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Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down from Apple’s board ahead of the launch of the tech company’s new streaming service

Getty images Disney chief executive Bob Iger has stepped down from his position on Apple’s board of directors. Iger’s decision comes as Apple confirmed this week that the release of its subscription streaming service, Apple TV Plus, is slated for November 1. “Apple is one of the world’s most admired …

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An elite group within one of America’s most prestigious universities is embroiled in the ongoing Jeffrey Epstein scandal, and its director just quit – here’s what’s going on

In his career as a financier, Epstein befriended some of the world’s most famous names: People like Bill Gates and Elon Musk, as well as lesser known names like MIT’s Marvin Minsky and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman. Another such lesser known name: Joichi Ito, the now-former director of MIT’s elite Media …

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Google says it’s received a demand from the DOJ to hand over documents on past government probes of its business, and it expects more to come

Getty In an SEC filing made public on Friday, Google’s parent company Alphabet told investors that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested information about its past antitrust investigations. “On August 30, 2019, Alphabet received a civil investigative demand from the DOJ requesting information and documents relating to our prior …

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From Jiff Pom to Lil Bub, these are the 23 most popular pet influencers

Instagram: 888,000 YouTube: 2,500 TikTok: 22,000 Facebook: 2.4 million Waffles was, by his owners’ admittance, the runt of the litter, but he’s since captured the internet’s hearts with his big eyes, folded ears, and perfectly round face. He’s worked with companies like Intel, PBS, and Fresh Step cat litter. Waffles …

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Facebook is strengthening its rules for political ads ahead of the 2020 election, but there’s a big loophole that has nothing to do with Facebook

Justin Sullivan / David Ramos / Getty Images Facebook is adding new verification requirements for ads on its platform about social issues, elections, and politics ahead of the 2020 US election. Starting in mid-September, organizations will have to prove they are registered with the US government to run political ads, …

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Beauty mogul Huda Kattan, who has 38 million Instagram followers, says she turned down a $10 million brand campaign because it ‘wasn’t worth it’

Huda Kattan at Beautycon Los Angeles.Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images Huda Kattan, the beauty influencer and self-made mogul behind the cosmetics line Huda Beauty said she recently turned down a $10 million brand campaign. Huda has an estimated net worth of $610 million, according to Forbes, sourced primarily from the cosmetics company …

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News Corp is reportedly releasing ‘Knewz,’ a Google News competitor that it hopes will help readers find news stories from more and different sources

santea/Flickr News Corp – the mass media company, which owns publications like The Wall Street Journal and The Times – will reportedly launch ‘Knewz,’ a news aggregation site, later this year. The decision comes as News Corp’s executives have become increasingly concerned about how existing platforms, like Google News and …

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‘Ad models break everyone’s brains’: How Patreon and Substack are trying to make the internet a better place with membership and subscriptions

Shutterstock For digital creators, Patreon and Substack provide an alternative model to making money on the internet. Both platforms allow users to pay monthly fees to support their favorite artists, writers, podcasters, and gamers through subscriptions and membership – as opposed to relying on the ad-based revenue model from larger …

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Google has an indexing issue that means old news stories are at the top of search results

Greg Sandoval/Business InsiderGoogle I/O 2018Greg Sandoval/Business Insider If your Google search results are seeming a bit stale today, you’re not alone.  Google announced early Thursday morning that it was experiencing indexing issues on its search service, which affects new content from appearing in search results.  Similar indexing issues plagued the …

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