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Crunch Report | Waymo v. Uber is going to trial

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Crunch Report | Twitter’s new NFL deal

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Fox News alerts, like if 1950s could text you pic.twitter.com/cWHEJdsP2v

— Ben Reininga (@BenReininga) May 11, 2017

What?

No quotations, no link, no anything. Just a simple little phrase. 

Good to know, Fox News. Thank you! This was urgent breaking news and I'm glad to have read it.

It turns out the notification was for an article with the same title, where the main bullet point seems to be "women, be nice to men."  Read more...

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Fox News sent a very strange push notification and the internet reacted accordingly

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This morning, Fox News sent an incredibly strange and unproductive push notification through Apple News which simply read: 

"Most men just want a woman who's nice."

Fox News alerts, like if 1950s could text you pic.twitter.com/cWHEJdsP2v

— Ben Reininga (@BenReininga) May 11, 2017

What?

No quotations, no link, no anything. Just a simple little phrase. 

Good to know, Fox News. Thank you! This was urgent breaking news and I'm glad to have read it.

It turns out the notification was for an article with the same title, where the main bullet point seems to be "women, be nice to men."  Read more...

More about Watercooler, News, Fox News, Notifications, and Watercooler
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Crunch Report | Snap Trips and Falls on Wall Street

Snap has a pretty rough day with its first earnings report, Didi Chuxing gets a big $5 billion investment from SoftBank and the author of “Cracking the Coding Interview” comes into the studio to challege John Mannes at Connect 4. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Amazon Unveils The Amazon Echo Show

Amazon unveils the Amazon Echo show, the first female general partner gets hired at Benchmark, Amazon makes phone calls free and Snapchat stays hip with a new eraser feature. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Amazon Unveils The Amazon Echo Show

Amazon unveils the Amazon Echo show, the first female general partner gets hired at Benchmark, Amazon makes phone calls free and Snapchat stays hip with a new eraser feature. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Hear Dataminr and NYC officials talk about using social media in emergency situations

 These days, it’s probably more common to hear about news breaking on Twitter or Facebook than from a broadcast news network or the radio. In an age where eyewitness news has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to social media, public officials like police, fire departments, and other government agencies (more on that in a bit) are looking for new tools to get up to speed on emergencies… Read More
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Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazon’s New Echo Device

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Facebook debuts a Twitter-like ‘Latest Conversations’ feature that shows public posts about buzzing topics

 Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Latest Conversations” in its search results that will show the most recent public posts about timely topics that a lot of people across its network are discussing. The unit gives you a wider view of what people are saying about a news story or other subject by exposing you to sentiments being expressed outside your social circle. Read More