Customers

McDonald's customers who hung fake poster in restaurant for 51 days get $25G checks from fast-food chain

Two McDonald’s customers who went viral for hanging a poster in a Pearland, Texas, restaurant have been awarded for their prank with a big payout from the fast-food chain.<p>Jehv Maravilla, 21, and his friend Christian Toledo, 25, placed the sign in the Pearland McDonald’s after noticing a lack of …

McDonald's

Sony announces PlayStation Classic, a $100 mini PS1

Lineup of 20 games includes Final Fantasy 7<p>Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps with its own miniaturized throwback console: the PlayStation Classic, a new version of the original PlayStation that you can hold in your hand and easily connect to a modern television.<p>Like Nintendo’s NES Classic …

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Walmart is where the trade war comes home

Two weeks ago, Walmart asked the Trump administration to walk back its plan to put tariffs on Christmas lights, shampoo, dog food, luggage, mattresses, handbags, backpacks, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, cooking grills, cable cords and air conditioners.<p>In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert …

Tariffs

iOS 12 Installed on 10% of Devices 48 Hours After Launch

Apple's newest operating system, iOS 12, is installed on just over 10 percent of devices 48 hours after it launched according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. The data suggests customers are adopting iOS 12 at a slower rate than iOS 11 and iOS 10.<p>Last year, iOS 11 was installed on …

iOS

TV lovers rejoice! Sky and Netflix join forces to create an ultimate streaming package with content from BOTH providers available for £10 a month

Long-time television competitors Netflix and Sky have today launched a combined service to offer the ultimate television binge-watching …

Streaming

Amazon Bank Accounts? Why Commercial Banks Should Fear the Online Giant

Analysts have been predicting for years that Amazon would get into banking. In March, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that the online retail giant …

Retail

How to Launch a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

An old friend of mine called me earlier today to discuss his new business idea. I spent a couple of hours helping him flesh it out and create an action plan. However, like most would-be entrepreneurs, he had his priorities mixed up.<p>When most people want to launch their own business, they start by …

Startups

Amazon is going to sell electric car chargers with installation as a turn-key solution

Amazon sells pretty much everything and it already sells electric car home chargers, but now the company also wants to get involved in the installation process with a full “turn-key” solution – starting with the Audi e-tron quattro.<p>If you are like me and your daily mileage is fairly low, you can …

Audi E-Tron

The New iPhones Could Be a Big Deal For T-Mobile

But it has to get the devices in customers' hands first.<p><b>T-Mobile</b> (NASDAQ:TMUS) won 45% of all the 600 MHz band spectrum up for auction in last year's …

T-Mobile

Gov. Brown Signs Law Allowing People to Sell Food Out of Their Homes

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Tuesday that would allow people to sell food they make themselves, a practice that was previously outlawed …

California

Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed

“I got my diesel wound up and she’s a-running like a-never before,” sang Dave Dudley in 1963 in his single “Six Days on the Road.” The song was a …

Trucking

Maine Restaurant to Get Lobsters Stoned Before Killing Them

A restaurant owner in Maine is trying something new when it comes to killing and cooking lobsters they serve to customers.<p>Charlotte Gill, who has …

Selling

Hackers have planted credit card stealing malware on local government payment sites

Security firm FireEye has confirmed that a widely used web payment portal used to pay for local government services, like utilities and permits, has been targeted by hackers.<p>Hackers have broken into self-hosted Click2Gov servers operated by local governments across the US, likely using a …

Technology

Britain's Tesco takes on discount rivals with launch of Jack's

CHATTERIS, England (Reuters) - British supermarket group Tesco (TSCO.L) laid down the gauntlet to German discounters Aldi and Lidl by launching what it said would be the cheapest store in town.<p>Dave Lewis, Tesco CEO stands inside Tesco's new discount supermarket Jack's, in Chatteris, Britain, …

Sainsbury's

Storm Ali hits Northern Ireland: 32,000 without power as 91mph winds hit

A woman thought to be aged in her 50s has died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Co Galway on Wednesday morning, as Storm Ali swept across …

Northern Ireland

The alarming letter sent to parents after strawberry scare at four schools

Parents have been sent an unsettling letter after sabotaged strawberries were found at four Perth schools.<p>The letter was sent to parents at a school …

Strawberries

Big changes coming to 1,000 Target stores. Is yours on the list?

Targets across the country are getting a facelift -- and nearly a dozen in New Jersey are on the list.Targets across the country are getting a …

New Jersey

Jogger stabbed to death in Washington, DC, collapses in takeout restaurant as attacker flees, cops say

Police were hunting Wednesday for the mysterious man who fatally stabbed a female jogger in a seemingly random attack on a Washington, D.C., street Tuesday night.<p>After she was attacked around 8 p.m. in the Logan Circle neighborhood, the woman, 35-year-old Wendy K. Martinez, stumbled into a takeout …

Sandals

Southwest Joins Delta, Alaska in Offering Free In-Flight Messaging

LUV just gave its fans something else to love. Southwest rolled out complimentary in-flight messaging earlier this month on select Wi-Fi enabled …

Messaging

Indonesia's Newest Unicorn Eyes Top Slot With Help From Kiosks

The newest entrant into Indonesia’s unicorn family has a mantra to narrow the gap with the e-commerce market leader -- sign up hundreds of …

Indonesia

Gap Inc. unveils its first new brand in more than a decade

Gap Inc. introduces Hilly City, a performance menswear brand. Will it help buoy the company’s sales, which have been on a downward spiral?<p>Gap, Inc.–the $15.9 billion parent company of Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Gap–is betting that athleisure isn’t just a passing trend.<p>The company is …

Clothing

Good American Will Start Making a Size 15

“There is an industry-wide discrepancy in sizing patterns between a size 14 and 16.”<p>At its core, Good American, the denim brand founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, is about size inclusion. Not only did the brand set out from day one to create an apparel company that caters to women of …

Khloe Kardashian

John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies

<i>(Reuters) —</i> John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.<p>The move by …

Business

Tonawanda preparing to take over water intakes at former Huntley plant

The Town of Tonawanda is getting ready to take over a portion of the former Huntley Power Plant to make sure local industries can continue to access …

Tonawanda

Equifax fined £500,000 for data breach of 15m UK customers

Equifax has been slapped with a £500,000 fine by Britain’s data watchdog for failing to protect 15m people whose personal details were stolen in a cyber-attack last year.<p>The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued the penalty after a cyber attack that hit Equifax in the US in May 2017, which …

Cyber-attacks

Macy's Adds VR, AR For Shoppers

Macy’s is tapping into virtual and augmented reality and new beauty experiences to make it easier for customers to discover products and make better …

Macy's

9 Social Media Hacks Every Small Business Can Benefit From

Are you currently using social media sites to enhance your business’s online strategy? Posting to these platforms on a regular basis is a great place …

Social Media

Starbucks Is Testing Out A Delivery Service

Just Now<p>Never leaving our house again 🙌<p>Posted by Delish on Tuesday, September 18, 2018<p>Things are about to change for Starbucks in the best way …

UberEATS

Amazon is testing a new site called Scout that recommends products to customers based on their likes and dislikes in categories like furniture and women's shoes

Salesforce

US Creative Work of the Week: Lee Jeans combats manspreading and kimono trapping

Lee Jeans puts the mobility of its denim on full display in its 'Don’t just move. Move your Lee.' Campaign, created by Austin-based agency of record, …

Creative Work