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<div>Mars candy's latest ad campaign brings a refreshing take on life with disabilities</div>

Sometimes risqué, sometimes awkward, but never condescending or sappy, a new set of Mars candy commercials are winning praise — and profits — for their realistic portrayal of people living with disabilities. The short slice-of-life vignettes feature four actresses with various physical disabilities joking with friends about the trivial embarrassments, frustrations and triumphs of everyday...CONTINUE READING
Category:Business, Mars

<div>Mastercard sued for $19 billion in UK's biggest ever damages claim</div>

Mastercard is in trouble in the UK.  The payment company is facing a lawsuit that’s demanding £14 billion, or $19 billion, that could be distributed to as many as 46 million people, according to Reuters.  Mastercard allegedly charged high fees to stores to process debit and credit payments, passing those fees onto consumers through higher...CONTINUE READING
Category:Business, Lawsuit

Ford looks beyond cars with purchase of shuttle service Chariot

Ford isn’t just a car company anymore.  The automaker on Friday announced it was buying Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service based in San Francisco.  “We’re expanding our business to be both an auto and a mobility company, and partnering with cities on current and future transportation needs is the next major step,” Ford CEO Mark...CONTINUE READING
Category:Business, Cars

Facebook co-founder goes all in with $20 million anti-Trump donation

Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook, is going all in on the 2016 election with a humongous $20 million donation to a handful of Democrat groups, including some directly backing Hillary Clinton, in an effort to fend off GOP candidate Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: A Hillary Clinton super PAC is using Facebook‘s most...CONTINUE READING

<div>What Wells Fargo’s $185 million settlement may mean for you</div>

Who would expect a bank, rather than some shadowy hacker, to misuse your personal information? Wells Fargo reached a $185 million settlement Thursday for what federal officials called a widespread illegal practice among employees of creating fake customer accounts, PIN numbers and emails in order to meet sales targets and earn bonuses. What Wells Fargo did...CONTINUE READING

Amazon is reportedly seeking sports streaming rights from tennis to rugby

Amazon.com Inc. is pursuing video rights to a wide range of sports, including the French Open tennis championship and professional rugby, as the company looks for ways to draw new customers to its online TV service, people with knowledge of the matter said. The world’s largest online retailer has expressed interest in sports with global...CONTINUE READING

Norway newspaper editor blasts Zuckerberg for censoring iconic Vietnam War photograph

Facebook‘s journalism struggles continue. Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page letter from its editor in chief that calls out Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for its heavy-handed censorship over the removal of a famous photograph. “Facebook has become a world-leading platform for spreading information, for debate and for social contact between persons. You have gained...CONTINUE READING

Wells Fargo fined $185 million over phony accounts

California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank’s employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals. The San Francisco-based bank will pay $100 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency created five years ago; $35...CONTINUE READING

Matt Lauer becomes the symbol of frustration with the media

Donald Trump already proved he could steamroll an entire field of Republican presidential candidates. Matt Lauer wasn’t much more of a challenge. On Wednesday night, Lauer became the first member of the media to speak to each candidate in primetime. Now, he’s suddenly the symbol of widespread frustration with how the press has covered the...CONTINUE READING

Twitter updates direct messages with read receipts, dreaded three dots and link previews

Everything’s different, and yet it’s all the same. Twitter has updated direct messages with read receipts, typing indicators (the three dots you’re probably familiar with from Messenger and iMessage) and web link previews. The features come available to all Twitter users on iOS and Android over the coming days.  The company announced the news via...CONTINUE READING
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