Verizon will introduce an unlimited data plan on Monday, its first in five years. The plan will cost $80 per month for unlimited data, talk and text for the first line and $45 per additional line. While Verizon told analysts last month it wasn't planning to offer an unlimited data option, it's clear it's caved under the threat of competition. Unlimited plans were trendy a decade ago when the iPhone and other smartphones emerged, and while AT&T and Verizon have tried to do away with the option, it's the new battlefield.

Uber focuses its mapping efforts in Southeast Asia: The ride-hailing company said that it's kicking off new mapping efforts in Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore, to gather better mapping data. To do this, it's equipped some of its drivers' cars with mapping devices. Since selling off its Chinese business to rival Didi Chuxing last summer, Uber has focused on India and Southeast Asia. Mapping is also integral to self-driving car technology, another area in which Uber is heavily investing, not to mention that local Southeast Asian companies like nuTonomy are already working on their own self-driving tech.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus aid

President Trump speaking during a press conference on Aug. 8. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump on Saturday signed four executive actions to provide relief from economic damage sustained during the coronavirus pandemic after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon.

Why it matters: Because the Constitution gives Congress the power to appropriate federal spending, Trump has limited authority to act unilaterally — and risks a legal challenge if congressional Democrats believe he has overstepped.

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What's next for Lebanon after the Beirut explosion

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Beirut residents are still clearing rubble from streets that appear war-torn, days after a blast that shocked the country and horrified the world.

Why it matters: The explosion is likely to accelerate a painful cycle Lebanon was already living through — discontent, economic distress, and emigration.