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Sooners Sweep Big 12 Weekly Awards

Sooners Sweep Big 12 Weekly Awards

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NORMAN –For the second time this season, the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team swept the Big 12 weekly awards, the conference announced Monday. Senior Brenna Dowell (Gymnast of the Week), sophomore Karrie Thomas (Event Specialist of the Week) and freshman Olivia Trautman (Newcomer of the Week) were all recognized by the league for their contributions to the Sooners’ victory over North Carolina and Ball State. It’s the ninth career honor for Dowell, the first for Thomas and the third for Trautman. Dowell was named the Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season after taking home the all-around title on Saturday. The senior, who has only competed in the all-around twice in her career, set a career high with a 39.625. Dowell added a career high on beam with a 9.925 and season
Google goes big, building largest solar farms in Tennessee …

Google goes big, building largest solar farms in Tennessee …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Google is going big in Tennessee, building one of two new data center campuses and the company's largest solar farm.The company announced on Wednesday there will be 1.6 million solar panels at the two locations located in Yum Yum, Tennessee and Hollywood, Alabama. -Yes, there is a place called Yum Yum in Tennessee between Memphis and Jackson.Google says the 1.6 million solar panels will be the equivalent of 65,000 home rooftop solar systems. The projects will be among the largest renewable energy sites in the Tennessee Valley region and are expected to match the electricity used by the new data centers.The company added they will be working with TVA and the projects will generate millions in economic activity and tax activity. Cludo News
Hims Scored Big With Male Consumers. Can It Repeat The Tric…

Hims Scored Big With Male Consumers. Can It Repeat The Tric…

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The year-old startup got men to comfortably talk about uncomfortable issues. Now, the launch of Hers will test its ability to reach women with the same level of finesse. January 15, 2019 15+ min read This story appears in the January 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Andrew Dudum, the 30-year-old founder and CEO of the men’s wellness startup Hims, could easily double as a stand-in for one of the millennial male models featured in his company’s Instagram ads and TV commercials. His hair is immaculate; his skin looks great. His warm, engaging manner is an invitation to confide. In college, he says, he was the one other guys trusted enough to ask for advice about
After a Comeback and a Name Change, Priceline Bets Big on C…

After a Comeback and a Name Change, Priceline Bets Big on C…

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Nearly two decades ago, Priceline.com was the poster child of the U.S. internet stock frenzy before the bursting of the dot-com bubble erased most of its market value. Its comeback has been spectacular, even if both its name and the name-your-own-price business model it pioneered are all but gone. Now called Booking Holdings Inc., it is once again one of America’s most valuable technology companies. And it is making a large bet on another frothy market: China’s crowded online travel space. ... Site Search 360 Reports
Big Tech Companies Like Facebook and Google Monitor Your Ev…

Big Tech Companies Like Facebook and Google Monitor Your Ev…

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The parallel between the all-knowing "Big Brother" of George Orwell's "1984" and the ability of major corporations to monitor and manipulate our almost every move is becoming more and more real by the day. No, I am not some Luddite advocating an abandonment of the wonderful advancements of technology we enjoy (like the computer I am typing on right now). I am, however, very concerned about the rapid constriction of liberty in our country, due in part to an almost monopolistic control by the "Big Five" high tech corporations (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft). Even Hollywood sees a problem here, and recently produced "The Circle" (starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson) that addresses the very real march of Big Tech erasing our privacy and taking over our lives: ...
Forget big oil. Google is the new target for activists

Forget big oil. Google is the new target for activists

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When Vanessa Harris started working at Google, she didn’t think the company would ever be the subject of human rights protests. But eight years later, that’s exactly what’s happened. Google, which famously adopted the creed “Don’t be evil,” has fallen into a corporate club previously filled by oil companies, mining giants and weapons manufacturers. On Tuesday, more than 60 human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, demanded Google end an effort to launch a censored search engine in China, saying the move could make the company "complicit in human rights violations." "Well, Google united the human rights groups," Harris wrote on Twitter. More than a week earlier, Amnesty accused Google of helping the Chinese government spy on its citizens, and posted a f
Why it’s not as simple as “breaking up big tech”

Why it’s not as simple as “breaking up big tech”

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Bicycles in the Google logo colours outside the headquarters of US technology company Google in Mountain View, California. Photo: PA Is big tech too big? In the past year, interest has grown in the idea that the giants of Silicon Valley have morphed into monopolies. Tim Wu of Columbia Law School argues they should be broken up: Facebook should relinquish Instagram and WhatsApp; Google should give up YouTube and DoubleClick; Amazon should spin off Amazon Web Services. Such arguments have ceased to be the preserve of progressives. Even President Donald Trump is said to have “wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law.” We’ll hear a lot more about breaking up big tech in 2019. However, there are significant problems with anti-trust law that
Ride-share Drivers Get Big Insurance Break From Growing Veh…

Ride-share Drivers Get Big Insurance Break From Growing Veh…

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HyreCar allows people to rent out their idle vehicles to people who want to drive for companies such as Lyft or Uber.HyreCar Inc. A few years ago Joe Furnari found himself with a car he barely used, but was stuck with a big insurance bill. Through a Google search he discovered a new Los Angeles-based company called HyreCar that would rent out his car to Uber, Lyft, or other ride-share drivers in need of a vehicle. Joe Furnari, CEO of HyreCar Inc., a Los Angeles-based carsharing company.HyreCar Inc. “As I’m handing off the keys to the driver, and (a HyreCar founder) comes running up to me,” Furnari related in an interview. “He says to me Joe, Joe, this is great. This is a perfect concept. You’re the first person to rent a car on our p
Massive fake review attack has big impact on small business…

Massive fake review attack has big impact on small business…

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The Local SEO community was recently plagued with a massive fake review attack that impacted small businesses globally. A collection of 37 profiles left over 3 million fake 4-star ratings. By the time Google removed them all about five days later, the average profile had left over 81,000 ratings for various businesses. Who is behind it? At this point, we have no idea who initiated the attack. Most of the profiles have Vietnamese usernames but the majority of the ratings were left for SMBs in the USA.   Who did it impact? Jason Brown and several other members of our Google Product Experts group tracked reports that came in from the Google My Business forum and on Twitter.  Although we managed to put together a list of at least 257 businesses that were impac