Postmates now delivers essentials from Walgreens, Duane Reade and 7-Eleven

By 7-eleven, app, convenience, coronavirus, covid-19, Delivery, duane reade, engadget, gear, News, postmates, thebuyersguide, walgreens

Late last month, Walgreen expanded its partnership with Postmates to deliver over-the-counter medications, household essentials and other convenience products in the US. Today, Postmates is taking that one step further. It’s adding two new cat…

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NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits

By Business, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, gear, gig economy, medicine, new york, politics, postmates, services, unemployment

Gig economy workers in New York won a significant battle this week after the state’s Court of Appeals ruled in their favor against Postmates. Supporting a previous state decision, the court said Postmates couriers should be considered employees for t…

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Uber, Lyft will compensate drivers affected by coronavirus outbreak

By coronavirus, covid-19, doordash, engadget, gear, gig economy, health, instacart, Internet, lyft, medicine, postmates, ridesharing, services, Transportation, uber

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting many workers, but it could hit those in the gig economy particularly hard when many of them don’t get sick leave or other benefits. Those companies may help soften the blow for some of their workers, though. To…

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Uber and Postmates sue California over gig worker law

By california, employment, engadget, gear, gig economy, Internet, labor, labor laws, labor rights, lawsuit, politics, postmates, services, Transportation, uber, work

It didn’t take long for tech companies to take legal action in hopes of thwarting California’s gig economy labor law. Uber and Postmates have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block AB5, which makes it harder for companies to define workers as contra…

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Uber Eats may soon offer an unlimited delivery subscription

By Business, Delivery, doordash, eats pass, engadget, entertainment, food and drink, foodanddrink, postmates, services, subscription, tomorrow, uber, Uber Eats

Paying for delivery is so passé, and Uber Eats knows it. Like Postmates, DoorDash and the UK’s Deliveroo, which all offer unlimited food delivery subscriptions, Uber is set to offer a monthly $9.99 pass that includes free delivery from any res…

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Snapchat lets third-party apps use its AR camera, Bitmoji and more

By api, bandsintown, bitmoji, developerplatform, engadget, eventbrite, gear, Mobile, pandora, postmates, services, snap, snapkit, tinder

Snap is bringing the walls of its closed gardens tumbling down, as it’s opened up a rumored developer platform to let third-party creators use Snapchat features in other apps, and bring their own tools to Snapchat. Off the bat, that means you’ll star…

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Ford’s ‘self-driving’ Postmates test actually has a driver at the wheel

By autonomous, engadget, ford, miami, miamibeach, postmates, selfdriving, test, tomorrow, transitconnect, Transportation

The next time you order food from Postmates in Miami or Miami Beach, don’t be too surprised if you have to grab your Cuban sandwiches from what looks like a self-driving van. Ford’s latest autonomous delivery test is underway, as the automaker has pa…

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Tumblr and Etsy among those posting ‘red alerts’ for net neutrality

By, dayofaction, engadget, etsy, fcc, fightforthefuture, foursquare, gear, Internet, netneutrality, politics, postmates, privateinternetaccess, senate, tumblr, twilio

Fight for the Future has announced another day of action aimed at encouraging support of a Congressional vote to overturn the FCC’s removal of net neutrality protections. In December, the FCC voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality protections, a…

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Postmates’ first food deliveries outside the US start in Mexico City

By Delivery, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, Internet, Mexico, mexicocity, postmates, restaurant, services

Lyft isn’t the only major American online service dipping its toes in foreign waters this week: Postmates is starting its first food deliveries outside of the US with a launch in Mexico City. Hungry people in several districts of Mexico’s capital ca…

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