After Math: Tesla recalls, Steam streams and COVID checks

  • January 17, 2021
As tech journalists (as well as their laptop fans) begin to recover and recuperate from the first all-digital CES, let’s take a quick look at some other headlights from this past week. chameleonseye via Getty Images NHTSA wants Tesla to recall 158,0…

Instacart will accept food stamps for grocery delivery

  • October 22, 2020
Grocery delivery service Instacart will soon begin accepting food stamps as a form of payment within its app. The company announced that “in the coming weeks,” it’s beginning a pilot with grocery chain Aldi to accept food stamps for its same-day deli…

Walmart tests same-day delivery with Instacart

  • August 11, 2020
Walmart and Instacart are partnering to offer same-day delivery in four markets, a move that strengthens both companies as competitors against Amazon and Whole Foods, CNBC and CNN both reported. The pilot program is now offered at Walmart stores in L…

Instacart sues Uber’s Cornershop over IP theft

  • July 16, 2020
Instacart has sued Cornershop, the grocery-delivery startup Uber acquired last year to expand its food footprint. The company alleges Cornershop stole product images and other intellectual property. In a legal brief, Instacart says Cornershop tried t…

Senators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over ‘tip baiting’

  • May 29, 2020
Tip baiting, where delivery service customers promise generous tips to couriers only to stiff them afterward, is a scummy practice — and politicians want to know if companies are letting it slide. A group of US senators led by Brian Schatz have sent…