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Small changes are coming to IKEA. The company plans to open a number of smaller showrooms in major cities around the world, including New York City. The IKEA Planning Studio is set to open in Manhattan next spring, targeted to urban customers without vehicles. The new stores will be about one-quarter the size of a regular IKEA store and will not include the traditional warehouse format.
Uber is reportedly in talks for a major acquisition with its eye on electric scooter company Bird. The Information is reporting Uber is looking to buy Bird in what's expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal. There's backup plans if that deal falls through, as talks with competitor Lime are also reportedly underway. Earlier this year Uber made both a minority investment in Lime and purchased electric bike company Jump.
Apple has a major hit with AirPods. An analyst at TF International Securities says the wireless earbuds are the company's most popular accessory ever. Apple expects to ship as many as 28 million pairs this year. That number is expected to jump to more than 100 million by 2021.