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Starbucks, potential tech juggernaut?

Starbucks is rolling out Powermat wireless phone chargers in stores across the country.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee, wireless, wireless power
Meg DeAngelis, right, hosts the YouTube series "Makeup Mythbusters."

L.A.'s the place for YouTube stars seeking wider fame

YouTubers flock to Los Angeles, and an entertainment industry that caters to them.
Posted In: YouTube, viral, viral marketing, cat videos, online video
The iconic board game Monopoly is from toymaker Hasbro.

Hollywood's next 'it' celebs – toys

Hasbro is reportedly interested in buying Dreamworks Animation.
Posted In: Hasbro, dreamworks, Mattel
 Matilde Hoffman works on her computer at a coffee shop in New York City.

Internet in the U.S: High cost, slow service

Americans pay more than people in other countries for slower internet service.
Posted In: Internet, internet cost, high rates, internet speed

Parking valet on demand

In the "instant gratification" economy, even parking has an app.
Posted In: app, smart phones, itunes
McDonald's employee Salvador Ibarra takes an order at a McDonald's restaurant in San Francisco. McDonald’s third quarter sales fell by 3.3 percent, worse than analysts expected.

Can McDonald's regain its customer base?

Where is McDonald's place in the low-cost, fast food market?
Posted In: McDonald's, fast food, restaurants, earnings report

Making a smartphone for just $25

Cheap smartphones in emerging economies could help the tech industry's survival.
Posted In: smart phones, developing countries, next billion
This burger is not made from beef, but rather plants, as Impossible Foods works to use specific proteins and nutrients from greens, salads and grains to make meats and cheeses.

Plant-based hamburger leaves 'blood' on the plate

Impossible Foods aims to make traditional animal products by using plants
Posted In: impossible foods, vegetarian, beef, fake meat

Can J.C. Penney's new CEO make the brand popular again?

The department store needs new ways to compete with Target and Wal-Mart.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail

LinkedIn gives college ratings a big data twist

LinkedIn makes a foray into university rankings by looking at "desirable" jobs.
Posted In: linkedin, big data, higher ed

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