Burger King is Giving Away Smartphones. Yes, That Burger King  

Mashable By : Todd Wasserman

Burger King has a whopper of a deal this week. Starting Monday, the fast food chain will be offering about two dozen free smartphones free with two-year contracts with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

The phones include the Moto X, the Samsung G4, the LG Optimus G Pro, the HTC One M7 and the Motorola Droid Mini. - Full Article


Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work  

CNN Money By : Staff Reporting

Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the cream-filled treats is closing.

Hostess said Wednesday that it will close the Schiller Park bakery, located outside Chicago, as the company streamlines its manufacturing. - Full Article


Business growth slows in China and Europe, Russia sanctions still to bite  

Reuters By : Staff Reporting

Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going. Euro zone private business activity expanded slower than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting.

This is before the full effects of sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine are felt. - Full Article


Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Is a Watershed Moment for Facebook  

Mashable By : Todd Wasserman

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a juggernaut this summer.

Everyone in your Facebook feed — from Tim Cook to your parents — is pouring ice water on their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

But besides the ALS Association, which has raised more than $15.6 million in just a few weeks, there has been another big beneficiary: Facebook. - Full Article


How E-Commerce Is Finally Disrupting The $600 Billion-A-Year Grocery Industry  

Business Insider By : COOPER SMITH

At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin.

However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1% of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's estimates. - Full Article


Social Media Analytics Market Worth $2.73 Billion by 2019  

Sys-Con By : PR NEWSWIRE

The report "Social Media Analytics Market by Components (Software, Services, Consulting, Integration, Support), Data Sources (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Others), Users (SMBs, Enterprises) - Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)", defines and segments the global Social Media Analytics Market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of market sizes. - Full Article


The Highest-Paying Jobs At Google  

Business Insider By : KARYNE LEVY AND MATT LYNLEY

Google loves its engineers. So it's not much of a surprise that software engineers are some of the best-paid employees at the company.

But there are a bunch of other roles at Google — and a lot of them have salaries that are competitive with Google's bread and butter, according to salary data we pulled from Glassdoor. - Full Article


Android and iOS dominate smartphone market with 96 per cent share combined  

IT Pro Portal By : Darren Allan

There's increasingly less room for any other platform players in the smartphone world according to the latest figures from IDC for Q2 2014, with Android and iOS dominating the landscape.

In fact, Android now has a global market share of a mammoth 84.7 per cent (with the number of units shipped up a third on last year), and iOS has an 11.7 per cent share – though that was actually slightly down on last year, when Apple had a 13 per cent share. - Full Article


The Real Reason Facebook Is Forcing You To Download Messenger  

The Huffington Post By : Timothy Stenovec

A little over a year ago, Facebook launched Facebook Home, software designed to take over some smartphones completely.

It was a huge flop, but the message was clear:

Facebook was on a mission to dominate the time you spend on your phone.

The company's recent controversial move to force iPhone and Android owners who want to keep chatting with their friends to download Facebook Messenger... Full Article


Jaguar Land Rover to Recall 40,000 S.U.V.s Over Air-Bag Issue  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

More than 40,000 Land Rover sport utility vehicles in the United States are being recalled because the passenger-side air bag may fail to deploy in a crash.

According to documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Jaguar Land Rover will recall 40,551 LR2 and Range Rover Evoque models to fix the electronic system... - Full Article


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