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New DB11 model helps Aston Martin to double revenues – The Guardian

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Demand for Aston Martin’s first all-new model for a decade – the flagship DB11 coupe – helped the luxury carmaker to double revenues in the first quarter, as it seeks to recover from six years of losses. The DB11, the first model Aston Martin has launched under a technology partnership with Daimler, accounted for the majority of 1,203 vehicles sold during the period. Its popularity boosted car sales by 75%,…

BMW plans for a future where nobody buys cars – CNNMoney

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BMW has turned Seattle into a testbed for how car companies can stay relevant in changing times. The German carmaker is experimenting with a range of mobility services to try to connect with people uninterested in buying a car. BMW isn’t the first automaker to embrace trends like ride-sharing and mobility apps. Competitors such as Daimler (DDAIF) and GM (GM) operate car-sharing services. But BMW’s tests in Seattle are unique…

Cars.com Says It Will Stop Advertising on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ – Variety

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Online auto classifieds site Cars.com said it would cease advertising on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” after the program’s popular host over several broadcasts promoted a largely discredited story about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer, then said he would cease discussing it out of concern for the victim’s family. “The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn’t mean that we agree or disagree, or support or…

Sphero’s new interactive Cars figure features impressive robotics – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sphero garnered lots of attention nearly two years ago for making an interactive BB-8 that could roll around the house and respond to The Force Awakens. Now the company is broadening its Disney partnership with a new toy based on the main character from Cars, Lightning McQueen. Kids can drive it around, play games, and hang out with the toy. Though it feels strange calling this thing a toy, because…

Amazon dominates every market it touches — now it’s coming for fashion – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last week, Amazon gave Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade his own boutique of sorts. “Bringing my style game to @amazonfashion with my own online store,” said Wade in an Instagram post blasted to his 9.2M followers. Wade’s Amazon hub houses a suite of brands he’s collaborated with — Mission activewear, Stance socks, Tie Bar accessories — as well as his own sneaker label, Way of Wade. It doesn’t sound…

Nine Days With an Absurd $9000 Gaming Laptop – Gizmodo

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo There may exist inside of you a desire that burns white hot for the Acer Predator 21 X, but you will never buy this laptop. It is not for you, because if you want this laptop, you probably can’t afford it, and if you can afford it, you are probably old enough to not want to spend $9,000 on a laptop that weighs as much as…

DHS officials have met with Europeans over likely "laptop ban" on flights bound for US – CBS News

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Homeland Security (DHS) officials held a staff-level “technical meeting” Tuesday with European officials over the so-called “laptop ban” the U.S. is likely to institute soon, CBS News’ Andres Triay reports. According to DHS spokesman Dave Lapan, the meeting dealt with “information sharing” and “alignment of technical standards.”  A final decision has not been made, but what’s taking shape is an expanded ban that is “likely” to contain a “substantial increase…

The Vaio Z Mercedes-Benz special edition laptop makes a car noise when it boots up – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Vroom vroom” is a special sound only cars make, but now you can hear it every time your laptop boots up if you buy this new Mercedes-Benz special edition Vaio Z for the Japanese market. To make sure you grabbed the correct Vaio Z, the one that’s only for car lovers and makes car noises, there’s a picture of a car on the lid, a Mercedes logo on the trackpad,…

New Orleans newspaper runs “win your weight in shrimp” contest – A.V. Club

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The newspaper may be a medium of yore, but what it lacks in informational immediacy it makes up in folksy reader-submitted contests. To wit: The New Orleans Times-Picayune is running what might be the most Louisianan competition of all time, a chance to “win your weight in shrimp.” If you’re a resident of New Orleans (or its surrounding parishes), today is the final day you can submit an original shrimp…

Amazon dominates every market it touches — now it’s coming for fashion – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last week, Amazon gave Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade his own boutique of sorts. “Bringing my style game to @amazonfashion with my own online store,” said Wade in an Instagram post blasted to his 9.2M followers. Wade’s Amazon hub houses a suite of brands he’s collaborated with — Mission activewear, Stance socks, Tie Bar accessories — as well as his own sneaker label, Way of Wade. It doesn’t sound…

How to Boost the Organic Visibility of Category & Tag Pages? #AskanSEO – Search Engine Journal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Editor note: “Ask an SEO” is a monthly column by technical SEO expert Jenny Halasz. Come up with your hardest SEO question and fill out our form. You might see your answer in the next #AskanSEO post! Our question today comes from Nikos, who asks: Category and tag pages are considered “weak” in SEO since they have very little content. Normally they have image thumbnails with a “Read More” link….

How to make money off of the retail rout – CNBC

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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The iPhone Decade – Fortune

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The design for the device that would revolutionize mobile phones and, eventually, the culture at large, arose from hatred. When considering whether to create the iPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs found that people largely despised the phones that they had. “Everybody has a cell phone, but I don’t know one person who likes their cell phone,” he once told John Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative officer. To create a phone people…

Android Pay to arrive in Canada on May 31st – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last week at Google I/O, the company announced that it will expand Android Pay to a number of new markets, including Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Taiwan. It launched in Russia this week, and now it looks like it’s headed next to Canada on May 31st. Android Pay will work with most major credit and debit cards in Canada, reports MobileSyrup, but Google did not specify which bank partners will be…

Is Off-Price The Next Retail Sector To Go Off The Rails? – Forbes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Amidst all the pain that most of the retail industry has endured during the past few years, the “off-price” sector has been one of the few shining stars. While most retailers struggle to eke out any top-line growth, the segment’s big four–TJX, Ross, Burlington and Nordstrom Rack–have delivered solid growth. While many retailers are closing stores in droves, the off-price leaders have been opening new outlets…

Don’t let that ugly iPhone 8 model scare you – this is what the real thing will look like – BGR

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Apple’s upcoming next-generation iPhone 8 is now about four months away from being announced. As we’ve come to expect in light of all the leaks we’ve seen in previous years, Apple’s new iPhone becomes less mysterious with each passing day. Countless rumors and reports have been flooding the web for months now, and there are a number of things that are consistent across nearly all of them. We know the iPhone…

Why NASCAR has an image problem it can’t fix because of money – Charlotte Observer (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

If the men who run Charlotte Motor Speedway approached NASCAR now and said, “Five-hundred miles is not enough, we want to race 600 miles every Memorial Day weekend,” you know what the answer would be? Drugs are bad. The more technology pushes us forward, the more our patience declines. Drive 600 miles from Charlotte and you’re almost at New York City’s Times Square. But distance is the quality that distinguishes…

Several Athletes Have Defective Medals From Rio Olympics – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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How to Be Mindful While Swimming – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Skyrocketing costs put future Olympics at risk – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Some medals from the Rio Olympics are chipping or rusting, but one Brazilian official called that ‘totally normal.’ USA TODAY Sports Children play near the Olympic Park sign in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where about $12 billion was spent to organize the 2016 games, which were plagued by cost-cutting, poor attendance, and reports of bribes and corruption linked to the building of some Olympic-related facilities.(Photo:…