Amazon Pulls Out Of Planned New York City Headquarters – Amazon on Thursday canceled its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City after facing an unexpectedly fierce backlash from lawmakers, progressive activists and union leaders, who contended that a tech giant did not deserve nearly $3 billion in government incentives. [nyt]
Michael Avenatti: R. Kelly Seen Having Sex With Underage Girl In Newly Uncovered Video – Attorney Michael Avenatti said on Thursday he has a new videotape which allegedly shows embattled singer R. Kelly “engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage.” [fox]
The U.S. Government And Facebook Are Negotiating A Record, Multibillion-Dollar Fine For The Company’s Privacy Lapses – The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multi-billion dollar fine that would settle the agency’s investigation into the social media giant’s privacy practices, according to two people familiar with the probe. [washpo]
Trump To Declare ‘Emergency’ Over Mexico Border Wall – US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. [bbc]
Commuters Can Now Use Uber Boats To Avoid Traffic Jams In Mumbai – Commuters looking to escape Mumbai India’s famously congested roads can now use Uber speedboats to traverse the city. [fortune]
Spirited Away: Canadian Thieves Steal More Than $9,000 in Iceberg Water – Police investigate a case of 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water – intended for vodka production. [guardian]
Coca-Cola Goes Flat As Shares Slump – Coca-Cola shares were on course for their steepest one-day fall in more than a decade last night after the fizzy drinks giant warned that weak sales overseas would damage profits this year. [times]
Twitter Could Get Option For ‘Clarifying’ Tweets – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today commented on the possibility of an edit button for tweets, suggesting Twitter is considering a feature that might let people go back and add clarifications or annotations to older tweets. [macrum]
Sweden Recalls Ambassador To China In Twist In Bookseller’s Detention – Daughter of detained Swedish bookseller alleges ambassador arranged meeting where Chinese businessmen demanded media silence in exchange for father’s release. [wsj] Spicy.. I LOVE twists!
14-Year-Old Kid In Line For Big Payday From Apple – The tech giant has rewarded a 14-year-old boy from Arizona who helped them identify and fix a glitch before it caused any havoc. [here]
Ajay Gupta No Longer A Fugitive After Warrant Cancelled – Ajay Gupta, one of the brothers who forms part of the infamous family at the centre of state capture allegations, is no longer a fugitive from justice in South Africa after a warrant for his arrest was cancelled. [n24]
The Prehistoric Megalodon Shark May Have Been Killed Off By The Great White – Millions of years ago, a shark that would dwarf even the largest of its modern relatives plied the waters of the Earth. Called the Megalodon, the creature could grow to almost 60 feet in length. But about 2 to 3 million years ago, Megalodon disappeared. [popmech]
Rapper Shot Dead By Six Police Officers In California As He Slept In Car Outside Taco Bell – Police have confirmed the identity of the young man they shot in the parking lot of a Taco Bell fast-food restaurant as 21-year-old Willie McCoy, who was known as Willie Bo, and performed with the group FBG. [ind]
Killing The Airbus A380 Is An Act Of Kindness – Airbus SE’s decision to shut down the A380 program has been a long time coming, but the blow is more to the European manufacturer’s pride than its pocket. [dm]
FuckJerry Stole Celebrity Photos To Sell Its Tequila – The guys behind the viral Instagram leech that is @fuckjerry used celebrity photos and stolen memes to push their tequila brand. To promote Jaja Tequila, Spanish for “haha,” they posted edited images of Amy Poehler, Idris Elba, Will Smith, and other famous people to advertise their product, Vice reports. [mash]
Cape Town Cops Nab Two In R3m Illegal Abalone Bust – The Hawks confiscated yet another haul of abalone in Cape Town, this time R3.1m’s worth in Durbanville, a spokesperson said on Thursday. [n24]
This High-Profile South African Was Supposed To Go To Mars – But Now It May All Have Been A Scam – Mars One, the company that promised to send people to Mars on a one-way trip that would be funded by a reality TV show about them starting a human colony there, has declared bankruptcy. [busins]
Pompeii: Narcissus Fresco Uncovered By Archaeologists – Archaeologists in Pompeii have announced their latest find on Valentine’s Day – a fresco of Narcissus, who loved only himself. [bbc]
New AI Fake Text Generator May Be Too Dangerous To Release, Say Creators – The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse. [guardian]
ARD Matthews Storytime Gig Has Very Limited Numbers – Join ARD Matthews for an intimate, unplugged evening at Café du Cap. Indulge in a musical journey with never-heard-before tales from one of SA’s biggest and most successful recording rock stars. [more]
Suffering From Mood Changes, Joint Pains, Anxiety Or Acne? A “Leaky Gut” Could Be The Cause – Poor gut health can affect everything from your energy levels to your skin. [here]
Dubai Fountain: The Story Behind Its Dancing Waters – Like a moth to a flame, visitors to Dubai invariably swarm around the colossal fountain at the foot of the Burj Khalifa. It’s easy to see why: at more than 900-feet long, firing water 50 stories into the sky, the fountain is impressive, to say the least. [cnn]
Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth’s Wedding Album – Singer posts never-seen-before snaps from nuptials to wish husband a Happy Valentine’s Day. [dm] Ok, but it’s not REALLY their wedding album, is it?
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