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Nintendo Strikes Gold: Miitomo Gains 1 Million Users In 72 Hours

Mar 21, 2016 04:59 PM EDT

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's first-ever mobile app, Miitomo, has proven to be extremely popular, garnering 1 million users in the first three days.

Tim Cook

Apple Temporarily Closes Online Store To Make Way For March 21 Event

Mar 21, 2016 10:02 AM EDT

As the tech giant prepares for its arguably second biggest event of the year, Apple has opted to temporarily close its online stores.

Carl's Jr.

Robot Employees Coming To Carl's Jr.? CEO Muses About Opening Restaurant Fully Manned By Machines

Mar 20, 2016 11:48 AM EDT

Inspired by Eatsa, which is among the world's first fully-automated restaurants, Carl's Jr. CEO Andy Puzder has stated that he would like to try opening a restaurant that is manned fully by robots.

Domino's Pizza

Domino's To Deploy 'DRU' Robots For Door-To-Door Pizza Delivery

Mar 20, 2016 10:26 AM EDT

Using its one-of-a-kind Domino’s Robotic Unit, Domino's Pizza is set to become one of the first food chains to utilize robots for its delivery services.


Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes In Quest For Self-Driving Car Service

Mar 19, 2016 11:54 AM EDT

Uber has reportedly ordered at least 100,000 autonomous S-Class Mercedes Benz cars in a bid to expand its own car fleet. The move would cut costs and expand services to customers.

T-Mobile Headquarters

YouTube Joins T-Mobile's Binge On Partners Despite Google's Concerns Over Video Quality

Mar 18, 2016 10:25 AM EDT

YouTube has become the latest provider to join T-Mobile's controversial Binge On program, which enables users to stream videos from partner sites without using their mobile data.

Self-Drivng Cars

Chinese Self-Driving Cars On American Streets; Tech Giant Baidu To Test Autonomous Vehicles In U.S.

Mar 18, 2016 10:01 AM EDT

Chinese tech giant Baidu has revealed its plans to develop an autonomous vehicle, which would ultimately be road-tested on American streets.

Ride-Hailing Services

LA Authorities Push For Fingerprint Checks On Uber And Lyft Drivers

Mar 18, 2016 09:28 AM EDT

The mayor of Los Angeles, together with two council members, have urged popular ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to impose fingerprint and background checks for drivers.

Adobe Systems Inc.

Strong Demand For Adobe's Cloud Services Pushes Firm's Revenue Upwards

Mar 18, 2016 02:16 AM EDT

Adobe has managed to raise its full-year profit and revenue forecast, beating market expectations as demand for the company's cloud-based services increase.


Google Reportedly Putting Boston Dynamics Up For Sale

Mar 17, 2016 05:18 PM EDT

Google is reportedly selling Boston Dynamics after determining that it would be incapable of producing a marketable product in the next few years.


Segway Succeeds In Banning Hoverboard Imports To The U.S.

Mar 17, 2016 02:11 PM EDT

Thanks to a patent complaint by Segway, numerous imported "hoverboards," most of which are from China, have been banned in the United States.


WeChat Gains Ground In Mobile Payments Market As Tencent Grows Stronger

Mar 17, 2016 12:32 PM EDT

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. announced impressive Q4 earnings, bolstered by its many services such as WeChat's mobile payments system.


LinkedIn Past Its Prime? Morgan Stanley Downgrades Firm Over Deceleration, Execution Concerns

Mar 17, 2016 04:14 AM EDT

Stocks of corporate-geared social media platform LinkedIn have plunged amid decelerating user growth, prompting analysts from Morgan Stanley to downgrade the firm.


BMW To Focus On Tech Innovations Amid Changing Automotive Landscape

Mar 16, 2016 09:18 PM EDT

As the automotive industry enters an era that is governed by technological advancements, German carmaker BMW has announced its intentions to focus on electric vehicles and self-driving cars.

Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

Starbucks Unveils Limited Time Pink Cherry Blossom Frappuccino Just In Time For Spring

Mar 16, 2016 11:31 AM EDT

Starbucks has released the limited time Cherry Blossom Frappuccino, which is inspired by the Japanese cherry blossoms. The drink is a blend of sweet strawberries and cream with white chocolate and matcha, and it is only available through March 20.

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