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Mark Zuckerberg needs to put on a damn tie

by Jason
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Zuckerberg in his classic uniform. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)Image: Getty Images for Vanity Fair Let’s just say it: Mark Zuckerberg dresses horribly, and he should be ashamed every time he appears in public. Here is a man in charge of the world’s most important social network — one that probably ended American democracy as we knew it! — and thanks to a general acceptance of his limp-ass techno-bro privilege, he gets away with wearing the same ugly T-shirt and jeans whenever he steps outside. It’s a uniform that says “I’m better than you,” an astonishing hubris […]

Amazon customers now have even more options for in-store returns

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Image: Getty Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Amazon customers now have a growing list of options when it comes to returning their online purchases in person. In addition to any of the hundreds of Whole Foods supermarkets across the country, certain Kohl’s stores will now accept returns of “eligible items” as part of a retail partnership between the two companies that began earlier this summer. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s out of the original Amazon Echo right now, and they won’t say why The hassle of sending back unwanted products can be one of the biggest deterrents to online shopping and one of the […]

Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him ‘danger to society’

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli points as he exits the courthouse.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The pharma bro is now the pharma inmate.  Martin Shkreli was called a “danger to society” on Wednesday by a judge, who then canceled his bond release and put him in jail, according to numerous media reports. Shkreli had been out on a $5 million bond following his conviction for securities fraud in early August.  SEE ALSO: Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli trolls journalists in the most menacing way Shkreli found himself back in court on Wednesday after publishing a Facebook post in which he called for […]

Internet sleuths are questioning claims that Joel Osteen’s megachurch is too flooded for Harvey relief

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Officials for the mega-church won't prove it's flooded.Image: wikimedia commons/tobedaniel Lakewood Church, the Houston arena-cum-megachurch home of celebrity preacher Joel Osteen, would seem a natural place to house some of the tens of thousands residents driven from their homes by Hurricane Harvey-related flooding this week. As the former home of the Houston Rockets, its 16,000 seats are spacious enough for big crowds. And one would think a religious institution would be inclined to open its doors to the needy in a time like this as others in the area already have. SEE ALSO: Houston’s local businesses pitch in as Harvey’s […]

Here’s Tim Cook’s note to Apple employees denouncing neo-Nazis in Charlottesville

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Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY Apple CEO Tim Cook has no time for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. SEE ALSO: Trump blames ‘many sides’ for violence in Charlottesville He made it pretty clear in a powerful note to Apple employees, which also slams Trump’s “moral equivalence” between Nazis and human rights demonstrators. In the email, obtained by Recode, Cook also announced the company would make contributions of $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League. Apple plans to match its employees’ donations to these and other human rights groups on a 2-for-1 basis, until September 30. Moreover, […]