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Paypal won't open North Carolina offices, blames new bill, CNN falls for their PR

Paypal CEO has released a statement to CNN explaining why they will not open planned offices in North Carolina, costing the state 400 planned jobs.

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Googles "minion mic drop" Aprils fools backfires badly

Google launched an April fools this year that caused widespread embarrassment, quite possible a few people getting fired or not hired, and headaches for all. The idea was to have a "send" and a "minion mic drop send", but using either button sent the minion mic drop gif attached to your email.

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Chip Shop awards, the offensive awards, deleted tweet deemed too offensive. Wait, what?

To remind people to enter the Chip Shop awards their Twitter account tweeted the above image, which shows Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski taking a topless selfie while flipping the bird. Don't be an idiot, like these gals, enter the awards.

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Aldi will change the name of "Rape yellow" paint due to one woman's complaints

Aldi will change the name of its ‘rape yellow’ paint after a complaint from a sexual abuse victim.

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Google Maps error led company to demolish the wrong house

Billy Nabors Demolition made a huge mistake the other day, and are blaming it on Google Maps. Contracted to demolish a Tornado-damaged house on 7601 Cousteau Drive, Google maps directed them to 7601 Calypso Drive, where they came in like a wrecking ball and tore the duplex down.

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Charge against "Brussels tweet" PR man dropped

You might have heard about the PR exec who was arrested after tweeting that he "confronted" a Muslim woman about Brussels somewhere in London.

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Microsoft's Tay AI learns how to be an asshole in troll-capitol of the world: Twitter

By now you've heard of Tay.Ai, the Artificial Intelligence chat robot that Microsoft released out on Twitter, Kik and GroupMe.

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The Associated Press et al file to unseal all judicial records in Hulk vs Gawker trial

First Look Media, Inc., WFTS-TV, WPTV-TV, Scripps Media, Inc., WFTX-TV, Journal Broadcast Group, The Associated Press, the Times Publishing Company, and Cable News Network, Inc.

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Hulk Hogan vs Gawker trial: yelling "racist" at the top of your lungs is not a defense.

Ryan Holiday, a man who literally wrote the book on media manipulation, writes in

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Sexist JWT CEO claims "not substantiated" & WPP investigates CEO talking about "Gringos" in interviews

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