Is Uber the MySpace of ride-hailing companies?

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After this week, Uber is forever changed. Co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after pressure from investors over recent scandals.

Those scandals? Where to begin: There are the allegations of sexual harassment and HR incompetence from Susan Fowler Rigetti. There’s the ongoing lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo that alleges Uber benefited from intellectual property that the now-fired head of self-driving may have stolen. There’s the Greyball program that the company used to evade regulators and is now being investigated. There are the reports that Uber’s leadership team obtained and viewed the medical records of a rider in a rape case. There’s… Read more…

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Warriors star Klay Thompson now famous for the worst dunk fail in history

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You just won your second NBA championship, so now it’s time to go pay respects to your shoe sponsor in China aaaand… embarrass yourself, the NBA, and said shoe sponsor, in epic fashion. 

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On Saturday, a tragic video of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson began making the rounds on social media and it will live in basketball infamy. At least one of the videos appear to be from China’s Weibo, and it shows Thompson, clad in non-Warriors promotional gear, trying to dunk. Twice. And failing. 

The first attempt looks like a mere miscalculation. No biggie. Even NBA champs miss a dunk. But the second attempt, in which Thompson attempts a 360 dunk, ends in disaster. Not only does Thompson miss the dunk by getting the ball caught on the rim, he falls down and rolls into the stands, lying limp on the ground in the aftermath of the attempt.  Read more…

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Woman kicked out of own apartment pool for high leg, one piece swimsuit

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A sincere question: is there anything women are allowed to wear in the summer?

The latest example of a ludicrous “dress code violation” comes from Tennessee, where 20-year-old Tori Jenkins was allegedly asked to leave the pool at her own apartment complex for wearing the below swimsuit.

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(Yes, it is just a high-leg one piece.)

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Jenkins’s fiance, Tyler Newman, wrote that a leasing consultant for the complex instructed Jenkins to “cover up” or leave the pool — a pool she paid $300 to access. Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg is still the only one using Facebook Stories and he really likes Iowa

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Everyone’s best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he’s having a great time in Iowa. 

Zuckerberg used Facebook stories—that product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn’t quite caught on yet—to document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO traveled to Iowa as part of his 2017 promise to visit U.S. states he’s never been to. 

That trip led Zuckerberg to declare, “Iowa is my kind of place.” Everyone on Facebook who follows Zuckerberg was basically guaranteed to see his trip, since no one else is really using Facebook stories. Zuckerberg’s story waited to be watched in a little bubble all alone, without any other friends’ stories to distract from exciting photos of Iowa.  Read more…

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‘Star Wars’ diamond encrusted Yoda brings The Force to your wallet

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There’s a limit to the level of Star Wars fan obsession we can accept before we are forced to question whether or not you’re missing a few midi-chlorians. 

Such is the case with the latest piece of Star Wars fan swag that comes to us in the form of a gold, diamond encrusted pendant currently up for auction online. 

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Heritage Auctions, the site offering the piece for sale, is looking for up to $3,500 for the sci-fi bling. 

What you get for your movie geek dollars is a gold, Yoda-shaped pendant (described as “a delightful interpretation of Star Wars legendary Jedi Master, Yoda”) laced with over 100 diamonds, colored diamonds, and sapphires.  Read more…

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People are mad at Twitter for promoting the Obamacare repeal hashtag #HellerVoteYes

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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller became the first Republican on Friday to say he wouldn’t vote for the Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act because of its cuts to healthcare benefits for low-income Americans. 

Naturally, a conservative, pro-Trump interest group is lobbying the senator to change his mind about the GOP effort to replace Obamacare. One of them promoted a trending hashtag on Twitter: “HellerVoteYes.” 

Well, since the Republicans’ bill would eliminate most health services provided to the poor through Medicaid and raise costs for millions of Americans, people quickly seized on the hashtag to lobby Heller in the other direction—and criticize Twitter for promoting the pro-repeal hashtag in the first place.  Read more…

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Drone footage shows Apple’s nearly finished spaceship campus against stunning sunset

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Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting.

The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive’s most ambitious “product” to date, huge glass panels, toilets inspired by iPhones, patented pizza boxes that prevent pizza from getting soggy, and over 9,000 trees in the quad.

Just outside of the campus is the Steve Jobs Theater. The mini flying saucer-like auditorium will play stage to all future Apple product unveilings. It features 20-foot-tall glass panes (the world’s largest glass panels) and has room to seat 1,000 people. Read more…

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Divers use custom Snapchat Spectacles to explore deep underwater

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Jennifer Lopez calls out commenters who accused her of Photoshopping her abs

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To be a female celebrity means that you cannot even Instagram your perfect abs without being attacked by trolls. Luckily, Jennifer Lopez knows how to keep the peace.

Because the internet is both a wonderful and a terrible place, J.Lo’s delightful Instagram mirror selfie was instantly met with comments accusing her of Photoshopping the image.

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Most detractors focused on the little smudge on the right side of the photo (just under the bottom of J.Lo’s sweatshirt). 

Ayyyyy… 😂

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Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

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