THE MCDONALD’S ICE CREAM MACHINE HACKING SAGA HAS A NEW TWIST

A startup called Kytch sued Taylor, the manufacturer of McDonald's notoriously broken ice cream machines, in May. Kytch sells a small device that hacks those machines, letting McDonald's restaurant owners better diagnose their maladies and make them work more reliably. Recently released court documents appear to show that Taylor's executives did view Kytch as a business threat and worked to copy its device's features in a competing product.
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