Amazon and Whole Foods Market have announced a new delivery system
Beginning today, Whole Foods said Amazon’s Prime Now customers will be able to receive free, two-hour delivery of products directly from the grocer.
Prime Now is Amazon’s fast delivery program, and now, the online retailer is officially expanding that program to include delivery specifically from Whole Foods stores.
Whole Foods said the program would begin in Austin (Whole Foods’ hometown), Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach. Customers can shop through the Prime Now phone app, or Prime Now website, for produce, meat, seafood and other products. Whole Foods said the program will expand to other cities throughout the year.
“We're happy to bring our customers the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said. “Together, we have already lowered prices on many items, and this offering makes Prime customers’ lives even easier.”
Uber’s former CEO detailed his relationship with a Waymo engineer during a trial
Travis Kalanick, the former head of Uber, testified on Wednesday as part of an ongoing trial between the ride-hailing giant and Waymo, the self-driving program under Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
Waymo has claimed that Uber used one of its former engineers, named Anthony Levandowski, to steal trade secrets. After Levandowski left Google, his self-driving startup, named Otto, was acquired by Uber in 2016.
During his testimony, Kalanick revealed that he and Levandowski shared a close relationship while Levandowski was still employed by Google. He also admitted to wanting to take Levandowski away from Google, and detailed the business behind startups like Uber. More of Kalanick’s testimony can be read here.
NXP beat Wall Street expectations on Wednesday
The chipmaker, which has a significant presence in Austin, reported earnings of $753 million, or $2.17 per share, for its fourth quarter.
NXP’s revenue was $2.46 billion. Analysts had predicted earnings of $1.82 per share and $2.37 billion in revenue.
The company’s earnings for the year were $2.22 billion, or $6.41 per share.
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