Amazon eyes closed Sears stores for Whole Foods expansion
rocery chain Whole Foods is eyeing sites that were previously home to Sears, Kmart and other struggling retailers. Whole Foods now has more than 470 stores around the country. Read more here.
Has Amex Become The Least Transparent Lender Almost Overnight?
It isn’t news that card issuers have been cracking down on serial applicationists (I totally just made that word up). But the one issuer that has been a little late to the party seems to be going over the top lately. It has reached the the point where you don’t even know where you stand with American Express. Read more here.
Due to TSA absences, Miami airport will temporarily close one terminal early for 3 days
Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners. The security checkpoints in terminal G will be closed after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Read more here.
Norwegian Air 737 has been stuck in Iran for 4 weeks
A Norwegian Air jet diverted into Shiraz, Iran, last month because of a technical issue, but the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft hasn’t been able to leave the country since. The plane apparently is stuck due to U.S. sanctions in Tehran’s nuclear program that blocks civilian aircraft sales and restricts service and replacement parts. Read more here.
AI Being Used To Bust Those Netflix Account Moochers
At a technology event in Las Vegas, a software firm Synamedia unveiled their Orwellian AI system which has been created to track down any account that has been sharing login information with another. The software works by analyzing geolocation data to determine which accounts are logged in at any one time and from where. By doing so they can see who is sharing their credentials and where. It can even decipher your location type like your home, work or if you are accessing from a hotel or vacation location. Read more here.
A whopping 58% of MoviePass users canceled their subscriptions last year, according to a new study
According to an estimate from financial assistance app Trim, which analysed 400 million transactions of its users over the last year, 58% of MoviePass subscribers canceled the service in 2018. Read more here.
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