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Pinterest adds a 'Shop' tab to its Lens Camera search results to showcase matching in-stock products

  • As more retailers are bringing their products online via Pinterest, the company this morning is launching a new “Shop” tab in its Lens camera search results that will show the matching in-stock merchandise similar to a photo you take of something offline in the real world or even uploaded as a screenshot.
  • To use the new shop tab, you first click the camera in the Search bar, and snap a photo or upload one.
  • The Shop tab in Lens represents yet another way for Pinterest to compete with Google, which recently revamped its shopping vertical to include mostly free listings instead of paid ads, and whose own Google Lens camera lets consumers shop products that match those found in photos.

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YouTube at 15: The inside story of YouTube's history - Business Insider

  • At the same time, a company called YouTube began encouraging everyday people to "Broadcast Yourself" — and ended up writing the rulebook for going viral on the internet in the process.
  • After 18 months, YouTube was bought by Google for $1.65 billion, making it one of the most lucrative tech acquisitions of the time.
  • Its cofounders and most early employees have moved on, leaving behind memories of when the internet behemoth was still in its infancy.
  • More than 15 early creators told Business Insider about coming to YouTube before it could be a career, storming the platform with a sheer desire to express themselves.
  • Read below for the full, inside story of YouTube, the company that would shatter the expectations of what "entertainment" could mean and who could be a part of it.

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YouTube at 15: The inside story of YouTube's history - Business Insider

  • At the same time, a company called YouTube began encouraging everyday people to "Broadcast Yourself" — and ended up writing the rulebook for going viral on the internet in the process.
  • After 18 months, YouTube was bought by Google for $1.65 billion, making it one of the most lucrative tech acquisitions of the time.
  • Its cofounders and most early employees have moved on, leaving behind memories of when the internet behemoth was still in its infancy.
  • More than 15 early creators told Business Insider about coming to YouTube before it could be a career, storming the platform with a sheer desire to express themselves.
  • Read below for the full, inside story of YouTube, the company that would shatter the expectations of what "entertainment" could mean and who could be a part of it.

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PepsiCo cuts out grocery stores and sells directly to consumers

  • PepsiCo PEP is cutting out the grocery stores and selling directly to consumers through two new websites it launched this month.
  • Consumers can shop on PepsiCo's PantryShop.com and Snacks.com for food and beverages.
  • During the coronavirus outbreak, consumers have been stocking up on snacks and other nonperishable items with a longer shelf life.
  • PepsiCo's new direct-to-consumer websites eliminate the need for consumers to obtain their snacks from a grocery store while continuing the trend of more brands turning to online shopping alternatives.
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Here’s Facebook’s new plan to make you shop on Instagram

  • On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced a set of new features aimed at making Instagram and Facebook true shopping destinations, by offering struggling brick-and-mortar shops new options to sell to customers online.
  • Unlike Amazon and Walmart, which appeal to shoppers who already have some idea of the product or brand they are looking to buy, Facebook and Instagram continue to push the idea that their apps can encourage discovery and the type of serendipitous shopping behavior that an older generation would have experienced by visiting a mall.
  • However, the new online shop feature is designed to make selling on Instagram more accessible to smaller businesses and allow them to create actual storefronts that reflect the feel of their brand, rather than the simple and uniform product catalogs available to them in the past.

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Oh great, now we’re running out of bikes

  • Across the country, many bike shops have been classified as essential businesses, and some delivery workers who have continued to work during pandemic have used bikes and e-bikes to travel from place to place.
  • Warmer weather and the reopening of various businesses throughout the United States has more people looking to buy bicycles, so much so that bike shops are now worried about running out of stock.
  • Then, in the first week of April, web visits to the Trek website started spiking, and the company’s brand director, Eric Bjorling, noticed that the number of people searching for local bikes shops was growing.
  • It’s possible that people prefer to buy their own bikes because they’re fearful of touching a bike that’s used by strangers, though companies had also promised to improve sanitation amid the pandemic.

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Protests escalate over the death of George Floyd in cities across country - Business Insider

  • Protests erupted after a video circulated on social media showing a police officer kneeling on a man named George Floyd's neck for around eight minutes on Monday.
  • Local outlet WCCO reported that protesters took over the police department's Third Precinct building late Thursday night.
  • According to CNN, police set up a fence around the precinct earlier in the day, but thousands of protesters crowded around the building after the fence was pushed down.
  • According to WCCO, protesters are demanding the arrest of the four officers involved in Floyd's death.
  • A video circulated on social media showing a white police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck for around eight minutes on Monday.
  • A statement from the Minneapolis Police Department said officers were responding to reports of an ongoing forgery and claimed Floyd was resisting arrest.

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Amazon expands use of SNAP benefits for online grocery to 11 more states

  • 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 to those on public assistance.
  • Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that the 11 new states that now support using SNAP for online grocery include those that were added starting last week through today, Thursday, May 28.
  • Including the new states, Amazon now offers the use of SNAP EBT for online grocery in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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