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China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]

Crocs, Inc. is making a resurgence

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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After a series of struggles, most recently an abysmal fourth quarter of 2016, Crocs, Inc. and its iconic foam clog are making a comeback, the Washington Post reports. The company posted a 28.4 percent year-over-year increase in net profit over the first six months of 2017, and according to the Post. Foot traffic in Crocs […]

Village Voice to discontinue print publication, go digital

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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The Village Voice, the liberal, independent newspaper that has been a fixture in New York culture since the mid-20th century, announced Tuesday that it would discontinue its print publication, The New York Times reports. The paper will operate entirely online and will publish on a daily rather than a weekly basis. The publication has not […]

Monday’s total solar eclipse cost US employers almost $700 million

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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On Monday, many Americans saw a total solar eclipse for the first time in their lives. The last time United States denizens had a clear line of sight for a total solar eclipse was in 1979, according to a report by Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, Inc. So, American workers were more than willing to interrupt […]

Cannabis Company Purchases an Entire Town in Eastern CA

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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According to an Associated Press report published by Business Insider, cannabis company American Green, Inc. announced Thursday that it is in the process of purchasing the entire town of Nipton, CA, which spans 80 acres and is home to less than two dozen residents, with the intention of turning it into “an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality […]

Brewbudz’s Weed-Infused Coffee Debuts in Nevada

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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Nevada residents now have an extra choice to make as they brew their morning joe: cream, sugar, or…marijuana? According to Claire Shaffer of Newsweek, The Silver State has become the first locale to sell Brewbudz’s cannabis-infused, Keurig-ready “coffee pods,” which have been in development for over a year. The coffee pods come in regular as […]

Harley-Davidson Stock Drops On Disappointing Quarter Two Reports

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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As of 11:17 Eastern Wednesday morning, Harley Davidson, Inc. stock has fallen just under 8%, from $51.96 to $47.82 per share, since the company released its quarter two earnings reports Tuesday morning. The motorcycle behemoth’s stock has not dipped this far since June 2016; on the first of that month, shares were priced at $45.30, […]

Nevada’s Marijuana Shortage Might End Soon

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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The marijuana shortage which befell Nevada’s dispensaries after they sold over $3 million worth of marijuana in the first weekend of sales will be eased by a measure passed by the state’s tax commission Thursday to increase the number of entities who can distribute weed, Grace Donnelly of Fortune reports. After hearing arguments from dispensary […]

New York Fashion Week: Reclaiming American Culture One Stitch at a Time

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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The American fashion industry is struggling. In the past year, a number of formerly iconic American clothing retailers have shut their doors. True Religion Apparel, Inc. became the latest casualty earlier this month. Such brands are being pushed out of the market by foreign enterprises like H&M of Sweden and Spain’s Zara, which employ a […]

Nevada Marijuana in Short Supply Just Ten Days After Sales Began

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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In the first three days after Nevada dispensaries began selling marijuana under the state’s new legislation permitting recreational use of the substance, the state’s 47 pot stores pulled in a combined $3 million dollars in revenue. Nobody anticipated the demand. Now, just ten days after marijuana went on sale at midnight on July 1, the supply […]

Record $1.7 Million for Charity Speedrunning

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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During the seventh Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) Speedrunning marathon event, the charity was able to raise nearly $1.78 million from just over 30,000 people. This year’s charity donation reaches a new record high from last year, continuing an ever-growing annual trend. The money raised will be donated to ‘Doctors Without Borders’ charity. Two speedrunning […]

Sit Back and Relax: Autonomous Shuttles on UM Campus

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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The University of Michigan will be introducing two fully autonomous vehicles to its campus to shuttle students and faculty this fall. University officials announced the pilot program at the MCity test facility for autonomous and connected cars. The goal is to field test the vehicles while also observing both passenger and driver public perception. This endeavor […]

Facebook Profile Picture Protection in India

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Facebook is looking to introduce new forms of protection in India for user’s profile pictures. The goal is to stop copying, sharing, and other image misuse. More specifically these protections prevent others from being able to send, share, download or tag themselves in the image. These protections are not compulsory, but they do allow users to […]

Valentine’s Day Scams; A Warning From the Better Business Bureau

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, and many will take this opportunity to shower their loved ones and partners with gifts to show just how much appreciation and admiration they have. Yet with the holiday estimating to cost America a big $18 billion this year, the scammers are going to be out on the prowl to take […]

Valentine’s Day Will Cost $18 Billion in the U.S. This Year

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Millions celebrate Valentine’s Day every year with jewelry, chocolate, flowers and other specials gifts given to that special someone. In fact, last year men spent two times more than woman did in celebration of Valentine’s Day. It has to be one of the most anticipated holidays throughout the year. Valentine’s Day is recorded as the […]

Skype Expands its Translator

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Skype’s translation feature, created back in 2014, only allowed users to translate Skype to Skype calls. The company, however, recently announced that the translation option will soon be available for landline and mobile use as well. Users will need to be members of the Windows Insider Program which is free and allows its users to […]

Airbnb Finally Playing Nice?

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Airbnb and their policies haven’t earned the company much favor with cities. The company had to go as far as suing New York and San Francisco. Airbnb sued New York City after the state’s governor made it illegal to rent out a space for thirty days without the owner of said space being there. San […]

Standing Rock Protesters Stand Firm

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the protesters at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation until Monday to leave the property. Four months of tear gas, water cannons, police confrontations and prayer marching leaves the protesters with the ultimatum of vacating the premises or be fined for trespassing. Though it is said that the land should […]

Aspire Heads to NYC; Creativity, Achievements and Education to be Highlighted

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Whether it be food, business, or fashion New York City has well-earned it reputation as the greatest city in the world. New York City is also known for its diverse creativity. In February, it hosts an event that will hopefully bring inspiration to artist over the world. The event is called the ASPIRE FESTIVAL. ASP FEST, […]

“The Hang New York”: What’s Happening in the City

  • Henriette Madsen
  • 2 Years ago
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Even though the supply of information is never ending, there are still not too many platforms informing the younger, educating crowd based in New York of what’s going on in their areas and most importantly within their own and other faculties. This is where The Hang New York comes in. Living in the city that […]
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