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Amazon Offers Prime Discount For Those On Government Assistance

Amazon has announced steep discounts to Prime for members on government assistance. Qualifying customers will see the monthly membership fees cut to $5.99.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

Trump Organization Launching Affordable 'American Idea' Hotel Chain

The Trump Organization announced plans to launch a new 'American Idea' mid-market hotel chain with a patriotic theme. The first hotels will open in Mississippi, where Trump won by 18 percentage points in the presidential race.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

ABC News Faces $5.7 Billion Lawsuit Over 'Pink Slime' Story

South Dakota meat processing company Beef Products Inc. accused ABC News of misreporting and causing intentional harm to the firm and its employees. The meat company sued ABC News for $5.7 billion in damages.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

Following Criticism Over Surge Pricing, Uber Offers Refunds To Riders Who Used Its Service In London Attack Aftermath

Uber went under fire over surge pricing following the terrorist attack in London on Saturday, June 3, but it's making things right. The company issued refunds to all passengers who used its service within the affected areas.

Business Tech June 5, 2017

Apple And Amazon Back Foxconn To Buy Toshiba Chip Division, But The Bidding War Is Fierce

Foxconn has joined the bidding war for Toshiba's chip business, and Apple and Amazon are among its backers, ready to 'chip in with funds.' Even so, Foxconn may still not have much of a chance.

Business Tech June 5, 2017

Social Media Vetting Is Official: US Visa Applicants May Have To Disclose Their Social Media Names

The State Department has formally approved the Trump administration's proposal for tougher vetting that would cover one's social media presence as well. A new visa application questionnaire requires applicants to submit their social media handles from the past five years.

Business Tech June 2, 2017

Walmart Wants Store Employees To Deliver Orders On Their Way Home From Work: Here's Why It's A Great Idea

Walmart has come up with an ingenious way to handle order delivery, having its store workers deliver packages on their way home from work, using their own cars. It might sound odd, but here's why it's a great idea.

Business Tech June 2, 2017

JetBlue Emergency Landing Highlights The Risk Of Trump's Laptop Ban

Back in March, the Trump administration issued a travel ban on large electronics in airline cabins. However, an emergency landing for a JetBlue flight highlights the risk of the ban.

Business Tech May 31, 2017

Uber Fires Self-Driving Chief Anthony Levandowski After Waymo Lawsuit

Uber and Waymo’s legal battle is heating up even more. The ride-hailing company has now fired top engineer Anthony Levandowski, the one who allegedly stole documents from Waymo.

Business Tech May 31, 2017

Amazon Hits Milestone With Stock Shares Hitting $1,000 For The First Time

Amazon has come a long way since Jeff Bezos started the Seattle-based company back in 1994. Now, over 20 years later, the company's success was reflected in the stock market with a milestone share price.

Business Tech May 30, 2017

Not Halal Pepperoni: Muslim Man Sues Little Caesars Over Pork Topping On Pizza

A Muslim man in Dearborn, Michigan, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Little Ceasars Pizza, saying he was served and unknowingly consumed pork despite ordering halal pepperoni pizza. Learn more about this pizza lawsuit.

Business Tech May 29, 2017

Uber Legal Problems Pile Up Because Of Waymo Case And Self-Driving Trucks

The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.

Business Tech May 26, 2017

GameStop Reports Strong Switch And 'Zelda' Sales, But Still Faces Stock Drop

The last few years have not been kind to GameStop, with stock and sales dropping steadily. Despite a bump thanks to sales of the Switch and the new 'Zelda' game, it saw another drop in stock value.

Business Tech May 26, 2017

Lyft Broadens Business With Premium Ride Service To Gain Ground On Uber

Lyft has been determined to gain ground and be more competitive with Uber. The newest venture in this is a premium ride service in major U.S. cities.

Business Tech May 25, 2017

Facebook To Pay Up To $250,000 For Original Videos From BuzzFeed And Vox Media

Facebook has reportedly signed deals with content creators such as BuzzFeed and Vox Media for original content. The social network is willing to pay up to $250,000 for scripted programs, similar to the model used by Netflix and Amazon.

Business Tech May 24, 2017

Uber Admits To Underpaying New York City Drivers By Millions Of Dollars Due To Accounting Error

Uber admitted that it underpaid New York City drivers by tens of millions of dollars, with the blame being cast on an accounting error. How will the ride-hailing company handle this new controversy?

Business Tech May 24, 2017

PayPal Sues Pandora Over New Logo

Last fall, Pandora debuted a new logo that looked quite similar to PayPal's. In response, the online payment service is taking the music streaming company to court.

Business Tech May 23, 2017

Gay Dads Cry Discrimination During Family Boarding On Southwest Flight

A gay couple was denied family boarding privileges when they tried to board a Southwest Airlines flight together with their three kids and grandma to boot. The two fathers believe they were discriminated against, but the airline says otherwise.

Business Tech May 24, 2017

US Supreme Court Makes New Ruling On Patent Litigation To Fend Off Patent Trolls

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a new ruling regarding patent litigation and it deals a heavy blow to patent trolls. The ruling was not for technology companies in particular, but it will benefit them nonetheless.

Business Tech May 23, 2017

The EU's Yearslong Antitrust Case May Finally Be Reaching The End

It has been years since the European Union began its antitrust case against Google. Now, according to the EU, the end of the case may be within sight.

