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My Pillow Goblin Sues Dominion for $1.6 Billion, Swears His Pillows Aren't Filled With Knives

Americans had prepared today (and also last week) for MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to unleash his nebulous avant-garde invention, Frank: a social media platform billed as a cross between YouTube and Twitter with elements of newspapers and television, except with free speech. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see the…Read more...
Tags: My Pillow, Pillow, Economy Of The United States, Lindell, Mike Lindell, Dominion Energy, Nathan Lewin, Mypillow, Steve Bannon, Companies, Oj Simpson, Minnesota, Harvey Weinstein, Dershowitz, Dominion Voting Systems, Alan Derschowitz


FedEx's No-Phone Policy Prevented Indianapolis Shooting Victims From Calling Loved Ones

FedEx is facing pressure to reconsider its policy of forcing employees to lock up their phones during work, following Thursday night’s deadly shooting at a ground facility in Indianapolis. CNN reported that, around 11 p.m. ET, a man opened fire in the parking lot and the facility, killing eight and injuring several…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indianapolis, Cnn, Companies, Transport, Holiday Inn, Gizmodo, Fedex, WRTV, Economy Of The United States, Express Mail, Vanessa Waters


Jeff Bezos Tells Amazon to Treat Employees Better While He Prepares to Flee Planet Earth

Earth today received parting words from Jeff Bezos, as the soon-to-be-former Amazon CEO turned over his shoulder on the slow walk to the rocket launch pad and observed: damn, you guys really need to turn this dump around—I mean, Christ, look at yourselves.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Christ, Bezos, Businesspeople, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics, Tells Amazon, Flee Planet Earth


Pinterest Makes Moves to Be the Least Hellacious Hellhole Online

You might not think of Pinterest as being as creator-driven as some of its contemporaries, but that’s an image the company clearly wants to change. This week, the company rolled out a buffet of new creator-focused features in the moderation space, with a focus on playing nice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Companies, World Wide Web, Pin, Evan Sharp, Economy Of The United States, Technology Internet, Evan Sharpe


The French Army Is Testing Spot the Robot on the Battlefield

Boston Robotic’s Spot quadruped robot seems to be hitting the battlefield with a group of French Army trainees in a series of drills and simulations that explore how these currently unarmed robots could work side-by-side with humans.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Companies, Military, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Battlefield, Cyr Coetquidan, Alphabet Inc, SoftBank Group, French Army, Economy Of The United States, Technology Internet, War Conflict, Coetquidan, Gerard Du Boisboissel


Amazon Mumbles ‘Sorry’ for Denying Its Workers Pee in Bottles, Says Uber and UPS Drivers Do It, Too

After lying about the fact that some of its workers are under so much pressure that they are forced to relieve themselves in bottles in order to meet their quotas, Amazon has quietly said it’s sorry in its own very weird way and acknowledged that drivers do in fact do this. It then promptly pointed the finger at other…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Working Conditions, Dave Clark, Pew Charitable Trust, Mark Pocan, Businesspeople, 3d Publishing, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


Amazon Mumbles ‘Sorry’ for Denying That Its Workers Pee in Bottles, Says Uber and UPS Drivers Do It, Too

After lying about the fact that some of its workers are under so much pressure that they are forced to relieve themselves in bottles in order to meet their quotas, Amazon has quietly said it’s sorry in its own very weird way and acknowledged that drivers do in fact do this. It then promptly pointed the finger at other…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Working Conditions, Dave Clark, Pew Charitable Trust, Mark Pocan, Businesspeople, 3d Publishing, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


Marco Rubio: I Literally Just Don't Like Jeff Bezos

In an incoherent op-ed published by USA Today on Friday morning, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voiced support for a union drive by Amazon warehouse workers he clearly cares nothing about in an attempt to paint Amazon as a “woke” demon and shame it into backing Republicans in the “culture war.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Labor, Marco Rubio, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today, Sen Marco Rubio, Ryan T Anderson, Businesspeople, Harry Became Sally, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


