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The Morning After: The Weather Channel got hacked – Engadget

The Morning After: The Weather Channel got hacked – Engadget

Storm warning.Ransomware interrupted The Weather Channel's morning showOn Thursday morning, from 6AM to 7:39AM, viewers weren't able to learn any useful weather information from The Weather Channel. The TV network had to show a taped program instead of airing its morning show AMHQ because it suffered a security breach that took it off air. The…
Coming soon to China: the car of the future – The Express Tribune

Coming soon to China: the car of the future – The Express Tribune

Manufa­cturer­s are compet­ing not only to sell conven­tional and electr­ic vehicl­es but also to develo­p new techno­logies­ Global automakers are positioning for a brave new world of on-demand transport that will require a car of the future -- hyper-connected, autonomous, and shared -- and China may become the concept's laboratory. PHOTO: AFP SHANGHAI: Global automakers are…
National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor – BBC News

National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newspaper has gained a reputation for outlandish celebrity coverage The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen.The…
McDonald’s Just Announced a Shocking Shift in Strategy That Will Affect Every Customer – Inc.

McDonald’s Just Announced a Shocking Shift in Strategy That Will Affect Every Customer –...

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. The fast food business encourages fast thinking.Competitors strategize quickly in order to gain that extra percentage of margin, the chance to bite a tiny morsel out of their rivals.This leads them easily into going one way and then veering…
Uber’s self-driving unit gets its own CEO and a $1 billion investment – Engadget

Uber’s self-driving unit gets its own CEO and a $1 billion investment – Engadget

As Uber finally closes in on its IPO, its self-driving car unit is getting a big cash infusion and some independence. The company announced tonight that Toyota, Denso and Softbank are investing a total of $1 billion in its Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG), in a deal that values that part of the company at…
Once-dead compact pickup is poised for a comeback: Ford, Hyundai, maybe even VW jump in – USA TODAY

Once-dead compact pickup is poised for a comeback: Ford, Hyundai, maybe even VW jump...

Nathan Bomey USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EDT Apr 19, 2019 NEW YORK – Pickups have gotten so big, that it might be time for something small. With sales booming and prices rising for full-size and midsize trucks, automakers are now poised to revive the compact pickup in a test of how far they can…
Lyft’s Messy IPO Gets More Complicated Thanks to Two Investor Class-Action Lawsuits – Gizmodo

Lyft’s Messy IPO Gets More Complicated Thanks to Two Investor Class-Action Lawsuits – Gizmodo

Lyft co-founders John Zimmer, front second from left, and Logan Green, front second from right, cheer as they as they ring a ceremonial opening bell in Los Angeles.Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu (AP)Lyft’s initial public offering headache just got worse.Bloomberg reported Wednesday that following Lyft’s initial public offering, which didn’t exactly go super well, the company…
Apr 18, 2019 – Facebook Inc (FB) COB and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sold $58 million of Shares – GuruFocus.com

Apr 18, 2019 – Facebook Inc (FB) COB and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sold $58...

COB and CEO of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Mark Zuckerberg sold 324,000 shares of FB on 04/18/2019 at an average price of $178.89 a share. The total sale was $58 million.Facebook Inc is the world's largest online social network. Its products are Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Its products enable people to connect and share…
Ransomware interrupted a ‘The Weather Channel’ morning show – Engadget

Ransomware interrupted a ‘The Weather Channel’ morning show – Engadget

pic.twitter.com/ovSgrgHxXY— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) April 18, 2019While the network didn't elaborate on the breach, feds told The Wall Street Journal that it was a ransomware attack. That presumably means some bad actors tried to extort money from the company by holding its system hostage. But since the FBI is still looking into the event,…
Ancestry.com ad: Ancestry.com apologizes and deletes ad after critics said it romanticized slavery – CBS News

Ancestry.com ad: Ancestry.com apologizes and deletes ad after critics said it romanticized slavery –...

Ancestry.com apologized Thursday for a controversial advertisement published to its YouTube channel earlier this month. The ad appeared to show a white man trying to convince a black woman in what appears to be in the antebellum South to head North with him to get married. It received immediate backlash online, with many people claiming the…

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Wendy Williams: What’s at Stake in the Divorce? – The Cheat Sheet

Wendy Williams: What’s at Stake in the Divorce? – The Cheat Sheet

Divorce is never easy. Throw in children, intermingled business relationships, and high personal net worth, and it gets exponentially harder. Add on infidelity and there is the potential for a very messy divorce. Williams is focused on moving forward and creating the best life possible for her and her son, but her pending divorce puts…
Lil Peep Fan-Favorite Ballad ‘Star Shopping’ Re-Released – Billboard

Lil Peep Fan-Favorite Ballad ‘Star Shopping’ Re-Released – Billboard

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Lil Peep performs onstage during the Day N Night Festival at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Sept. 8, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.  "Gym Class" is also back in circulation. One of late rapper Lil Peep's most beloved tracks, the 2015 ballad "Star Shopping," was re-released on Friday (April 19) on the MC's…
Kate Smith: Yankees stop using singer’s recording of “God Bless America” while investigating racism – CBS News

Kate Smith: Yankees stop using singer’s recording of “God Bless America” while investigating racism...

April 19, 2019 / 7:45 AM / CBS/AP New York -- The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's…