Finnair Is Now Weighing Passengers Before They Board

Finnair Is Now Weighing Passengers Before They Board

00 Finnish airline Finnair recently began a program to monitor weight on its flights by weighing passengers before they board the plane. The new procedure is in place to gather data about how weight affects their operations. It should be noted that the company does not force passengers to reveal their measurements to the world, though most people are game to participate. About 180 travelers volunteered so far. “So many people wanted to take part…

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Bitcoin Gold Finally Launches, After a Rocky Blockchain Start

Bitcoin Gold Finally Launches, After a Rocky Blockchain Start

00 Bitcoin Gold, the latest fork in the bitcoin blockchain has gone live. Developers of the breakaway published software for the cryptocurrency releasing the necessary code on GitHub as well. The aim of this move is to create the largest decentralized community in the crypto world. The new token was developed with the intention of being open-sourced. “A massive attack was made in an apparent effort to disrupt the mainnet launch, but the Bitcoin Gold team managed…

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Uber Has Lost Its Operating Licence In London

Uber Has Lost Its Operating Licence In London

00 Uber has officially lost its license to operate in London after a shocking ruling by the city’s transport body. Despite the fact that 3.5 million Londoners use the app, it will no longer be offered within the M25. The authority wrote: “TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license.” TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private…

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How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

00 Amazon closed on Whole Foods today in a $13.7 billion deal and began slashing the chain’s grocery prices this morning as a result. While the deal has much larger implications for Amazon, the goal with the price cuts — including those on many of its organic items — is to bring Whole Foods more in line with rival stores. But even with Amazon willing to slim its margins on Whole Foods’ groceries, can it really expect to compete…

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Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

00 Amazon’s latest physical retail foray is called “Instant Pickup,” and it works as the name implies: Amazon shoppers can pick up orders for certain items within two minutes of making their purchase. The program is live at five college campuses including the University of California at Berkeley for now, and will expand to additional sites, including neighborhood spots within cities, by end of year, Reuters reports. The Instant Pickups fulfills Amazon’s goal of delivering ever-shorter…

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