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Netflix will help improve in-flight WiFi so you can stream its shows on planes

Netflix will help improve in-flight WiFi so you can stream its shows on planes

Netflix will help airlines improve in-flight WiFi as part of a larger effort to get its streaming service on more flights. The company detailed its plans today at the 2017 APEX Expo, saying it will make its bandwidth-efficient tech available to airlines around the world. Thanks to its technology, airlines that use it can expect to see bandwidth cost savings of up to 75-percent, according to Netflix.

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Microsoft Teams gears up to replace Skype

Microsoft Teams gears up to replace Skype

It's been six months since Microsoft Teams rolled out to Office 365 users on a global scale, and in that time, Microsoft's Slack competitor has netted itself a fair number of users. Microsoft revealed today that 125,000 organizations around the world are using Teams, and it has a new plan for intelligent communications that it hopes will draw in the organizations who have yet to make the jump.

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Kohl’s will soon accept your Amazon returns

Kohl’s will soon accept your Amazon returns

Earlier this month a new partnership between Amazon and Kohl's was announced, with the brick-and-mortar retailer starting to sell the online giant's branded hardware, like the Echo speakers, in dedicated areas called the Amazon Smart Home Experience. It looks like that deal is already expanding, as Kohl's has revealed that it will begin accepting return orders from Amazon customers for free.

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Amazon Restaurants partnership may soon include Chipotle and Shake Shack delivery

Amazon Restaurants partnership may soon include Chipotle and Shake Shack delivery

Amazon has gradually been entering the food market for several years now, with Amazon Fresh grocery delivery, and more recently acquiring Whole Foods. But its next expansion may include home delivery from one of your favorite restaurants. The company has announced it's partnering with Olo, a platform that handles online restaurant orders, to help improve its existing Amazon Restaurants service.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in US EV factory

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in US EV factory

Mercedes-Benz has spent the last year making it clear that it's making the shift towards an all-electric line-up. It isn't the only car maker doing this, of course, but the German luxury brand is promising that its new EQ line is the start of offering an electric version of each of its models by 2022. To help make that happen, parent company Daimler AG has revealed that it's making a $1 billion investment in the Mercedes factory in Alabama, allowing it to produce EV in the US.

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Target Restock next-day delivery hits 8 cities in move against Amazon

Target Restock next-day delivery hits 8 cities in move against Amazon

Target has expanded its next-day delivery service into 8 new cities, all of them major metro regions like Chicago and Los Angeles. This is done as part of Target's Restock service, a way for anyone to order certain goods online and have then arrive the next day. If that sounds familiar, that's because it is: Amazon does something similar with Prime Pantry.

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Escobar family seeks $1b from Netflix over Narcos trademarks

Escobar family seeks $1b from Netflix over Narcos trademarks

Netflix is facing a trademark dispute with the family of Pablo Escobar, the subject of its popular series Narcos. Escobar's brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria is seeking a billion-dollar payment from Netflix over its alleged intellectual property violations. In return, and based on a legal letter that recently leaked, it seems Netflix's own lawyers are threatening to slap the Escobar family with its own lawsuit.

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CCleaner hack details emerge, and things are getting serious

CCleaner hack details emerge, and things are getting serious

Earlier in the week, we told you about a CCleaner breach that infected somewhere in the area of 2.27 million users with malware. Though Avast, the company that distributes CCleaner, initially said it was able to "disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm," it turns out that may not actually be the case. According to new findings, this could have been a more sophisticated attack with some very specific targets.

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Google buys part of HTC’s smartphone operations for $1.1b

Google buys part of HTC’s smartphone operations for $1.1b

HTC phones are dead. Long live Google phones, or something to that effect. As has been speculated, and perhaps even wished for, Google has acquired HTC, or rather only a part of it. It has purchased HTC’s smartphone operations only, but is still giving the Taiwanese company some wiggle room for its own smartphones. And the price Google paid the embattled former tech giant? $1.1 billion, which is a paltry sum compared to to the $12.5 billion paid for when it acquired Motorola and even less than half of the $2.9 billion it got from selling Moto to Lenovo.

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Airbnb now takes restaurant reservations in 16 US cities

Airbnb now takes restaurant reservations in 16 US cities

Airbnb, much like Uber before it, is expanding its business by getting into the restaurant industry. In this case, the company has started accepting restaurant reservations on behalf of customers who plan to eat out while traveling. The service currently supports nearly 650 restaurants throughout the US; Airbnb says this is a curated selection and that the reservation process takes place directly within the Airbnb app.

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Tesla and AMD tipped in development of AI chip for autonomous cars

Tesla and AMD tipped in development of AI chip for autonomous cars

Tesla has been tipped in a project to develop its own artificial intelligence chip, and sources claim it is working with AMD to refine this chip. Such a chip may pave the way for a future in which Tesla vehicles are fully autonomous, but details are slight at this time. Sources indicate that Tesla is developing its chip on top of a foundation of AMD intellectual property, and that testing with an early implementation is already underway.

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Lyft and Budweiser will give 150k free rides to promote safe drinking

Lyft and Budweiser will give 150k free rides to promote safe drinking

Lyft and Budweiser have teamed up to offer free rides as part of a larger promotion that draws attention to the need for safe drinking. Drunk driving costs lives, and the growing number of on-demand ride services offer a great alternative to getting behind the wheel after a night of partying. Lyft is one such company, and it is going to give imbibers up to 150,000 rides in coming days in conjunction with Budweiser.

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