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To anyone who hasn’t spent time on certain corners of Instagram, Starbucks’ latest creation and the viral hype surrounding it might be a bit confusing.  The neon “Unicorn Frappuccino” clashes hard with the coffee chain’s affected faux-Italian branding. It’s not the sort of drink that one imagines ordering with words like “Venti” or sipping amidst […]

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The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, quietly slipped back onto the public stage this week after a tumultuous year that ended with his departure from Facebook in March.  First, Luckey appeared on Twitter on Wednesday, after months of silence, using a telling new bio image instead of his own face: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mysterious, sometimes […]

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Pour one out for the bandage dresses.  Bebe, the iconic mall purveyor of skintight clubwear, will close all its stores by the end of May.  The retailer announced its plans Friday through a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There were at least 180 Bebe stores at the end of 2016.  Bebe had […]

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Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one […]

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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is being re-accommodated from a seat he was led to believe would be his. The beleaguered boss, whose fumbled apologies following the David Dao controversy made everything so much worse for United, will not chair the company board in 2018. SEE ALSO: Here’s United Airlines’ adjusted 2017 pre-flight safety speech […]

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Look, there are plenty of reasons you may be miserable in your job. Horrible bosses tend to top the list, but boredom, burnout, and busywork that knows no bounds are also viable reasons. Let’s say it’s not any of the above, and, in fact, you can’t pinpoint the source of your discontent on any one […]

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Perhaps you’ve heard of Juicero. It’s a company whose name is “juicer” with an attached “o.” Their thing is they want you to buy a $399 (formerly $699) juice pressing machine (with wifi, yo) that squeezes out juice from their juice bags. The world recently discovered, though, that human hands can do the same thing […]

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When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below. 1. Not monitoring your budget […]

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When Walt Disney started building what would become Epcot, he envisioned the city of tomorrow.  Orlando has taken that founding principle quite seriously. The city is launching an ambitious plan to embrace the future of autonomous vehicles — in part by testing them at Disney World and Universal Studios.  “We are trying to push the […]

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How much is credible, factual, internet-based information worth? A lot, evidently.  Question-and-answer website Quora has raised a fresh round of $85 million dollars in its quest to become the go-to resource for people with questions — and people with answers.  The round values the company at roughly $1.8 billion, according to a company spokesperson (who […]

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South Koreans can soon say goodbye to coins jiggling in their pockets.  The Bank of Korea launched on Thursday a project allowing people to deposit their spare change into prepaid card value. That means they’ll be able to get their change at major supermarkets and convenience stores deposited into their cards, rather than receiving physical […]

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Julian Assange’s future just got a little less certain. On Thursday, CNN reported — citing “officials familiar with the matter” — that U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder. The charges, and the full status of the case, are currently unclear, but the news doesn’t sound promising for Assange. […]

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T-Mobile isn’t letting 420 mellow its fierce marketing war with Verizon. In an effort led by famously outspoken CEO John Legere, the carrier poked fun at its larger rival for choosing to release its earnings report on the “holiest of high days.” “This is the same company that’s made questionable decisions one after the other […]

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