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  • by: Karolina Bacewicz

The car that disappeared last decade is coming back this spring with a surge rather than a hum... can you guess what brand is next to release the electric truck?

 

A few players entered the Super Bowl advertising game this year. First timer brands like Facebook, Sabra hummus, Saucony and Little Caesars shelled out the $5.6 million for a 30 second spot. Take out only pizza brand, Little Caesars is filling it’s spot with a “The Office” parody  to announce that they are introducing delivery. After the game, Little Caesars and DoorDash delivery service will announce their competitive delivery price. (Reuters)

 

Shortly after the sudden and tragic death of LA Lakers player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, a Change.com petition was started by Nikyar Moghtader to change the NBA logo to Bryant’s silhouette, “in an attempt to immortalize him forever.” The petition is at 2.9 million signatures, very close to hitting it’s goal of 3 million. (NBC News)

 

Google is in the process of phasing out Google Hangouts and splitting it into two different platforms. The G Suite enterprises will soon have the option between Hangout Meets, an online video chat meeting service, or Hangouts Chat, which will help users communicate within their organizations, similar to WhatsApp or Slack. The difference in between the three platforms remains confusing, but Google is working to completely extinguish the old, combined Hangouts to help with inconsistency. (XDA Developers)

 

This week, Apple revealed it’s all-time best quarter for revenue and earnings. In the past few years, Apple was able to break from being just the “iPhone company” with the help of developing the Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple Music and other products and services that loyal consumers buy into. After this December, the company credits its success to the newest iPhone release and the AirPod Pros for beating Wall Street’s projected forecasts. Apple’s stock has doubled since last year and seems to be regaining trust from consumers. (C Net) 

 

General Motors confirmed that the Hummer is coming back after a decade with a major plot twist, the nameplate is coming back as an all-electric, 1,000 horsepower truck, going from 0 to 60 in about three seconds, according to teasers released on Thursday. The truck will make a soft debut during Sunday’s Super Bowl and then a full reveal will be in May. The car is projected to hit market in 2021 and will be made under GM and sold through the GMC brand. (The Verge)

 

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