Day: May 27, 2020

Walmart partners with fashion consignment marketplace thredUP – TechCrunch

Walmart is continuing its foray into fashion e-commerce, announcing a strategic partnership with fashion resale marketplace thredUP to list a large number of the items on Walmart’s digital storefront.

With this partnership over 750,000 items from thredUP will be available on walmart.com/thredup, starting today.

Notably, only clothing items and shoes marked as “new” or “like new” will be listed, though accessories and handbags marked as “gently used” will also be available, Walmart says. The companies didn’t share details of the partnership’s revenue share model.

ThredUP’s marketplace, which bills itself as the web’s largest consignment and thrift store, allows people to buy and sell secondhand women’s and children’s apparel. Rather than simply connecting sellers with buyers, sellers send a bunch of items directly to thredUP which then inspects them and returns ones they don’t want and photographs and lists the items they do on its marketplace. When an item sells,

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How to improve battery life in Android 10

If Android 10 battery life has got you down, maybe it’s time to start adding apps to the Battery Optimization feature.

Image: Jason Cipriani/CNET

The Android platform has come a long way since its early beginnings. I remember my first Android phone and how awkward it was to use. Even worse, I remember how bad the battery life was–I was lucky to get four to six hours out of that HTC Hero.

Nowadays however, Android battery life can meet or exceed your daily needs. Given the platform now makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help improve the longevity of the mobile power source, it’s become quite impressive. With my Google Pixel 4, I rarely run out of juice by the end of the day. One of the reasons for this is the battery optimization. This tool is what works with AI to improve battery life on the device.

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68% of SMBs are optimistic they can recoup losses due to COVID-19 pandemic

Owners say they need outside tech expertise to develop new products and services and to move to online operations.

Only 46% of small business owners say the resources designed to help them deal with the coronavirus outbreak were actually useful, but 68% are confident they will recover from losses caused by the pandemic, according to a new survey.

Small and midsize business owners who responded to a new Verizon Business survey listed these items as the top three steps they will take when the outbreak has subsided:

  • Improve cleaning protocols for officer or retail spaces    74%
  • Create or revise a contingency plan                                 63%
  • Increase cash reserves                                                     54%

Verizon commissioned Morning Consult to do a nationwide survey of 500 small and midsize business (SMB) owners and decision makers at the end of April.

Businesses are split on the current state of the response to the coronavirus. Among all SMB decision makers,

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