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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 09:50 AM PDT

Could San Diego Be The New Hub for Virtual Reality?

Could San Diego Be The New Hub for Virtual Reality?

The co-founder of San Diego Startup Week, Austin Neudecker, said Wednesday he believes San Diego could become a new leader in the world of virtual reality.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 09:29 AM PDT

US Pushes China to Rein in Companies That Deal With N. Korea

US Pushes China to Rein in Companies That Deal With N. Korea

The U.S. pushed China Wednesday to rein in companies that deal with North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted ahead of the high-level talks that Beijing's efforts to sway its wayward ally weren't...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 04:20 AM PDT

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down Amid Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down Amid Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from his position at the ride-hailing app company he co-founded, Kalanick said in a statement Tuesday. Kalanick's exit came under pressure from investors amid accusations of a...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 01:35 PM PDT

Diners Prefer Fast Food to Sit-Down Restaurants: Survey

Diners Prefer Fast Food to Sit-Down Restaurants: Survey

When it comes to food, more Americans are looking for convenience over quality these days. NBC News reports that satisfaction with full-service restaurants has reached its lowest point in 10 years, according to...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:26 AM PDT

Uber Adds Option to Tip Drivers

Uber Adds Option to Tip Drivers

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM PDT

Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

Amazon Strikes Again; the Dressing Room in Your House

Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. Amazon is testing a new service for Prime members...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 07:33 AM PDT

Ken Gets Makeover: Cornrows, Beefy Bod and New Skin Tones

Ken Gets Makeover: Cornrows, Beefy Bod and New Skin Tones

He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 05:32 AM PDT

'Love at First Sight' for Whole Foods and Amazon: CEO

'Love at First Sight' for Whole Foods and Amazon: CEO

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says the deal to be acquired by Amazon was the result of a "whirlwind courtship." Mackey made the remarks during a town hall with Whole Foods employees after the $13.7 billion...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 01:01 PM PDT

Amazon Buys Whole Foods: What That Means for Grocery Prices

Amazon Buys Whole Foods: What That Means for Grocery Prices

Analysts predict big changes for grocers following Amazon’s surprise purchase of Whole Foods, NBC News reported. But they also say there is a clear winner here: Shoppers. "This was a very exciting announcement...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:26 AM PDT

Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline

Time Warner Just Handed Snapchat a $100 Million Lifeline

Snap, the company behind the social media app Snapchat, saw a spike in its shares on Monday after the announcement of a new deal with Time Warner. The deal is valued at $100 million, people familiar with the...

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