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McDonald’s Takes Cheeseburgers Away From Kids

On Thursday, McDonald’s announced the removal of cheeseburgers from its Happy Meals, as well as smaller french fry serving sizes and reformulated chocolate milk. The idea, allegedly, is to decrease the amount of sodium, sugar, calories, and saturated fat in meals promoted to children, but that didn’t mean the internet accepted the changes quietly. Happy

Verizon Joins Hands With Netflix

Verizon has a new, formidable partner: Netflix. Starting Tuesday, Verizon began bundling a free one-year Netflix subscription into its Fios Triple Play package (which includes internet, television, and phone service). Verizon Fios customers who subscribe to the company’s Multi-Room DVR Enhanced or Premium service will also be able to stream their favorite Netflix series directly

YouTube On An Expanding Spree

YouTube TV is expanding its programming, and will be available in more cities with a higher price. The network has added a number of channels to its lineup, including TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. Soon, sports lovers can also expect NBA TV and MLB Network to join YouTube

Uber and Waymo Has Arrived On A $245 Million Settlement

The legal battle between two of the biggest tech titans is finally over. The attorney representing Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google, settled its court case with ride-hailing giant Uber recently. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is set to receive 0.34 percent of Uber’s equity at a $72 billion valuation as part of

Amazon’s Prime To Deliver Groceries From Whole Foods

Amazon has announced its Prime Now delivery service, which delivers groceries, household items, gifts, and more in two hours, is partnering with Whole Foods. This means Prime customers in select neighborhoods across America will be able to get Whole Foods produce, meat, seafood, select alcohol, and other natural and organic goodies brought straight to their

Tesla To Set-Up Its Solar Power Products At 800 Home Depot Stores

Tesla is going mainstream. No, not the electric cars. Elon Musk is bringing his solar panels and Powerwall batteries to 800 Home Depot locations in the U.S. That’s a big boost for the venture, previously known as SolarCity. The products, also available for sale on Tesla’s website, will now be exposed to more customers’ eyes.

Apple Likely To Offer Rebates On Battery Replacements

Apple’s batterygate fallout might translate to some cash for consumers. In a letter Apple sent to Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune (R-SD) recently, Apple said it is seeing strong demand for iPhone 6 and above replacement batteries, which Apple discounted after they admitted to throttling older iPhones in order to preserve battery life. Apple

Waymo To Come Up With Thousands of Self-Driving Taxi Fleet

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced it will be delivering thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project. The cars will be used for Waymo’s driverless taxi service; delivery will be in late 2018 and the minivans will be deployed in multiple U.S. cities. John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo,

Verizon Drops Plans To Sell Huawei Phones After U.S. Pressure: Sources

Huawei’s future in the U.S. has just become very uncertain as a new report from Bloomberg claims Verizon has dropped plans to sell the Chinese manufacturer’s smartphones in the U.S. Sources say the decision could be due to pressure from the U.S. government, which is concerned about Chinese smartphones being used for spying. This concern

Nutella Promotion Sends French Shoppers Into Frenzy

It’s a well-known fact that Nutella is the nectar of the gods. But, a supermarket discount on this sweet, chocolatey nectar had French shoppers brawling in the aisles. Indeed, local media even went so far as to describe the scene at one supermarket as a riot. There were fisticuffs in the aisles at Intermarché supermarkets

Ford Buys TransLoc

Ford Motor Co has said it will buy transportation software companies Autonomic Technologies Inc and TransLocInc for undisclosed sums as part of a strategy to expand ride services and transport businesses. Ford said Sunny Madra, the chief executive of Autonomic, will join Ford to run a new unit called ford X to develop new transport