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YouTube Star: ‘I Am Being Bullied By YouTube And Lush Cosmetics!’

YouTube Star: ‘I Am Being Bullied By YouTube And Lush Cosmetics!’

Matthew Lush is a popular video blogger who has maintained a presence on YouTube for close to a decade. Keep in mind that YouTube itself only recently celebrated its tenth birthday. Lush has been part of the enormously popular video site since before Google owned it. His user name is Lush. You can find him at YouTube.com/user/Lush. Until recently, you …

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Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Merchandise

Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Merchandise

Amazon has joined other retailers in banning the sale of merchandise sporting the Confederate flag. Following the racially-motivated slaying of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, calls across the country to “take down the flag” have intensified. Earlier this week, Walmart and Sears announced they would be removing confederate flag merchandise from their stores, and soon after online marketplaces eBay …

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Hulu Is Selling Discounted Showtime Subscriptions

Hulu Is Selling Discounted Showtime Subscriptions

Hulu is pulling a cable company move and offering discounted subscriptions to Showtime to its nearly nine million users. Next month, Showtime will launch its standalone streaming service (its version of HBO NOW). And just before that, Hulu will allow its users to purchase a Showtime package as an add-on to the basic Hulu service – for $9 a month. …

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Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL

Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL

Verizon announced on Tuesday that it has already completed its acquisition of AOL. That didn’t take long, did it? The $4.4 billion deal was only announced last month. Now, Verizon says it has successfully completed its tender offer to purchase all of AOL’s outstanding shares for %50 per share in cash. Verizon says in its announcement: Verizon subsequently completed the …

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Google Says It’s Increasing AdSense Payment Transparency

Google Says It’s Increasing AdSense Payment Transparency

Google announced on Monday that it is increasing the transparency of AdSense payments in that it will start letting you see invalid activity deductions that cause differences in estimated and finalized earnings. The company says this is in response to feedback from publishers who want to know more about this (some of which presumably haven’t been very happy with said …

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Uber Just Banned Guns

Uber Just Banned Guns

Uber just banned guns. In a reversal, Uber has just put a policy in place that prohibits the carrying of firearms by both drivers and passengers during any ride arranged via the Uber app. Uber threatens bans for those caught violating the new rule. Here’s the new policy, via Uber’s Legal page: We seek to ensure that everyone using the …

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It Looks Like Jack Dorsey Has a Big Decision to Make

It Looks Like Jack Dorsey Has a Big Decision to Make

Last week, Twitter announced that CEO Dick Costolo would be stepping down, surprising no one. Costolo’s last day is June 30, and on July 1 co-founder Jack Dorsey will take the reigns – on an interim basis. But is it really just interim? Does Jack Dorsey want to be the CEO of Twitter? Will Twitter drop the interim title pretty …

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Apple Will Pay Artists During Apple Music Trial Period, and They Can Thank Taylor Swift

Apple Will Pay Artists During Apple Music Trial Period, and They Can Thank Taylor Swift

Artists who thought they weren’t going to get paid during Apple Music’s three-month trial period can thank Taylor Swift, as Apple has responded to her complaints by doing a complete about-face on its policy. When Apple announced Apple Music recently, many artists (especially indie) were upset to learn that the service wasn’t planning on paying artists, producers, or writers during …

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Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter has made a promise, albeit a bit vague, to make sure its workforce is more diverse. The company has partnered with the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.” “Twitter will use its full reach to advance …

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Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

On Friday morning, Comcast Corporation announced that its co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus, Ralph J. Roberts, has died. According to a release, Roberts died of natural causes. He was 95. “Ralph was a born entrepreneur, a visionary businessman, a philanthropist and a wonderful human being. Ralph built Comcast into one of America’s greatest companies and his vision and spirit have …

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Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft and the New York Attorney General’s office have settled a year-long beef, and Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties. The settlement resolves a dispute born in July, 2014, when New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Department of Financial Services filed a lawsuit against Lyft claiming the on-demand ride company let its …

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Salesforce Unveils ‘Wave Analytics’ Application

Salesforce Unveils ‘Wave Analytics’ Application

Back in October, Salesforce announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, marking the company’s entry into the $38 billion analytics market. On Thursday, it unveiled its first Wave Analytics App, Sales Wave Analytics. Sales Wave Analytics marks the inaugural app for the Wave Analytics Apps line of apps, more of which will come later. Sales Wave Analytics will provide sales teams …

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