Being Unoriginal, Taking Jokes From Twitter Might Cost You  

Time By : Eriq Gardner

A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Conan O’Brien, TBS and others on the comedian’s team for allegedly violating copyright on four jokes.

According to a complaint filed on July 22 in California federal court by Robert Kaseberg, the jokes were posted on a personal blog and on Twitter before making it into O’Brien’s late night show monologue. - Referenced Article


Dunkin CEO: $15 minimum wage is outrageous  

CNN Money By : Jackie Wattles

On Thursday, New York state's wage board recommended fast food workers make at least $15 per hour. The board said it should happen by the end of 2018 in New York City.

Dunkin' Brand CEO Nigel Travis says the plan will do more harm than good.

Travis said he supports governments making "reasonable increases" to the minimum wage, but a hike to $15 per hour represents a 71% increase over the current state minimum. - Referenced Article


YouTube redesigns app; priority is mobile, mobile, and mobile  

CNN Money By : Brian Stelter

YouTube is unveiling a redesign to its mobile app, visible right away on Android devices and coming soon to Apple devices.

The app has a "streamlined design," YouTube says, with three main pathways: a personalized home page, a subscriptions page for channels that users have signed up for, and an account page. - Referenced Article


Amazon worth more than Wal-Mart after posting surprise profit  

Independent By : Staff Reporting

Combined with a bullish forecast for the third quarter, upbeat comments from company executives on Amazon's Prime delivery service and rapid growth in its cloud computing service, Amazon delivered the kind of results Wall Street is looking for.

Seattle-based Amazon, which last reported a profit in the 2014 fourth quarter, has often faced worries by investors that its heavy spending on new ventures will not actually pay off. - Referenced Article


Katy Perry Just Joined the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj Twitter Drama  

Time By : Nolan Feeney

If Taylor Swift and Katy Perry didn’t have “Bad Blood” before, they certainly do now.

Fans of Swift have long-speculated that her most recent No. 1 single—which was just nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards—is about her falling out with Katy Perry, who pretty much confirmed that interpretation when she weighed in on Swift’s recent, widely criticized Twitter exchange with Nicki Minaj. - Referenced Article


Mike Tomlin gets 2-year extension from Steelers through 18 season  

ESPN By : Jeremy Fowler

The Pittsburgh Steelers have extended Mike Tomlin's contract by two seasons, giving one of the NFL's longest-tenured head coaches more time to chase his second championship.

Tomlin, who has four AFC North titles and five playoff appearances in eight years, is now under contract until at least the 2018 season, the team announced Thursday. - Referenced Article


Chris Brown is stuck in the Philippines  

Business Insider By : TRAVIS LYLES

Award-winning American popstar Chris Brown, 26, has been barred from leaving the Phillipines because of a contract dispute gone wrong, the official Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday.

Brown was prevented from leaving the country just hours before he was supposed to arrive in Hong Kong to perform at another concert. - Referenced Article


Bettis on his HOF Crunch: It warms my heart  

Steelers.com By : Teresa Varley

Jerome Bettis looked at the box of cereal with his likeness on the front, and then glanced down at the lower left corner of it and couldn’t hide his smile. What he saw, what made him smile, is a logo that makes him so proud, the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo. “It warms my heart every time I see it,” said Bettis.

“This is something that was never a dream as a kid. You don’t dream of going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You dream of winning a championship. So when I see it, the realization is now I am in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” - Referenced Article


Nicki Minaj on MTV Video Music Awards: Black Women Are Getting Snubbed  

Time By : Jack Linshi

Minaj argued how Taylor Swift is privileged as an artist Nicki Minaj tweeted her frustrations on Tuesday over what the annual crop of MTV Video Music Award nominees says about mainstream music: black women are rarely rewarded for their influence on pop culture.

The rapper, who scored three nominations herself, accused MTV of snubbing her hit song “Anaconda” - Referenced Article


VIDEO: Mayor Bill de Blasio Unusual Stance On Uber  

CBS This Morning By : Staff Reporting

The on-demand car app is taking to the airwaves in New York with a blunt message aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's taxis. But that is just one front in the company’s worldwide fight to grow even bigger. Uber’s chief adviser and board member David Plouffe used to serve as President Obama’s campaign manager in 2008 before becoming a White House adviser. Plouffe joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss Uber's explosive growth and legal fights.


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