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  1. Blue Apron’s IPO gets cloudy with Amazon’s Whole Foods buy

    06.19 / 21:14 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Blue Apron began marketing an initial public offering on Monday, as an already competitive meal-kit industry faces a potential threat from Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods. Blue Apron’s up to $510 million IPO will test whether the growth seen by the meal-kit industry’s greatest players will continue to whet investor appetite, even as costs…
  2. Amazon may replace a whole lot of Whole Foods cashiers with robots

    06.19 / 18:14 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Amazon is planning a bloodbath at Whole Foods, according to a report. The Seattle-based web giant, which announced Friday it will acquire the upscale grocer for $13.7 billion, will slash cashier positions as it automates jobs and cuts prices, according to Bloomberg. The move is part of Amazon’s strategy for Whole Foods to sell t…
  3. An e-cig can hack your computer

    06.19 / 16:12 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Hackers could use an electronic cigarette to crack into a computer and steal a victim’s most sensitive information. All crooks need to do is add a small chip to an e-cig to transform it into a digital lock-pick capable of prizing open a target’s systems. This tiny modification fools the computer into thinking a mou…
  4. Doctor dad wants to stop preteens from using smartphones

    06.19 / 14:18 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    A  Colorado doctor and father of five is seeking to ban the sale of smartphones to children under age 13 after he saw first-hand the negative effects of handheld technology on his own kids. Tim Farnum — an anesthesiologist who spearheads the group Parents Against Underage Smartphones — proposed the legislation after he noticed …
  5. Google amps up campaign against online extremism

    06.19 / 12:15 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. Google says in a blog post that it will nearly double the number of independent experts it uses to flag problematic content and expand its work with counter-extremist groups…
  6. New Yorkers are getting faster shipping thanks to Amazon

    06.19 / 07:59 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Amazon’s ability to quickly ship stuff to New Yorkers, from Kindle readers to kayaks, is about to get a major boost. The Seattle-based Web giant headed by billionaire Jeff Bezos is preparing to open a massive distribution hub in the Big Apple — the company’s first major facility in New York state — by summer’…