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Wedding Company Contract Tries To Ban Bride & Groom From “Encouraging” Negative Feedback


The non-disparagement clause in this wedding vendor’s contract forbids customers from making disparaging remarks or encouraging others to make them.Wedding and party rental companies often rely on positive word of mouth to find new customers, and negative feedback can do real damage to a small business.

Home Depot Expands Spring Black Friday To Spring Cyber Week


(The Searcher)For a store that sells supplies for improving homes and planting gardens, it’s true that spring is kind of like Christmas.

Military Allotment Processor Must Refund Servicemembers $3.1M For Charging Hidden Fees


(This Year’s Love) A company aimed at preserving the financial well-being of deployed servicemembers by processing payments to creditors on the consumers’ behalf instead contributed to customers’ financial distress by charging millions of dollars in hidden fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges in a new complaint.

Kraft To Remove Synthetic Colors, Artificial Preservatives From Original Mac & Cheese


(JeepersMedia)The bright orange color of your childhood will no longer come from a synthetic source: After removing controversial dyes from some kid-targeted macaroni and cheese products, Kraft is following suit by nixing synthetic colors and artificial preservatives from its Original Macaroni & Cheese in the United States, with Canada to follow later.

HBO Now International Users Subscribing With IP Runarounds Getting The Boot


While fans of HBO who didn’t want to sign up for a cable package to get every titillating, skin-baring moment on Game of Thrones (so basically, any given moment in the show) have been rejoicing over HBO Now, anyone outside the United States was left outside in the rain… that is, unless, they got around that inconvenience using VPNs or other ways to mask their IP addresses.

Here Are The Most Ridiculously Long Binge-Watches Available For Anyone With 200+ Hours To Kill


If you’re like us, you like your TV. Sure you do! But let’s say you’ve been busy: you’re all caught up on the big prestige dramas.

Comcast To Meet With Justice Dept. To Discuss Time Warner Cable Merger


(YayAdrian)In the wake of a report that antitrust attorneys at the U.S. Dept. of Justice are leaning toward blocking the pending $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, it looks like the cable giants are going to meet with the DOJ later this week to discuss the status of the deal.

BMW Recalls 91,000 Mini Coopers For Passenger Airbag Issues


(joellevand) Airbags only help to protect a person from injury in the event of a crash if they actually deploy.

3D, Smell-O-Vision & Indoor Weather: Rating The Best & Worst Movie Theater Innovations


Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us. The months of kicking back in the full-blast air conditioning and watching digitally-created stuff blow up will begin in just a couple of weeks, and at this point, it’s an annual ritual.

Taco Bell’s Founder Originally Intended To Start A Burger Empire

If you drive to Downey, CA, you can find the oldest existing McDonald’s eatery and the currently vacant building that housed the first Taco Bell.

Verizon’s ESPN-Not-Included FiOS Base Package Violates Contract, Says Sports Network


(Robert Walker)Last week, Verizon announced a new way to purchase its FiOS pay-TV service: Pay as little as $55/month for a core package of basic channels and then add on niche-targeted bundles of 10-17 channels each for an additional charge.

Spirit Airlines Brings Up Rear In Latest Airline Customer-Satisfaction Scores


(So Cal Metro) Time Warner Cable and merger-partner Comcast have very little company among the lowest-scoring companies on the American Customer Satisfaction Index, but now that ACSI has added Spirit and Frontier to its airline rankings, TWC can no longer claim the honor of having the lowest survey score of all U.S.

Target.com Still Can’t Handle Heavy Traffic, Crashes During Lilly Pulitzer Launch


When Target relaunched its website in 2011, it was a disaster, unable to keep up with the level of demand — especially for limited-time offerings involved big-name designers.

Comcast Bringing Super-Fast Fiber Network To San Francisco & Other California Markets


(Christopher.V)Two weeks after Comcast announced that Atlanta would be the first market to get its new Gigabit Pro fiber service — which promises speeds of up to twice that of Google Fiber — the company is now saying it will bring the high-speed broadband to several markets in California where it already offers service.

Is The RadioShack Brand Name Even Worth Anything?


(Phillip Pessar)All of RadioShack’s stores have been either shut down or sold and have now re-opened to sell only Sprint phones alongside batteries.

Tobacco Company Credits Falling Gas Prices With Rising Sales


(Xavier J. Peg ☠)Gas prices have fallen signifiantly in the last year or so, which is great news for consumers, if not necessarily for gas stations.

IKEA Releases Catalog Of Furniture That Will Charge Your Phone For You


Last month, IKEA announced it would soon be releasing furniture with built-in charging technology so yu could power-up your phones, tablets, and other devices.

Could A JetBlue Hotel Be Part Of Your Future Travel Plans?


(Adam Fagen) Forget about the Marriott, Hilton or any other number of hotel chains scattered around U.S.

Creator Of The Cronut Says He Eats One Every Day Because Come On, Of Course He Does


(ccho)Perhaps you’ve experienced that cycle familiar to many home cooks: You come up with a recipe, it turns out reeeally well and so you end up making it a lot… until eventually, you get sick of it and move on, dusting that favorite off now and again.

Amazon Shuts Down Service That Let Users Test Apps Before Buying Them Because No One Was Really Using It


(Screengrab via TechCrunch)If you haven’t used — much less heard of — Amazon’s TestDrive service, designed to let customers check out how an app works before buying it, you’re not alone.


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