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[BRAND WARS] INSTAGRAM CO-FOUNDERS AND FACEBOOK’S MARK ZUCKERBERG PART WAYS.
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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has left everyone in shock following their sudden resignation from Facebook after having a tense relationship with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. They have been working under Facebook for thee past 6 years after Facebook aquired Instagram for a whopping $1 billion. According to a statement released by Kevin Systrom, it says “Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
[BRAND WARS] #BEEF: CARDI B VS NICKI MINAJ, SH#T JUST GOT PHYSICAL IN A FIGHT!
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Nicki Minaj and Cardi B beef just turned physical. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B beef is far from over, in fact, the two might end up in an all-out war because things just got physical between the two leading females in Hip-Hop. The alleged fight went down on Friday night at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party in New York City. The two ladies were attending the same party for the first time since their feud started and luckily security was...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018
[PATENTS] NIKOLA MOTORS SUE TESLA ON DESIGN INFRINGEMENT.
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Nikola Motor Co, which makes hydrogen-powered semi trucks, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against electric automaker Tesla Inc alleging design patent infringements.   Tesla’s Semi, its first electric heavy duty truck, is “substantially” similar to Nikola’s design, Nikola Motor said in a court filing.   Salt Lake City, Utah-based Nikola claims it was issued six design patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between February and April 2018 for its wrap windshield, mid-entry door, fuselage, fender, side cladding and...

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Friday, 04 May 2018
[BRAND FAILS] ADDIDAS WON’T DROP KANYE WEST OVER ‘SLAVERY IS A CHOICE’ COMMENT.
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Kanye West‘s controversial comments about slavery have sent his fans and followers into a frenzy. But while some have decided to unfollow the rapper, he still has Adidas on his side.   In a recent interview, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted said the company won’t be commenting or speculating on what Kanye said. “Kanye has been and is a very important part of our strategy and has been a fantastic creator,” Rorsted continued. “And that’s where I’m gonna leave it. I’m...

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Friday, 04 May 2018
[RACISTADs] CHANCE THE RAPPER CALLS OUT HEINEKEN ON SOMETHING LIGHTER IS BETTER AD.
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Chance the Rapper may have just exposed a recent trend in ads to gain the result of higher engagement. Few weeks back, the rapper went on Twitter to use Heineken as an example for what he feels has been an increase in ads that push the button of race in America. The ad in question was a brand new campaign from the popular beer brand in which the tagline is “sometimes lighter is better.” Following his tweets, Heineken pulled the...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
[BRANDS] UBER FACING SANCTIONS IN UK, SPAIN. RECORDS MASSIVE LOSSES.
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Uber, the transportation and tech start up company based out of San Francisco, California United states is facing backlash from European countries again-the latest being UK with TFL and second being Spain & Germany. The Uber case was brought up in Barcelona by professional taxi drivers in Spain who argued that the startup had an unfair advantage because drivers on its UberPop service didn’t have the taxi licenses required by the city of Barcelona. A Spanish court subsequently referred the...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
[ENEWS] SUSPECTS FINALLY CAUGHT IN CONNECTION TO MURDER OF FRENCH MONTANA’S RAPPER CHINX DRUGZ.
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      Chinx: real name Lionel Pickens. NYPD cops have busted two inmates from Long Island for the 2015 drive-by shooting slaying of the rapper Chinx, officials said Thursday. Suspects Jamar Hill, 26, of Valley Stream, and Quincy Homere, 32, of Baldwin, both face a five-count indictment on charges of second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. Both Hill and Homere were locked up on unrelated charges, according to...

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Saturday, 16 December 2017
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Disney announced its $52.4 million plan to buy many of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets on Thursday, in a move that many are calling the precursor to a coming war with Netflix.   Netflix investors seemed to shrug off the implications of the Disney-Fox deal, with shares of the company trading up 2.37% at $192.38 after it was announced.   As various interested buyers circled 21st Century Fox, Disney stood out because of its video streaming service, which is set...

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Friday, 15 December 2017
[BRAND WARS] INSTAGRAM HAS BEATEN SNAPCHAT TO IT’S STORIES WITH 250 MILLION ACTIVE DAILY USERS. READ:
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  Instagram Stories now has 250 million daily active users as of June. Its main competitor Snap just has 166 million daily active users, as of its last earnings report in May. Instagram Stories is now at 250 million daily active users, vastly surpassing Snapchat’s rate according to Facebook’s global head of sales Carolyn Everson. “If you think about it a year ago when we sat together, Instagram Stories didn’t exist,” Everson told sources. “Today on the platform, we not...

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Monday, 24 July 2017
[BRAND WAR] BETWEEN FACEBOOK VIDEO CREATOR APP AND SNAPCHAT’S SCUBA SPECTABLES. TAKE A LOOK:
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  Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday.  It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified accounts on the social network, which includes celebrities, online influencers, and journalists. Mentions is where Facebook first released Facebook Live back in August 2015 and it provides a lighter version of Facebook with a Following tab, a Trending tab, and a Mentions...

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Monday, 26 June 2017
[EPIC CLAPBACKS] EQUIVOCAL MILEY CYRUS SHADES DOLCE & GABBANA OVER BROTHER’S RUNWAY FEAT, MELANIE TRUMP TIES IS THE CAUSE. READ:
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 Apparently, Miley has a brother named Braison, and he made his runway debut in the recent Dolce & Gabbana fashion duo’s show. Then things got political as reported by mashable. Cyrus (the one who’s actually famous) Instagrammed a photo from the show congratulating her brother on his career milestone. She ended her caption with a note to the designers, “PS D&G, I STRONGLY disagree with your politics…. but I do support your company’s effort to celebrate young artists & give...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
[BRAND WAR] APPLE AND NOKIA ENDS THEIR LEGAL BATTLE, SET TO PARTNER ON HEALTHCARE.
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Few days ago, Apple has confirmed that it’s resolved one of its major disputes by signing a multi-year agreement with Nokia to utilize its intellectual property.   At the end of last year, Nokia sued Apple for declining to license patents related to technologies used in devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple had an agreement for some Nokia technologies, but had withheld offers on 32 other patents that covered everything from the display and UI to chipsets and...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017