Alphabet’s Wing starts delivering packages with drones in Virginia

Following news about its plans, Alphabet’s Wing has started delivering small packages to people in Virginia using drones. The deliveries are made possible thanks to the company’s Air Carrier Certificate received from the FAA, which officially makes Alphabet the first company to offer a commercial air delivery service to private residences in the US. The Wing drone deliveries are currently … Continue reading

Venmo is releasing a credit card because of course it is

Venmo is one of the more popular mobile payment apps out there, and now it seems that it’s going to take things one step further by getting into the credit card business. Today, PayPal – which is Venmo’s parent company – and Synchrony announced that the new credit card will be arriving next year, with Synchrony acting as the issuing … Continue reading

Juul now only sells tobacco and mint vaping flavors in the US

Vaping company Juul has announced that it will no longer sell flavored liquids, the only exception being pods that contain mint and tobacco flavors. The change will take place in the United States where the FDA is cracking down on the sale of flavored liquids, citing concerns over health and their appeal to minors. Pending an FDA review of its … Continue reading

Mind Your Own Business Act could drop a bomb on US privacy laws

Amid all the privacy debates we’ve seen in recent years, one consistent complaint is that companies don’t face harsh enough punishments to discourage the misuse of user data. Today, US Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon introduced new legislation that could change that. Dubbed the “Mind Your Own Business Act,” this bill would empower the FTC to levy harsher punishments for … Continue reading