And who could ever Neglect the thought Life’s created All over the night sky Don’t disrespect Nature’s thought When ideas are born No one can stop them And who could ever Neglect the thought Stars are emerging All over the night sky And they do respect […]

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[Chorus: Azizi Gibson] Baby I’m a dog (I told you that before) I said baby im a dog Baby I’m a dog You can hear my bark from a far I said one ain’t enough, I said two ain’t enough, I said three ain’t enough I gotta f*ck em all [Verse 1: Azizi Gibson] (bitch) Girl you dope but its not gon’ be a […]

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Bang fire I got the dynamite Head atrocities I got the dynamite Respect the wild ride That left you horrified Get arctic wolfman Massacre ignite Astronomic height Commence to go off Have at the TNT League of atrocities Wild dogs and other hassles The blasting operative That you are f*cking with It cranes it’s neck […]

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Someone pulled me over, said, “Don’t try to touch her She is like a glacier mowing down a mountain Like a block of ice—she’s hard but most of all she is so Cold.” Cupped her hand in mine, I thought that just might throw her Shivering, she backed away, and so I asked her “Should […]

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Tenho maneira de te convencer Tenho modo e jeito para te prender Tenho maneira de te convencer Tenho modo e jeito para te prender Vais perder a confiança Vais perder a segurança Que tu tens em ti Olha bem p’ra mim Não podes fugir Não podes fugir Não vais conseguir Não vais resistir Começa a […]

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Bist da no sicha, dass richtig woa so wies kem is? Dasd vuam ersten Winta Tåg gong bist, füa imma und ewig? Es hod füa koan Briaf mehr, ned moi füan g’ringsten Åbschied g’reicht Wand nua a poa gruaßlose Zeilen gwen, es gangat do so leicht Es san de, de in Tod verehren, de oft am meisten trauern Nua […]

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[Verse 1] Well sure we can act like we don’t know what we’re doing here If my calculations are right its pretty clear I like you you like me You and me can go and see What we can make out of our heart beats I sit and think about you all day long I can’t stop writing all […]

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Time to time I reminisce and I realize I have felt this way for my entire life Crawling, falling, it’s too late This is my fate All compassion is just skin deep Isolated existence No matter how close theres distance This isn’t what I envisioned Prison built from my decisions I tried and I cannot escape Can’t throw memories […]

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[Verse 1] I don’t have it all together but Jesus I got You I’ve realized how weak I am, yeah, I need You to get me through Who am I? I’ve wasted so much time Listening to all of the lies But in Your light that’s where I shine C’mon, c’mon [Pre-Chorus] When I feel worthless You say I’m worth it, yeah [Chorus] You […]

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Murderer’s come dressed as suicides They drag the donkey’s that carry the shit Wondering where all of that hope went I’m telling you now this it Everybody knows you sell mouthwash As liquid gold always rusts The roller blade girls concrete the beaches The coffee cups crumble to dust On the Titanic, groovy, the lifeboats […]

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Buried beneath the mountains of frost Years of silent sorrow grim and dark My winterwings of evil sleep in eternal nights In deaths cold crypts of snow The moon chimed my return With blackstorms I came And not with the winds Northern darkness marches through the coldest night I can’t resist the taste of these […]

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[Intro] (This beat from Murda) [Chorus] Girl, you got me losin’ my mind I just want you to see that I’m trying Ever since you left, the sun don’t shine Don’t want to lose you in this race against time Hypnotized by your love, I’m blind It’s so hard to pay attention to the signs Without you, feel like slowly, I’m dying Broken hearts […]

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