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October 21st, 2017 at 11:27 am

Starbucks closes online store to focus on in-person experience

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A Starbucks retail store. The company said it was closing down its online shop at a time when it has aimed to improve the in-store experience.
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October 21st, 2017 at 11:15 am

Shake Shack is launching a cashless burger joint in NYC

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Shake Shack is trialling a cash-free location, where the only ordering option will be via kiosks, at its NYC Astor Place location. The new spot will open in early October, per the company, and will feature custom-made kiosks that feature touchscreen ordering, with built-in text message alerts for when orders are ready for pickup.

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October 20th, 2017 at 10:28 am

LeBron James will star in the first big ad push for self-driving cars

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LeBron James will star in an Intelcommercial showing off the company’s self-driving-car technology, marking the first big ad push for driverless vehicles.

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October 20th, 2017 at 10:20 am

A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — and residents will get $6,000 a year

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Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs is leading the charge on a basic income experiment in his recovering town.

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October 19th, 2017 at 10:16 am

Austrian and Chinese academies of sciences successfully conducted first inter-continental quantum video call

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The two Academy presidents Chunli Bai and Anton Zeilinger tested quantum encrypted communication between Beijing and Vienna in a live-experiment. The quantum key was transmitted via the Chinese quantum satellite Micius.

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October 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am

It takes just $1000 to track someone’s location with mobile ads

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When you consider the nagging privacy risks of online advertising, you may find comfort in the thought of a vast, abstract company like Pepsi or Nike viewing you as just one data point among millions. What, after all, do you have to hide from Pepsi? And why should that corporate megalith care about your secrets out of countless potential Pepsi drinkers? But an upcoming study has dissipated that delusion. It shows that ad-targeting can not only track you at the personal, individual level but also that it doesn’t take a corporation’s resources to seize upon that surveillance tool—just time, determination, and about a thousand dollars.

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October 18th, 2017 at 11:08 am

How satellites, drones, and planes are making hedge funds money

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Orbital Insight is a company that finds “truth and transparency” in the world’s rhythms.

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October 18th, 2017 at 10:55 am

Authoritarian cryptocurrencies are coming

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Russia and China see a new way to completely control their financial systems.

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October 17th, 2017 at 12:38 am

This AI blockchain could be the most disruptive tech of the year

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Blockchain technology is being used to distribute the financial market, rather than keep it in the control of a few major companies. Now, a startup wants to do the same for artificial intelligence.

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October 17th, 2017 at 12:28 am

Why colleges are borrowing billions

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Higher-education institutions are overspending on renovations and new facilities that they hope will boost enrollment, but experts say this plan could lead to financial crisis.

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