Cheddar morning business update 10/12: Southwest to add flight service to Hawaii

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Oct. 12, 2017: 

  • Amazon is targeting teen shoppers. The retailer will now give 13 to 17 year olds an independent login that allows them to browse items and make purchases. However, parents get a text or email first before the purchase is finalized. 
  • Virtual reality is becoming more of a reality. Facebook is lowering the price of its standalone VR headset called “Oculus Go.” It doesn’t require a phone or computer to work. The headset will be available in early 2018 and will cost $199.
  • If you're dreaming of a trip to Hawaii, you'll soon have one more way to get there. Southwest airlines plans to launch service to Hawaii next year. Unlike most American airlines, Southwest still lets travelers bring bags for free and has a no fee model.

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  • Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

    Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-02-21 17:43:33 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-02-25 17:48:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima, File). FILE- This July 25, 2017, file frame grab from video shows the Nest Cam IQ camera. Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera. The virtual assistant is being offered to owners o...(AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima, File). FILE- This July 25, 2017, file frame grab from video shows the Nest Cam IQ camera. Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera. The virtual assistant is being offered to owners o...
    Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify privacy concerns.
    Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify privacy concerns.
  • Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

    Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:14 AM EST2018-02-23 15:14:49 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-02-25 17:48:49 GMT
    Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping.
    Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping.
  • Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

    Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:35 AM EST2018-02-25 14:35:51 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-02-25 17:48:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - This April 12, 2016, file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Cour...(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - This April 12, 2016, file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Cour...
    Microsoft has an eye on its customers around the world as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators.
    Microsoft has an eye on its customers around the world as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators.
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