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Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions | Business Insider

After Facebook has been analyzed after Cambridge scandal, it was found that Facebook was making people more divided. Although attention has been brought to Facebook about the concerns there has not been much done. Facebook was found to offer extremist groups to people and 64% of users that joined the group were offered by Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook ... Read More »

GE switches off light bulb business after almost 130 years | ARS Technica

After being a business and collaborating with Thomas Edison in the late 1800’s, General Electric (GE) is shifting its business over to a Cleveland based company, Savant System. This deal is estimated to be 250 million dollars (Wall Street Journal). The lighting business has been one of their most developed. The company is known to have a lot of debt ... Read More »

Disney World Announces Reopening Date After Months-Long Coronavirus Closure | People.com

Many people see Mickey Mouse and the Disney gang as a sign of happiness and magical times. After March 12th when the parks closed, many knew to take the pandemic serious. Walt Disney World will open July 11th after a statement Wednesday was released, Epcot and Hollywood Studios will open July 15th. However, parks are going to operate differently. In ... Read More »

SIG Sauer Academy Launches Task Force SIG | American Rifleman

SIG Sauger Academy is starting to offer classes in the realm of team building. Classes are being offered June 26th in Epping, New Hampshire as a group class or private event, these classes are taught in coordination with some of the world’s most elite military members, the green berets. Source: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2020/5/26/sig-sauer-academy-launches-task-force-sig/ Read More »

When can I travel again? How different countries are preparing for the return of tourism | Lonely Planet

Countries are having to rethink and re-plan what tourism might entail for them including the pros and cons of opening back up. Some classic vacation spots like the Bahamas are opening June 1st with other countries like Indonesia looking to open back up to tourism in the fall. Source: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/when-will-tourism-resume Read More »

Amazon Said To Be In Talks To Buy Self-Driving Startup Zoox | Forbes

Several companies including Amazon are considering making offers on the startup Zoox. Zoox has an estimated market value of $3.2 billion and is building and designing self-driving taxis. Some would prefer to see Zoox operate on their own without being acquired, however. Both companies have declined to comment on the possible purchase as nothing is confirmed. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2020/05/26/amazon-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-self-driving-startup-zoox/#4f52931370c8 Read More »

U.S. small firms leave $150 billion in coronavirus stimulus untapped | Reuters

The Bank of the West in Grapevine, Texas has reported that since the first few crazy weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, relief loan applications have dried up. On May 15th, the bank stopped taking application entirely. This is a story shared by many banks as they have seen a major reduction in loan requests these past couple weeks. Currently the ... Read More »

German court says Volkswagen must buy back diesel cars with faulty emissions testing | Market Watch

Volkswagen cars were sold to consumer with faulty emissions and are being required to buy back cars from consumers. However, many consumers are left surprised after the company would buy back cars at value price based on mileage rather than what the consumer bought the car for. This is leading to many lawsuits and two executives are facing penalties and ... Read More »

Forced to adapt, businesses rethink how they make money | AP News

Business owners have had to get creative and innovative during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have resorted to platforms like Instagram, Esty and live videos and other marketing tactics. Corona has allowed businesses to evaluate the way they do things and find more effective ways, that might continue post Corona era according to AP News. Source: https://apnews.com/b7b5bc654db2c006f781df0f18b43d77 Read More »

Team To Develop Breathalyzer-Like Diagnostic Test For COVID-19 | Science Blog

As many flock to emergency rooms and doctors’ offices the minute any symptoms come up that mimic COVID-19, many tests are needed. One type of test is in the work rights now by A research team led by Pirouz Kavehpour, this test would work similar to a breathalyzer test. This test is projected to hit the market in Fall 2020, ... Read More »