Google Maps Launches Complete Redesign to Aide Restaurant Discovery

Google Maps rolled out an update yesterday to primarily streamline the process of finding restaurants. On the Google Maps iOS and Android apps, users will encounter a new, redesigned version of the Explore tab. The tab features big buttons that allow users to dive into categories such as coffee shops, music venues, and popular restaurants. Similar to Apple News and Google News, the update will also add a “For You” tab, which will show users personalized recommendations based on location and preferences. These recommendations will be calculated using Google’s sophisticated…

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Disney Wins Antitrust Approval to Buy 21st Century Fox

Disney now has one less obstacle in its way on its path to acquire 21st Century Fox: the Justice Department has granted them antitrust approval, enabling them to move forward with the deal. However, the government will require Disney to divest Fox’s portfolio of regional sports networks. Disney owning the networks would create anti-competitive conflicts due to Disney owning massive sports network ESPN already. Despite Comcast’s separate offer, Fox’s board settled on Disney as a better parent, due to its lack of telecom offerings. Fox was concerned that Comcast’s broad…

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Amazon Prime Members Can Get Whole Foods Discounts Nationwide

Members of Amazon’s popular Prime service will now get a flat 10% off sale items at all Whole Foods stores nationwide starting June 27. This is the latest in a series of moves by Amazon to capitalize on its acquisition of the organic retailer last year. Customers will be able to take advantage of this new feature in two ways. They can download the Whole Foods app, sign in with their Amazon Prime accounts, and scan the app’s Prime Code while checking out of a physical Whole Foods location. If…

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iOS 12 Public Beta Now Available To Download

If a summer full of bugs sounds appealing to you, or if you simply want to help Apple refine its latest release of iOS, you can now download the iOS 12 public beta on Apple’s website, found here. You’ll need to sign in to the Apple Beta Software Program with your Apple ID, which you should have if you have an iOS device. Simply navigate to the iOS tab and enroll your iOS device. Apple will then send you a notification on your device which will state that the public…

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Venmo Launches Debit Card

Popular millennial payment service Venmo is entering the crowded debit card market today with its newest offering, Venmo Card. With its newest iOS app update, Venmo has announced the product. Venmo had been testing a physical Visa card months prior, but this official release now uses MasterCard as its payment processor. This means that users can now use their Venmo balance anywhere where MasterCard is accepted (in the United States, for now). In addition, Venmo tells us that users can link a bank account to the Venmo Card, allowing it…

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