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Kevin McCoy / USA Today:
How counterfeit Apple products, such as adapters and chargers, take circuitous shipment routes via multiple companies to reach the US consumer market   —  A three-story brick building in a low-crime Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City was the first U.S. stop on an international route used …
Sep 22, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Charisse Jones / USA Today:
Walmart partners with Rakuten Kobo to launch Walmart eBooks, with a catalog of 6M+ titles and a $9.99/month Audible-like subscription service for audiobooks   —  Walmart ratcheted up its battle with Amazon, planting a stake on the e-commerce giant's turf by selling e-books for the first time.
Aug 22, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook's diversity efforts fall short as just six African-American and ten Hispanic women serve as senior managers in the US, out of 769 such jobs   —  The global director of diversity at Facebook, Maxine Williams, says the company needs to invest in local communities in order to become more diverse.
Jul 16, 2018, 4:05 AMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug acquires Flickr from Oath, promises to revitalize and maintain Flickr as a standalone service   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Flickr has been snapped up by Silicon Valley photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug, USA TODAY has learned.
Apr 20, 2018, 5:38 PMIn context
USA Today:
Lyft partners with electronic health records company Allscripts to let hospitals and doctors' offices schedule rides for patients through LyftConcierge   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, Uber announced it was rolling out a service aimed at helping healthcare providers summon rides for patients.
Mar 5, 2018, 1:32 PMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook says it is temporarily stopping advertisers from excluding racial or ethnic groups from ad targeting while it studies how advertisers exclude groups   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to criticism from black lawmakers, Facebook says it will temporarily block advertisers from excluding racial …
Nov 29, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Code2040, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to increase diversity in the technology industry, has raised $5.6M from the Knight Foundation and others   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Code2040, a San Francisco nonprofit working to increase diversity in the technology industry, has raised $5.6 million …
Nov 17, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Consumer Reports pulls its recommendations of Microsoft Surface devices after an issue with their “predicted reliability” based on an annual subscriber survey   —  NEW YORK— Consumer Reports has removed its coveted “recommendation” designation for four Microsoft Surface laptops it had previously blessed with such status.
Aug 10, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Madeline Purdue / USA Today:
Spurred by Code.org efforts, the number of female students taking AP CS exams grew by over 2X in past year; the number of black and Latino students grew over 3X   —  Female, black and Latino student participation in Advanced Placement computer science exams has more than doubled in the past year …
Jul 19, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Class action lawsuits now filed in 8 states against CenturyLink, alleging the telecom has systematically overcharged customers, with Minnesota filing today   —  Telecommunications giant CenturyLink faces a growing legal battle as the state of Minnesota on Wednesday filed a consumer fraud suit …
Jul 13, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context

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