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Uber to build flying taxis in France

Uber is taking flight In its first research and development facility outside North America, Uber will build a center in Paris, France. Uber plans to invest $23 million in an electric takeoff and landing aircraft in France. The company hopes to unravel the technology by 2023. Uber believes that this technology is the way of […]

Facebook is changing its advertisement policy

Facebook will collect Social Security numbers for political ads Facebook announced last week that it will require the last four digits of a Social Security number, a US address, and a government-issued ID from anyone who wants to run a political advertisement. After Facebook verifies the submitter’s information, Facebook will send a verification code, which […]

Starbucks’s new policy towards non-paying cu...

Starbucks’s new policy allows non-paying customers to sit in their cafes and use their restrooms. A video centered on two African American men in a Starbucks in Philadelphia spiraled out of control on the internet. It caught world-wide attention not long ago. The two men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were seen to be ushered […]

Trump administration’s pro-life vs Planned P...

Trump administration sets new policy towards anti-abortion plans. Planned parenthood chooses pro-choice over $60 million. The Department of Health and Human Services have announced the new rules for government spending towards reproductive health organization on Thursday night. The new policy under Trump administration is noticeably aiming to bring a halt to abortions. Owing to a […]

General Electric is selling its rail business

A pioneer is slowly collapsing. The company’s 111-year old branch will come to a close, according to General Electric on Monday. GE will sell its rail business to rival Wabtech for an $11 billion acquisition. The deal will give shareholders roughly a 40% stake in the combined company, and GE will have a 9.9% stake, […]

Obamas Sign 8-figure Deal with Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama are the newest creatives at Netflix The former President and First Lady will soon be adding “film-producer” to their resumes. Video streaming leader Netflix announced on Monday that Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear deal to produce original content. According to Netflix, this includes “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, […]

Walmart and Target doing all they can to catch up to Amazon

Can anyone keep up with Amazon? Amazon, which seems unstoppable as a retail giant, continues to grow daily. Brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart and Target are the closest competitors, and even they are struggling to keep up. Walmart, Target, and Kroger are implementing any and all strategies to stop the e-commerce giant. They have raised their […]

Walmart and Target doing all they can to catch up ...

Can anyone keep up with Amazon? Amazon, which seems unstoppable as a retail giant, continues to grow daily. Brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart and Target are the closest competitors, and even they are struggling to keep up. Walmart, Target, and Kroger are implementing any and all strategies to stop the e-commerce giant. They have raised their […]

Walmart and Target doing all they can to catch up ...

Can anyone keep up with Amazon? Amazon, which seems unstoppable as a retail giant, continues to grow daily. Brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart and Target are the closest competitors, and even they are struggling to keep up. Walmart, Target, and Kroger are implementing any and all strategies to stop the e-commerce giant. They have raised their […]

President Trump loosens bank regulations

Congress reaches bipartisan agreement on bank regulations On Thursday, President Trump rolled back regulations on small- and mid-size banks. The Obama administration signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (abbreviated as Dodd-Frank) to increase financial stability after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Dodd-Frank was successful in stabilizing the economy, but critics believed that […]

Retail Stores in NYC Gets Hacked

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor have experienced a breach in security.  These stores lack security in its card payment systems. Technology has done wonders to the world and has undoubtedly made many of our daily tasks easier. Nonetheless, we cannot deny the fact that it has also complicated several aspects […]

Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Recently approved New York state budget includes a surcharge in ride-hailing services. The additional funds will go into the maintenance and upgrade of the subway. Governor Cuomo is moving forward with the congestion-pricing plan. We live in a generation where everything comes down to money. It will be the ultimate deciding factor in every step that […]

2018 New York International Auto Show: Toyota to Tesla

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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The annual New York International Auto Show is happening right now. The highlights of the event are vehicles that holds a level of practicality, now combined with groundbreaking technology.  The 2018 New York International Auto Show is bringing the audience a series of trailblazing motor vehicles ranging from Toyotas to Teslas, that contains the most […]

Are we giving up that cup of Joe? California Judge Takes Stand

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Coffee contains acrylamide, a substance that causes cancer. California requires coffee companies to put warning labels on the item.  Almost a hundred companies that produce coffee, including Starbucks have been filed a lawsuit against by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a nonprofit group. The charges were based on the grounds of violation […]

McDonald’s reduced tax rate led to education opportunity

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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McDonald’s have allocated $150 million into the Archways to Opportunity program.  The funds came as a result of the lowered income tax rate, a change implemented by the Trump administration.  To maintain an orderly society, people must first be educated. However, in today’s society, everything has become a business deal, including education. A proper tertiary […]

