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Southwest apologizes for pilot’s Let’s Go, Brandon announcement to fliers

November 1st, 2021

Weeks after a reporter’s mishap gave birth to it, the Let’s Go Brandon meme is still generating fresh headlines. That’s thanks to the innocent-sounding phrase showing up everywhere from social media posts to the halls of Congress, plus in song titles, on merchandise — and now, somewhat controversially, even the cockpit of a commercial airline. …

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Tesla’s stock price is soaring and Elon Musk couldn’t be happier

October 27th, 2021

Elon Musk: Space enthusiast, technoking of Tesla, enthusiastic tweeter, meme connoisseur — and, now, the richest man on the planet, as the Tesla stock price also just hit an all-time high. Plotted on a graph, the share price of his electric carmaker Tesla since early last year has produced the kind of image that pretty …

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Mark Zuckerberg is about to ruin Facebook for the last group of people who don’t hate it yet

October 25th, 2021

The document dump that Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen supplied to a consortium of news publishers, which began publishing a flurry of stories derived from the documents on Monday, revealed, among other things, that Facebook’s leadership has identified a new existential threat to the social networking giant: Old people. More specifically, the users who remain — …

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Marriott customers are discovering a hotel fee that’s making them furious

October 21st, 2021

According to the Washington DC Attorney General Karl Racine’s office, Marriott International Inc. and its affiliated Marriott hotels have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in resort fees that guests have been forced to pay over the last decade. Marriott has strenuously denied that it misleads customers in levying these fees, which are also …

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Southwest is trying to quell internal turmoil over vaccine mandates

October 19th, 2021

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has been in the news for weeks now for all the wrong reasons. There were more than 2,000 flight cancellations over a single weekend earlier this month, for example. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association has also gone to court to challenge the Southwest Airlines vaccine mandate. Add in rolling waves of flight …

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Here’s why everyone is furious at Southwest Airlines right now

October 11th, 2021

Flight cancellations were a routine part of travel long before the pandemic. But even in the new environment brought about by COVID-19, the nearly 2,000 Southwest Airlines cancellations this weekend represented an extreme mishap and bad look for an airline that’s long prided itself on friendliness and customer service. Indeed, this airline is supposed to …

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An internet provider sued Netflix because its new show is too popular

October 4th, 2021

Korean internet provider SK Broadband wants Netflix to pay for costs associated with increased network traffic, as more people in the region are streaming popular Netflix titles. Among the shows that went viral in the country recently is a South Korean TV series that shot at the top of Netflix’s charts globally. That’s Squid Game, …

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Dollar Tree is raising prices as inflation fears escalate

September 30th, 2021

If it seems like the price for just about everything is soaring right now, from the cost of cars to food and especially insanely priced houses. Now, the budget-conscious retail chain Dollar Tree is raising prices. As a result, it just gave everyone another reason to worry about the future. That’s right: The store that …

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Legendary Apple designer Jony Ive now working with Ferrari

September 27th, 2021

Jony Ive, the celebrity industrial and product designer thanks to his work at Apple and especially under Steve Jobs, is embarking on a new creative partnership via a newly announced collaboration between his design firm LoveFrom and the Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari. The new partnership announced on Monday pairs Ive and his longtime friend Marc …