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Archived Since:July 14, 2009

Blog Post Archive

California Might Be Producing Too Much Legal Weed

California's marijuana producers are growing eight times the amount needed for consumption, according to a report by Patrick McGreevy at the Los Angeles Times. Scaling back would be painful for growers, said Hezekiah Allen, the executive director of the California Growers Association, during a panel discussion at the Sacramento Press Club. Show More Summary

Lyft Drivers Are Upset They May Be Asked to Take Riders to Taco Bell

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. When Taco Bell announced a service that allows Lyft users to push a button to have their driver take them to a Taco Bell drive-through, most taco lovers' reaction was to celebrate. However,...Show More Summary

Uber Now Has a Bigger Problem in Southeast Asia

This post was originally published in Business Insider. Grab, a taxi-hailing service operating in South East Asia, announced on Monday that it has raised $2 billion from Japanese tech investor Softbank and its Chinese equivalent, Didi...Show More Summary

Arby’s Confronted the Nihilist Arby’s Twitter Account by Bringing Its Creator Sandwiches and a Puppy

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. On January 14, 2015, a Twitter account named Nihilist Arby's was born, and it didn't take long for Arby's corporate office to notice. With a double beef and cheese as its avatar, the...Show More Summary

SoundCloud Was Hiring Almost Up to the Point That It Laid Off 40 Percent of Its Workforce

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. “Two weeks ago I moved from Scotland to Germany to start a new job as an iOS engineer at SoundCloud,” wrote Matthew Healy on the Hackernoon website on July 10. "On Monday of last week I started that job. Show More Summary

How Tom Holland Went Undercover at a Bronx High School to Prepare for Spider-Man: Homecoming

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Halfway through his senior year at the Bronx High School of Science, Arun Bishop received an unexpected request. He was sitting in the principal's office chatting casually with an adviser...Show More Summary

Fitbit Competitor Jawbone Is Calling It Quits

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Jawbone, the company that made fitness trackers and Bluetooth speakers, is liquidating its assets, according to a source familiar with its plans, marking the latest casualty in the once-promising...Show More Summary

These Massive Package-Pickup Towers Show How Serious Walmart's E-Commerce Plans Have Become

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Walmart is building giant self-service kiosks in its stores that retrieve customers' online orders. The first kiosk appeared in a Walmart store in Bentonville, Arkansas, last year. The...Show More Summary

Amazon Isn’t the Only Threat to Blue Apron’s Earnings

This post appeared on Business Insider. Blue Apron finally went public Thursday, but the IPO didn't go quite as planned. The meal-kit delivery company priced its IPO at $10 a share, 40 percent below the maximum it sought. In its trading...Show More Summary

Ikea Is Looking Into Whether This Stainless Steel Bowl Sets Food on Fire

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Ikea is investigating a claim that one of its bowls may set things on fire. A Swedish man says he was eating grapes from an Ikea "Blanda Blank" stainless steel serving bowl this weekend...Show More Summary

Why Facebook No Longer Promotes Solidarity Filters for Profile Pictures After a Terrorist Attack

As details of the bomb blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on May 22 and then of the knife and truck attack in London on Saturday night started flooding social media, one thing was noticeably absent from Facebook: solidarity filters. Show More Summary

What Is Augmented Reality Actually Good For? Apple Just Asked Software Developers to Figure It Out.

SAN JOSE, California—Judging by crowd reactions in the cavernous auditorium where Apple addressed its developer community on Monday, the most exciting thing Apple revealed wasn't a new iPad or a fully loaded iMac, but a wonky set ofShow More Summary

Qataris, Fearing an Imminent Food Shortage, Are Packing the Nation’s Supermarkets

Qatari residents awoke on Monday to learn that several major Gulf State nations had cut all diplomatic ties with their country. Along with several other countries in the Middle East, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and...Show More Summary

Abercrombie Is Putting Itself Up for Sale

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Abercrombie & Fitch shares soared by 14 percent to $14.50 ahead of Wednesday's opening bell after a Reuters report said the teen retailer hired an investment bank to assess takeoverShow More Summary

Bumble Bee Will Plead Guilty to Fixing Canned Tuna Prices

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. You may have paid more than necessary for canned fish at some point in the last few years. Bumble Bee has agreed to plead guilty for its involvement in fixing shelf-stable tuna fish,...Show More Summary

Facebook Says It Shouldn’t Have Told an Advertiser How to Reach Insecure Teens

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Facebook has responded to a report by The Australian that said the company showed at least one advertiser how to reach emotionally "insecure" and vulnerable teens on its network. A 23-page...Show More Summary

Apple Pledges to Stop Using Materials From Mines in iPhones

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Apple has pledged to make iPhones out of entirely recycled materials in the future, although it's not quite there yet. Vice News reported on Wednesday that Apple has publicly announced that it wants to stop using materials sourced from mines. Show More Summary

Theranos Will Refund 175,000 People in Arizona Who Took Its Blood Tests

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Anyone who paid to take one of Theranos's blood tests in Arizona will be receiving a refund from the company, Arizona's attorney general said on Tuesday. In total, Theranos will payShow More Summary

Snapchat Is Letting Advertisers Track Users by the Stores They Visit

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Snap Inc. executives frequently tout Snapchat as the best place for advertisers to win over its youthful, primarily millennial user base. Now the company is letting advertisers track...Show More Summary

Amazon Is Using a “Simulated Dog” to Test Its Delivery Drones

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Amazon is using a "simulated dog" to test its delivery drones, according to IBTimes. The e-commerce giant wants to use drones to deliver parcels to customers in less than 30 minutes but it clearly has some concerns about how dogs might interfere. Show More Summary

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