Burger King Now Offering Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger: Would You Like to Eat It?

Burger King started offering a new extra-long buttery cheeseburger with 710 calories on Monday. Would you like to eat it? The sandwich contains two beef patties topped with freshly cut onions, crisp iceberg lettuce, ketchup, melted American cheese, a buttery garlic flavored sauce and a creamy mayonnaise spread, and served on a warm toasted hoagie bun. Burger King has been increasing the competition with its peers in the industry. The burger chain operator is also offering an extra-long fish sandwich, extra-long cheeseburger, and extra-long BBQ cheese burger. Health conscious people will…

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Martin Shkreli Invokes Fifth Amendment Right at Hearing on Drug Pricing

Shkreli

Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination at the Congressional hearing on drug pricing on Thursday. Last month, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subpoenaed Shkreli to answer questions in connection with the decision of Turing Pharmaceuticals to suddenly increase the price of Daraprim by 5,000% from $13.50 to $750 a pill last year, when he was still the CEO of the company. Daraprim is an antibiotic used to treat a deadly parasitic infection called toxoplasmosis, which is…

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Cisco Systems to Buy Jasper Technologies for $1.4B

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), the largest network equipment manufacturer announced its decision to acquire Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion to boost its initiatives in the growing connected devices market. According to Cisco, it would pay Jasper Technologies with cash and assumed equity awards, and additional incentives. Jasper Technologies is a privately-held company engaged in providing cloud-based platform for connected devices or Internet of Things (IoT) to help enterprises and service providers launch and monetize their IoT services globally. The network equipment manufacturer described Jasper Technologies as a leading IoT service platform…

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Yahoo Pursues Strategic Plan to Drive Growth

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Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) is pursuing an aggressive strategic plan including job cuts, office closures, and a reverse spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding to drive growth. The company’s strategic plan aims to reduce operating expenses by more than $400 million and generate more than $1 billion cash from divesting its non-strategic assets this year. Yahoo also wants to boost its Mavens businesses (mobile, video, native and social) revenue to more than $1.8 billion, increase its advertiser & consumer product quality and grow its daily active users (DAUs). Yahoo…

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What You Need to Know about Zika Virus

Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus, which is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes that usually bite in the morning and late afternoon/evening hours. The virus was first identified in rehesus monkeys in Uganda in 1947 through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. Currently, there is no specific vaccine or medicine to treat Zika infections. In 1952, the Zika virus was identified in humans in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. People infected with…

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Microsoft Recalls 2.3M Power Cords for Surface Pro Due to Fire Hazards

Microsoft Surface Pro AC Power Cord Recall

  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) recalled around 2.3 million (including 190,000 in Canada) AC power cords for its Surface Pro computers due to fire and shock hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall involves Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers sold before March 15, 2015.  The devices were sold at Microsoft stores, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), and other stores from February 2012 to March 15, 2015. The Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices have a black case with the…

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Alphabet Surpasses Apple as World’s Most Valuable Company

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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) is set to surpass Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as the world’s most valuable company after its shares surged during the extended trading on Tuesday after reporting is financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015 Alphabet’s Class A shares (GOOGL) climbed more than 4% to $803.03 each while its Class C shares (GOOG) increased more than 5% to $791 a piece after-hours.  Over the past year, the conglomerate gained more than 40% in stock value. The increase in Alphabet’s stock prices brings its market value to around $568 billion,…

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Facebook Restricts Private Gun Sales on its Platforms

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is restricting private gun sales on its social network platform and its photo-sharing service, Instagram. According to the social network giant, the ban does not apply to license gun dealers, gun clubs or retailers advertising on its platforms. The social network giant’s action came amid concerns that unlicensed gun dealers are increasingly using Facebook and Instagram to coordinate private, person-to-person sales of guns to circumvent the law requiring background checks on buyers. The U.S. government and other organizations advocating for stricter gun control increased pressure on social…

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Apple Builds Huge Virtual Reality Team; Buys Flyby Media

Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) gathered experts in the field of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and created a huge team that would focus on the technology, according to the Financial Times based on information familiar with the matter. The tech giant’s secret research team was reportedly developing prototypes of AR and VR headsets that could compete with the Oculus Rift from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Hololens from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in the future. The report indicated that Apple’s secret research team is composed of hundreds of staffs from its…

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