Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Petco Looks to Offer Pet Prescription Delivery Services
Press Release

The pet specialty retailer announced a strategic partnership with Express Scripts, a healthcare company focused on personal prescription management and delivery.

The partnership looks to enable pet owners “to order and receive pet medicines from the comfort and convenience of home”.

According to a Petco company press release, pet owners “spend more than $8 billion annually on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for their animals”.

Airbnb Looks to Remove West Bank Listings from its Platform
Press Release

The home-sharing company announced that it’s removing “listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians”.

This comes as a result of a company framework which was developed for evaluating its operations in occupied territories.

The decision affects approximately 200 Airbnb listings in the region.

Instagram Begins to Remove Inauthentic Likes, Follows and Comments
Company Blog Post

The social media network announced that it’s identifying accounts that use third-party providers to inauthentically boost followers, likes, and comments.

The company is using machine learning technology to identify artificial activity on the platform.

According to an Instagram press release, using third-party providers poses security risks to accounts.

This is the first step in a series of additional measures which will be introduced in the coming weeks to curb inauthentic activity on the social media network.