Quibi's shutdown shows just how hard it is to break into streaming right now

Oct 22, 2020
The money backing Quibi was there, but it was terrible timing to launch a mobile-first video streaming product.
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How will short-form streaming service Quibi fare in the COVID-19 economy?

Apr 6, 2020
All of Quibi's content is designed to be watched on phone screens. Will new consumer habits from COVID-19 help or hurt the service?
Rob Post, Quibi chief technology officer, talks about Quibi's "Turnstyle" technology for short-form video streaming for mobile devices at the Quibi keynote address, Jan. 8, 2020.
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Millennials and avocados are key to Chipotle's comeback

Oct 22, 2019
The fast-casual chain has turned around business since the health scares of years past.
Online orders account for almost a fifth of sales at Chipotle. Above, the restaurant's workers fill orders.
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Savings app aims to combat predatory payday loans

Aug 9, 2019
Still in its pilot phase, Onward promotes saving in small increments with a view to building a nest egg and eventually creating credit.
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What consumers and other tech companies have against Apple's App Store

Jan 15, 2019
App sales from Google Play and Apple’s App Store are estimated to be a part of a $101 billion industry. Both companies make a profit by charging developers a 15-30 percent fee every time a consumer purchases an app, a model that…
This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for the Apple Store.
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Why mobile quiz apps are rocking the trivia world

Mar 30, 2018
"It's a profitable hobby all of the sudden" says trivia enthusiast Neal Pollack.
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The dreaded FAFSA form is going mobile

Dec 1, 2017
The move is meant to meet teenagers on their phones and make it simpler for them to apply.
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Beacons help Waze users navigate Pittsburgh's tricky tunnel exits

Apr 17, 2017
The $30 gadgets are meant to solve 'tunnel blindness' and prevent accidents.
The Waze app indicates a tunnel is on the route and prompts you to use Bluetooth so the app continues working.  
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New York's taxi economy implodes

Apr 3, 2017
With rivals like Uber on scene, yellow cab medallion prices have fallen hard.
New York City taxis wait for passengers.
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Cracker Jack prizes are now a thing of the past

Apr 25, 2016
They will be replaced with QR codes for mobile games
An image of what these new "prizes" look like. 
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