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Marshawn Lynch may no longer be a Seahawk, but that's not stopping a Seattle-area wireless carrier from teaming with the NFL star for a new phone service called Beast Mobile. A hero in Seattle sports history thanks to his six years as a running back for the Seahawks, the partnership is just the latest business venture built around Lynch's Beast Mode persona.
The Church and Market Safeway is back to operating 24 hours.
Nest, the struggling high-tech hardware company owned by Alphabet, unveiled a lineup of new devices on Wednesday: an Internet-connected outdoor camera, a video doorbell and a security system that the company says can be installed by consumers in under 30 minutes. The Palo Alto company has faced pressure to unveil new products, not just iterations of its existing devices, and some analysts said Nest was doing just that. “This has the chance to get Nest on track with their competitors,” said Patrick Moorhead, president of Moor Insights and Strategy. Yet some of the devices Nest presented won’t go on sale until next year, while competitors continue to grab pieces of a growing market.
Following a rumor this summer suggesting that Facebook Inc. would be setting up a San Francisco office space, the Menlo Park-based social network company confirmed to San Francisco Business Times that it would be settling into a massive portion of a building in the city's Financial District.