Google has partnered with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to improve vehicle connectivity through the former's Android operating system. The alliance intends to debut the new system in 2021.
California has passed a bill that establishes regulations for all connected devices sold in the US. SB-327, titled "Information Privacy: Connected Devices," requires security audits on all components purchased overseas and applies to any device that connects to the Internet and has an Internet Protocol or Bluetooth address.
Parts of Apple's iOS 12 are being used to offer new versions of Apple TV Remotes and Shortcuts via stand-alone apps. The Apple TV Remote allows users to control Apple TVs using a virtual version of the Siri Remote that includes a vector-sensitive touch surface.
Walgreens will add Sprint Express locations to 80 more of its pharmacies in Texas and Illinois. The Sprint Express program allows customers to check out pre- and postpaid plans and products while at Walgreens.
Making fun and family part of the company's core values has helped Nugget Markets grow and excel in workplace surveys, according to President and CEO Eric Stille. "Team members want to be a part of something with purpose; they want a family feeling," Stille said.
There's an apt connection between September being recognized as National Family Meals Month and the observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month, according to FMI President Leslie Sarasin. "[I]t is almost unique that both celebrations are happening at the same time because family is a central part of the Hispanic culture and meals are very important in family life," Sarasin said.
Five staff members at the Sprouts Farmers Market store in Katy, Texas, teamed up to lose more than 200 pounds through the keto diet. The workers said they perused the store's offerings to find items that were keto-friendly and now advise customers about best choices.
The promise of a preferred shipper is a service that keeps load times low, communicates well and treats employees well so drivers remain, writes Todd Johnson of Kenco. "The notion of treating truckers like humans seems obvious, but it's not always a common practice," he writes.
Faber-Castell Cosmetics, based in Germany, is investing $9 million to build a makeup factory in Elgin, Ill., near Chicago. The facility is set to start making private-label beauty pencils in late October, which will be sold at various retailers starting next year.