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McDonald's aims to drive more personal customer experience with tech acquisition

McDonald's aims to drive more personal customer experience with tech acquisition The system will look at factors like weather, time, local events, traffic levels at the restaurant and on nearby roads, historical sales data, now popular items and even what you're ordering to optimize menu displays. Liad Agmon, co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Yield, added: "We started Dynamic Yield seven years ago with the premise that customer-centric brands must make personalization a core activ... [Full Article...]

Hemp and CBD Sales Bill Cultivated in Ohio Blog Financial Services Blog

Hemp and CBD Sales Bill Cultivated in Ohio Blog Financial Services Blog Retailers are allowed to sell CBD products in IL and Chicago if the products are derived from hemp and have less than 0.3 percent of the psychoactive cannabis compound THC. Products derived from industrial hemp , including CBD oil , fall under several different categories. Other popular brands, for the record, are also coming up with CBD-based products, for instance, Coca-Cola's proposed launc... [Full Article...]

Passengers unloaded from stuck ferry after 10-hour ordeal

Passengers unloaded from stuck ferry after 10-hour ordeal The Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Moytel arrives in Langdale after the Queen of Surrey crashed into a dock at the B.C. Ferries terminal. Gibsons resident Kurt Penner was in the vehicle lineup waiting to get on the 8:40 a.m. BC Ferries said Wednesday morning that it was still waiting for final numbers on how many people took advantage of the water taxis. "A tug is now en route and should ar... [Full Article...]

Senators introduce bill to stop transfer of F-35 fighters to Turkey

Senators introduce bill to stop transfer of F-35 fighters to Turkey Wheelbarger also hinted that the USA might find an alternative to Turkey's "engine depot", allegedly referring to an F-35 engine overhaul depot in Eskisehir. Washington is exploring whether it can remove Turkey from production of the stealth fighter jet, angered by Ankara's refusal to back down from its planned purchase of a Russian-made defense missile system. [Full Article...]

The Times view on Huawei and Britain's 5G network: Security Risk

The Times view on Huawei and Britain's 5G network: Security Risk Oversight body the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC), which includes officials from GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said that the Chinese telecommunications giant had made "no material progress" to address problems raised in its report a year ago. [Full Article...]

USA officials order Chinese company to sell Grindr

USA officials order Chinese company to sell Grindr In 2016, Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd . purchased a stake in Grindr for $93 million and two years later acquired full ownership of it. government calls Chinese phone and networking equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE "national security threats". It bought out the remainder of the company in 2018. [Full Article...]

Apple's New TV App Is Now Available on iOS and Apple TV

Apple's New TV App Is Now Available on iOS and Apple TV Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more. Apple announced a new digital credit card service for iPhone users this week in what CEO Tim Cook described as "the most significant change to the credit card in 50 years". [Full Article...]

Lyft valued at $34.3b in first ride-hailing IPO

Lyft valued at $34.3b in first ride-hailing IPO The offering also fulfilled a key strategic goal for Lyft: beating larger rival Uber to the market. The San Francisco-based firm was expected to begin trading as soon as Friday after it boosted the range of its offering price to between $70 and $72 per share. [Full Article...]

Iceland's low-cost airline WOW Air goes out of business

Iceland's low-cost airline WOW Air goes out of business That word came after hours of delay notices about her flight. In the wake of Wow's announcement, many stranded passengers took to social media to share their horror stories. There's a lot of people here, lot of people are depending on you and we're paying money for it and we're not getting our money's worth. This article will be updated when new information becomes available. [Full Article...]

Crude oil futures drop 0.6% on global cues

Crude oil futures drop 0.6% on global cues Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude was down 63 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to United States dollars 58.42, while Brent crude fell 51 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to USD 66.52 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil prices have rebounded roughly 30 percent from 2018 lows, supported by supply curbs by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers,... [Full Article...]

