Technology

Bloomberg hired Fyre Festival promoters to make his campaign memes

Jerry Media, the promoter behind the botched Fyre Festival, is working with the presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an effort to make the 77-year-old candidate look cool, The New York Times reports. The Meme 2020 project, led by Mick Purzycki, executive director of Jerry Media, has enlisted influencers with […]

News

80-year-old widower in Oregon loses $200K in catfish romance scam

Investigators issued a Valentine’s Day warning after an elderly Oregon widower was swindled out of $200,000 by an unknown suspect he met through an online dating service. The 80-year-old man was “catfished” out of the money after an unidentified person posed as a Florida woman to befriend him, according to the Oregon Department of Consumer […]

Sport

Jayson Tatum looks like an All-Star scoring 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 […]

Lifestyle

Can you help these unwanted cats find their perfect match this Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day (it’s tomorrow, in case you forgot) is a time for love. While it’s great to celebrate your romantic relationships on V Day and your friendships on Galentine’s Day, we reckon this loved-up period could do with some consideration for our furry pals, too. We’ve shared the lonely dogs looking for forever homes in […]

Business

Jet market oracle Tinseth bows out with Boeing at crossroads

Years ago, when Randy Tinseth was still running Boeing’s sales account for United Airlines, the plane company’s designers pulled him aside. “They called me in and said we want to show United this interesting product and we can’t tell you about it until we get there,” Tinseth recalled. “We get to United and this dented […]

Technology

Amazon pauses Microsoft’s $10 billion Pentagon contract as trial proceeds

A judge has issued a temporary injunction against the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, preventing the contract from moving forward until a lawsuit from Amazon is resolved. Amazon has claimed that it lost out on the $10 billion contract because of President Donald Trump’s personal animosity toward Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and […]

News

Pentagon plans to shift $3.8 billion in military funding to build border wall

The Pentagon plans to divert $3.8 billion in military funding to pay for the construction of hundreds of more miles of the southern border wall, according to a notice sent to Congress on Thursday. The Department of Defense “reprogramming” notice says it plans to pull $2.2 billion from an account that funds counterdrug activities and […]

Sport

Zion Williamson scores 32, but Danilo Gallinari’s hot shooting late gets Thunder win

Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points, Chris Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 on Thursday night. Zion Williamson scored 32 points for New Orleans, his second straight game scoring more than 30. It is Williamson’s sixth straight game scoring at least 20 points. However, […]

Lifestyle

Adorable baby girl born with thick head of jet black hair nicknamed Kim Jong-un

If you were born with a thick head of hair, your parents will probably remind you of it any time they’re nostalgic for your baby days. For one little baby born with jet black hair, her parents gave her a nickname to go with her looks – Kim Jong-un. We reckon that’ll stick around long […]

Business

Royal Caribbean cancels 18 cruises, warns coronavirus hit to yearly profit

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL.N) on Thursday said it had canceled 18 cruises in Southeast Asia and joined larger rival Carnival Corp (CCL.N) in warning that its full-year earnings would be hit by the coronavirus outbreak. The epidemic, which originated in China’s Hubei province and has killed more than 1,300 people, has taken a toll […]