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Amazon goes a mile high for its second brick-and-mortar ‘4-star’ store

Amazon goes a mile high for its second brick-and-mortar ‘4-star’ store

Following the opening of its first "4-star" in New York in September, Amazon has just opened a second location in Denver, Colorado. Amazon 4-star sells items that have been rated highly by customers who use its online store. Top sellers, as well as new and trending items, also feature.
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Cloudy with a chance of drones: Power loss causing some DJI quadcopters to fall

Cloudy with a chance of drones: Power loss causing some DJI quadcopters to fall

DJI is scrambling to solve a problem with its Matrice 200 drone after reports that a "small number" of the quadcopters had fallen from the sky following sudden power loss. The company said its "thoroughly reviewing each case," and so far no injuries have been reported.

Android creator’s alleged sexual misconduct swept under the rug by Google

Android creator’s alleged sexual misconduct swept under the rug by Google

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These flights are most likely to leave you stuck in an airport for the holidays

These flights are most likely to leave you stuck in an airport for the holidays

Traveling for the holidays? AirHelp's new study looks at the best times to fly, the best times to book, and the flights most likely to experience delays. The busiest travel days vary by airport, but a look at the study can help passengers avoid the busiest travel days over the holidays.
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Singapore reclaims longest flight, but could you sit on a plane for that long?

Singapore reclaims longest flight, but could you sit on a plane for that long?

Singapore Airlines has reclaimed the record for the world's longest commercial flight with a 19-hour service between Singapore and New York. Aware that few people would want to sit in economy for almost a day, it's done away with cattle class entirely and instead offers only business and premium economy seats.
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Instagram names new boss: Facebook veteran Adam Mosseri

Instagram names new boss: Facebook veteran Adam Mosseri

Instagram's new boss is Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran of Facebook — the company that owns Instagram. More recently, Mosseri ran Facebook's news feed before moving to Instagram's product division in May. In an online post, he said he was excited to take on the role and promised to maintain Instagram's core values.
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Uber agrees to pay $148 million for 2016 hack and cover-up

Uber agrees to pay $148 million for 2016 hack and cover-up

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million for failing to immediately come clean about a 2016 hack that resulted in the theft of personal data belonging to 57 million of its riders and drivers worldwide. Uber had hoped to cover up the security breach and paid the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen data.
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Amazon is opening a new brick-and-mortar store with a twist

Amazon is opening a new brick-and-mortar store with a twist

Adding to its physical book stores and Amazon Go grocery outlets, the online shopping giant is opening a new retail store in New York City that only sells items that have been rated four stars and higher on its site. Amazon 4-star, as it's called, will offer products from across its range, with better prices for Prime members.
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Delta tech issue grounds planes, could affect Wednesday flights

Delta tech issue grounds planes, could affect Wednesday flights

A "technology issue" that temporarily grounded all Delta planes across the U.S. on Tuesday night has been resolved. The carrier says disruption from a knock-on effect is expected to be "minimal," but it's advising anyone flying on Wednesday to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport.
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Monster fires ‘toxic’ COO, alleges threats of mutilation, death

Monster fires ‘toxic’ COO, alleges threats of mutilation, death

Monster, which turned the headphone industry upside down with Dr. Dre, is upending its own exec board, announcing in a press release that it had fired “toxic” COO Fereidoun “Fred” Khalilian on July 27 – alleging a failed hostile takeover, death and dismemberment threats, and downright corruption.
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Flying could feel more like going to the movies with VR headsets and headphones

Flying could feel more like going to the movies with VR headsets and headphones

How do you make air travel feel like not flying at all? Put a screen on your face and noise-canceling headphones in your ears. Alaska Airlines is now testing virtual reality headsets for in-flight entertainment. The airline isn't making promises for a big rollout, but is trying the gear out this week.
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Will your carry-on fit in that overhead bin? Kayak’s new AR tool can tell you

