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Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Sources have surfaced claiming Comcast has scored over-the-top (OTT) nationwide rights for some channels, giving it a new avenue of possibilities as competitors increasingly roll out live television services delivered over the Internet. With these alleged new rights, Comcast is able to offer television service beyond its typical regions, potentially allowing it to rollout an online television service for people in cities where its regular cable TV isn’t available.

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Facebook will test comment GIFs next week

Facebook will test comment GIFs next week

Facebook is currently testing new designs for comments on the social network, and now it is preparing to test a new GIF feature for comments, too. The upcoming GIF feature is said to be similar to the one currently available in Messenger, enabling users to share a GIF from sources like Giphy directly in the comments — a feature users have been requesting for a long time.

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Nintendo Switch: GameStop seeing “incredibly strong” demand

Nintendo Switch: GameStop seeing “incredibly strong” demand

If there was any question about the success of Nintendo Switch at launch, it can probably be put to rest. GameStop COO Tony Bartel said that his company is seeing "incredibly strong" demand for Nintendo's newest console, noting that it's only a matter of hours before new stock arriving in stores is sold out.

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Norway wants to create a tunnel for ships to pass through

Norway wants to create a tunnel for ships to pass through

Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to drill underground to alleviate traffic congestion. Norway wants to drill through hills for ships. Yes, big ships carrying cargo, tourists, or fish. And, no, it's not because Norway has traffic congestion problem. The Stad Ship Tunnel, as it is being called, is meant to give ships, crew, and passengers a safer, and perhaps more scenic, route avoid the treacherous old route that the Stad peninsula is notorious for.

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Wells Fargo goes cardless for ATM withdrawals

Wells Fargo goes cardless for ATM withdrawals

If you're a Wells Fargo customer, you'll soon be able to leave your card in your wallet when making a withdrawal at an ATM. Next week, Wells Fargo will transition its 13,000 ATMs dotted across to the US to become offer cardless withdrawals, meaning that all you'll need is your smartphone if you want to pull out some cash.

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Apple acquires Workflow, the popular iOS automation tool

Apple acquires Workflow, the popular iOS automation tool

The mobile app market looks so easy to get into but staying in the business is a whole different game. Never mind competing with rivals, sometimes you even end up competing with the very makers of the platform you're building upon. Many a popular app ended up that way (hello, Night Shift), so perhaps you can count yourself lucky when you're actually acquired by said platform makers. In that sense, the developers of Workflow are probably on Cloud 9 now that they have been bought up by Apple, though the long-term implications of the acquisition has yet to be seen.

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Instagram will soon let users book appointments with companies

Instagram will soon let users book appointments with companies

Instagram is preparing to launch an odd feature that, perhaps, will expand the app's number of users and the way they use the service. Though traditionally used for photography and then later expanded to include video and Snapchat-like features, Instagram is now planning to give users the ability to book appointments with businesses that support the platform. The feature is a couple months away.

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Uber president Jeff Jones quits after just 6 months in office

Uber president Jeff Jones quits after just 6 months in office

Uber is under a lot of heat, and not just from its competitors. Late last year, the popular ride-sharing service came under government scrutiny for testing self-driving cars without proper certification. It then kicked off 2017 with sexism and sexual harassment scandals. And just last month, it was sued by Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary, Waymo, for stealing IP. Amidst all these, Jeff Jones, the company’s president for only 6 months, has left Uber citing differences in beliefs and practices.

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Amazon ‘Outfit Compare’ tool tells you which of two outfits looks better

Amazon ‘Outfit Compare’ tool tells you which of two outfits looks better

Amazon has introduced a new feature for Prime members that allows shoppers to share images of themselves wearing different outfits. The tool will send those images to a specialist who will, a minute or so later, return a suggestion about which outfit to purchase, doing so based on which one looks best, fits best, and more. The service is intended to be used as you’re shopping, and gives users the ability to delete the photos after getting a response.

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GoPro is laying off a bunch of employees (again)

GoPro is laying off a bunch of employees (again)

GoPro revealed in its latest quarterly financial report that it is eliminating about 270 positions within the company, something resulting from a mixture of layoffs and the removal of open positions. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is: the company made a similar announcement last year, that time saying it would be giving about 200 positions the axe. The layoffs are part of a cost-cutting maneuver.

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McDonald’s begins testing mobile ordering in California and Washington

McDonald’s begins testing mobile ordering in California and Washington

Fast-food restaurant chain McDonald’s is the latest company to get in on the mobile ordering trend. The company has begun testing mobile ordering at select stores in Washington state and California, with the big benefit being reduced waiting time. Though fast-food is, by its nature, fast, ordering ahead of time will ensure customers simply walk in, grab their bags of food, and leave.

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Intel buys up Mobileye to boost autonomous driving efforts

Intel buys up Mobileye to boost autonomous driving efforts

Intel just became a bigger player in the realm of autonomous driving, announcing its planned acquisition of Mobileye today. If you've been following the rise of autonomous cars, you've likely already heard of Mobileye, as it has been developing machine learning and computer vision systems for self-driving cars. With Intel's increasing interest in the autonomous driving space, it makes Mobileye a pretty good acquisition target.

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