Friday’s Tech News

Food News

Taco Bell’s Portillo’s Chain Bought for $500m

Taco Bell’s Portillo’s Chain Bought for $500m

Qantas May Back Pricier Hybrid-Electric Planes

Qantas May Back Pricier Hybrid-Electric Planes

Theyil Fast

Theyil Fast

A local economist shows off how an embryonic high-speed internet service in northern California could, at the theoretical max, offer about three-times the speed as Cox’s FiOS service.

A local economist shows off how an embryonic high-speed internet service in northern California could, at the theoretical max, offer about three-times the speed as Cox’s FiOS service. (Miami Herald)

Friday, June 1

Bidder Pulls Out of U.S. Navy’s Submarine Tech Requests

As the Navy prepares to tear up and replace the nation’s aging Virginia-class attack submarines — the kinds that the Chinese usually simulate in their naval exercises — the Navy has decided to sell off at least half of those older boats. Now the way is clear for Newport News Shipbuilding to build a slew of new-generation subs.

As the Navy prepares to tear up and replace the nation’s aging Virginia-class attack submarines — the kinds that the Chinese usually simulate in their naval exercises — the Navy has decided to sell off at least half of those older boats. Now the way is clear for Newport News Shipbuilding to build a slew of new-generation subs. (AP)

A five-year-old store in Pueblo, Colorado, promises to help English language learners get a leg up on bilingualism with classes that include bridge-building.

A five-year-old store in Pueblo, Colorado, promises to help English language learners get a leg up on bilingualism with classes that include bridge-building. (Pueblo Chieftain)

Sports News

Ron Howard on the Perfect Dance of Robert Pattinson’s “Twilight”

Ron Howard, the director of the upcoming “A Beautiful Mind,” has taken “Twilight” creator Stephenie Meyer’s award-winning series of novels and re-imagined the film’s main character, Edward Cullen.

Ron Howard, the director of the upcoming “A Beautiful Mind,” has taken “Twilight” creator Stephenie Meyer’s award-winning series of novels and re-imagined the film’s main character, Edward Cullen. (Keller Features, SI.com)

F1: ‘Ferrari-Happy’ Lewis Hamilton Sells Faulty Ruble Heeled Boots

Lewis Hamilton of Team Mercedes says he no longer intends to wear the same shoes at race weekends due to the price: €1,950 each.

Lewis Hamilton of Team Mercedes says he no longer intends to wear the same shoes at race weekends due to the price: €1,950 each. (AFP)

Luxury Goods

Qatar Makes LVMH Brand Second-Biggest Shareholder

A New York Times investigation has prompted second-biggest shareholder in Bernard Arnault’s French luxury conglomerate LVMH to publicly disclose new details about Qatar Holding’s increased stake in the beleaguered Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group.

A New York Times investigation has prompted second-biggest shareholder in Bernard Arnault’s French luxury conglomerate LVMH to publicly disclose new details about Qatar Holding’s increased stake in the beleaguered Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group. (The New York Times)

Political News

Donald Trump Jr. Defends Trump Jr. on Twitter

Donald Trump Jr. is defending his father against allegations that a 2016 conversation about Russia’s hacking of Democratic emails was “sinister and inept” while a Manhattan federal judge dealt the campaign aide fresh legal problems.

Donald Trump Jr. is defending his father against allegations that a 2016 conversation about Russia’s hacking of Democratic emails was “sinister and inept” while a Manhattan federal judge dealt the campaign aide fresh legal problems. (Associated Press)

Are Paid Tweets Worth Their Weight in Gold?

Online publishers hoping to attract readers by paying users to post content are being likened to French-style aristocracy.

Online publishers hoping to attract readers by paying users to post content are being likened to French-style aristocracy. (TIME)

Tech News

Meteor Technologies Signs New Corporate Partner with Oracle

This ain’t your mama’s software company.

This ain’t your mama’s software company. (Electronista)

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