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OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

Android phone company OnePlus is investigating claims that customers’ credit card numbers have been stolen after they used its online shop. Initially, a customer posted a message on its support forum saying they had seen fraudulent activity on their account after buying a phone. Then, that message prompted a flurry of replies from other customers reporting similar experiences. OnePlus said it was auditing its site as it investigated. In a statement, OnePlus said the fraud reports had come from customers who had bought phones directly from its oneplus.net website. A…

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Focus: Los Angeles Charter Bus Company expands to three additional locations, launches new site

Los Angeles Charter Bus Company, a motorcoach operator based in downtown Los Angeles, California, has expanded its charter bus rental services to three additional locations: Long Beach, Thousand Oaks, and Santa Monica, California. Founded in 2012, Los Angeles Charter Bus Company is a relatively new entrant to the motorcoach industry. Using advanced API technology to access available buses all over the Los Angeles area, the company has effectively streamlined the booking, tracking, and fleet-management process and has completed thousands of in-state and out-of-state trips. Reservation agents can provide instant quotes…

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News: Hilton Fuzhou expands company presence in Asia

Hilton Fuzhou expands company presence in Asia Visitors to the rapidly expanding city of Fuzhou now have access to some of the most striking views in the city with the opening of Hilton Fuzhou. The coastal city’s second Hilton property, Hilton Fuzhou occupies levels one, four and 39-55 of the iconic Sandi Lianbang Building and is conveniently located in the thriving Jiangbin region, near the Fuzhou International Finance Centre and Wanglongtai Park.  “Fuzhou is one of China’s fastest growing cities, attracting large numbers of business and leisure travellers with its…

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Middlesbrough part company with Garry Monk despite Boro's win over Sheffield Wednesday

Monk was appointed manager of Boro in June 2017 Saturday, December 23, 2017 Middlesbrough have parted company with manager Garry Monk despite winning on Saturday. The 38-year-old former Swansea and Leeds boss was appointed in June. And his departure comes despite the victory at Sheffield Wednesday, their 10th win in 23 Championship games this season. Boro are ninth, three points behind Aston Villa, who occupy the final place in the play-off places. “Middlesbrough Football Club have parted company with manager Garry Monk,” the club announced. Monk managed Swansea in the…

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Company tries to showcase plus-size fashion, fails dramatically

Bargain clothing website, Wish.com seem to not understand women. We say this with love. How else to explain their advertisement for plus-size tights using – assume the brace position – thin women who are stretching the tights out? That’s right. Instead of opting for a plus-size model to show how the stockings might look on another plus-size person, Wish.com instead opted for thin women to show just how roomy the stockings were on them by stretching them up over their heads, or out, beside their thigh. The advertising reads almost like one of those…

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Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Scan your eyes over Apple’s just-published list of the year’s most popular iPhone apps, and there’s one notable omission: Shazam. In fact, it’s been a while since the song-identifying software squeezed its way into the iOS App Store’s top 10. So, why has Apple confirmed it is “combining” its business with that of the smaller London company? It has not revealed the price it is paying, but the sum is rumoured to be as much as $ 400m (£300m), which would make it one of Apple’s most expensive takeovers to…

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Obama White House official bids for The Weinstein Company

A former Obama administrator has put in a $ 275m (£207.5m) bid for The Weinstein Company (TWC) – and wants to install a majority-female board. The Wall Street Journal reports that Maria Contreras-Sweet, who led the Small Business Administration under President Obama, is behind the bid. Film producer Harvey Weinstein was sacked from TWC after he was accused of sexual harassment and assault. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex. ‘Industry inspiration’ Contreras-Sweet wants to set up a fund for Weinstein’s alleged victims and a mediation process, the Hollywood Reporter…

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