Microsoft imposes strict Code of Conduct, Severe Punishments

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Microsoft is reinforcing and revising its Code of Conduct terms. Microsoft has threatened to suspend or ban people for infringements.  Due to the anonymity that exists in cyberspaces, there is an astronomical amount of unsolicited content on the internet nowadays. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is revising its terms and conditions to […]

Grab Acquires Uber’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Uber Technologies is experiencing global challenges. Grab has procured Uber in Southeast Asia. Grab is a ride-hailing and logistics service based in Singapore. Its services are available in most of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. These include countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and so on. The company has excelled in recent years such […]

SEC filing shows anomaly in Spotify’s data report, are Users Abusing the System?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Users have found a way to overcome Spotify advertisements without paying. SEC filing shows 2 million users unaccounted for.  While Youtube has recently revealed its reason for inserting an abundance of advertisements that interrupt music videos, they are not the first music streaming service to do so. Youtube, in an effort to promote its new […]

Uber loses to Waymo in self-driving vehicle service

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Uber’s autonomous vehicle kills a pedestrian in Arizona. Waymo, Google’s self-running car service, further expands its business. Smart gadgets have been around for some time now. Subsequently, people are looking into further innovation towards larger machines now, like motor vehicles. Some of the people who share this view are Uber executives. They believe that vehicles […]

“Streaming Apps” to “Instant Apps,” Why the Change?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Google has introduced the new technology “Instant Apps”. It is a variation of the previous “Streaming Apps”. Google has brought a new feature to the Play Store in celebration of the Annual Game Developers Conference last week. A few games on Android will now allow users to access them before officially downloading them. This “Try […]

Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users’ permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has supposedly worked for President Trump in the 2016 electoral campaign. Following that, several […]

Youtube Red & Google Play Music combined, is it Destined for Success?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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While there is already a significant amount of advertisement on Youtube that frustrates users, it seems like the situation will be worsening. Gradually, the commercials that interrupt music videos will be boosted. Rumor has it that Youtube has come up with a single new invention that encompasses the Google Play Music as well as Youtube […]

Fed’s attempt to control BTC

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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According to Forbes, people have been making a comparison between bitcoin and gold. They are saying that based on the grounds of these assets being the “safe-haven” or “disaster hedges” when the economy is in recession. However, bitcoin is neither safe nor will its value maintain as the economy goes awry. Cryptocurrency could lose its […]

Story behind the trend #DeleteFacebook

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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As a result of last week’s scandal regarding Facebook’s possible leak of our personal information, #DeleteFacebook has become a possible new trend. Rumor has it that Cambridge Analytica LLC, a private British company that utilizes data mining, brokerage and analysis to produce communication strategy for election purposes, was able to acquire personal information of about […]

The unaffordable healthcare for Alzheimer’s

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Alzheimer’s is one of the diseases that fall under the umbrella term, dementia. The effects are austere. It reduces one’s cognitive responses such that one eventually begins to lose their basic abilities to do even the most fundamental tasks. Out of the blue, it creeps up on you and you slowly begin to question even […]

Amazon continues to flourish

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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For some time now, Alphabet, the parent company of our beloved Google, has been holding the position of the runner-up, right behind Apple Inc. in the global market. In recent events, Amazon.com has just surpassed Alphabet in acquiring the position of the second most valuable company in the world. This is the first of such […]

Steve Jobs’ 1973 application

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Steve Jobs mementos have always been highly sought after at auctions. In 2014, a buyer paid $40,000 for a signed contract that was dated back to 1978. Then, a magazine with his mere signature was procured at the remarkable price of over $50,0000 last October. There was an auction that took place in the course […]

IBM is making a breakthrough

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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How ironic is it that we want our smartphones to increase in size while computers are desired to be smaller? Three years ago, the University of Michigan had presented the Michigan Micro Mote (M3), which is the smallest computer up till the impending IBM’s production. M3 was estimated to be at the microscopic size of […]

Why are the cryptocurrencies crashing?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Within the past weekend, Bitcoin has fallen drastically to $7,335.57, at its lowest on Sunday. Fortunately, as CoinDesk conveys, the value of the cryptocurrency gradually recuperated. By Monday afternoon, the value of Bitcoin picked up again returned to an average of $8,585. Although we can never know for certain the reason underlying such change, many […]

United Airlines Attempts to Avoid a PR Mess

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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United Continental Holdings Inc., the Chicago-based airline has become the airline that has the most controversial issues for some time now. Perhaps you have heard about the David Dao incident. The passenger was physically coerced into leaving the flight because of a mistake made by the airline. They overbooked the flight, leaving no available seat […]
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