Video-sharing site Vine is being shuttered by Twitter, as the app has struggled to compete with Instagram and Snapchat. The move comes shortly after Twitter announced layoffs amounting to 9% of its workforce.
Apple gave a first look at its new MacBook Pro and LG Ultrafine 5K monitor during a preview of the company's newest product developments. The monitor was developed by LG to be compatible with the updated MacBook, which features a TouchBar interactive strip that works with Apple's apps, as well as the apps of multiple outside developers.
Apple's new app that aggregates content from multiple providers is to hit iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs by the end of the year. The app -- called simply TV -- also has a suggestion engine and aggregates content from providers including Hulu, HBO, Showtime and Starz.
Every weekday, London-based online marketplace Farfetch posts about 1,000 new designer fashion products from more than 500 global brands and boutiques, with high-quality photos styled and shot in-house. Farfetch, which takes a commission from each sale, expects to book a 56% sales increase this year.
Online orders for same-day pickup increase five-fold at Wal-Mart during the holidays, and this year the retailer will make a slew of additional products eligible for the service, the company said Wednesday. Wal-Mart will also focus more on everyday low prices instead of limited-time sales to compete with retailers including Amazon and dollar stores.
Wegmans' first North Carolina store will open in 2018 as the anchor of a new shopping center in Raleigh, according to developer Regency Centers. The grocer has plans for two other stores in the Research Triangle area, in Cary and Chapel Hill, which are expected to open in late 2018 or 2019.
Whole Foods Market stores will add Beyond Meat Burgers, plant-based burgers that are made to closely resemble beef, at the meat counter in 51 stores after testing them in several markets earlier this year. "The future is one where the meat case is going to be called the protein case and consumers will be able to buy plant-based and animal-based protein side by side," said Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown.
Microsoft has rolled out a high-end computer system, the Surface Studio, in a move that directly competes with Apple for more affluent consumers in the market. The 28-inch computer has a flexible, adjustable display and a touch screen, and it retails for anywhere from $3,000 to $4,200.
The AirPod earbuds promised by Apple to work with its jackless iPhone 7 models were originally due for release this month, but the company now says it needs more time. However, Apple didn't say exactly when the wireless buds would ship or give a reason for the delay.
Hannaford Supermarkets saved about $23 million last year with sustainability efforts that cut waste, trimmed energy use and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Manomet report. The retailer kept 78,000 tons of waste out of landfills and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 261,000 tons, the report found.
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