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McDonald's offers free use of iPads

An enterprising McDonald's in Virginia Beach, Va., decides that a suitable incentive for its customers is to offer them mounted iPads to peruse while they chew.

By Oct. 9, 2012


McDonald's, General Mills accused of collecting kids' data

Children's advocacy groups this week reportedly file complaints with the FTC against large corporations over brand-related online games that ask kids for friends' e-mail addresses without parental consent.

By Aug. 22, 2012


McDonald's tests PayPal payments in mobile app trial

In France, of all places, the fast-food chain is testing out PayPal as a payment method, via smartphone and tablet app.

By Aug. 20, 2012


Apple's Passbook gets some love from Airbnb, Eventbrite, McDonald's

McDonald's app is available only in France at the moment but lets customers place an order and pay for it from their iPhone.

By Oct. 3, 2012


Google-style glasses prof turns up the heat on McDonald's

After a pioneer in wearable computing claims he was assaulted in a Paris McDonald's, the company insists he wasn't physically attacked, but was asked to leave. He hits back again with new photo evidence.

By Jul. 19, 2012


Google-style glasses led to attack in McDonald's, professor says

A Toronto professor, who some describe as a pioneer in wearable computing, is allegedly assaulted in a Paris McDonald's by someone who objected to his Google-style glasses.

By Jul. 17, 2012


McDonald's hires 7,000 touch-screen cashiers

Would you like some microchips with that burger? McDonald's Europe strikes another blow against human interaction by installing 7,000 touch-screen computers to take your order and money.

By May. 17, 2011


McDonald's warns customers about data breach

Compromised data was in computer system of database management firm hired by a marketing business partner of the fast-food company.

By Dec. 14, 2010


Mac vs. PC via McDonald's Wi-Fi guide

A McDonald's Wi-Fi user guide inadvertently illustrates the relative complexity of Windows versus the simplicity of a Mac.

By Jul. 26, 2011


Apple Store employee says it's 'like working at McDonald's, with better pay'

An Apple Store employee has broken the fruit-flavoured company's vow of silence. Click here to find out who's the worst-behaved: the customers, or the staff who lie to us.

By Feb. 18, 2011