Market Archive

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

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.

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,

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

Vivo To Launch The First Phone With An Under-The-Display Fingerprint Scanner

China’s Vivo will launch a smartphone with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor On January 24. Vivo first shared the details of its upcoming fingerprint scanning tech, which it built together in June 2017, but no device was announced at the time. At this year’s CES, the company brought a working prototype, this time based on Synaptics’

Microsoft To Unveil Surface Book 2 In 2018

Microsoft has announced that its 2-in-1 detachable Surface Book 2 will be coming to India later this year. The company has revealed that will be launching the device in 17 different markets across the world, the list also includes India. The customers can pre-book the Surface Book 2 starting today in countries like Australia, Canada,

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Be Launched In February

It was apparent for a while now that Samsung will not launch its Galaxy S9 at this year’s CES, meaning the next probable date is near the beginning of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which kicks off on Feb 26. And now we know that this is indeed the case. Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh