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Amazon’s fart app is the best reason to buy an Echo Button
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Amazon’s fart app is the best reason to buy an Echo Button

As of this writing, there’s a single, solitary review for Button Tooter. It’s three stars and three sentences, and it’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. “They clearly ran out of ideas!” the reviewer writes. “It’s kind of fun! How about a game where you can make music. [sic]” Is Amazon’s creation of a fart app…

The real reason a top Uber executive abruptly left shows how much mistrust and fighting there really was behind the scenes
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The real reason a top Uber executive abruptly left shows how much mistrust and fighting there really was behind the scenes

Rachel Whetstone Google Rachel Whetstone's seemingly abrupt departure from Uber in April 2017 did not go unnoticed. Whetstone, after all, was the embattled ride-sharing company's head of policy and communications. And Uber was in the center of the worst storm of bad press anyone in the business could remember. But while her exit caught outside…

Commerce Sec. Ross: ‘No reason’ to think Trump will reverse tariff plan
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Commerce Sec. Ross: ‘No reason’ to think Trump will reverse tariff plan

WASHINGTON — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday that he has no reason to believe President Donald Trump will reverse his controversial tariff announcement this week, but left room for the often unpredictable president to change his mind. “Whatever his final decision is, is what will happen,” Ross said on NBC's “Meet The Press.” “What…

Here’s another reason to be wary of Spotify’s public offering — the amount of money it brings in for each subscriber keeps shrinking
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Here’s another reason to be wary of Spotify’s public offering — the amount of money it brings in for each subscriber keeps shrinking

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg The paperwork Spotify filed Wednesday to become a public company offered numerous reasons for investors to be wary. One overlooked, but important, data point the company included was that the average revenue it sees per subscriber has been declining and is far less than the $10 a month it…

The #1 reason Facebook won’t ever change
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The #1 reason Facebook won’t ever change

Facebook’s (much deserved) media nightmare continued this week when it came under criticism for spamming members who signed up for two-factor authentication. This was followed by charges that its Protect VPN software (based on its Onava CDN) was essentially corporate spyware. The collective outrage over Facebook and its actions might result in a lot of…