Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

May 18, 2017

Image: bloomberg via getty images Twitter just released an update that lets you know who is selling to you and why and gives you the power to stop it. The update, not unlike Facebook’s own, much-more-detailed audience insights, lists your interests and what advertising partners think your interests are, Twitter wrote in a blog post Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s search just got a very important update “Today, were announcing a suite of industry-leading tools to give you …

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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

May 18, 2017

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride. SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta’s airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport no matter which airline they’re taking. Lyft users will earn one mile per …

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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

… saying that inaccurate reporting is damaging the legacy of Rich, a 27-year-old DNC staffer who was slain as he walked to his D.C. home. Fox News isnt budging. We continue to track developments in the story and will update further when the situation warrants, Refet Kaplan, managing director of FOX News Digital, said in an email statement to HuffPost on Wednesday afternoon. Fox 5 didnt respond to multiple HuffPost requests for comment about its article. A spokesperson for the station told …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former President George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic. Neil Eggleston, former President Barack Obamas White House counsel during the last years of his administration, responded similarly. Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian …

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

May 12, 2017

Image: bloomberg/getty images “Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google.” In this case, Snapchat is Google, and Facebook is Yahoo. It takes guts to lob a line like that in your first-ever earnings call as CEO of a public company, particularly when your shares just dropped 25 percent. But that’s what Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told investors on a call Wednesday when they dared to ask about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s tendency to copy …

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Walmart’s Jet.com just opened a trendy artisanal grocery store in New York

May 11, 2017

Image: jet/story As Amazon maps out a host of physical stores, one of its chief rivals is also spilling out into the real world. Walmart-owned Jet.com opened a limited-time artisanal grocery and household accessory store in New York on Wednesday in a partnership with concept-based retailer Story. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s new rival Jet.com is the ‘Costco of the Internet’ The store will combine some of the e-commerce company’s tech prowess with Story’s chic decor and …

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Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Wednesday

May 10, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump plans to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, according to his schedule. Lavrov had planned to be in Washington Wednesday to meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson and Lavrov are scheduled to meet earlier Wednesday to discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues, the State Department announced. In addition to the tensions between Washington and Moscow over geopolitics, the meetings between Tillerson and Lavrov, and now between …

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Get the hose, Fyre Fest has a bunch more legal fires to extinguish

May 9, 2017

… Inc. (NES), a Pennsylvania-based company hired to provide medical care at the festival. In their lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, NES claims that they arrived at Great Exuma Island and discovered the accommodations were “uninhabitable, including bug infestations, blood-stained mattresses and no air conditioning,” despite the music festival promising it would be a “first-class” event. NES says Fyre Fest organizers promised “appropriate funding, accommodations, …

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Trump administration orders FDA to only watch Fox News

May 7, 2017

… (@juliareinstein) May 5, 2017 Here's Fox News on the TVs at CBER, same day an email went out to staff saying it had been switched from CNN to Fox by order of Trump admin pic.twitter.com/uVPx8jekIk — Julia Reinstein (@juliareinstein) May 5, 2017 Here’s the full email sent on Wednesday, May 3: Good Morning, CBER Researchers, Please excuse me for sending this out to your entire group via your listserv, but I was alerted by a member in your group and I wanted to let everyone …

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Gmail for Android can now recognize and block phishing attacks

May 6, 2017

Google has added an anti-phishing security check on its Gmail app for Android, the company announced Wednesday. From now on, the Gmail app will give you an additional warning when you click on a suspicious link in an email. SEE ALSO: Surprise! U.S. Senate email lacks the most basic of security features. Image: Google “The site you are trying to visit has been identified as a forgery, intended to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive …

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Snapchat just made it a lot easier for brands to buy ads

May 5, 2017

The sign for Snap Inc., adorns the front of the New York Stock Exchange on the day of the company's IPO.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Prepare to see more brands advertising on Snapchat. Snap, the company behind the platform, announced a new self-serve advertising tool on Wednesday that will make it much easier for marketers to buy full-screen placements. The company has been easing into this model for months. The launch of its long-awaited API (application programming interface) last …

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Sen. Feinstein on Comey’s disclosure: ‘Should he have done it? Probably not’

May 4, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday she believes FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reveal the agency was re-investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails affected the outcome of the 2016 election. “I think everybody agrees that in one way or another, it impacted the election,” the California Democrat said on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” Wednesday. “Should (Comey) have done it? Probably not. But knowing him, it was on the spur …

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IBM wants future delivery drones to pass off your packages in mid-air

