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Chick-fil-A is trying to get into your home

New York (CNN Business)Chick-fil-A thinks the future of fast food isn’t in the restaurant; it’s in your living room. The new restaurants don’t have dining rooms, so the locations have larger kitchens. They’re also cash-free: Customers have to use DoorDash or a credit or debit card. Chick-fil-A encourages customers to order directly from its mobile app. And Chick-fil-A put the locations by highways and major roads in Nashville and Louisville to facilitate deliveries. That makes the test locations “pretty differentiated from our regular restaurants,” Pipkin said. Chick-fil-A […]

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Michael Kors Facebook AR ad in News Feed test run

Facebook is inserting your face right into the ads in your news feed thanks to AR.Image: FACEBOOK You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app. SEE ALSO: Facebook ‘split memes’ are driving everyone crazy The social media company announced Tuesday that it’s beginning to test augmented reality advertisements in the News Feed.  For the uninitiated, augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital images onto real world objects. For example, when people play Pokemon Go on their […]

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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest in investing immediately. It’s a clever addition to the demo day model. You can watch the live stream at 3pm PST here. 21Squared – 21Squared is the first fashion app dedicated to help plus-size women find the perfect outfit. 65% of American women are considered plus-sized but […]

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FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes to Curb Teen-Vaping ‘Epidemic’

Teenage use of e-cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, announcing that Juul and four other e-cigarette manufacturers have 60 days to “convincingly address” use by minors or the agency could take their products off the market. In a briefing, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the companies failed to consider the public health impact of their products or their legal obligations. “In my view, they treated these issues like a public relations challenge,” he said. E-cigarettes don’t burn like traditional cigarettes; […]

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IPUs? These New Chips Are Minted For Marketing

IPUn. Short for intelligence processing unit, a new kind of computer chip optimized for AI. Way back in the early 2000s, when the first Xbox came out, researchers discovered they could hack video­game consoles for scientific uses. It seems the devices’ graphic processing units, or GPUs, designed to render flying gore and mayhem, also ran physics simulations faster than the CPUs in ordinary computers. Today, researchers still use GPU chips, not just for modeling but for artificial intelligence. Since each one contains lots of mini brains that […]

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Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

Musk calls the Guardian the worlds most insufferable newspaper, as two senior executives quit Tesla as market value falls 6% Tesla shares crashed 6% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmakers chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking marijuana on a live web show. The companys head of accounting, Dave Morton, and head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, said they were leaving the company, which has been placed at the centre of a string of controversies by its […]

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The Solo JavaScript Developer Challenging Google and Facebook

It's hard to escape the gravity of internet giants like Facebook and Google. Not only do they offer an ever-growing number of apps and services that are hard to live without, many other popular websites and applications incorporate code written by these companies. That's because today's web developers don't typically write all of their code themselves. Instead, they rely on open source "frameworks," which provide both a collection of reusable parts and an overall structure for building an application. Frameworks free developers from much grunt work, allowing […]

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Tesla workers speak out: ‘Anything pro-union is shut down really fast’

Elon Musk has said he is neutral about a union but former employees blame their firing on their efforts to organize while current workers say a culture of fear persists For two years Dezzimond Vaughn was a well-regarded worker at the Tesla factory in Lathrop, California. Then he became involved in trying to organize a union and suddenly his job was on the line. They started changing rules without any remorse, Vaughn, a 31-year-old former Tesla computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) heavy machinery operator, told the Guardian. He cited a […]

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Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second

New analysis warns food loss is set to increase by a third by 2030 unless urgent action is taken The amount of food that is wasted each year will rise by a third by 2030, when 2.1bn tonnes will either be lost or thrown away, equivalent to 66 tonnes per second, according to new analysis. The report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) warns that the global response to food waste is fragmented and inadequate, and that […]

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Discounts for churchgoers may not be illegal but they are discriminatory | Gene Marks

A cafe in Ohio recently offered 10% off for customers who brought church bulletins in but the backlash shows it may not be the best way to attract sales A small business owner in Cheviot, Ohio, learned that mixing religion and marketing may not be the best way to attract more sales. Sundays can be a slow day for business. So Justin Watson, who recently opened the Starters cafe a small restaurant located about 10 miles from Cincinnati came up with an idea to drum up traffic […]

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