Change This Ad Setting to Stop T-Mobile's Data Tracking

Today’s offender in the world of mobile carriers is T-Mobile. The “Uncarrier” isn’t dropping a new pink-colored mobile plan—it’s a bit more troubling than that. At least, if you care about T-Mobile’s data-collection practices, and who it shares that data with. (You should care about that very much.)Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Telecommunications, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Lifehacks, Wall Street Journal, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Internet Privacy, T Mobile US, Aaron Mackey, Drew Fitzgerald, Telecommunications Companies, Economy Of The United States, Technology Internet


We've Been Promised These Futuristic Space Hotels for 60 Years

Will people actually be staying in space hotels by 2027? That’s the promise of Orbital Assembly and Voyager Station, space startups that got a lot of headlines this week. But there are plenty of skeptics that space hotels could become a reality for Americans who are still waiting on universal healthcare.Read more...
Tags: Science, Logic, Stanley Kubrick, Wall Street Journal, Hilton Worldwide, The Associated Press, Hilton Hotel, Jenny, Conrad, Robert Bigelow, Conrad Hilton, Hilton Hotels Resorts, The American Society of Civil Engineers, Businesspeople, Barron Hilton, Orbital Assembly


Chevron's Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

As the pandemic drags on, some residents of the Bay Area faced a different kind of health emergency on Tuesday: an oil spill. Around 600 gallons of an oil-and-water mixture spilled from a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California into the San Francisco Bay, the company told local health authorities. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Richmond California, Standard Oil, Oil Spill, Chevron, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Oil Companies, Chevron Corporation, Chevron Richmond Refinery, Oil Refinery, Economy Of The United States, Disaster Accident, North Richmond California


Judge Rules Trump's Chicago Hotel Is Putting Fish in Danger

Donald Trump is a real jack of all noxious trades. It turns out that as he was rolling back environmental policies and overseeing an endless stream of noxious climate misinformation as president, one of our dear former leader’s hotels has also been ignoring clean water protections. A multi-faceted pollution king!Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Brands, Chicago, Donald Trump, The Trump Organization, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Hospitality Industry, Economy Of The United States, Hospitality Recreation, Law Crime


As Predicted, Hyundai and Kia Say Apple Car Talks Have Ended

After spilling the beans that it was in talks with Apple over its heavily rumored Apple Car, Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have both said they aren’t in talks with Apple.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Companies, Berkshire Hathaway, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Hyundai Motor Company, Industries, Business Finance, Economy Of The United States, Apple Car Hyundai, Apple Electric Car Project, Technology Internet, Kia Say Apple


Amazon Springs Ten-Hour 'Megacycle' Shifts on Its Workers

You don’t become a trillion-dollar tech company by asking how you can make the world a better place; you do it by asking how much can I get away with now? And then you squeeze working class people for every ounce of their mental and physical energy. This is the guiding philosophy of Amazon, which is now allegedly…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Circadian Rhythm, Businesspeople, Working time, Shift Work, 3d Publishing, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


Robinhood Made a Super Bowl Ad. It Sucks!

Robinhood–the company that’s currently being grilled by the likes of Elon Musk, Elizabeth Warren and others over its role in the so-called “Gamestonks” controversy–has decided to plow ahead with its first ever Super Bowl ad campaign, CNBC reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Robinhood, Cnbc, Gamestop, Business_finance, Rwallstreetbets, Economy Of The United States, Service Companies, Elon Musk Elizabeth Warren


Exxon and Chevron Reportedly Considered Becoming an Oil-Stained Voltron

Oil companies have had a rough go since the pandemic sent their main product into a tailspin. In an effort to maintain dominance in a rapidly changing world, Exxon and Chevron, the two biggest oil companies in the U.S., apparently weighed a blockbuster merger.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, ExxonMobil, Companies, Chevron, Exxon, Big Oil, Oil Companies, Chevron Corporation, Human Interest, Rockefeller Family, Darren Woods, Corporate Crime, American Brands, Entertainment_culture


Amateur Investors Flood The Wrong AMC Subreddit In Search For 'Stonks'

I don’t really get how the stock market works. It all seems like a big scam to me. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Reddit, Amc Theatres, Gamestop, Wikis, Businesspeople, Subreddits, Stock Trader, Riama, Rwallstreetbets, Economy Of The United States, Stonk