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Mobile Minutes: Shyft gains traction; Planet of the Apps; In-flight entertainment; ABC streaming remains freeBy
Starbucks baristas want control over their hours. There’s an app for that
Next week Starbucks barista Foster Cooley will be traveling. Normally he’d have to ask or text co-workers to fill in for him at his Chandler, Arizona, cafe and hope someone can take his shifts.
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Apple calls for developers to star in reality show Planet of the Apps
Apple and Will.i.am have called for developers to appear in their new reality show, “Planet of the Apps.”
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Virtual reality and Netflix: The future of in-flight entertainment is coming
Virtual reality and streaming content from sites like Netflix is the future of in-flight entertainment, replacing tiny screens in the back of chairs that often have low quality movies, the aerospace industry’s biggest players told CNBC.
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ABC relaunches free streaming service with 7 short-form originals, full seasons of 38 older shows
ABC is not going down the subscription VOD route, at least for now: The Alphabet network is relaunching its video-streaming service with seven original digital short-form series, including shows starring Ty Burrell and Iliza Shlesinger, plus full seasons of 38 older shows – all available on the free, ad-supported service.
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