Walmart is already planning to test Tesla’s new semi-truck

Walmart is already planning to test Tesla’s new semi-truck
Walmart already wants to take Tesla's new semi-truck for a spin. The retail giant told CNBC on Friday that it's “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, which was announced for the first time on Thursday night. "We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions,” a spokesperson for the company told

Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets

Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets
Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft Office.The new study from the Brookings Institution used government data on work tasks to track how use of digital tools changed in a wide

Model 3 Hell Is Burning Teslas Other Projects

Model 3 Hell Is Burning Teslas Other Projects
There will be no $35,000 Teslas in 2017. The electric carmaker updated its website for customer reservations on Wednesday, including a table that shows the base Model 3 won’t be available until some time next year. That follows a painful earnings call for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, who described the company as being in the “eighth level of hell” (there are nine, in case you’re counting). The stock price fell 8.9 percent on Thursday, the most in more than 16 months.People

T-Mobile and Sprint call off merger for second time in 3 years

T-Mobile and Sprint call off merger for second time in 3 years
Image: Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP/REX/ShutterstockT-Mobile and Sprint won't be joining forces after all. The two companies ended a months-long negotiation to merge after failing "to find mutually agreeable terms," they said in a joint statement released early Sunday. The move marks the second time in three years that Sprint and T-Mobile have called off a deal. Talks for T-Mobile to acquire Sprint previously fell apart in 2014. SEE ALSO: Thieves stole more than 300 iPhone X devices from a UPS truck

The Latest on the New York City Terror Attack

The Latest on the New York City Terror Attack
New York (AP) -- The Latest on a vehicle driving onto a bike path near the World Trade Center site and memorial (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Two law enforcement officials say a note was recovered inside the truck that barreled down a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people. Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people

Uber, Lyft take action against rightwing commentator after inflammatory tweets

Uber, Lyft take action against rightwing commentator after inflammatory tweets
Image: Getty ImagesAfter Charlottesville, tech companies have taken a stronger stance against hate speech. SEE ALSO: After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech In the aftermath of the attack in Lower Manhattan, in which a former Uber and Lyft driver is accused of ramming his truck into pedestrians and cyclists, killing eight people and injuring 11 more, an outspoken rightwing commentator has been banned from both services for posting inflammatory tweets.  Former Project Veritas

NYC Terror Attack With Truck Kills 8 on Bike Path; Suspect Held

NYC Terror Attack With Truck Kills 8 on Bike Path; Suspect Held
A suspected terrorist plowed a truck down a bicycle path in lower Manhattan blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, killing eight and seriously wounding several more before an officer shot and arrested him. New York remained under heightened security Tuesday night with heavily armed police deployed at transit stations and in front of its iconic buildings.“Based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act,” Mayor Bill

Eight Dead After Motorist Plows Into Manhattan Bike Lane

Eight Dead After Motorist Plows Into Manhattan Bike Lane
New York (AP) -- A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror." The driver was shot in the abdomen by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting what witnesses

What can ‘Bob’s Burgers’ teach you about being an entrepreneur?

What can ‘Bob’s Burgers’ teach you about being an entrepreneur?
Image: FOXOne of the most entrepreneurial TV families also happens to be an animated one. For seven seasons on the series "Bob’s Burgers," we’ve watched The Belcher family run a restaurant in a small, seaside community. The eatery is named after Bob, the family patriarch and owner, who operates the business alongside his wife Linda and their three children Gene, Tina, and Louise.  When a small business is depicted on TV, it’s generally done in a quaint and lowkey

Somalia Readies for ‘State of War’ as Death Toll Up to 358

Somalia Readies for ‘State of War’ as Death Toll Up to 358
Mogadishu, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the country's deadliest attack, as the toll reached 358 with dozens still said to be missing a week after the truck bombing in Mogadishu. The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive, a Somali military official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he

Tesla Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be Average, Consumer Reports Says

Tesla Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be Average, Consumer Reports Says
Elon Musk is counting on to dramatically expand demand for his electric cars, according to Consumer Reports magazine.Consumer Reports made the prediction based on the amount of technology the Model 3 shares with the larger Model S sedan, which the magazine’s subscribers rated above average for the first time in an annual survey. Tesla still ranks among the bottom third of the 27 brands, due to continued struggles with its attempted to mass manufacture. The Model X exemplifies Tesla’s

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS
Last year, Amazon introduced Seller Fulfilled Prime, which lets merchants who don’t stow items in Amazon warehouses still have their products listed with the Prime badge, meaning they’ll be delivered within two days. The merchants had to demonstrate they could meet Amazon’s delivery pledge, and many used UPS and FedEx for deliveries. The new service gives Amazon control over those deliveries instead, even if it continues to use third-party couriers. Amazon has started looking beyond its own warehouse network

Costco has 2-day delivery now, just like Amazon Prime

Costco has 2-day delivery now, just like Amazon Prime
Available for delivery.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockNo longer will you need a pickup truck to successfully shop at Costco.  The big-box store just launched CostcoGrocery, which will provide two-day delivery on dry goods. The two-day window makes it kind of like Amazon Prime—except you can probably get a better deal on a year's supply of toilet paper. Delivery is free for online orders over $75.  Along with its two-day delivery service, Costco expanded a partnership with Instacart for same-day delivery on all

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Stake in Pilot Flying J

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Stake in Pilot Flying J
Pilot Travel Centers LLC, owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, and detailed plans to become the company’s biggest shareholder in six years.Berkshire Hathaway agreed to acquire 38.6 percent of Pilot Flying J, a closely held company based in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to a statement Tuesday. The Haslam family will continue for now to hold the majority of Pilot Flying J, with Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam remaining as chief executive officer of the company.The Maggelet family’s Bloomberg

Carlos Ghosn’s Protege Faces First Crisis With Nissan Japan Recall

Carlos Ghosn’s Protege Faces First Crisis With Nissan Japan Recall
Carlos Ghosn, one of the auto industry’s most celebrated turnaround artists, saved Carlos Ghosn “It sounds like CEO Saikawa wasn’t aware of the problem, and if it was just a mistreatment, that’s neglecting their duties, and that sure is a problem,” said Koji Endo, an auto analyst at SBI Securities in Tokyo. “What’s worse, and becomes a bigger issue, is that if the people at the factories were all aware and had practiced falsifying documents, regardless of whether the top

Blue Bottle might not be a tech startup, but Silicon Valley VCs are all over it

Blue Bottle might not be a tech startup, but Silicon Valley VCs are all over it
Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesBlue Bottle's fancy coffee shops have long been a favorite haunt of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers. So at some point, a who's who of prominent venture capitalists decided that since they were pouring money into everything else, they might as well fund their preferred baristas too. Never mind that they had little experience in the coffee business. That act of "entrepreneurial camaraderie," as one investor described it to TechCrunch, set Blue Bottle on the cash-paved