Business Tech May 23, 2017

The Cost Of Bitcoin Soars North Of $2,000

The price of Bitcoin has surged to more than $2,200 per coin. Some say President Donald Trump is behind the rising prices of cryptocurrencies.

Business Tech May 22, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Competes With Tesla In Residential Solar Energy And Storage

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its operations into clean energy by following Tesla’s footsteps. The car manufacturer announced its partnership with Vivint Solar for residential energy storage.

Business Tech May 21, 2017

These Are The Top 10 Companies People Want To Work For, According To LinkedIn

LinkedIn helps thousands of professionals in their job search every day. According to the website, these are the places most people want to work for.

Business Tech May 21, 2017

Facebook Teams Up With ESL To Bring Esports To The Social Media Platform

As hard as it may be to believe, the esports scene has blown up over the last few years. Now, it looks like Facebook is looking to get in on the action.

Business Tech May 20, 2017

Uber Threatens To Fire Anthony Levandowski As It Keeps Fighting Waymo In Court Over Self-Driving Cars

As the legal battle with Waymo gets heated, Uber's top legal counsel threatened to fire the engineer who started all this, Anthony Levandowski. Should Levandowski fail to comply with the court's investigation, he could soon lose his job.

Business Tech May 19, 2017

SiriusXM In Active Talks To Purchase Music Streaming Service Pandora

Pandora has remained a major player in the music streaming space, despite some serious competition from Spotify and Apple Music. SiriusXM, in turn, is now looking to purchase the service and reap the rewards.

Business Tech May 19, 2017

EU Slaps Facebook With $122 Million Fine Over WhatsApp Deal Disclosures

The European Union's watchdog slapped Facebook with a 110 million euro fine ($122 million) for providing misleading information about its WhatsApp deal back in 2014. The fine doesn't affect the Commission's previous decision to authorize the deal.

Business Tech May 18, 2017

Qualcomm Punches Back At Apple With New Lawsuit

In what has been a tense legal battle since the start of the year, Qualcomm has thrown the next punch at Apple. But it may not be in the most direct way.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

US Soldier Chelsea Manning Released After Serving 7 Out Of 35 Years In Prison For Feeding Info To WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst who leaked confidential files to WikiLeaks to expose war crimes and more, just walked free from military prison. Manning served seven out of her 35-year sentence.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Uber Wanted To Partner With Tesla For Self-Driving Cars, But Elon Musk Said No

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Biz Stone, Co-Founder Of Twitter, Returns To The Company

Back in 2011, Biz Stone left the company he co-founded to see if he could recapture that success in another project. Now, Stone is making his return to Twitter.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Trump Travel Ban: Three 9th Circuit Judges Assess Whether It's Constitutional Or Biased Against Muslims

Three 9th Circuit judges held an hour-long televised hearing on Monday, May 15, to question the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The judge panel questioned all parties to determine whether the ban is biased against Muslims.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Ford Job Cuts Reportedly Imminent: Automaker To Cut 10 Percent Of Global Workforce

Ford is reportedly planning to cut $3 billion in costs and to achieve it, it will cut 10 percent of its global workforce. This may not sit well with President Donald Trump, who wants to boost employment in the auto industry.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Uber Ordered To Return 'Pilfered' Self-Driving Car Files To Waymo

Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Airline Protocol Breach? United Airlines Cockpit Codes Made Public

United Airlines experienced a security protocol mishap, as the access codes to the flight deck were leaked online. Although United Continental Holdings stresses this was not a security breach, the incident attests to the vulnerability of airline security measures.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Tesla Now Taking Orders For Its Solar Roof: How It Could Possibly Be The Company’s Best Offering Yet

What possibly makes Tesla Solar Roof the company's best product to date? Here's a quick look at its appreciating value, aesthetics, and Elon Musk's commitment to solar power.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Family Kicked Out Of JetBlue Flight Over A Birthday Cake: Here's What Happened

A family was booted off a flight to Las Vegas over a birthday cake. The incident happened on May 3, but reports only recently surfaced after the family uploaded a video that they took of what happened that day.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Uber Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Stealing Waymo Secrets: No Private Arbitration, Says Judge

Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.

Business Tech May 12, 2017

Verizon Outbids AT&T To Buy Straight Path For More Than $3B: 5G Race Heating Up

AT&T announced back in April that it entered an agreement to acquire Straight Path, but that's no longer the case. Verizon outbid AT&T and snapped the company, getting a notable edge in the 5G race.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Reporter Arrested For Asking Questions About GOP Healthcare Bill, Health Secretary Praises Police For The Arrest

A veteran reporter with three decades of experience was arrested for repeatedly asking the Health Secretary a question about the GOP healthcare bill. Authorities charged the journalist with willful disruption of governmental processes.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Oh Snap! Did Snap Really Lose $2 Billion In 3 Months And Is Facebook To Blame?

Snap has now officially released its Q1 2017 earnings report, recording more than $2 billion in losses for its first quarter as a public company. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Now Ready For Preorder, But Only In Two Options For Now: Elon Musk

Elon Musk has officially confirmed that starting Wednesday, May 10, Tesla's solar roof tiles are ready for preorder. Only two models will be available at first, with the other two to follow in roughly six months.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

No Pilot, No Problem: Spirit Airlines Cancels Flights Amid Fort Lauderdale Airport Dispute

Spirit Airlines canceled multiple flights on Monday night, May 8, causing rage among the passengers stranded at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida, which lead to three arrests. The flight cancellations stemmed from a labor dispute between the airline and union pilots.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

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