Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Advertisers warn social media to step up, or they're out

Trust in what we read online is eroding quickly, and social media and “Big Tech” are facing blame. It’s even reaching a tipping point for advertisers, who are threatening to pull their ad dollars from the digital domain unless things change — fast. “Consumers don’t trust what they see online.” That was a central theme in a speech by Unilever’s chief marketing officer Keith Weed on Monday, ...

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New Pennsylvania congressional map could benefit Democrats

Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in Federal Court as they seek to protect their advantage in the U.S. House. The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts is to be ...

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Going out need no longer be a headache for teetotallers

BARS and pubs have not usually been the non-drinker’s friend. Knocking back pint after pint of juice or fizzy drink quickly gets boring. But beverage manufacturers are now showing more sympathy for their plight. Many companies regard non-alcoholic drinks as the “biggest opportunity in the market”, says Frank Lampen, who runs Distill Ventures, which helps small producers with investment and ...

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Numerous Sisu vitamins recalled because of glass fragments

Vitamins produced by a B.C. company are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of glass. Burnaby-based Sisu is voluntarily recalling numerous products packaged in 100 cc glass bottles because of a manufacturing problem that left glass fragments attached to the insides of the bottles. The company says the glass can become detached while the vitamins are packaged and ...

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Black Panther's inspiring $192M weekend — in more ways than one

Black Panther has not only taken the box office by storm during its opening weekend, but is inspiring movements in fashion, voting and even random acts of kindness. The Marvel film, directed by Fruitvale Station and Creed filmmaker Ryan Coogler, hit $192 million US in ticket sales in North America over the weekend. The number, which is a preliminary estimate according to the website ...

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Fergie admits national anthem performance was kind of a mess

Not everyone was on board with Fergie’s alternate rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which opened the All-Star game on Sunday.  (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) Fergie opened up Monday about her national anthem performance that caused NBA All-Stars to laugh, and critics on social media to mock the undeniably unusual rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I’ve always been honored and proud ...

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