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Automated Bots Buying Up Online Goods May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past — Here's How

The time has come to put an end to bots purchasing and reselling online goods at ridiculous amounts! According to a press release, House and Senate Democrats have reintroduced the “Stopping Grinch Bots Act” to lay down the law when it comes to bots that capitalize off of purchasing goods on the internet. “The bicameral bill will crack down on cyber Grinches using ‘bot’ technology to quickly buy up whole inventories of popular holiday toys and resell them to parents at higher prices,” said the lawmakers in an official statement.

Dec 6, 2021

Exclusive: Issa Rae Joins Forces With American Express To Champion Black-Owned Businesses

It’s no secret Issa Rae is rooting for everybody Black and things are no different this holiday season. Joining forces with American Express, Issa Rae will be curating the ByBlack Bazaar marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 11 in Downtown Los Angeles. “As a curator at the marketplace, in its simplest form it will be a great place to stop by and get a gift especially if you do not know what to get people because there will be a range of options,” Issa Rae shared exclusively with AfroTech. “It will also be a great way to establish community amongst business owners and allow owners to establish and forge relationships. You will see the family behind the business and you will see directly or hear about the history of these businesses. With online businesses, you don’t get the neighborhood store feel often. So, the Bazaar marketplace really excites me for that.”

Dec 6, 2021

Exclusive: Emmy-Winning Host Loni Love Partners With HomeGoods To Help You 'Gift Better' This Season

If gift-giving isn’t your ministry, Loni Love is here to help! The Emmy-Award-winning talk show host and author will help holiday shoppers become the most thoughtful gift givers just ahead of the holiday season thanks to a new partnership with HomeGoods. “If you know me, you know I love to give advice and I also love to give gifts. So, when HomeGoods approached me for this project I thought it was the perfect fit,” said Love in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. “Every holiday season I get so excited to shop for everyone on my list. So, I’m thrilled to be helping others gift better and discover presents that are personal and thoughtful, and where better to do that than at HomeGoods?”

Dec 1, 2021