Saturday, September 23, 2017

Uber Eats expands operations in Houston; releases stand-alone app

Uber Eats announced Tuesday that it now operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has more than tripled the size of their delivery area. The company also released a dedicated UberEATS app that is separate from their ridesharing service.

Instacart Inc. cuts fees it pays to couriers to drive costs down

Instacart Inc. is lowering the fees that couriers receive for delivering groceries in several cities, evidence that the company is trying to keep costs low as the funding environment continues to tighten.

U.S. phone firms urged to make robocall-blocking available to customers

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Sunday that he is considering a law that will make robocall-blocking technology available to all consumers and wants the Federal Trade Commission to pressure telecom companies to offer it.

Time Inc considering acquisition of Yahoo’s internet business

Time Inc is looking into the possibility of acquiring Yahoo Inc.'s core business, according to a report by Bloomberg News, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.

Lenovo Vibe X3 gets official with frontal speakers and Snapdragon 808

Lenovo announces its latest flagship handset called the Vibe X3 with a price tag of USD 293. The Chinese outfit has highlighted the handset with a new design bump

Xiaomi executive confirms Mi 5 flagship handset’s February release

Xiaomi co-founder Liwan Jiang confirmed that the upcoming flagship handset, Xiaomi Mi5, will announced this coming February. This news came after the Chinese outfit's Senior VP pointed out that the handset will come sooner rather than later.

Facebook Messenger hits 800 million users

Facebook tallies another milestone as its messaging app, Facebook Messenger, reaches 800 million mark. History-wise, the Facebook Messenger got past 700 million last August 2014 and the 500 million mark was crossed June last year.

Ford Motor Corp. enhances SYNC 3 by adding Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

Ford Motor Corp. announced on Monday that they will focus on keeping consumers stay connected with their smartphones by enhancing its SYNC connectivity system by adding Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE and recently released AppLink apps.

For Hospitals, Prestige Leads To Profits

A new study explores why the most profitable U.S. hospitals are who they are.

How Medicare Drug Plans Hope To Follow Private Sector...

The proposal that Medicare made this month to better control prescription drug costs involves testing strategies used with some success in the private sector.

California Voters Will Have Their Say On Drug Prices

Heated battle expected over November ballot proposal to curb state's prescription drug costs, as pharmaceutical industry opens its pocketbook to defeat the measure.

How You Can Easily Pay Off Your Holiday Debt

If you are just recovering from the holiday hangover...

Despite Kvetching, Most Consumers Satisfied With Health Plans: Poll

The survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 71 percent of people with insurance believe their services are excellent or good.