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Russian-owned successor of McDonald’s opens in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Three months after McDonald’s suspended operations in Russia, hundreds of people streamed into its famous former outlet on Moscow’s Pushkin Square as the restaurant reopened Sunday under a Russian owner and a new name.

In March, McDonald’s halted operations of its company-run restaurants in Russia. Although some run by franchisees stayed open, the action by the multinational

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Bally Sports North’s Twins-Rays broadcast invaded by ad

Back in 2004, there was a massive outcry after it was announced that Major League Baseball would place a “Spider-Man 2” logo on bases during a number of games. The promotion was scrapped almost as quickly as it was announced as traditional baseball fans cried out in protest of such an invasion of baseball’s purity.

Fast-forward to 2022 and we’re

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Finance

Google places an engineer on leave after claiming its AI is

Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer working in its Responsible AI division, revealed to The Washington Post that he believes one of the company’s AI projects has achieved sentience. And after reading his conversations with LaMDA (short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications), it’s easy to see why. The chatbot system, which relies on Google’s language models and trillions of words

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Texas Tech Advertising Team wins national championship |

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Texas Tech University:

Texas Tech University’s Bullet Advertising Team, housed within the College of Media & Communication, brought home a national championship this past weekend from the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) hosted by the American Advertising Federation.  

The team placed first out of eight teams

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Finance

Japanese finance officials make rare statement on yen’s

The yen stabilised on Friday after five straight days of declines, as Japanese authorities expressed concerns over the sharpness of the currency’s recent fall in a rare joint statement.

The missive from the Bank of Japan, the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Services Agency follows an unusually fierce yen sell-off over the past few months that has taken

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Apple’s lack of new anti-tracking rules leaves advertisers

When Apple revealed iOS 16 at its developer conference this week, the marketing world held its breath, expecting the company to take the nuclear option to cut off data coming from iPhones that feeds mobile advertising. Instead, Apple appeared to give the industry a reprieve, for now.

“I am shocked,” said one marketing tech executive, who is familiar with Apple’s

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