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Walmart takes on Amazon with new two-hour Express Delivery option

Walmart takes on Amazon with new two-hour Express Delivery option

Walmart has announced its launch of Express Delivery, a new shipping option that gets customers their goods within two hours. According to Walmart, it boosted its development and launch of this new option in light of the fact that many shoppers are now stuck at home and turning to online shopping options. Express Delivery will be offered in around 1,000 stores by early May with more to follow.

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PicoBrew startup may be shutting down: What this means for users

PicoBrew startup may be shutting down: What this means for users

It seems that PicoBrew, the startup offering the ability to make your own beer at home, may no longer be with us. Though the company's website is still live, a series of reports have chronicled its descent into bankruptcy and, most recently, a sale at auction. The latest report claims that PicoBrew was recently bought, but its future remains uncertain.

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Apple Q2 FY20 iPhone, Mac, iPad net sales down, yet total is up – how?

Apple Q2 FY20 iPhone, Mac, iPad net sales down, yet total is up – how?

Apple reported Q2 FY20 results this afternoon with an odd spread of ups and downs in individual product category net sales. Generally we see one of the three categories down, and the others up, when it comes to iPhone, Mac, and iPad, but this time, things were different. This time, all three were down, and Apple's two other main product category net sales were up.

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Apple set new all-time and quarterly records in Q2 2020 despite pandemic

Apple set new all-time and quarterly records in Q2 2020 despite pandemic

Apple has announced the financial details for its second fiscal quarter, reporting that despite the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn, the company set new all-time and quarterly revenue records. The quarter, which ended on March 28, pulled in $58.3 billion in revenue, a one-percent jump over the same quarter last year. International markets drove the sales during this quarter.

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Tesla Q1 2020: Model Y profit and Semi setback

Tesla Q1 2020: Model Y profit and Semi setback

Tesla saw $16 million in net income in Q1 2020 and recorded its third consecutive quarterly profit, the electric car company announced today, with the new Model Y crossover managing to turn a profit from out of the gate. Over 87,000 Model 3 and Model Y cars - Tesla's most affordable - were produced in the three month period ending March 2020, of which over 76,000 were delivered to buyers.

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Zoom alternative Google Meet needs sticking power

Zoom alternative Google Meet needs sticking power

The importance of a good brand name is important to the highest degree, especially when it comes to marketing at times of extreme stress. Over the past few weeks, during an unprecedented global event (COVID-19 pandemic, that is to say), the name "ZOOM" became synonymous with simple, one-tap video conferencing. Google's got the capacity, technology, and knowledge to make a video conferencing system rivaling that of Zoom, but until now, they didn't have the right brand.

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‘Trolls World Tour’ changed the future of movies: AMC and NBCUniversal go first

‘Trolls World Tour’ changed the future of movies: AMC and NBCUniversal go first

The film 'Trolls World Tour' changed the way movies were released to the public, and AMC isn't happy about it. As the world dropped into quarantine, Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures decided to modify the way in which the new Trolls movie was delivered. Instead of an "only in theaters" release on April 10, or a postponing of release, Universal Pictures sent the film to digital rental platforms. The results were massively positive.

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Google Meet goes free for all to take a bite out of Zoom

Google Meet goes free for all to take a bite out of Zoom

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping most of us at home, video calling is something that's seen a dramatic rise. That's particularly true in the case of group video calling, as teams and companies that are working remotely still need to conference with one another. Zoom has been in the news a lot lately as the go-to for many people who are looking to set up virtual meetings, but today, Google made a whopper of an announcement in revealing that it's making Google Meet free for everyone to use.

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Hunting new customers, Arm offers startups its chip tech for free

Hunting new customers, Arm offers startups its chip tech for free

Chip-developer Arm is hoping to snag a place at the heart of new tech startups by offering access to its chip technology for free, staving off costs until products are actually being produced. The Arm Flexible Access for Startups program offers the company's processor designs, tools, and technical support with no fees, assuming the startups fit some criteria.

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WarnerMedia’s latest deal will bring HBO Max to Apple devices

WarnerMedia’s latest deal will bring HBO Max to Apple devices

If you're one of the many people who plan to sign up for WarnerMedia's upcoming HBO Max streaming service and you also own an Apple device, then the company has some good news for you: its latest distribution deal. Under this deal, HBO Max will be available across Apple's ecosystem of devices when it launches in May, as well as in the Apple TV app, according to a new report.

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UPS now offers prescription drug drone deliveries to Florida retirees

UPS now offers prescription drug drone deliveries to Florida retirees

UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward has announced more plans to deliver products using its drone fleet, this time for a CVS Pharmacy store located in Florida. Under this deal, UPS says that retirees at the nation's biggest retirement community are able to get their prescriptions delivered using drones, eliminating the need to drive to the store to pick it up. The new option is particularly appealing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Proxy bought Motiv to make rings into wireless keys

Proxy bought Motiv to make rings into wireless keys

The folks at Proxy run a system that turns your iPhone into a secure wireless key to open doors with special digital locks. Now they've acquired the company Motiv, a company you might remember from their smart rings. They've decided to join forces to bring a more interesting future to the world, complete with a slightly more magical - and slightly more intuitive - digital means for opening doors and locks of all sorts.

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