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An Uber Eats executive reveals the company’s surprising strategy for moving beyond taxi rides

“In France, for example, more than half of Uber Eats orders take place outside of Paris, the company said” writes Graham Rapier for businessinsider.com. Uber Eats could help the company plug the $370 million hole in its balance sheet from 2018.That’s the exact market Uber wants to corner with its food delivery business as the ride-hailing giant continues its quest for global domination. Source: businessinsider.com

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Why SAP CEO Bill McDermott signs his emails ‘XO, Bill’ since buying Utah startup Qualtrics for $8 billion cash

“Four months ago, SAP shocked the software world by buying Utah-based market research software company Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash” writes Julie Bort for businessinsider.com. McDermott, who rose to the corner office of Europe’s biggest software company from a career as a salesman, was ready to explain.The “O” stands for operational data, the stuff SAP has traditionally collected like finances, inventory, sales and human resources information.McDermott didn’t discuss the layoffs much with Business Insider, except to say that the company is adding employees this year. Source: businessinsider.com

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Apple’s ambitious vision for the future of TV is finally about to take shape. Here’s why it matters more than ever.

“Business interests aside, Apple’s long-anticipated presence in the video streaming market will be key for the company to maintain its reputation as an innovator” writes Lisa Eadicicco for businessinsider.com. “And our vision for TV is simple, and perhaps a little provocative,” CEO Tim Cook said during the company’s September keynote that year. Source: businessinsider.com

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Fire breaks out at casket factory, explodes into 9-alarm blaze and forces evacuations in East Boston

“An East Boston neighborhood was forced to evacuate Friday afternoon after a fire enveloped a local casket company and quickly evolved into a gigantic, nine-alarm blaze” writes General Assignment Reporter for washingtonpost.com. Fire officials said the casket company was at the end of several water lines, and weak water pressure impeded their ability to battle the flames, the Boston Globe reported.Reporters and people in the area captured some of the ominous images of the flames and smoke on social media. “The casket company is a fixture in the neighborhood. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Intercontinental Stock Exchange Seemingly to Expand Cryptocurrency Data Feed

“At press time, the Cryptocurrency Data Feed supports 58 digital currencies from various data sources, markets and exchanges around the world” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Intercontinental Stock Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) hinted it was adding a slew of new coins to its Cryptocurrency Data Feed in a tweet on March 14.In February, ICE said that the launch of its cryptocurrency platform Bakkt is set for later in 2019.The platform was introduced following a partnership between ICE and Bitcoin (BTC) and blockchain…

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Snapchat’s long-rumoured gaming platform could launch as early as April

“Keep checking back for more info on the new Snap gaming platform” writes Maggie Tillman for pocket-lint.com. Snap’s gaming platform has reportedly been going by Project Cognac within the company, but there are little other details about what we can expect.Keep in mind this bit of information follows a long line of breadcrumbs – all suggesting Snap has an interest in a adding a gaming platform to its signature social media app. Source: pocket-lint.com

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Boeing is in crisis. Is it still a good investment?

“Unless something spooky comes out in the next few weeks, Boeing stock might be a safe ride, but expect turbulence” writes Thomas Heath Is for washingtonpost.com. Boeing stock rose 81 percent in 2013 and has risen another 172 percent since the end of that year, Silverblatt said.But for those who cannot help themselves — me included — let’s talk about whether anyone should buy Boeing stock. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Italian oil giant to plant huge forests to offset carbon emissions

“ENI, the Italian oil and gas company, will plant forests four times the size of Wales across southern Africa to help cut its net carbon emissions to zero by the end of the next decade” writes Matthew Lynn for telegraph.co.uk. The new strategy will also include planting enough trees to absorb more than 20 million tonnes of carbon every year by 2030.The €56bn oil company hopes the forests will help absorb its excess emissions while cleaning up its global oil and gas production business.Under the new strategy ENI will also…

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Facebook adds dedicated gaming tab to its mobile app

“Facebook is updating its mobile app with a dedicated gaming hub where users can explore game content on Facebook” writes Mar Edt for theverge.com. Additionally, the company is also starting to beta-test a standalone Facebook Gaming app for Android that Facebook says would offer even more features than the current tab, indicating that its gaming push is just getting started.But it seems unlikely that an app hub on its own will be enough to tilt the scales in its favor.Facebook is rolling out the new tab slowly, so it may…

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Cloud computing PagerDuty files for IPO

“The San Francisco-based cloud computing company filed to sell $100 million in shares, although that figure is often a placeholder used to calculate registration fees” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital, operating expenses, and capital expenditures, the company said. Source: marketwatch.com

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