Instacart acquires smart checkout startup Caper AI for $350M

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Instacart today announced that it acquired Caper AI, a startup developing technologies to automate brick-and-mortar checkout experiences, for approximately $350 million in cash and stock. With the purchase, Instacart says that it aims to help retailers “unify in-store and online shopping [flows] for customers.”

Caper’s New York-based workforce will join Instacart, adding hardware engineering talent to Instacart’s existing product development team. Over time, Instacart expects to integrate Caper’s technology into the Instacart app and the ecommerce websites and apps of its retail partners, allowing customers to build online shopping lists and browse recipes ahead of time and check off their lists as they go.

“Over the years, Instacart has continued to expand its retailer enablement services, helping brick-and-mortar grocers across North America move their businesses online, grow, and meet the evolving

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Comfort Zone Hydramemory Serum Saved My Wind-Chapped Skin

Welcome to the Well+Good SHOP. Our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. Even better? In articles marked with the Well+Good SHOP logo—like this one—you’re able to add to cart without ever leaving Well+Good. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP

By day, I’m a commerce writer that wades through the torrents of beauty and wellness trends for the best of the best in product. By night, (or by my time off, I should say) I’m a thalassophile who can be found on, or near, the water. My partner is a professional fishing guide and between fishing trips, beach days, and offshore adventures, the bulk of my spare time—including the entire last month—is spent on a boat.

Where am I going with this? A lot happens to your body when you’re on saltwater for

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Why Billy Porter Is Calling Out Vogue Over Harry Styles Dress Cover

When it comes to Harry Styles‘ historic Vogue cover, Billy Porter has made it clear he doesn’t think the choice was all that golden.

The One Direction alum became the first man to appear solo on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine in all of its 127-year history. The milestone was made even more significant when he posed in a dress topped with a Gucci jacket. However, Porter, synonymous with gender-bending style, was not as quick to applaud the watershed moment.

“I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I’m not necessarily convinced and here is why,” Porter told The Sunday Times. “I created the conversation [about non-binary fashion] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time.”

“I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but he is the one you’re going

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These Fluffy Balenciaga Sunglasses Are Set To Be The Next ‘Must-Haves’

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Beauties, every so often a new trend hits the fashion industry that first shocks us, then intrigues us, then becomes one of the biggest must-haves! That new item is the new, fluffy Balenciaga sunglasses which have been making its rounds on some of our favorite fashion girls and now we have to know more.

According to Fashion Bomb Daily, the Fluffy Cat sunglasses from Balenciaga are set to be the next fall/winter fashion staple. Priced at $1,150, these fluffy, cat-eye sunglasses come in the colors red, black, and white and feature acetate and fake fur around the rims and sides along with the bold BB Balenciaga logo on the left template. The Balenciaga website makes it clear that this product is meant to be a fashion accessory only, rather than an optical tool, meaning that it’s not suitable for

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