Spin restarts scooter business in four markets – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Spin, the electric scooter startup acquired by Ford in 2019 for nearly $100 million, has restarted operations in four U.S. markets as COVID-19 related closures begin to ease. The company has resumed operations in Orlando, Nashville, Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis. The ramp up of operations will depend on the city, the company said.…

Instacart has a problem with third-party apps letting shoppers pay for early access to orders – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Kara Carmichael has been an Instacart shopper for years in Orlando, Fla. It’s how she’s been able to support her family, she told . But she says she has noticed an increase in third-party bot activity that has made shopping “nearly impossible.” Despite the high demand for Instacart amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shoppers like…