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Mobile Minutes: GM and Lyft; Amazon livestreams Julia Child; Refugee crisis; Customer service and mobile

Drivers for ride-hailing app Lyft will no longer face the imperative of owning a car under a rental program launched on Monday with General Motors Co.
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Why is Amazon livestreaming Julia Child and Bob Ross?
Twitch, the live-streaming site owned by Inc., will begin a four-day marathon of Julia Child cooking shows Tuesday to expand its audience beyond video game fans, signaling a challenge to Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube.
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Text messaging may solve one major problem in the refugee crisis
Some 100 technology developers, business experts and social entrepreneurs assembled in Paris this past weekend to come up with tech-based tools that could help integrate refugees into French society.
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Retailers must put mobile technology at heart of customer service strategy or lose out, says SOTI
Mobile technology in bricks and mortar stores is having a direct impact on the customer experience and retailers must ensure they place mobile at the very heart of their strategy, according to new research.
Read more on Forbes