Green New Deal Dies, Climate Change Lives

Green New Deal Dies, Climate Change Lives But Senate Democrats maintained a largely united front, with 43 voting present . But the recently elected Democratic rep from NY recently gave as good as she got in a passionate rebuttal of Republican criticism. The vote left Democrats scrambling for footing. Lee's remarks enraged Democrats, who called climate change deadly serious, citing floods in the Midwest, wildfires in the West ... [Full Article...]

Is timing right for a New Yorker to claim Wednesday's Powerball jackpot?

Is timing right for a New Yorker to claim Wednesday's Powerball jackpot? Virgin Islands. Tickets for Wednesday's Powerball drawing may be purchased until 10 p.m. The Powerball jackpot has reached $ 750 million ahead of tonight's drawing. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a victor. Start saying goodbye to your coworkers, because you might retire with a $750 million-winning lottery ticket tomorrow. [Full Article...]

Avocado Recall Over Listeria Concerns

Avocado Recall Over Listeria Concerns Consumers can identify conventionally grown avocados subject to this recall, by looking for the word "Bravocado" at the bottom of the oval product label. He says consumers should carefully wash all potentially contaminated food before cutting or using, including any surfaces used to prepare their food. [Full Article...]

Culprit For All "Yield Curve Inversion"

Culprit For All The analysts note that in the past, with the exception of 1998, when the 10-year Treasury yields lower than other shorter-term bonds, the S&P 500 ( ^GSPC ) declines within 18 months. "For today's economic data calendar, watch for US' Jan trade data and China's industrial productions for Feb. ECB's Nowotny, Lautenschlaeger, Praet, Mersch, de Guindos and Villeroy are also dominating the airwav... [Full Article...]

Uber agrees to buy rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal: statement

Now that problem will go away when the deal closes in the first quarter of 2020. There were speculations of Uber also finding it tough to run operations in Middle East, where Careem was giving the giant tough competition. The acquisition represents one of the largest technology deals in the Middle East, according to Bloomberg. "Working closely with Careem's founders, I'm confident we will deliver ... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm, Apple split results of iPhone patent cases

Qualcomm, Apple split results of iPhone patent cases The complaint focused exclusively on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus , though it's not clear if the sales ban proposed by ITC Judge MaryJoan McNamara would affect other models as well. The full commission will review Judge MaryJoan McNamara's decision; if it agrees, the iPhones in question will be locked out of sale in the USA until Apple complies with the court's orders. [Full Article...]

British Airways passengers mistakenly flown to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf

British Airways passengers mistakenly flown to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf Passengers were made aware of the mistake after the aircraft landed and an announcement was made, welcoming them to Edinburgh. Sophie said the plane sat on the tarmac at Edinburgh for two-and-a-half hours, before flying onto Dusseldorf . [Full Article...]

Avocados in six states recalled over potential listeria contamination

Avocados in six states recalled over potential listeria contamination No reported illnesses have been connected to the recall as of Sunday, but the recall affects avocados distributed to six states- including Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Florida , North Carolina, and New Hampshire. Henry Avocado did not begin packing there until late January 2019. "In 2017, Michoacán exported more than 1.7 billion pounds of Haas avocados to the United States, helping them surp... [Full Article...]

Apple announces its own credit card

Apple announces its own credit card Sure, Apple Card didn't get the response of Oprah Winfrey or Steven Speilberg, but it's not going to get lost in the day's other headlines either. It's called Daily Cash for a reason: you'll be receiving your cash back amount daily, and you'll be free to spend it again through Apple Pay, put it towards your Apple Card balance, or send it to family or friends through Apple Messages. [Full Article...]

Trump now says Mueller acted honorably during Russian Federation probe

Trump now says Mueller acted honorably during Russian Federation probe Graham says that on the flight home Trump conveyed a "sense of relief" that there was now the "legitimacy" of his presidency where there had been questions before. President Trump - who has spent two years lambasting Robert Mueller and the Russian Federation probe - changed his tune Monday and said the special counsel acted honorably. [Full Article...]


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