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This is one of those weeks where bananas articles just kept popping up, so it’s a good one!
“Lawsuits Allege This Startup Ripped Off Millions From Vendors. Andreessen Horowitz Backed The Former CEO’s New Company Anyway”- YIKES. This is definitely a 👀🍿🧃 piece.
“Two Rhode Island officials visited Philly. They were so rude their state launched two separate investigations.”- Were these men trolling this poor woman?
''North Texas fitness influencer ordered to pay $400,000 as part of settlement''- Is it just me or that feels surprisingly low?
“She Got Famous Calling Herself a Scammer. Is She Finally Making Good?”- The Caroline Calloway press tour continues…
''Instagram influencers nabbed with 216 pounds of cocaine: feds''- Imagine being arrested for this— also while hungover.
“Charlie Javice, the founder of student loan assistance company Frank, appears in court over allegations she bought or invented email addresses to claim millions of users”- I wish this article had been longer!
''Is ‘Flamin’ Hot’ a True Story? Well … Let Us Explain.''- His version of the story is better FWIW.
“Exclusive: Westfield giving up S.F. mall in wake of Nordstrom closure, plunging sales and foot traffic”- The hits to SF just keep coming.
''Twitter has reportedly refused to pay its Google Cloud contract''- Now’s probably a good time to share that I can be found on BlueSky at ladybuglise.bsky.social.
''Data Shows Most Switch Owners Are Women, Gamers React Poorly''- Because of course they did.
''Gamers Anxiously Check Heads After Twitch Streamer Shows Headphone Dent''- Did you just check your head too?
Not scandalous, just weird, interesting food brand-related things
''Woman has ‘worst flight of her life’ after being given wrong food on 15-hour journey''- I imagine this isn’t hyperbole for her, but out of context that sounds bratty.
''Ex–Intelligence Official Says Government Is Hiding Alien Technology From Congress''- Show us the aliens!!
“Upper Deck Sues Ravensburger Over Allegedly Stolen Disney Game”- Seems that someone isn’t playing fair here.
''OpenAI sued for defamation after ChatGPT fabricates legal accusations against radio host''- Weird… wonder what lies ChatGPT would make up about me.
''Boeing sued for allegedly stealing intellectual property related to NASA's Artemis moon rocket''- They didn’t even use the stolen IP safely…
''Curve Finance CEO Egorov Sued by 3 DeFi-Focused Venture Capital Firms''- Another scandal for those following the Web3 space.
''Sushi chain sues high school student who licked soy sauce bottle for $480,000''- Remember when we were all told we could be fined for each song we illegally downloaded off Napster, Limewire, etc?
''A top executive was fired after being caught having an affair on China's version of TikTok. Now, the $85 dress his mistress wore in the video is selling out.''- Perhaps a good example of “there’s no such thing as bad press.”
“Thousands of Reddit communities 'go dark' in protest of new developer fees”- Curious to see how this ends up.
🔏''A Long, Strange Trip for the ‘Uber for Nurses’''- This is behind a (very expensive) paywall but dang, it looks great.
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