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“I just tried to stay positive and speak positive things into existence”- Brandon Marshall
• Smart phone’s are helping to solve crime, one app at a time. Brandon Cole, who worked as a loss prevention officer, has been charged with vehicular hijacking, due to a “cellphone security app that surreptitiously takes a photo of its user after multiple failed attempts to open the phone” reports DNA info.
Though the specific app was not revealed, app’s such as Lockwatch for Android, IGotYa for iPhone may have been used. [DNA INFO]
• A new Miss America has been crowned and she hails from New York, making her the third New Yorker to win the crown 3 years in a row. 23-year-old Kira Kazantsev, during the talent portion of the competition, sang the wildly popular “Happy” while stacking cups. [NY DAILY NEWS]
• Marriott wants you to chip in for an initiative called “The Envelope Please.” Starting this week, guest rooms will be provided with envelopes to encourage “visitors to tip workers. In 2012, maids and housekeepers earned a median salary of $19,780, or approximately $9.51 per hour.” [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]
• Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been released on bail, he is considered one of Egypt’s most prominent activists and “vocal government critic” but he faces retrial of a 15-year prison sentence. [SF GATE]
• Jay Cutler rallied the bears back from being 17 points down to beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 at 49ers debut in the new Levi’s Stadium, yes! [ESPN]
• Cognizant is buying TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion in an all-cash deal. TriZetto “serves about 350 health-care plans and supplies software to almost 245,000 doctors and other care providers.” Cognizant “provides custom Information Technology (IT) consulting and technology services as well as outsourcing services. The Company’s core competencies include technology strategy consulting, complex systems development, enterprise software package implementation and maintenance, data warehousing and business intelligence.” [BLOOMBERG]
• The name Iggy can only be used by the “Fancy” singer according to a new report. The Australian singer is currently fighting the release of a sex tape and her lawyers state the name is protected by US Trademark. [TMZ]
• Neiman Marcus group has acquaired luxury e-tailer Mytheresa.com, founded in 2006, and it’s flagship store in Munich, Germany. “With the acquisition of Mytheresa.com, Neiman Marcus Group takes yet another strategically significant step towards our long range international strategy to more broadly serve the affluent customer around the world.” The website and store caters to young and fashion savvy, international luxury customer. [VOGUE UK]
LOOK OF THE DAY
• PETRA NEMCOVA
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