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Why Oracle sweetened its bid for BEA

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Larry Ellison bullied and bluffed. But in the end, this software value meal proved too good to pass up. A little more than a decade ago, fast-food giants realized they could get people to spend more by bundling burgers, fries and a drink together in a value meal. Oracle CEO...
Why Oracle sweetened its bid for BEA

McDonald's worker attacks augmented reality researcher

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Staff at a McDonald's restaurant in Paris allegedly attacked a man for using a wearable computer, according to a blog post by the victim. Dr. Steve Mann, creator of the EyeTap Digital Eye Glass, claims staff members of the fast food chain attempted to pull the augmented reality device from...
McDonald's worker attacks augmented reality researcher

Facebook faux pas: Thai netizens cry fowl as KFC tells public to order chicken during Tsunami scare

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There a numerous examples of brands piggybacking on a crisis or a high-profile public event to generate buzz for their own campaigns, but KFC Thailand’s Facebook post yesterday ranks up there as one of the most inappropriate we have seen. As the world watched on as tsunami alerts were issued in Indonesia,...
Facebook faux pas: Thai netizens cry fowl as KFC tells public to order chicken during Tsunami scare
How the Doritos Loco Taco became the fast-food sensation of the decade
The App Store is the McDonald's of software distribution

Google's Driverless Cars Can Now Fetch Food

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In late 2010, Google announced that it had developed cars that could drive themselves. Now the Google driverless cars can navigate a fast food drive-through. This is human progress....
Google's Driverless Cars Can Now Fetch Food

McDonald's Suffers New Hashtag Hiccup On Twitter

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McDonald’s is launching a new social media campaign just two months after its last effort backfired disastrously. Unfortunately, Twitter users are already linking the fast food giant’s new hashtag—#shamrocking—with an obscene sex term. The campaign began earlier this week when McDonald’s started a Buzzfeed page encouraging users to submit...
McDonald's Suffers New Hashtag Hiccup On Twitter

The 41 Deadliest Fast-Food Meals

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The 41 Deadliest Fast-Food Meals

Fast food in India

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Fast food in India
Foursquare is finally offering paid promotions to small businesses -- not just fast food giants

"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside."

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"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside.": Brilliant takedown by Mat Honan of a post on Slate entitled: Chipotle is Apple. Yes, there was an article on Slate on Thursday with that title. And yes, it was ridiculous.  Chipotle is fine. Compared...
"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside."

Taco Bell on #Yelp: Kudos for having the coolest staff ever. I don't recall ever reviewing a fast food place, in fa... http://bit.ly/a2wzu8

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Taco Bell on #Yelp: Kudos for having the coolest staff ever. I don't recall ever reviewing a fast food place, in fa... http://bit.ly/a2wzu8

This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

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Jack Dorsey's mobile-payments startup Square has been growing like crazy. Since June, payments processed are up 50 percent.It's an attractive option for small business owners because it takes a 2.75% cut on most transactions, which it splits with the banks, versus a higher fee owners pay out to use traditional...
This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

Sharing Tells You More About A Web Site's Value Than Demographics Do

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This article is sponsored by ShareThis. When advertisers decide where to run campaigns, they may look at web sites that fit a certain demographic or psychographic -- 33-year-old men who root for the Knicks or tween girls who love One Direction, for example. But demographics alone don't accurately convey...
Sharing Tells You More About A Web Site's Value Than Demographics Do

DailyDirt: Romantic Fast Food For Valentine's Day?

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Lots of people get married or propose on Valentine's day, and the diamond industry has successfully made its shiny minerals part of the wedding tradition. But can fast food restaurants get into this romantic ritual, too? Here are just a few ways that couples can get hitched --along with a...
DailyDirt: Romantic Fast Food For Valentine's Day?

