Brands are now blacklisting mainstream news sites, including Fox News

Brands are now blacklisting mainstream news sites, including Fox News

Political tensions have reached a point where some brands are perceiving mainstream news outlets as too controversial, leading media buyers to pull ads from those sites. One campaign manager at a holding group media agency said a major automaker decided last month to stop serving ads in the news category in case the content didn’t align with the brand’s values. Then, after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, the agency blocked keywords including “Nazis” and “Charlottesville” in programmatic campaigns for the brand.

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Online Retailers Thrive as Brick and Mortar Retailers Struggle

Online Retailers Thrive as Brick and Mortar Retailers Struggle

In a world where many brick and mortar stores are struggling and some well-known retailers may actually shut their doors, the sales at online stores are getting stronger. As an article in Retail Dive notes, companies like Sears, Neiman Marcus and J. Crew are contending with a drop in sales, which has led to the closing of many of the retail giants' locations. In addition, stores like rue21, Payless and Gymboree have all entered bankruptcy proceedings, and Macy's recently announced that they would be shutting down over 60 stores.

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Martin Shkreli Was ‘His Own Worst Enemy,’ Juror Says

Martin Shkreli Was ‘His Own Worst Enemy,’ Juror Says

Martin Shkreli, a juror at his fraud trial said on Monday, was “his own worst enemy.” On Aug. 4, after a five-week trial and five days of deliberations, the jury found Mr. Shkreli guilty on three of eight counts. He was convicted of securities fraud — for lying to hedge-fund investors — and of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, with a stock scheme surrounding Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company he founded. He faces as much as 20 years in prison; a sentencing date has not been set.

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Breitbart has lost nearly 2,600 advertisers

Breitbart has lost nearly 2,600 advertisers

Nearly 2,600 advertisers have cut ties with Breitbart News in recent months, according a Twitter account that tracks advertisers for the controversial conservative outlet. Sleeping Giants tweeted Sunday that the number of advertisers who have pulled ads from Breitbart is “climbing towards 2600." The group's Twitter description says it has been working to “stop racists and sexist media by stopping its ad dollars.”

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Why is vegan fast food attracting some of the world’s biggest investors?

Why is vegan fast food attracting some of the world's biggest investors?

You can now tuck in to a meat-free burger that looks and tastes just like a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder — even its texture is the same. The global fast food industry, worth $539.63bn in 2016, is undergoing a period of change as newcomers challenge the dominance of household names like Burger King, KFC, Wendy’s and Five Guys.

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Apple Patents 911 Finger, Call for Help Discretely

Apple Patents 911 Finger, Call for Help Discretely

Apple patents way to call 911 emergency with fingerprint without assailant knowing. The patent abstract is as follows: “A device has a touch processing module that processes touch screen input to determine if the manner in which the input was entered indicates that the user intends for execution of a particular command. In one embodiment, the module may acquire fingerprint data from the user’s input and analyze the data to determine if the input was entered with a particular finger or finger sequence.

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Toyota Patents a Cloaking Device

Toyota Patents a Cloaking Device

If you were to choose the perfect getaway car (and if you actually think about this, shame on you!), your choice would probably be something very fast, quiet and low to the ground, with darkened windows and night-vision lights to make it somewhat invisible at night. But what about one for those broad daylight Ocean’s 11-style heists? That list of choices probably wouldn’t include a Toyota Corolla … yet. Toyota just filed a patent on a cloaking device that may someday help a slick salesperson change your mind … for a cut of the bounty, of course.

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