• Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

    24 days ago - By Philly

    SEATTLE - A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide.
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  • Now you can order a beer at a baseball game with a text - and it's a great example of of how Apple is going after Facebook

    Now you can order a beer at a baseball game with a text - and it's a great example of of how Apple is going after Facebook

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Philadelphia Phillies are trying a new way to order drinks directly to your seat.
    The system uses Apple's iMessage and a feature called Business Chat.
    Chatbots are a very competitive technology: Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon are working on competing products.
    At most ballparks, if you're seated and want a refreshing beverage, you simply shout to the vendor: "Hey beer man!"
    But starting today, at Citizens Bank Park, where the Philadelphia Phillies play, you'll be able to order beer and water with a text message - if you're seated in the right section and you have an iPhone with...
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  • Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple's Business Chat

    24 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Dish today announced it's becoming the first TV provider to offer customer support over Apple's Business Chat. Launched earlier this year, Business Chat allows companies to communicate with their customers over iMessage in order to answer questions, provide customer service, or even enable purchases. In Dish's case, the TV provider says its customers can use Business Chat to reach a live agent with their questions, make account changes, schedule an appointment, and more.
    They can even use their credit card in Business Chat to order a pay-per-view movie or sporting event, then watch it...
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