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The dollar menu is dead

  • The once illustrious fast-food staple has lost its luster as menu prices increase and chains turn toward new types of deals to win over budget shoppers.
  • In November, the chain launched the $6 Classic Meal Deal, a bundled deal that includes one entrée, a small fry, a drink or sweet tea of any size, and an apple pie or seasonal pie.
  • However, the chain's conclusion seems similar to McDonald's: It's time to turn away from the dollar menu and double down on bundled deals.
  • On Thursday, Taco Bell announced it is swapping out its Dollar Cravings Menu menu for its new, unified Cravings Value Menu.
  • The Cravings Value Menu will includes both $1 menu items, such as the $1 Grande Burrito, as well as $5 Cravings Boxes.
  • Chains that aren't known for their dollar menus have been similarly turning to bundled deals as a way to win over budget shoppers.

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Meet the $212 selfie drone that does all the work for you

  • You can top all that off with this: the Hover Camera Passport Self-Flying 4K Drone is cool.
  • Even at almost 47 percent off, it’s $212.50 price tag with promo code ‘MERRY15’ may make it cost prohibitive for anybody who’s not among your nearest and dearest.
  • Essentially, the Hover Camera Passport is like having your own personal photographer floating around you as you embark on your adventures.
  • The Hover Camera Passport locks on to you via facial recognition, automatically follows your movements and captures pictures or full 4K video, even while you stay in motion.
  • From cool “set it and forget it” pics to just the wow factor as it casually floats at your side, the Hover Camera Passport really has to be seen to be truly appreciated.
  • Retailing for $399.99, jump on this limited time deal to grab one now at just $212.50 with promo code: MERRY15.

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Google is selling the Home Hub and two Home Mini speakers for just $129

  • For a limited time, the company is selling a Home Hub smart display and two Home Mini smart speakers at a total price of $129.
  • Obviously both products have been discounted at times during the holiday season — including right now at various retailers.
  • As Google puts it, you’re basically getting $20 off the Home Hub and two Minis for free.
  • You’ll gain three Google Assistant devices, all of which can respond to your voice commands or questions, play music, and control your smart home accessories.
  • The Home Hub adds a screen to the mix, so you’ll want that in a central spot like the living room or kitchen.
  • Just head to this Google Store link, choose the color you prefer for the Home Hub and each speaker, and then you’ll see the discount upon checkout.

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Intel and TPG in talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo for significantly more than $4.2 billion

  • Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early discussions to acquire security software company McAfee from TPG and Intel for a significant premium over the company's 2016 $4.2 billion valuation, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Talks may still fall apart and a deal announcement isn't expected soon, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.
  • Several months later, TPG brought on Thoma Bravo to make a minority investment.
  • In January, McAfee closed its takeover of Skyhigh Networks, which helps companies monitor which cloud services employees are using.
  • Still, Intel has participated in the recent value creation of the standalone McAfee by holding its minority stake and stands in line to recoup some of the lost value if the Thoma Bravo deal goes though.

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Taco Bell is killing its dollar menu

  • The Cravings Value Menu will includes both $1 menu items, such as the $1 Grande Burrito, as well as $5 Cravings Boxes.
  • In December 2017, Taco Bell announced it was expanding its dollar menu.
  • The chain rolled out 20 $1 limited-time offerings throughout 2018, in addition to the 20 $1 permanent menu items.
  • While many chains have $1 menu items, companies have increasingly turned to different types of value deals.
  • In January, McDonald's launched the $1 $2 $3 Menu, which offers deals at three price points.
  • Burger King introduced its $6 King Box in December, and Wendy's expanded its four-for-$4 bundle deal earlier in 2018.
  • Now, with the Cravings Value Menu, it seems that Taco Bell is ready to join its rivals in emphasizing bundled deals as the dollar menu's power continues to fade.

