Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Google Plans to Let Users Auto-Delete Their Location-History and Activity Data
Google Blog Post

The technology company announced that it’s launching a feature to help its users manage their data better.

With the new feature, users can decide on if they’d like their activity-data to be stored for 3 or 18 months. In addition, data older than that time period will be automatically deleted from a user’s account on an ongoing basis.

The company expects the new feature to roll out over the next few weeks.

Amazon Reveals the Top States with the Fastest Growing Small to Medium Sized Businesses
Press Release

The technology company announced that “states with large rural populations have the fastest-growing small and medium-sized businesses.”

According to the report, “SMBs in Mississippi are growing the fastest, with businesses in Nebraska, Maine, Texas, and Indiana rounding out the top five.” The report referenced the year-over-year sales growth of businesses selling on Amazon to help determine the list.

A recent study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce finds “that unlocking the digital potential of rural small businesses could add $47 billion to the U.S. GDP per year.”

Uber Expands its Drivers Rewards Program to More Cities
Uber Pro Announcement
Uber Pro

The logistics company announced that it’s rolling out Uber Pro to new cities across the United States including New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

According to the company, drivers can “receive 100% tuition coverage at Arizona State University toward a four-year degree or non-degree courses in entrepreneurship and English language learning.”

The program, which was piloted in November 2018, offers qualified Uber Pro drivers rewards such as free roadside assistance, up to 25% off car maintenance, and savings on everyday costs like gas.