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Employees Forbidden to Take Bite of ‘Apple’

In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company would not assist FBI officials with unlocking the encrypted iPhone that belonged to one of the shooters in the December 2015 San Bernardino, Calif. mass shooting. Cook’s statement sparked debate about … Continue reading

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Rock, Paper, Scissors — Android?

Android released a new television commercial on Feb. 28 that tugs at the kid in all of us. The ad tells the story of Rock, Paper and Scissors — three different things that do not fit with their respective groups. … Continue reading

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Brands Tie-in to Game but Skip Super Price Tag

As Super Bowl 50 approaches, the conversation is just as much about the infamous Super Bowl commercials as it is about the teams contending for the championship title. This year, advertisers will pay an average of $5 million for a 30-second spot during … Continue reading

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Bud Toasts ‘Average Joe’ in Super Bowl Spot

Budweiser’s 2016 Super Bowl commercial talked at length about what the company is not in an effort to show everything that the company is. When Budweiser’s “Not Backing Down” commercial aired during the 2016 Super Bowl, many public relations professionals and … Continue reading

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Social Media Flex Power in Brussels Terror

ISIS has taken responsibility for a series of bombings in Brussels, Belgium that occurred on Tuesday, March 22. The attacks at the Brussels Airport and at a nearby metro station are rumored to have killed more than 30 people and … Continue reading

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Polling Snafu Raises Voters’ Ire

The presidential primary election in Arizona on Tuesday, March 22 proved to be a stressful day for those Maricopa County voters who chose to cast their ballots in person. The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office opted to cut the number of … Continue reading

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Slow and Mo’ Snapchat

Snapchat has released a new set of filters that are changing the game — or speeding it up, slowing it down or rewinding it. The app released Speed Modifiers in an update Oct 28 that allow users to speed up, slow … Continue reading

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Twitterverse Talks Politics

As many tuned in to the Democratic debate Oct 13, it’s likely safe to assume that a majority also opened up our Twitter feeds. Both during and after debates, viewers take to Twitter for the latest updates on the debate, … Continue reading

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Volkswagen: Choking On Bad Choices

Do you think that your Volkswagen is good for the Earth? Think again. The German car manufacturer, known for creating the famous Beetle, is now under investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency for falsifying emissions numbers in thousands of vehicles. … Continue reading

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