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McDonald's Franchisees Say The Company Is Bankrupting Them

"Growth for McDonald's is over," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey by the financial services firm Janney Capital Markets.<p>"I am just hoping to be flat," another franchisee said. "[The] customer has lost faith in the brand."<p>"We are leaderless," said a third. A fourth franchisee …

Bringing Tablets To Restaurant Tables Nationwide Nets E la Carte $35 Million

On the heels of a nationwide rollout with Applebee’s, E la Carte has raised $35 million to bring its tablet technology to more restaurant tables around the country and around the world.<p>Previous investors Intel Capital and Romulus Capital returned to lead the round, which also included commitments …

Estimote Launches Indoor Location Service Using iBeacon Tech

Estimote, maker of hardware beacon devices and a platform for managing software that uses beacon connections, such as Apple’s iBeacon system, has just launched its Indoor Location features. The Indoor Location system that Estimote provides works with the company’s existing beacons, and its updated …

Six Months Later, Clinkle is What We Thought it Was

But what happened to transferring payment information from a shopper’s phone to a store’s checkout system using ultrasound technology?<p>Back in March, <b>Re/code</b> took the wraps off of Clinkle, the secretive payments startup that raised more than $30 million and hired and lost almost its entire executive …

Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel<p>Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to …

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Staging Your Home For Resale

Though it may not be realistic, every homebuyer dreams of purchasing a property that looks like it belongs in the pages of <i>Better Homes and Gardens</i>. …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The Worst Waiter in History

San Francisco in the late 1960s was a place for lovers, poets, and peace-makers. Positivity and goodwill were as omnipresent as the fog, and people …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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