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Facebook to use Canada as testing ground for new ad transparency features – CBC.ca

Facebook will use Canada as a testing ground as it rolls out new ad transparency features and increases scrutiny of political advertising. The social media giant said that starting next month Canadian users will be able click “View Ads” on a Facebook page to view what ads it is running on the main platform, as […]

Fears of Amazon moving into prescription drug sales are already disrupting health care – Washington Post

Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos. (David Ryder/Getty Images) The possible megamerger between pharmacy giant CVS Health and health insurer Aetna would be the biggest deal of the year if it goes through. It would also create a combined company less vulnerable to disruption by Amazon, the online retail giant that has been eyeing the […]

Amazon’s Quarterly Revenue Is Up 34 Percent Following Whole Foods Acquisition – Hollywood Reporter

Amazon’s Quarterly Revenue Is Up 34 Percent Following Whole Foods Acquisition – Hollywood Reporter

Bill O’Reilly dropped by literary agency – SFGate

Caption Close NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman […]

Amazon will start delivering packages into the homes of Prime members – Recode

Amazon on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a new program for Prime members that lets delivery people drop off packages inside of customer homes. To make Amazon Key possible, Amazon has introduced its own $120 internet-connected security camera called Amazon Cloud Cam. Customers who want to participate in the program need to purchase an accompanying “smart” […]

NAACP issues travel warning of discrimination by American Airlines – Los Angeles Times

Citing a pattern of “disturbing incidents” reported by African American passengers,” the NAACP is warning African Americans that flying on American Airlines could subject them to “disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.” The airline’s chief executive said Wednesday that he was disappointed by the advisory and called for a meeting with leaders of the civil rights […]

Arizona Senate Republican Jeff Flake announces he will not seek re-election in 2018: report – MarketWatch

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How tech, private companies are working to get electric, phone services back to Puerto Rico – WTAE Pittsburgh

Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog. A month after Hurricane Maria rolled […]

Choices: Amazon says it got 238 entries for 2nd headquarters – ABC News

Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters and the investment it’ll bring. The online had retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising 50,000 new jobs and construction spending of […]

It Sounds Like Snap Spectacles Turned Into a Massive Boondoggle – Gizmodo

Image: Snap Inc This is kind of a sad story. In November, Snap Inc blew everybody’s mind by releasing a surprisingly interesting piece of hardware. The camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles worked with Snapchat and looked cool. But a year later, the company reportedly has “hundreds of thousands” of unsold Spectacles sitting in warehouses in China. […]

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