Below please find a roundup of business and technology news from the past week.
- On Thursday, FEMA will be testing its new “Presidential Alert” system, allowing the president to text cell phones across the country in case of an emergency. These alerts will function much like existing text messages sent to American phones in cases of Amber alerts or flood warnings. Consumers cannot opt out of this alert.
- Reuters reports that Coca-Cola is considering the possibility of expansion into the emerging market of cannabis-infused beverages.
- NBC News reports that CBS head Leslie Moonves is out at the network amid six new allegations of harassment as reported by Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker.
- The Washington Post provides analysis from cardiologists on Apple Watch’s heart-tracking feature, newly approved by the FDA.
- Also from the Post, last week Apple announced its new batch of iPhones, some of which carry a base price of over one thousand dollars. Yahoo News expresses concern about the company’s transition into a luxury brand.
- Finally, staff editor Kevin Redden has flagged this piece from Forbes, discussing Google’s planned search engine expansion into China. In addition to limiting search terms, Google’s China-based search engine will also reportedly link searches to individuals’ cell phone numbers.
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