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Lyft and Uber go at it again after alleged no-sale

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http://www.thedrum.com — Ride sharing companies are getting a lot of press lately, not all of it good. Between feuding with the taxi industry, getting flak from unions and logging complaints on inconsistency of service, it’s definitely a time of growing pains for the still-budding industry, even as Uber and others expand their market shares.Lyft is seeing its share of troubles lately as it continues to come in second to Read More
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Hacking group OurMine strikes next victim taking over Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ Twitter account

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http://www.thedrum.com — Hacking group OurMine, the group behind a string of high-profile hacks including social media icons Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, has taken over Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ Twitter account in its latest PR stunt.Wales' verified Twitter posted the ominous message "RIP Jimmy Wales, 1966 – 2016" on Saturday (20 August), immediately raising questions on his safety.However, minutes later a ne Read More
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Viacom power struggle comes to a close with Sumner Redstone taking control

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http://www.thedrum.com — The turbulent fight over $40bn media company Viacom has come to a close, with 93-year-old billionaire Sumner Redstone taking control.A settlement agreement has been reached ending the battle between Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone, against directors at Viacom and granddaughter Keryn Redstone, who entered the battle in June. Redstone now takes complete control of Viacom - which owns MTV, Read More
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Can transit and sharing economy coexist? A Bay Area experiment begins

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http://www.thedrum.com — In an effort to improve service for Easy Bay residents, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority plans to start subsidizing fares of people who take private rideshare Uber and Lyft cars instead of riding the bus.The experiment by the Wheels public bus system operated by the Transit Authority, will operate in two test areas of Dublin, a suburban community east of Oakland, and passengers will Read More
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Matthew McConaughey's hidden verified YouTube account raises questions about viewability

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http://www.thedrum.com — He might be an internationally famous Oscar winner but Matthew McConaughey has failed to crack the social scene with his verified YouTube account.Active for a year, McConaughey's official channel had little over 8,000 followers when it came to the attention of Reddit users earlier this week.With just six videos in 12 months, YouTube users haven't been impressed with McConaughey's skills calling h Read More
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Channel 4 remains hopeful as Paralympic Games faces major cuts to venues, workforce and transport

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http://www.thedrum.com — The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that the Paralympic Games will go ahead as planned despite funding issues.With a little over two weeks until the Games, IPC president Sir Philip Craven, said: "Never before in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games have we faced circumstances like this," confirming a number of major budget cuts to this year's competition will affect Read More
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Navy Seal who wrote a book about the killing of Bin Laden must pay US Govt $6.6 million

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http://www.thedrum.com — A former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden must pay the US government more than $6.6 million.The whopping sum is for violating non-disclosure agreements and publishing without getting the document cleared by the Defense Department, according to federal court documents, Bloomberg reports.Matt Bissonnette, who wrote "No Easy Day" under the pseudonym M Read More
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‘It's something we owe to these kids’: 180LA builds momentum to keep stories of refugee children alive

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http://www.thedrum.com — “Unfairy Tales” took the often heartbreaking stories of Syrian refugee children and animated them gorgeously, and sometimes frighteningly, to highlight the plight of these children. The campaign, by 180LA and UNICEF, earned a Grand Prix Lion at Cannes Lion earlier this summer.But rather than rest on their respective laurels, the company plans to continue telling stories about these migrants, not Read More
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Donald Trump releases his first campaign TV ad

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http://www.thedrum.com — With the presidential election less than three months away, Donald Trump has sunk more than $4m dollars into a TV campaign that will run in key battleground states over the next few weeks as he attempts to get an edge up over Hillary Clinton.The TV push is kicking off with a commercial called ‘Two Americas: Immigration,’ and marks the first time that the Republican candidate – who has mostly depe Read More
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Alexa rides shotgun with Genesis, Ford and BMW

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http://www.thedrum.com — Genesis Connected Services, which the brand says combines safety, car care, remote functionality and infotainment, will use Amazon’s Alexa voice service on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap devices."With this innovative Alexa implementation, customers can now start their car and get the heat going all just by asking Alexa from the comfort of their own home," said Steve Rabuchin, vice president of Ama Read More
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2017 NBA All-Star Game awarded to New Orleans

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http://www.thedrum.com — In a final move, and underlining the league’s disapproval of North Carolina’s controversial and discriminatory LGBT law, HB2, the National Basketball Association announced that it is moving the NBA All-Star Game to New Orleans. The Sunday, February 19th game will be played in the city’s Smoothie King Center, home of the league’s New Orleans Pelicans. ESPN reported that Chicago and New York/Brookl Read More
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