Starbucks Makes A Deeper Commitment To Going Green

15th May 2019

Going green takes some green. It’s expensive to transition to sustainable systems and products that don’t harm the Earth. Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) has an aggressive plan to make sure it uses ethically sourced coffee and reduce its global environmental footprint. It plans to fund those efforts with the proceeds of a $1 billion sustainability bond. That just-issued bond, the largest the company has ever offered, follows the successful issuance of two…

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Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don’t want to talk to their drivers

15th May 2019

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app. Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select. Riders…

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WhatsApp And Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental

15th May 2019

German auto parts maker Continental AG said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices. About 36,000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, a Continental spokesman told Bloomberg. “We think it is unacceptable to transfer to users the responsibility of complying with data protection laws,” Chief Executive Officer…

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