Mobile apps are aggressively placing unwanted ads on phones. Lookout, a mobile security firm in San Francisco, tested mobile apps and found some disturbing practices. Those include transmitting consumer phone numbers and email addresses and transmitting to third parties and placing ads on the mobile phone's desktop.
Two entrepreneurs — a brother and sister team in Brazil — are building an eight-story hotel for pets. One floor apparently is dedicated to mating. The hotel's romantic rooms for canines will cost about $50 a day, and feature amenities like mood lighting, a heart-shaped ceiling mirror and red floor cushions.
United Airlines is set to buy about 100 Boeing planes — the single-aisle 737s. The deal, long rumored, will be worth billions of dollars for Boeing. Boeing would still be behind Europe's Airbus when it comes to new orders for the next generation of narrow body jets.
For the first time, more than half of adults 65 and older are using the Internet. Pew Center data shows that trend really picked up in the past year, particularly with help from offline outreach to senior citizens. Besides, few grandparents can resist a wall full of family pictures.
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