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Report: Amazon is moving Prime Day again to October, after first moving it to September, amid concerns over how coronavirus spikes may impact the supply chain (Carrie Mihalcik/CNET)

Carrie Mihalcik / CNET: Report: Amazon is moving Prime Day again to October, after first moving it to September, amid concerns over how coronavirus spikes may impact the supply chain  —  Amazon´s annual Prime Day sale is being delayed to October amid concerns over how coronavirus spikes may impact the supply chain …

A mystery shopper who irked online merchants by abandoning thousands of shopping carts carrying only one item was a Google bot scraping pricing information (Paul Ziobro/Wall Street Journal)

Paul Ziobro / Wall Street Journal: A mystery shopper who irked online merchants by abandoning thousands of shopping carts carrying only one item was a Google bot scraping pricing information  —  Merchants have seen a lot of browsing by John Smith, who picks up items, then leaves without buying; ‘it started getting out of hand’

COVID-19 is amplifying the cybersecurity risks for schools as they move to distance learning; they were already at risk due to a lack of dedicated funding (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Lily Hay Newman / Wired: COVID-19 is amplifying the cybersecurity risks for schools as they move to distance learning; they were already at risk due to a lack of dedicated funding  —  A lack of dedicated funding and resources made it hard to keep data secure—and that was before classes moved almost entirely online.

Google says it has discontinued the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, with remaining stock only available through 3rd parties; Google has yet to announce a rumored successor (David Ruddock/Android Police)

David Ruddock / Android Police: Google says it has discontinued the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, with remaining stock only available through 3rd parties; Google has yet to announce a rumored successor  —  In a statement provided to Android Police, Google has confirmed that its Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones are now discontinued.

Anduril Industries, founded by Palantir veterans and Palmer Luckey, raises $200M led by a16z at a $1.9B valuation for its AI-powered drone and surveillance tech (Joshua Brustein/Bloomberg)

Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg: Anduril Industries, founded by Palantir veterans and Palmer Luckey, raises $200M led by a16z at a $1.9B valuation for its AI-powered drone and surveillance tech  —  Anduril Industries Inc., a Southern California startup that builds technology for military agencies and border surveillance …

SCOTUS rules 8-1 in favor of letting online companies trademark generic names, siding with Booking.com and rejecting federal government restrictions (Brent Kendall/Wall Street Journal)

Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal: SCOTUS rules 8-1 in favor of letting online companies trademark generic names, siding with Booking.com and rejecting federal government restrictions  —  Booking.com wins the right to trademark its own name in a case that was first considered by teleconference by the court amid pandemic

Elementary Robotics, which develops tools to automate industrial tasks, announces $12.7M Series A funding to deploy its automation products at scale (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Elementary Robotics, which develops tools to automate industrial tasks, announces $12.7M Series A funding to deploy its automation products at scale  —  Elementary Robotics, a robotics company developing tools to automate industrial tasks, today announced it has raised a $12.7 million round.
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