Alcatel’s first Android Go phone is coming to the US for under $100
- Alcatel unveiled five new phones last month, and today, it’s announcing that two of them are headed to the United States: the Alcatel 1X and the Alcatel 3V.
- Of the two, the 1X is the more exciting — it’s one of the very first phones to run Android Go, Google’s new streamlined version of Android designed to perform better on low-end hardware.
- I tried another model, and it worked fine.) The big question will be how much Android Go, and Google’s stripped-down Go apps, actually help the people who buy this phone and extend the device’s life.
- Alcatel didn’t announce a release date for the 1X but said it would arrive in “the coming months.” It said the same thing about the 3V, without giving a price for that phone either.
Costco eyes fresh grocery delivery in Canada
- TORONTO — Costco is exploring ways to deliver fresh groceries to consumers in Canada after finding early success with its new online food delivery services in the U.S. Canada’s biggest warehouse retailer, whose grocery market share has increased substantially over the last decade along with Walmart’s, introduced online grocery delivery of non-perishables to U.S. customers last October.
- Same-store sales at Costco Canada in the second quarter ended Feb. 18 were robust, rising 8.7 per cent.
- Walmart Canada, meanwhile, reported Canadian same-store sales 2.9 per-cent in the period ended Jan. 31.
- Ont. Kevin Grier Market Analysis & Consulting Inc. In the U.S., Costco has also made it clear that the move is about convenience for customers, not cost: On the area of its website that details online grocery delivery options, it notes that online prices are generally 15 per cent to 17 per cent above warehouse walk-in prices.
Where the Streets Have MLK's Name
- Three weeks after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968, the city council in Mainz, Germany, named a street for the slain civil rights leader—doing in just a few days what King’s birthplace of Atlanta took eight years to do.
- Memphis, Tennessee, the place where King was killed, also named a city street after him—but not until more than 40 years after his death.
- Martin Luther King Street in Ermelo, South Africa Renamed circa 2007 In a December 1964 speech, King noted that “the problem of racial injustice is not limited to any one nation.” Economic boycotts eventually would end the system that incarcerated black leader Nelson Mandela, King predicted.
- Almost immediately after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., cities began honoring the civil rights leader by renaming streets after him.
Dropbox Sets Reasonable IPO Price Range
- Morning Report: Dropbox set an initial price range for it impending IPO.
- This morning Dropbox, the popular file storage company, set proposed terms for its initial public offering.
- The company’s IPO now has the usual host of numbers: 36 million shares on offer, a 5.4 million underwriter green-shoe offering, a $16-$18 per-share price range, a maximum initial sale of $648 million at the upper end of its range and a fully-cocked $745.2 million bill including the green-shoe shares.
- So, a host of answers that peg the firm between the low and high 7s, and some numbers as high as $8 billion with Axios providing a very interesting figure; it would be cosmetically brilliant for Dropbox to be able to nearly claim a non-down IPO.
- So, Dropbox is effectively pricing itself at Box’s pre-correction ARR multiple, meaning that it will get a premium to Box that it nearly certainly wanted.
How I Doubled my Salary in 5 Months and Got an Amazing Job
- With this knowledge, I set about creating a target for where I wanted to be by the time I finished travelling and what I needed to learn to get to that point.
- I’d done a little bit of React before, using Youtube videos and normal web tutorials but this time I wanted to make sure that I was learning it properly.
- Over the course of the next 1.5 months I applied to well over 50 jobs, had email and LinkedIn conversations with about 25 people and managed to secure 5 job interviews for the week after I got back.
- I think that having an actual conversation is a great way to improve the relationship between you and the other person, increasing the chances that they’ll invite you to interview or recommend you for a job.
This is what it’s like to miss out on a Best Picture Oscar
- One of them is Jason Blum, the producer behind “Get Out.” And he shared it with me and and a live audience yesterday, at Vox Media’s The Deep End outpost at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
- The short version: Blum says he had convinced himself he was going to win.
- If you like listening to people have this kind of conversation in podcast form, you are in luck.
- We’ll have this one up on Recode Media later this week, or you can watch the full interview below.
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Range Rover Unveils a $295,000 Supercharged Coupe
- Land Rover unveiled something rather unexpected for the famously off-road brand: A coupe.
- The Range Rover SV Coupe displayed Tuesday at the Geneva Auto Show is a two-door SUV that costs $295,000 and will be limited to 999 units made.
- Land Rover is calling it the world’s first full-size luxury SUV Coupe.
- It’s also the fastest Range Rover you can buy, meant to tap into the lucrative market for high-end, limited-edition sports cars.
- Land Rover is betting specialized vehicles like this one, which have higher margins than standard-issue SUVs, will help boost excitement for the 48-year-old Range Rover brand.
- Range Rover says it will have the towing capacity of a larger SUV, though with the four seats and coupe configuration it’s more likely the extent of its prowess will be limited to the wilds of, say, Rodeo Drive.
Tech companies pile on lawsuits against the FCC over the repeal of net neutrality
- Internet companies Etsy, Expa, Kickstarter, Automattic, Foursquare, and Shutterstock — all members of of a pro-net neutrality group called Coalition for Internet Openness — filed a lawsuit Monday to directly challenge the FCC's decision to roll back net neutrality.
- In this latest legal challenge, the tech companies claim they will be directly harmed by the FCC's rules ending net neutrality.
- Regulations ending net neutrality will officially take effect at the end of April, as it is unlikely supporters will be able to corral enough votes in Congress to override the FCC's decision before then.
- Legal experts told Business Insider litigation from lawsuits like this will probably take over a year — so even if a judge does decide against the FCC here, the United States will be without net neutrality in the meanwhile.
- In its glory days, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth sprawled across vast expanses of land in central Europe, from Black Sea to Baltic Sea. But over the past two centuries, it suffered a series of military defeats and political partitions at the hands of its closest neighbors: Russia, Austria, Prussia, and - later - Germany.
- After more than a hundred years of foreign rule, Poland re-emerged as an independent state in 1918, only to face the armies of Nazi Germany at the onset of World War II.
- At Stalin's behest, Poland and its neighboring countries were placed under Soviet political and military control, forming what has become known as the Eastern Bloc.
- I remember being able to go to a better school on the other side of Warsaw - and getting mugged many times on the way.