Five At Five: Amazon’s New Healthcare Project


Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Coverage includes the latest about Amazon’s healthcare plans and Walmart’s credit card strategy. A new payment offering targets ridesharing, a controversial analytics firm is being reborn and more naps are coming — perhaps the best news of the day.

Amazon, Xealth, Two Hospitals to Test Medical Supply Project

The products reportedly would be delivered to the patient’s home once they are released from the hospital. The pilot could start in the next few months with the goal to give patients discounted access to medical supplies via Amazon Prime.

Walmart Mulling Capital One for Its Credit Card Partnership

Walmart has narrowed the list of credit card partnership bidders to two lenders, although talks are still going on. The retailer reportedly wants a partner that can support its Walmart Pay.

Uber and Venmo Ink Payment Partnership

PayPal said that more than six million payments on Venmo mentioned Uber in their description during the past year, making an integration between the two apps a natural fit.

Former Cambridge Analytica Staffers Launch Auspex International

The consulting business filed for insolvency after the massive data scandal in which it gained unauthorized access of more than 87 million Facebook members.

Casper Gives NYC a Napping Experience

The sleep-deprived can reserve a sleep nook, called The Dreamery, for a 45-minute, $25 session. The nooks, according to firsthand reports, are round, curtained-off and surrounded by soundproof backing and contain a Casper bed.



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