Will your carry-on fit in that overhead bin? Kayak’s new AR tool can tell you

Don't break out the tape measure just yet -- a new augmented reality tool inside the Kayak app can help determine if your bag meets carry-on requirements. After measuring the bag with the device's camera, the app compares it to your airline's requirements.
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Report: President Trump to spare Apple from tariffs on Chinese goods

Report: President Trump to spare Apple from tariffs on Chinese goods

According to a new report, Apple and other tech companies may be largely spared from the Trump administrations upcoming tariffs on Chinese goods. The report notes that while wireless devices like the Apple Watch were on a preliminary list, they have since been removed.
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Amazon to crack down on employees who sell confidential info to merchants

Amazon to crack down on employees who sell confidential info to merchants

Amazon's marketplace has grown by leaps and bounds in the decades since its founding. But this growth has created a shadow economy of its own -- one that deals in the sale of in insider data and positive reviews. Now, Amazon is working to root out that corruption, but it has a long way to go.
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Amazon Go checkout-free stores set to arrive in New York City

Amazon Go checkout-free stores set to arrive in New York City

Amazon Go is looking to branch out of the company's hometown of Seattle. In addition to locations in Chicago and San Francisco, Amazon has announced that it is planning on hoping a new Amazon Go store in New York City. The store's location and opening date have not been announced
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Nissan recalls a range of vehicles to fix potentially dangerous ignition issue

Nissan recalls a range of vehicles to fix potentially dangerous ignition issue

Nissan is recalling just over 165,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a potentially dangerous issue with the key ignition system. The problem could cause the engine to suddenly cut out, which Nissan said could disorient the driver, increasing the chances of an accident.
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Biometrics scanner catches impostor at U.S. airport on just third day of use

Biometrics scanner catches impostor at U.S. airport on just third day of use

Well, that didn't take long. The US Customs and Border Patrol says that a new biometrics system flagged a man using a fake passport on the third day that a biometrics was in use. The program flagged the man when his biometrics didn't match the ID he presented -- his real ID was found in his shoe.
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T-Mobile wants to reinvent customer service with a ‘Team of Experts’

T-Mobile wants to reinvent customer service with a ‘Team of Experts’

In an attempt to reinvent how businesses approach customer care, T-Mobile is going old school -- by connecting its customers with humans instead of robots. The "Un-carrier" unveiled all the details pertaining to its new customer service model, called the Team of Experts.
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New leader alert — Apple Music is now beating Spotify in U.S. paid subscribers

New leader alert — Apple Music is now beating Spotify in U.S. paid subscribers

As of this week, Apple Music has allegedly surpassed Spotify when it comes to the number of U.S.-based subscribers, and its lead if expected to grow by Christmas. According to sources who spoke anonymously with Digital Music News, Apple Music now boasts more paying subscribers than its main competitor.
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Amazon ramps up gig economy with Delivery Service Partners fleet program

Amazon ramps up gig economy with Delivery Service Partners fleet program

Massive sales volume increases and a need for delivery alternatives has spurred Amazon to create its delivery Services Partners program. Amazon will help fleet owners start, set up, and manage independent businesses of up to 40 delivery vehicles. Veterans can qualify for an initial investment reimbursement.
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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway name new CEO in quest to fix health care

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway name new CEO in quest to fix health care

Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway are taking the next step in their U.S. employee health care business by naming a new chief executive officer. On Wednesday, the powerhouse trio announced the appointment of Atul Gawande as the new leader of the business, which does not have a name yet.
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Alexa, order room service: Amazon brings its voice assistant to hotels

Alexa, order room service: Amazon brings its voice assistant to hotels

Travelers may soon be able to skip the call down to the front desk and just ask Alexa to send up amenities, order room service, or book a spa appointment. Alexa for Hospitality is an Amazon Echo designed specifically for hotels and other travel destinations, with custom travel-based skills.
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Microsoft takes on Google in the classroom with Flipgrid acquisition

Microsoft takes on Google in the classroom with Flipgrid acquisition

Microsoft is strengthening its position in classrooms, and has recently acquired Flipgrid, the video discussion platform currently utilized by more than 20 million teachers and students across the United States and beyond. The acquisition is Microsoft's latest attempt to improve its educational offerings
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Apple plans on hiring 20,000 people — possibly in North Carolina

