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KFC Builds Gaming PC, Shaped like Bucket, That Heats Fried Chicken

December 30, 2020

KFC has teamed with Cooler Master to make a PC that heats up fried chicken, Engadget reported. While not available on the mass market, the bucket-shaped computer is the result of a viral marketing campaign on Twitter. Marketing creates value in customers’ eyes, with surprising results. […]

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Last Blockbuster Video Store Turns into Airbnb for Three Nights in September

August 23, 2020

A Blockbuster store in Oregon will host three nights of sleepovers, Engadget reported. The location, said to be the last Blockbuster video store in the world, will offer guests 1990s movies, candy, and more, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. The company fell out of popularity with the rise of Netflix. […]

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Government Grants Loan to Libertarian-Based Ayn Rand Institute

July 24, 2020

The “laissez-faire”-based Ayn Rand Institute received a $1 million government loan, Reuters reported. The Russian-American author decried government dependence and championed self-reliance and entrepreneurship. Rand’s philosophy also eschewed charity and selflessness. […]

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Virginia Man Trademarks Possible Redskins Replacement Names

July 23, 2020

An Arlington man plans to cash in on the Washington Redskins name change, CBS News reported. For several years, he’s filed numerous trademarks for team names to sell to team owner Dan Snyder. Patent law protects many kinds of intellectual property. […]

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Employee Surveillance Rises Alongside Work-from-Home Rates

May 19, 2020

More employers are keeping tabs on their work-from-home employees during the pandemic, NPR reported. Surveillance measures include keystroke-monitoring software and geopositioning software so companies can make sure employees are at home and working. But this comes with a cost. […]

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Chicken Wing Surplus Unexpected Outcome of Coronavirus Pandemic

April 18, 2020

Canceled basketball tournament games have led to a national chicken wing surplus, “The Washington Post” reported. The economy has slowed due to the spread of coronavirus and plummeting wing prices are an unexpected side effect. Rightsizing inventory is crucial for businesses. […]

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