Google Expands Same-Day Delivery to Chicago, Boston and D.C.

Google Expands Same-Day Delivery to Chicago, Boston and D.C.

A year and a half after launching Google Shopping Express, the search giant is expanding its same-day delivery service into three new cities — Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C. — and adding alcohol to the menu in the Bay Area
The service was previously available in only the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. Google also announced that it has added 16 merchants over the past few months, including REI, Staples and Whole Foods, plus regional brands like Stop & Shop in Boston; GianSee Original Article

Providing the Full Value of a Purchase

By Lisa D. Jenkins I’m building my backpack gear set and this past weekend I bought a sleeping bag. Not a regular “throw something on the floor because we’re out of beds” type bag, but a serious “keep me warm in the wilderness at zero degrees” type bag. I had no idea where to start, so naturally I began researching on the internet. I learned all kinds of important buzz words: R factor, temperature rating, fill power. These words were everywhere, the implication beingSee Original Article

Apple, Facebook to Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

Apple and Facebook are adding a new perk for female employees: Free egg freezing that would let them delay parenting for a few years
Facebook recently began offering the service on Jan. 1. Apple plans to begin in January 2015, according to NBC News
As women age, their likelihood of successful pregnancies begins to dip, though most women will remain fertile well into their thirties. Oocyte cryopreservation, a.k.a. egg freezing, is seen as a method of maintaining fertility over a longer period sSee Original Article

Amazon Wants to Outsource Book Agents' Jobs

Amazon is looking to crowdsource the publishing industry
The ecommerce giant announced the launch of its Kindle Scout program on Tuesday, which lets prospective authors submit manuscripts that will then be read and voted on
See also: Amazon Tensions With Book Publisher Boil Over
One part Kickstarter, one part American Idol, the program offers the chance for authors to become published through Kindle Press if their book is popular enough. Authors chosen through the program receive a $1,500 advaSee Original Article

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