Apple plans on hiring 20,000 people — possibly in North Carolina

Despite rumors just last month that the iEmpire was most interested in Virginia as the location of its newest office, a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook has folks believing that the company may be looking more closely at another southern state -- North Carolina. Apple will also hire 20,000 more people.
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Target targets Millennials and Gen-Z shoppers with Heyday electronics brand

Target targets Millennials and Gen-Z shoppers with Heyday electronics brand

Heyday, Target's first exclusive electronics brand launches June 9. Featuring electronics accessories for Millennials and Gen Z customers, Target's Design and Development team surveyed those groups about their wants and preferences and chose colors and styles that reflect current trends for the Heyday brand.
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Google reportedly plans to end involvement with Project Maven

Google reportedly plans to end involvement with Project Maven

More than 4,000 Google employees signed a letter requesting CEO cancel Pentagon A.I.-related Project Maven and issue a policy statement against building warfare technology. And after a wave of resignations, Google may be canning the project.
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If Trump doubles USPS shipping rates for Amazon, will you end up paying?

If Trump doubles USPS shipping rates for Amazon, will you end up paying?

President Donald Trump is reportedly pushing the USPS to double Amazon's shipping rates. The USPS and Amazon insist that the postal service is making money off the current arrangement, but Trump does not agree.
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Supreme Court ruling on sports betting may let online gambling run the table

Supreme Court ruling on sports betting may let online gambling run the table

A federal change to the legality of sports betting in the U.S. could have a profound effect on gambling throughout the country, but the biggest winners of the Supreme Court's ruling could be online gambling firms and fantasy sports platforms, which are uniquely positioned to benefit from the changes.
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An unusually combative Musk talks Tesla profits, gives Model Y launch window

An unusually combative Musk talks Tesla profits, gives Model Y launch window

Musk shed insight into Tesla's future during a call. It's not profitable yet -- it's burning an immense amount of cash -- but it will be this year. It will also build a new factory to assemble the Model Y, its next crossover. Musk refused to answer "boring, bonehead" questions by top Wall Street analysts.
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Website builder Weebly to be snapped up by payments service Square

Website builder Weebly to be snapped up by payments service Square

Website builder Weebly has been acquired by payments service Square. Led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Square hopes the acquisition will expand its presence overseas and give merchants "one cohesive solution" for building their businesses. Weebly promised its users that its site would continue to innovate and improve.
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Virgin America, the ‘airline of Silicon Valley,’ takes its final flight

Virgin America, the ‘airline of Silicon Valley,’ takes its final flight

Virgin America has flown for the last time. Flight 1947 departed Los Angeles at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, bound for San Francisco. Judging by the response on social media, the airline that brought us funky mood lighting, comfy leather seats, and jazzed-up safety videos will be sorely missed.
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Airbus’ latest A350 aircraft to break record for longest commercial flight

Airbus’ latest A350 aircraft to break record for longest commercial flight

Airbus has started testing an aircraft that can fly more than 20 hours without needing to refuel. The A350-900 XWB will go into service for Singapore Airlines next year, flying passengers between Singapore and New York City on a 19-hour trip — nearly an hour longer than the longest current flight.
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SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo, says ‘the future is bright’

SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo, says ‘the future is bright’

Photo-sharing site SmugMug has acquired fellow photo-sharing site Flickr from Yahoo (Oath Inc.) for an undisclosed sum. Don't worry, though -- Flickr isn't going anywhere, and may even finally receive the resources it's long deserved.
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Southwest plane suffers in-flight engine failure, 1 fatality confirmed

Southwest plane suffers in-flight engine failure, 1 fatality confirmed

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 flying from New York to Dallas suffered an engine failure, forcing an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Although the plane landed safely, one passenger was killed and damage is significant. A preliminary report by the NTSB indicated that the engine showed metal fatigue.