April 28, 2017

Just imagine, and entire relay network of package-carrying drones.Image: Claude Paris/AP/REX/Shutterstock If Amazon has its way, the skies could soon be buzzing with drones, carrying our online purchases directly to our doors. But today’s drones can only travel so far so what happens when you live out of range of a distribution hub? On Wednesday, IBM Research announced a patent that might someday allow delivery drones to pass off packages to one another mid-flight to create a relay …

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Gett buys Juno to expand ride-hailing business in United States

April 27, 2017

Image: gett There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber. Gett, one of the largest players in the New York ride-hailing market, has acquired Juno for $200 million, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The feud between Britain and Sean Spicer is getting ridiculous Gett will acquire all of Juno’s existing business, including its network of drivers and its employees, according to TechCrunch‘s Ingrid Lunden, who spoke with Gett CEO …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

A motion to this effect will be put before the Commons on Wednesday afternoon. The SNP has signalled its MPs will abstain in the vote, but Labour and the Liberal Democrats have welcomed the early election. General election: What you need to know Labour MPs will not require re-selection May ‘won’t take part in TV debates’ Reality Check: How do you call an early election? Opposition parties have highlighted Mrs May’s U-turn after she had previously insisted she …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… threaten. As for NATO, Trump stood in the East Room Wednesday and pledged his new-found love of an alliance he denounced during the campaign as a bunch of deadbeats who were crying wolf about Russia, but who were unwilling to pay to protect themselves. Tomorrow is another episode. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLeadIn Special Lifetime Offer Now You Can Build Your Email List While Selling More ProductsPost Gopher WordPress Plugin – Unlimited Site License Convert blog …

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Diamond Miner Ends Large Gem Drought With 114-Carat Find

April 9, 2017

said Wednesday it had unearthed its first stone of that size. The company’s Letseng mine is renowned for the size and quality of its stones with its diamonds selling at an average price of almost $2,000 a carat, the highest in the industry. In comparison the global average is about $120 a carat. Still, the company has suffered recently from a lack of big finds, with the miner discovering just five stones bigger than 100 carats last year, less than half as many as it found in 2015. The …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 6, 2017

… automakers to pull advertising from the show. first reported the companys decision, on Monday. Hyundai announced its decision to pull advertising shortly after Mercedes-Benz did on Monday night. Lexus BMW Mitsubishi Motors We will continue to monitor this situation as we assess our long-term strategy, a spokesperson said. In response to complaints on Twitter, Subaru said Wednesday that it had decided to pull ads from the show. Coldwell Banker Credit Karma spokesman Rick Chen …

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill – BBC News

March 30, 2017

… you need to know about Brexit In response, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said he would not accept any attempt to “bargain” between trade and security. Mr Tusk, who told the UK “we already miss you” as he received Mrs May’s letter, is expected to set out the EU’s draft negotiating principles in the coming days. In a brief statement on Wednesday, he said it was not “a happy day” for him or for the EU and …

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Comey: I know when I’m going to cause a ‘storm’

March 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday his agency makes its decisions on a nonpartisan basis and said he doesn’t care about the political backlash of the choices he makes. “I know that when I make a hard decision, a storm is going to follow,” Comey said at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership dinner. “Honestly, I don’t care.” During a question-and-answer session, Comey said he regretted that the FBI confused people with …

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State Dept employee charged with lying to feds about gifts from Chinese agents

March 30, 2017

(CNN)A State Department employee with top secret security clearance has been charged with lying to the FBI about her failure to report thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts she allegedly received from two Chinese intelligence agents, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Candace Claiborne allegedly accepted cash, an iPhone, a laptop, meals, vacations and a fully furnished apartment over the course of several years in exchange for information, according to the complaint. The 60-year-old has …

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It only took us five minutes to find a big brand advertising on hate group YouTube vids

March 24, 2017

… exodus was triggered by a Times of London report last week that spotlighted questionable placements like these. It’s gained steam as more and more brands have piled on, and it hit American shores on Wednesday when AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, and others followed suit. One might reasonably wonder, though, why brands are just discovering this problem now. One reason: Most of the buying and selling of their ads is what’s known as programmatic advertisingit’s handled by …

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London mayor shuts down Trump Jr. tweet: I have more important things to do

March 24, 2017

(CNN)A day after a terror attack in his city left three people dead and as many as 40 wounded, London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he has more important things to do than respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. Wednesday, President Trump’s son tweeted, “You have to be kidding me?!” in response Khan’s assertion in 2016 to The Independent newspaper that terror attacks are “part and parcel” of living in a major city. “I’m not going to respond to a tweet …

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