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Yahoo Proxy Fight, Katt Williams, AI Bot Tay, Joe Malone Rare Tea, Gordon Parks Award

Yahoo Proxy Fight, Katt Williams, AI Bot Tay, Joe Malone Rare Tea, Gordon Parks Award

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• Its about to be a, proxy fight! Activist investor Starboard Value LP, a 0.75% stakeholder in Yahoo, wants to remove Yahoo’s entire board. Starboard has been calling for changes at Yahoo since 2014, saying it is willing to launch a proxy fight with its own nominations of nine directors to Yahoo’s board.

•  A cross-border tunnel that ran the length of four football fields from a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico, to a newly built house in Calexico, Calif., was seized yesterday by U.S. authorities. Two men were arrested Wednesday in Calexico and two women were arrested Tuesday in Arizona, including the purchaser of the Calexico house.

• Microsoft’s AI Twitter bot Tay, an experiment in “conversational understanding” which debut yesterday is not going so well thus far seeing as the bot has been tweeting some offensive stuff.
 

ENTERTAINMENT

 Video of comedian Katt Williams locked in a chokehold by a 7th grader circulated yesterday. Lately the once popular standup comic has been making headlines for the wrong reason. Reports note the 7th grader was 15/17 year’s old though. Perfect case of “Your mouth is writing checks your a__ can’t cash.” ???

FASHION

 Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, the young hot hot hot designers of their label Public School NYC and DKNY’s creative directors, will be honored for inspiring others with their creative work at the Gordon Parks Foundation’s Awards along with MacArthur fellow and SAIC professor LaToya Ruby Frazier. Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. chairman Leonard Lauder and wife Judy Glickman Lauder will receive the 3rd annual Gordon Parks Patron of the Arts Award.

• Jo Malone London is launching a range of six luxury perfume Rare Teas collection made out of: Darjeeling Tea, Golden Needle Tea, Jade Leaf Tea, Midnight Leaf Tea, Oolong Tea and Silver Needle Tea.

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ― Carla Harris


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