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Appeals Court Weighs Arguments Over Uber Class Action Lawsuit

An appeals court in New York has weight arguments over the rights of customers to sue Uber. The case may have wider implications for internet businesses and mobile services. According to the case, customers give up their rights to sue the company when they register for the ride-sharing service. Arguing for Uber, an attorney urged the three-judge panel in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to send the case into arbitration. The class action suit also claims that Uber’s practice of raising prices during certain times of the day…

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Pepsi, Walmart Among Latest Brands To Pull Ads From YouTube

According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report Pepsi, Walmart, Dish Network and Starbucks are some of the latest companies to pull their ads from YouTube, as Google’s online video behemoth continues to struggle keeping advertisements away from videos showing racist and otherwise objectionable content. After the Journal discovered their ads on videos containing racist and anti-Semitic content, Pepsi, Walmart and Dish Network told the newspaper they would suspend all Google advertising except targeted search ads. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Pepsi-Walmart-Among-Latest-Brands-to-Pull-Ads-11026176.php Home This video was produced by YT Wochit Business using http://wochit.com

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There’s A Perfectly Good Explanation For Woman’s Horrifying ‘Teeth Tacos’

A woman was appalled to find what she believed to be “teeth” inside her barbacoa tacos over the weekend. When she shared a photo of the unusual dish, it quickly went viral. CBS Texas affliate KYTX says Courtney Aguilar’s now private post was initially shared by more than 2,000 people–a photo of the chunk of mystery meat she discovered at Mexican restaurant El Rincon in Pflugerville, Texas. Barbacoa is cooked with different parts of the cow but mostly from the head or cheek of cattle. The vendor of the meat…

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Venezuelans Face Fuel Shortage

According to internal documents from Venezuela’s state-run energy company, a gasoline shortage is being exacerbated by increasing exports to foreign countries. The documents from PDVSA also indicate that crucial personnel to the management of the energy company are also leaving in an exodus. The constraints to supply have led Venezuelans to face their first nationwide fuel shortage in five years. However, reports also noted that shortages to Venezuela’s current supply of domestic oil resulted from problems at refineries, as glitches and maintenance recently cut production in half. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/p3Ae7w4je4I/us-venezuela-gasoline-idUSKBN16V2D5 Home This…

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U.S. Issues Sanctions For Aiding Iran, North Korea

Reuters reports that The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday. Eleven companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for technology transfers that could boost Tehran’s ballistic missile program, the State Department said in a statement. Nineteen entities or individuals were sanctioned for other violations under the Iran, North Korea and Syria…

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A Robot That Delivers Food To Your Door

If you use the delivery service DoorDash, your next order could be delivered by a robot. In Redwood City, California, DoorDash is running a pilot program using Starship robots to deliver restaurant food to customers. Each Starship robot is equipped with ultrasonic sensors and nine cameras for object detection. The robots are designed to travel on sidewalks and they can move up to 10 mph, but are limited to 4 mph in pedestrian areas. When an order is placed the robot navigates itself to the restaurant where the food is…

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