by Thom Forbes on Apr 28, 8:24 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 27, 8:11 AM
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."
by Thom Forbes on Apr 26, 7:50 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 25, 7:56 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 24, 7:53 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 21, 7:52 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 20, 7:53 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 19, 7:43 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 18, 7:43 AM
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.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 17, 8:00 AM
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.