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The survival of one of Asia's most important airlines may require the departure of its founder

  • Jet has survived a near-death experience once before; in 2013, Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways injected $600 million of capital for a 24 percent stake in the airline, three London Heathrow slots and a majority share in Jet's frequent flyer program.
  • The airline is in talks with Etihad a second time and with Indian conglomerate Tata Sons for fresh funds or a stake sale, but sources have told Reuters that any rescue would require Goyal to step down or take a less prominent role.
  • Senior Etihad adviser and former Jet CEO Cramer Ball was in Mumbai last week, just days ahead of a meeting of the Abu Dhabi carrier's board on Dec. 7 where it was expected to discuss its investment in the Indian airline, two sources said.
  • Etihad However, the Abu Dhabi carrier, which owns 24 percent of Jet, is ready to put in more money only if Goyal dilutes his stake, a source aware of the matter told Reuters.

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No-deal Brexit looks likelier than ever after May's summit humiliation

  • European Union leaders rejected outright the British Prime Minister's last-ditch attempt to save her embattled Brexit deal, all but killing any hope of a parliamentary breakthrough in London and delivering a devastating blow to her authority.
  • In London, the opposition Labour Party called for May to reschedule the delayed Brexit vote in Parliament.
  • "It seems that the Prime Minister has failed in her bid to deliver meaningful changes to her Brexit deal," said the party's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer.
  • The Prime Minister should reinstate the vote on her deal next week and let Parliament take back control," he wrote in a post on Twitter.
  • May's critics within her own party are stuck with her through the Brexit process -- the failure to win this week's confidence vote means they can't launch another challenge for 12 months.

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Global markets are tumbling after shockingly weak data out of China shows wounds of Trump's trade war

  • Fear has taken hold in equity markets after China's industrial production plummeted, sparking a selloff that spread globally.
  • Cracks in the European economy are also continuing to show, weighing on those region's equities.
  • China's November industrial production growth eased sharply from 5.9% to 5.4%, the lowest level since 2009.
  • China's November trade data indicated signs of weaker growth in the rest of the world.
  • Export growth declined from 15.5% to 5.4% with shipments to the EU and ASEAN countries showing weakness while exports to the US dropped to 9.8% from 13.2%, according to Societe Generale.
  • Problems are also rumbling in Europe.
  • Fears about Italy's budget remained front and center on Friday after the European Union suggested there was more to be done on the country's budget deficit.
  • The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it cut its economic growth forecasts and would end its bond buying stimulus program.

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Opinion: Trump's dream world is turning into a hellscape

  • The President's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is the latest Trump associate to be sentenced to prison, after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, among other charges.
  • According to prosecutors, Cohen admitted he "acted in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump when he made or helped arrange hush money payments to a Playboy model and an adult film actress in order to silence claims they each had affairs with Trump before he was President.
  • As part of the deal, AMI admitted it worked with Trump's campaign to pay Karen McDougal $150,000 in order to "catch and kill" claims she had a sexual affair with Trump.
  • The criminally convicted Paul Manafort, who flipped on the President only to be accused of lying to investigators, was a man without a candidate before he joined the Trump campaign in 2016 and steered it to the nomination.

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Firefox 64 drops RSS support, thoughts?

  • I do not use Firefox though, Chrome/Chromium is much more secure.
  • Mozilla releases Nightly builds every day (basically) Aurora builds are released every 6 weeks Beta builds are bug fix releases of Aurora, every 6 weeks Release builds are final bug fix releases of Beta, every 6 weeks Extended Support Release builds are Release builds with all the Critical and High security bugs patched, about every 6 weeks.
  • Yes, but again - Extended Support Release builds are Release builds with all the Critical and High security bugs patched, about every 6 weeks.
  • Chain a series of Medium / Low vulnerabilities together and you could get RCE very easily for adversary with proper resources.
  • Let's make a deal: Try to study main concepts of information security at your local university and then we can discuss it like two people with equivalent degree of knowledge and understanding in this field.

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