Musk launches first satellites for internet venture

A Falcon 9 rocket carried 60 satellites into space Thursday to support Elon Musk's Starlink internet venture. The launch is the first phase of a plan to provide high-speed internet around the globe.

Fallen military members honored by US students

Veterans spoke to students in New York and New Jersey -- some of them alumni of the schools -- to remind students of the importance of remembering fallen US service members on Memorial Day. Some California second-graders placed flags on the graves of members of the military while students in Pennsylvania lined their school's driveway with 800 flags and read essays about freedom.

UK prime minister May to step down June 7

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will resign June 7 after multiple unsuccessful attempts to negotiate Brexit. She will remain prime minister until a new Conservative Party leader is elected.

Instacart Pickup expands to more than 30 states

Instacart Pickup has expanded to more than 30 states through close to 25 retailers since its national rollout began last November. This year, the service has launched or expanded at supermarkets including Publix, Food Lion, Albertsons and Sprouts Farmers Market.

When it comes to health IT, older adults prefer hands-on learning

A survey of people age 55 and older found a general willingness to use health technology and a preference for hands-on learning over online instruction. Respondents rely heavily on health care providers for information about digital health devices and apps, and they expect that their health plan will cover costs.

Users, marketers adapting to GDPR

A study from Airship finds that people are adapting to the General Data Protection Regulation rules on mobile privacy, with marketers sending more notifications but fewer people sharing location data. The number of mobile app users has risen almost 17% compared with this time last year, when the regulations took effect.

Amazon discounts storage to boost 1-day shipping

In a bid to stimulate its Prime one-day delivery service, Amazon is running a promotion from June through January in which sellers can receive up to 75% off warehouse storage fees. To qualify, sellers must offer Amazon-requested products, sell at least 60 of a product each month and maintain required inventory levels.

Apple's 2019 iPhone plans become clearer

Apple has publicly filed model numbers for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone XR2 in the Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory database. The filing describes the 11 devices as "Apple smartphones."

Myers: FDA to stay the course until new commissioner is confirmed

Nancy Bradish Myers of Catalyst Healthcare Consulting told the Rising Leaders Conference on Healthcare Policy that acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Norman Sharpless will continue to implement the policies of predecessor Dr. Scott Gottlieb. But because Sharpless is in what is viewed as a caretaker role, Myers said, getting new initiatives going may be difficult until a permanent commissioner is confirmed, which may not come until after the 2020 elections.

Charter's revenue rises 5.1% in Q1

Charter Communications netted 428,000 broadband customers in the first quarter along with 176,000 new wireless lines while growing revenue by 5.1% compared to the period a year ago. The company reported gains in small and medium-size business video subscribers although overall it shed 145,000 video customers.

New construction slows in April

Dodge Data & Analytics reports that new construction starts dropped by 15% in April, with most sectors reporting declines. Total construction starts, unadjusted, are down 8% year-over-year so far in 2019.

Musk: Solar tile production will ramp up slowly

Elon Musk on Wednesday said that Tesla's Solar Roof tiles will be manufactured at a slower rate to ensure they last as long as expected. Musk's comment came as his company reported a reduction in solar installations.

UPS delivers life-saving "gift" packages

In 2018, UPS delivered 5.2 billion packages and documents, and some of those deliveries included human organs and tissues. UPS made its first successful live organ delivery in 2016 -- a "gift" package with a kidney for a woman in South Carolina. "When I see them [UPS] in the store and all I just look at them and smile. You know, in the truck and it's UPS -- they delivered my kidney," said Sharon Cauthen.

Lifestyle move brings Hyatt into hot sector

Hyatt Hotels Corp. says it is joining the growing list of hotels that offer lifestyle brands by introducing a division that incorporates the brands it acquired from Two Roads Hospitality and its Hyatt Centric brand. Hilton, AccorHotels and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts are among chains that have responded in recent years to the growing lifestyle demand.