Jane king is in new york with those stories and more in today's tech report.
Netflix will start asking customers who haven't used its platform in the past year if they want to keep their subscriptions.
If a customer doesn't respond, netflix will automatically cancel the subscription.
Inactive customers will start seeing the feature roll out via in-app notifications or emails this week.
***** apparel chain gap is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders.
Gap reached a deal early this year to more than triple the number of item-picking robots it uses to 106 by the fall.
Then the pandemic struck north america, forcing the company to close all its stores, including those of banana republic and old navy.
Meanwhile, its warehouses faced more web orders and fewer staff to fulfill them because of social distancing rules gap had put in place.
******* amazon is scheduling its annual prime day shopping event for september.
It's usually in mid-july.
The wall street journal says the company is concerned being able to meet all of the shipping deadlines while its still recovering from an onslaught of online shopping during the pandemic.
******* nearly half of the twitter accounts spreading messages about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, according t0 researchers at carnegie mellon university.
Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since january and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.
The researchers didn't conclude who exactly was behind the bot accounts but said the volume and sophistication