McDonald's tests PayPal payments in mobile app trial

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The fast food chain is testing out PayPal as a payment method. [Read more]...
McDonald's tests PayPal payments in mobile app trial

Ergen: Auto Hop keeps kids from seeing alcohol and junk food ads

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So how should Congress go about revising two-decade-old regulation of the television industry? Like others delivering testimony to a House Communications Subcommittee Wednesday, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen provided small, agenda-laden pieces of a larger picture. But speaking in front of a House subcommittee convened to discuss the future of...
Ergen: Auto Hop keeps kids from seeing alcohol and junk food ads

The C.I.A. Invests In Narrative Science and Its Automated Writers

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Narrative Science has already proven that its robot writers can make sentences that are good enough for newspapers and internal company reports. Now they’re going to work for the CIA. The Chicago-based startup, which uses computers to turn structured data sets into prose, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...
The C.I.A. Invests In Narrative Science and Its Automated Writers

Burger King Twitter account 'hacked'

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US fast-food chain Burger King says its Twitter account may have been hacked after its profile picture was changed to a McDonalds logo and offensive messages were posted....
Burger King Twitter account 'hacked'

Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked

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Hackers appeared to take over Burger King's Twitter account Monday. In the more than 60 minutes the account was hacked, the fast-food company's Twitter picture turned into a McDonald's logo. The account sent out a flurry of tweets containing racial epithets, obscenities and references to drugs....
Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked

How Richard O'Dwyer's love of films led to two-year struggle for liberty

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The student set up a link-sharing website and found himself in the middle of an extradition battle between the US and UKFor Richard O'Dwyer, the extradition battle to decide his fate started with a knock on the door of his student room at dawn on a chill November morning in...
How Richard O'Dwyer's love of films led to two-year struggle for liberty
Burger King's Twitter account hacked by Anonymous, now promoting McDonald's

Blue Badge Style launches app for cool venue spotting with accessibility in mind

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Blue Badge Style, a guide for a stylish lifestyle incorporating accessibility, has launched a mobile app, which is free to download during the Paralympics. Aimed at stylish people with mobility issues, initially in London, the Blue Badge Style app identifies venues near your location and uses a tick rating system...
Blue Badge Style launches app for cool venue spotting with accessibility in mind

Why McDonald's should have known better

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FORTUNE -- The Internet may be a wonderful thing, but no one should expect sunshine and rainbows when asking for its honest opinion. Read an uncensored comment stream on pretty much any post, blog or video, and its clear that the Web provides people with, among other services, space to...
Why McDonald's should have known better

Placed Insights reveals where people shop most; McDonald's, Walmart, Subway lead the way

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After two years of hard work, a name-change and an incredible amount of data crunching, Placed has become the first company to offer a ratings service to help understand where people are going in the physical world.  “This is everything that Placed has been working on these past two years,” CEO David Shim...
Placed Insights reveals where people shop most; McDonald's, Walmart, Subway lead the way
Burger King's Twitter Got Hacked And Tweeted Crazy McDonald's Messages

Health Insurers' Fast Food Holdings Raise Flag - CBS News

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Health Insurers' Fast Food Holdings Raise Flag - CBS News

Fast Food? Delivery Hero Aims To Deliver [TCTV]

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Delivery Hero, which competes with JustEat and just raised a $50 million Series D round, is now firmly in the middle of the ‘War of the Take-outs’ to bring your appetite for fast food and online ordering together. With a network of 22,000 restaurants and operating in 11 countries...
Fast Food? Delivery Hero Aims To Deliver [TCTV]

I worked for Adam Afriyie's Adfero - it was the worst kind of churnalism | Lanre Bakare

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As a journalist at Adfero I had to churn out 25 'news' stories a day. God knows what Afriyie would do if he ran the countryI spent just under 18 months working as a journalist for Adfero, "the UK's leading dedicated online news provider" and brainchild of Adam Afriyie, MP...
I worked for Adam Afriyie's Adfero - it was the worst kind of churnalism | Lanre Bakare

The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's

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Joshua Edwards’s eighth-grade paper about the Black Plague came with a McDouble and fries. Joshua sometimes does his homework at a McDonald’s restaurant — not because he is drawn by the burgers, but because the fast-food chain is one of the few places in his small town where he can...
The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's
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