Trump thought being president would be easier than being a reality star businessman

Trump thought being president would be easier than being a reality star businessman

Donald Trump is 100 days into his job, which is arguably one of the most duty-filled, challenging, and nerve-wracking posts in the world.  SEE ALSO: Once again, Trump makes one of his old tweets ‘fake news’ Still, in an interview with Reuters, an unusually reflective Trump admitted he had the wrong idea of what the U.S. president’s office entails.  “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he said. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” Let’s dissect this…

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Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths

Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths

Next time you’re taking a plane trip, you might want to consider leaving your pets at home … especially if you’re flying United. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s February 2017 Air Data Consumer Report, United had the most animal deaths of all United States airlines in 2016 — for the second year in a row, might we add. Yikes. It’s been a terrible, no good, very bad couple of months for United — from leggings-gate to the infamously violent removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight. And…

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Google remains a boring, tremendously successful company

Google remains a boring, tremendously successful company

Google is honestly so boring.  SEE ALSO: Google’s plan to root out hateful videos with artificial intelligence Yes, they’re an incredibly successful company with so many awesome things happening inside their headquarters in Mountain View, California and their other offices worldwide. Some of these “other bets” we know of like Waymo for transportation and Verily for healthcare.  But when it comes down to it Alphabet is Google, a search engine and advertising giant with growing revenue, even as Facebook and Amazon compete for similar dollars.  On Thursday, Alphabet announced its…

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Mark Zuckerberg, man of the people, visits assembly line and discovers it’s ‘hard’

Mark Zuckerberg, man of the people, visits assembly line and discovers it’s ‘hard’

Mark Zuckerberg, who is totally not running for president, continues to do things a politician would do by visiting an assembly plant and commenting at how hard physical labor can be. SEE ALSO: Tech CEOs are looking more and more like politicians The Zuck swung by the Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside Detroit, and tried his hand at assembling an F-150, “adding antennas, cleats and drilling screws.”  He also signed the inspection sticker so, future F-150 owner, when your antenna flies off while you’re traveling down the…

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Facebook finally lets creators claim ad revenue when their videos are stolen

Facebook finally lets creators claim ad revenue when their videos are stolen

Facebook is cracking down on video pirates. The social network updated its policy on Thursday to allow original creators to claim any ad revenue made when other users steal their videos for clicks — a practice known as “freeboating.”  SEE ALSO: Many videos on Facebook are stolen, and only Facebook can fix it The new feature will surface potential violations in a dashboard using automated tools. If one of Facebook’s mid-roll or pre-roll ads were to appear in a pirated video, the owner can then use the “claim earnings” tool…

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United Airlines seriously still thinks it’s the passenger’s fault for getting violently dragged off their plane

United Airlines seriously still thinks it’s the passenger’s fault for getting violently dragged off their plane

Putting it mildly, United Airlines has not had a good 2017. Yet, even as they roll out new policies to make things seem better, they’re still playing a dirty game in blaming the passenger for that infamous removal incident. SEE ALSO: United CEO re-accommodated from chairman seat on company board The airline has promised to address concerns raised by the incident, in which Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed from a plane and sustained several injuries in the process. The incident was caught on video by other passengers and set…

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Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber

Based on estimated user data, surveys, and Twitter, it already seemed like Lyft benefitted from #DeleteUber.  Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side.  The company’s bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors. Lyft reportedly expected $800 million in bookings in the first three months of the year, double its bookings a year ago. Those expectations…

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Insulin prices spike by 1123%, sending parents to the black market to keep their kids alive

Insulin prices spike by 1123%, sending parents to the black market to keep their kids alive

Gabriella Corley is a 9 year old with Type I diabetes who’s allergic to the insulin covered by her low-income parents’ healthcare; to live, she must take Sanofi’s proprietary Apidra brand insulin, which has increased in price by 1,123% since 1996, and which is only covered to 25% by her insurer’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager, CVS. (more…)Read full story

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Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle’s homeless

Microsoft cofounder pledges $30 million to help Seattle’s homeless

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city’s homeless families and children, announced Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday. In addition to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s $30 million, the City of Seattle will pledge $5 million to the multi-family complex. SEE ALSO: 8 innovations helping homeless populations around the…

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