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7/2/2015

Michigan-based chains Domino's Pizza and Meijer made STORES magazine's annual list of the top 100 U.S.-based retailers, at 94th and 26th respectively. It's Domino's first time in the lineup, which ranked Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, Home Depot and Walgreen as the top five.

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Domino, Meijer, Costco, Wal-Mart, Kroger
7/2/2015

OnePlus will release the OnePlus 2 smartphone with a fingerprint reader and support for USB 3.0. The company is expected to unveil additional specs on July 27.

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Tech Times
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OnePlus, USB 3.0
7/2/2015

Lidl plans to spend $125 million to establish a U.S. headquarters and distribution facility in North Carolina, state officials announced Wednesday. The German grocer, which received $5.38 million in tax incentives, is expected to create 200 jobs in the next three years as it expands into an 850,000-square-foot facility in the N.C. Commerce Park.

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Lidl
7/2/2015

FitLight Trainer, a wireless sensor device with sets of flashing LED lights that delivers data back to a tablet, is designed to help athletes improve coordination, speed, reaction time and agility. The lights respond to physical contact, and the reported data generates recommendations on how users can improve skills.

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SportTechie.com
7/2/2015

Sony has added three Bluetooth speakers to its SRS-X line that are bigger and pack more features than the SRS-X speakers released last month. The SRS-X77, X88 and X99 are priced at $300, $400 and $700, respectively, and they all feature Sony's ClearAudio+ technology.

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Digital Trends
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Sony
7/2/2015

TGI Friday's is handing out codes to burger buyers as part of a social media campaign aimed at wooing millennials. Post the codes to Twitter feeds, and the first friend to click gets a free burger. "We wanted to connect with younger guests to come and try Friday's and see that it's something different," said CEO Nick Shepherd.

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Bloomberg
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social media, Twitter
7/2/2015

Des Moines, Iowa, might be the first market to test a standalone grocery store that is a cross between "an ATM and a very large vending machine," using a robotic system called Oasis24Seven, reports Ashlee Kieler of Consumerist. Grocery stores are increasing using technology to monitor shopping as well as tackle in-store theft.

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SmithsonianMag.com
7/2/2015

MasterCard will launch a test this fall of facial recognition technology that lets users pay by blinking into a mobile application. It's the credit-card company's latest move in an ongoing effort to eliminate passwords for online payments.

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Fortune
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MasterCard, mobile application
7/2/2015

Apple's next iPhone, expected to debut this fall, will be powered by a Qualcomm Long-Term Evolution chip that will have double the download speed of the iPhone 6, sources say. The new phone could reach speeds of 300 megabits per second and boast a better battery life, a 9to5Mac report states.

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CNET, Forbes, 9to5Mac
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iPhone, Qualcomm, Apple
7/2/2015

Macy's has ended its relationship with Donald Trump following the presidential candidate's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. The store will no longer stock the Trump menswear line. Trump, in a tweet, called for a boycott of the store, which he said was "weak on border security [and] stopping illegal immigration."

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Donald Trump, Macy

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