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Tom Gara

Deputy Business Editor — BuzzFeed

through meditation i program my heart to beat breakbeats and hum basslines upon exhalation. (editor, @BuzzFeedBiz)

Report: Peter Thiel Is Bankrolling Hulk Hogan's Lawsuit Against Gawker — Billionaire investor Peter Thiel has helped fund Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, Forbes reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the case. Thiel, who sits on the board of Facebook, did not respond to requests for comment.

One Face Missing From The Virgin / Delta Announcement: Richard Branson — Virgin supremo Richard Branson is no stranger to high-profile PR stunts: he donned a wedding dress to promote a now-shuttered bridal service, and drove a tank down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to announce the launch of a new soft drink.

Cereal’s Struggle: One More Victim of the Protein Craze — There has been a seismic shift in the way we eat, from the inexorable rise of snacking to the changing nature of the fast food industry. But amid the change, Americans have remained steadfast in their approach to one meal, the WSJ's Julie Jargon and Annie Gasparro report today: breakfast.

More E-Cigarettes in the Hands of Big Tobacco — The market for e-cigarettes has been the domain of dozens of small, scrappy upstarts in recent years, but with predictions that new kinds of smoke-free products could overtake conventional tobacco within a decade, it won't stay that way for long.

The World's Most Valuable Company Could Soon Go Public — There are big public companies, and then there are very big public companies, and then there is Apple. And then, in a different universe of bigness, there is Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, which sits on the rights to an estimated 260 billion barrels of oil and 288 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Dubai Real Estate Developer Says It's Standing By Trump — A Dubai real estate developer that is building luxury villas and golf courses in partnership with Donald Trump is standing by the billionaire presidential candidate, saying his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. will not get in the way of their business projects.

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Three Weeks Later, Some Rushcard Customers Are Still Having Problems — Some users of Rushcard, the prepaid debit card service co-founded by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, are still experiencing "ongoing issues" with the service, more than three weeks after the troubles began. "A small fraction of our customers are currently experiencing ongoing issues," Simmons said in a statement today.

Vice's First TV Channel Will Launch Early Next Year — Vice will launch its own cable TV channel in early 2016, tentatively named Viceland, the company said today. Its entry to the lucrative world of cable TV - long a dream of the company's co-founder Shane Smith - will come via a takeover of the H2 channel currently owned by A+E Networks, which owns 10% of Vice.

UNC Children's Hospital Launches The "Krispy Kreme Challenge Children’s Specialty Clinic" — Until recently, UNC Children's hospital in North Carolina ran an outpatients clinic in Raleigh called the N.C. Children's Specialty Clinic. But is such a predictable name really befitting of a great healthcare organization and its long history of caring for children?
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Sep 26, 2016

I did a string of armed robberies in the late 1990s and nobody ever caught me

Sep 26, 2016

RT @Tyrangiel: This would be a great moment for Twitter to announce it's being purchased by Salesforce

Sep 26, 2016

@ninarobertsnyc Yeah. Yemen Cafe on Atlantic is wonderful, and obviously Tanoreen etc. Still, slim pickings.

Sep 26, 2016

I'd never have have expected that we'd know the winner of the debate an hour before it starts, but here she is. 

Sep 26, 2016

@ninarobertsnyc yeah it's too fancy and pretentious for me to class it as a proper Lebanese restaurant.

Sep 26, 2016

The mismatched definitions of victory tonight remind me of the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

Sep 26, 2016

@ninarobertsnyc have always wondered why the Lebanese diaspora isn't showing up harder in the NYC restaurant scene.

Sep 26, 2016

@ninarobertsnyc And the broad American national commitment to eating hot bread stuffed with melted cheese

Sep 26, 2016

@ninarobertsnyc (The place near NYU is great, I meant to also say :)

Sep 26, 2016

@ninarobertsnyc Is this at the place just near NYU? The Arab food scene in NYC is awful in general though.

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