The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by passenger traffic, a temporary restraining order against the airline’s two mechanics unions demanding the workers stop interfering in American’s operations. Continue reading
Kerville Holness thought he’d found a bargain at local government auction of of properties that had defaulted on their taxes: $177,000 villa for $9,100. What he did buy was a one-foot-wide, 100-foot-long strip of land valued at $50. The “property starts at curbside where two mailboxes have been installed, goes under a wall separating the garages of two adjoining Spring Lake villas, then extends out to the back of the lot.
He wants the county to void the deal and give him his money back. Mr Holness says the property appraiser pictures linked to the auction site showed the villa as being the parcel he was bidding on. Officials say state law does not allow the refund Holness is seeking.
In March 2019 the Midwest’s first bout of heavy rainstorms coupled with melting snow to make rivers inundate communities. According to reports from the National Weather Service (NWS), America’s heartland has had little reprieve from rain. May was the second-wettest month in recorded US history. In addition to rain, the thunderstorms brought over 500 tornados. Continue reading
Boeing is to buy aerospace interiors company EnCore Group. The deal should help Boeing cut delays in the supply chain and improve profit margins. The deal is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2019. Continue reading
Dropbox, the cloud storage provider, has announced a major update of its core software that will pull together a variety of work-related tools into one spot, part of the company’s continued push to offer higher-profit services beyond raw storage space. Continue reading
Facebook claims monthly users to its Watch video service have doubled since December 2018 while announcing more partnerships with broadcasters and publishers in its bid to take on Alphabet’s YouTube. Some 720 million people monthly and 140 million people daily are claimed to now spend at least one minute daily on Facebook Watch.
China’s Huawei is reported to be in the process of launching its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) to replace the US. Reuters has reported the company has applied to trademark the OS in various countries. Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal has reported Facebook has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back its new cryptocurrency. Each company will invest around $10 million in a consortium that will govern the cryptocurrency. The money will fund the creation of the coin, which will be pegged to a basket of government-issued currencies.
The first heavily automated mass-market vehicles for consumers could go on sale as soon as 2022, if one or more vehicle manufacturers adopt a new sub-$500 lidar sensing package being developed by Luminar. Continue reading