• United Settles With Passenger And Proclaims A Changed Culture
    While separately averring "actions speak loader than words," United Airlines yesterday reached a financial settlement with the passenger who was manhandled earlier this month. It also announced a redefinition of "what United's corporate citizenship looks like in our society" in an email to MileagePlus customers and a similar full-page ad in yesterday's Washington Post. Both were signed "Oscar" by CEO Oscar Munoz who, it was announced last Friday, will not become the airline's chairman next year, as had been planned.
  • Look Here, Alexa Has Eyes For You
    Amazon took the lens cap off the Echo Look yesterday. It's a hands-free, voice-activated camera that, as its introductory video indicates, assists wanna-be fashionistas choose the right outfit and make sure they're looking good from all full-length angles. It also offers personalized advice based on the savvy of machine learning and "fashion specialists."
  • WeWork Working At Expanding Its Digital And Physical Footprint
    After announcing last week that it is beginning to work with big businesses to create and manage their office space with a personalized service called Onsite Solutions, the workspace-sharing company WeWork yesterday opened the portal to its Services Store that offers access to the likes of Slack, Salesforce, Upwork, Zipcar and Citi Bike.
  • Waymo Invites Phoenix-Area Drivers To Test Self-Driving Minivans
    Alphabet's Waymo self-driving unit is - for the first time - openly inviting the public to join a test of its self-driving vehicles as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ramps up production of modified Pacifica Hybrid minivans that will enable them to transport families around southeastern Phoenix autonomously.
  • Becton Buys Bard In $24 Billion Medical Technology Consolidation
    In a fell-swoop deal to expand its product portfolio in "fast growing clinical areas such as peripheral vascular therapy, oncology and bio-surgery," Becton, Dickinson and Co. is buying C.R. Bard, Inc., which is headquartered just down I-287 in New Jersey, for $24 billion.
  • Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Stems The Bleeding
    Late to respond to its feisty competitors' unlimited-data offerings, Verizon lost wireless customers - 289,000 cellphone subscribers and about 307,000 overall - for the first time ever during the first quarter. Revenue dropped 5% to $20.9 billion, according to its news release.
  • Blaming Impact Of Travel Restrictions, Emirates Cuts Flights To U.S.
    Pointing a finger at the Trump Administration's travel restrictions on flights originating in Middle East countries, Dubai-based Emirates Airlines yesterday said it was reducing the number of flights it makes to 5 of the 12 cities it serves in the United States, cutting 25 flights a week in total.
  • Starbucks Seeing Greenbacks With Multi-Hued Unicorn Frappuccino
    One thing that definitely sets Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino apart from its cups of java is that it is highly photogenic. Changing colors, as well as flavor, with a bit of a stir, it is tailor-made for Instagram.
  • Post Holdings Acquires U.K.'s Weetabix From China's Bright Food
    Weetabix, the popular British cold cereal, has not fared as well in China as Shanghai-based Bright Food expected it would. This morning, it sold the brand - along with Alpen muesli, Ready Brek, Barbara's and Weetos - to St. Louis-based Post Holdings for $1.8 billion.
  • Internet Communications Visionary Robert Taylor, 85
    Computer scientist Robert Taylor pushed the development of Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet, predicted in 1968 that we would someday be able to communicate better with each other through machines than face-to-face and offered key support for the development of the mouse. Suffering from Parkinson's disease, he died last week in Woodside, Calif., at 85.
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