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The Solo JavaScript Developer Challenging Google and Facebook

It's hard to escape the gravity of internet giants like Facebook and Google. Not only do they offer an ever-growing number of apps and services that are hard to live without, many other popular websites and applications incorporate code written by these companies. That's because today's web developers don't typically write all of their code themselves. Instead, they rely on open source "frameworks," which provide both a collection of reusable parts and an overall structure for building […]

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Tesla workers speak out: ‘Anything pro-union is shut down really fast’

Elon Musk has said he is neutral about a union but former employees blame their firing on their efforts to organize while current workers say a culture of fear persists For two years Dezzimond Vaughn was a well-regarded worker at the Tesla factory in Lathrop, California. Then he became involved in trying to organize a union and suddenly his job was on the line. They started changing rules without any remorse, Vaughn, a 31-year-old former Tesla computer-numeric-controlled […]

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Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second

New analysis warns food loss is set to increase by a third by 2030 unless urgent action is taken The amount of food that is wasted each year will rise by a third by 2030, when 2.1bn tonnes will either be lost or thrown away, equivalent to 66 tonnes per second, according to new analysis. The report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) warns that the global response to food waste is fragmented and inadequate, and that […]

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Discounts for churchgoers may not be illegal but they are discriminatory | Gene Marks

A cafe in Ohio recently offered 10% off for customers who brought church bulletins in but the backlash shows it may not be the best way to attract sales A small business owner in Cheviot, Ohio, learned that mixing religion and marketing may not be the best way to attract more sales. Sundays can be a slow day for business. So Justin Watson, who recently opened the Starters cafe a small restaurant located about 10 miles from […]

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Netflix subscriber slowdown could mark streaming giant’s peak

Missing quarterly target may seem minor but is a concern for firm with a high-growth model Netflixs missed its second quarter subscriber growth numbers in both the US and, most crucially, in the international markets it is now relying on for the vast majority of future growth. The total shortfall of more than a million may not appear to be a big deal for a streaming service whose subscriber numbers have now past than 130 million globally […]

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MGM Resorts Suffers Backlash After Suing Shooting Victims

It took just minutes for the hashtag #BoycottMGMResorts to appear on Twitter, and for people to declare they would no longer patronize the largest casino owner on the Las Vegas Strip. “Was going to stay in November already changed my reservations,” a man named Brandon Tur wrote on Twitter. “One of the things you have to see multiple sources to believe it is real,” a woman named Susanne Abrams said. The reaction to Stephen Paddock opened fire […]

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Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day, which began Monday, is one of Amazon’s biggest promotions of the year, when the retailer offers deals to subscribers of its Prime service. This year, some Amazon workers in Europe are striking during Prime Day, hoping to draw attention to working conditions like proposed cuts in wages and health benefits. In solidarity, some consumers have been boycotting the company and its many subsidiaries, like Twitch and Whole Foods. Nearly 1,800 workers went on strike on […]

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Michael Kors Facebook AR ad in News Feed test run

Facebook is inserting your face right into the ads in your news feed thanks to AR.Image: FACEBOOK You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app. SEE ALSO: Facebook ‘split memes’ are driving everyone crazy The social media company announced Tuesday that it’s beginning to test augmented reality advertisements in the News Feed.  For the uninitiated, augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital images onto real world […]

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Papa John’s founder says resigning over N-word use was a mistake

John Schnatter stepped down as chairman of the Kentucky-based pizza chain last week but now says he was kind of provoked The Papa Johns founder, John Schnatter, who resigned from his role as chairman last week after using the N-word, has now reportedly said it was a mistake to leave the company. In a letter to board members, Schnatter gave more details about the conference call in May that led to his stepping down and highlighted his […]

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Getting Into Miamis Latest Hot Club Will Cost $350,000

Miami, a city famous for its mind-numbing traffic and slow-cruise culture, is lately looking like the best city for cars in America. Soon after Formula One won its bid to hold a race there next year and Grand Basel announced it’ll have an automotive event there in February, two developers have solidified plans to build a $220 million racetrack and private members club just 11 miles from Miami’s artsy Wynwood district.  Set to open at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport […]

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