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Check Out the Top 10 Food Trends for 2016
Food

Check Out the Top 10 Food Trends for 2016

From charred desserts to the proliferation of delivery apps, here are some developments in the food world to watch out for in the coming months.
Nina Zipkin
Drone Crashing From the Sky Misses World Champion Skier By a Sliver, Prompting Ban
Drones

Drone Crashing From the Sky Misses World Champion Skier By a Sliver, Prompting Ban

'Quite honestly, if I look at the pictures from the drone crash on the Internet, I get sweaty palms and tremble,' wrote Marcel Hirscher in a blog post.
Geoff Weiss
Amazon Reportedly Looking to Lean Less on UPS
Amazon

Amazon Reportedly Looking to Lean Less on UPS

The online retailer has been holding talks with air-cargo companies to lease airplanes, and is seeking to lower its costs and reliance on delivery partners like UPS.
Court Clears Way for Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom to Be Extradited to U.S.
Crime

Court Clears Way for Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom to Be Extradited to U.S.

U.S. authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives encouraged paying users to store and share copyrighted material.
More People Opt to Use Cellular Data in Lieu of Broadband
Business Accelerated

More People Opt to Use Cellular Data in Lieu of Broadband

In 2013, 70 percent of Americans had home broadband, according to a Pew study of more than 6,000 American adults. This year, only 67 percent did.
Kif Leswing
U.S. Airlines Are Exploring a Seating Option Called 'Last Class' That's Below Coach
Travel

U.S. Airlines Are Exploring a Seating Option Called 'Last Class' That's Below Coach

Major carriers such as American and Delta are seeking to compete with the growing popularity of budget airlines Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant.
Geoff Weiss
Why Facebook Is Offering Employees $10,000 to Live Near HQ
Facebook

Why Facebook Is Offering Employees $10,000 to Live Near HQ

The company's offer is a statement about congestion in Silicon Valley and the shortcomings of remote workers.
John Boitnott
New E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle
Chipotle

New E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle

The burrito chain just can't catch a break.
Phil Wahba
Nestle Commits to Going Cage Free by 2020
Food Businesses

Nestle Commits to Going Cage Free by 2020

The world's largest food maker said it uses about 20 million pounds of eggs annually.
Health Regulators Are Investigating Theranos's Blood Test Technology
Theranos

Health Regulators Are Investigating Theranos's Blood Test Technology

The investigations follow complaints filed by two former Theranos employees, casting even greater doubt upon the honesty and accuracy of the $9 billion blood test startup.
Geoff Weiss
Apple's Tim Cook: We're Not Dodging Taxes
Apple

Apple's Tim Cook: We're Not Dodging Taxes

The chief executive dismissed the notion that the tech giant was avoiding taxes as 'total political crap.'
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Steps Down as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals
News and Trends

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Steps Down as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals

The poster boy for prescription drug price increases was arrested on securities fraud charges this week.
Target May Create Its Own Mobile Payment System
Mobile Payments

Target May Create Its Own Mobile Payment System

Company looking into taking on Walmart, Apple, Samsung and Android in the mobile payments space, according to reports.
Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club Over Patented Technology Claims
Patents

Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club Over Patented Technology Claims

Grooming brand says competitor infringed on a 2004 patent involving a 'chromium-containing overcoat layer.'