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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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Aug 24, 2016

@sm_doug exactly. It's been my default food chemical ever since that episode.

Aug 24, 2016

@NeilBhatiya I'm not even taking about quality I just mean like... It doesn't feel like there's a proprietary blend of anything.

Aug 24, 2016

My guess is KFC's secret recipe is salt pepper flour MSG and potassium benzoate

Aug 24, 2016

Does KFC even taste like it contains a distinctive mix of anything? It tastes extremely generic to me. 

Aug 24, 2016

The good news is, Twitter seems to have developed a system for quickly dealing w/ repeat offenders. The bad news is 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @TalibKweli: @REALCAPPADONNA ain't gonna co sign u saying I'm a racist nor will he co sign your support for Donald Trump ho 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @RemedyRoss: @TalibKweli just got off phone with @REALCAPPADONNA too.-He said u can't say shit as I came up with the Wu. We are blood brothers-You FRAUD

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