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People are calling for a boycott of a grocery store in Oakdale, New York, after its owner — Jose Colon, who hails from the Dominican Republic — had the apparent audacity to offer Trump supporters a deep discount on their purchases.

The backlash and demand for a boycott even continued after he conceded and even said he was open to offering the same discount for supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Grocery store faces calls for a boycott after its immigrant owner offers a 20% discount to Trump supporters - TheBlaze

During the final presidential debate on Thursday, Joe Biden pledged to transition away from fossil fuels. The statement caused alarm for many who are worried about the economic impact of losing the energy industry, and the potential devastation on the labor force.

Following the debate, the campaign and Biden himself "clarified" his comments about the oil industry that drew ire.
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Biden campaign tries to walk back Joe's 'transition from the oil industry' debate statement after being ripped online - TheBlaze

The CEO of Expensify, a software company that develops a system for businesses to file expenses, sent an unsolicited email to approximately 10 million customers Thursday evening urging them to vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3 and claiming that the country would head toward civil war if Biden doesn't win.
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Expensify CEO sends unsolicited email to 10 million customers telling them to vote Biden or risk 'civil war' - TheBlaze

Two weeks after Cineworld announced the closing of its U.S. 536 Regal Cinemas chain, the circuit is reopening 11 locations in New York this Friday, Oct. 23 following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent approval to reopen movie theaters in the Empire State.

The 11 Regal sites join the chain’s seven California multiplexes which continue to stay open.

Regal Cinemas Reopening In New York Following Gov. Cuomo OK For Movie Theaters – Deadline

Quibi, which launched with great fanfare in April, is shutting down just six months later, according to multiple reports.

Quibi founder and former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told investors in a call on Wednesday that the entertainment startup that raised $1.75 billion in capital is shutting itself down, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Quibi, Streaming Service for Short Videos, Closed After Six Months and $1.75B Startup

Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform to the final frontier — space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights and engineers who are focused on space-sector services, including simulation of space missions, gathering and interpreting satellite data to provide insights and providing global satellite networking capabilities through new and expanded partnerships.
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California has issued guidelines that will allow Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other theme parks in the Golden State to reopen in the age of coronavirus. As has been the case, it all has to do with California’s tier system. The announcement today included instructions for how to reopen smaller theme parks and them parks in general tied into the color-coded system.
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Disneyland Reopening Guidelines Revealed – /Film

China has officially overtaken North America in film ticket sales this year, making it the world's biggest film box office market.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, new data from the Artisan Gateway reveals that China recorded a total of $1.988 billion in its year-to-date box office sales figures on October 18, exceeding North America's total of $1.937 billion. ...
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China Topples North America as World's Biggest Film Box Office Market - IGN

The Republican National Committee has filed a Federal Elections Commission complaint against Twitter, accusing the social media company of making an "illegal corporate in-kind political contribution" to Joe Biden's campaign, according to Fox News. The RNC is basing the FEC complaint on Twitter's censorship of the New York Post article that made accusations about Hunter Biden's overseas business deals.
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RNC files FEC complaint against Twitter for Hunter Biden censorship - TheBlaze

Can movie theaters survive the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic? With the fall/winter movie season effectively out for the count after major studios pushed back their big releases to 2021 and state governments keeping major markets like Los Angeles and New York closed, movie exhibitors are struggling to stay afloat. Studios like Universal have reached a compromise with AMC Theaters by striking a VOD window release, but is that enough to keep theater chains from sinking?
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No Movie Theater Buyouts by Major Studios in the Works – /Film

As Bonchie covered Wednesday morning, the New York Post published a bombshell article containing email evidence that Hunter Biden set up a meeting between Burisma big-wigs and his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden. Soon after the Post’s story was published, a Facebook executive tweeted that “we are reducing [the story’s] distribution on our platform.”
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Twitter responds: 'Given the lack of authoritative reporting on the origins of the materials included in the article, we're taking action to limit the spread of this information'


New York Post business reporter Noah Manskar says that the Post's primary Twitter account has been locked after publication of a bombshell report on Hunter Biden.
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(Updated) New York Post account locked as Twitter completely censors Hunter Biden story; users can't even send it in DMs - TheBlaze

Netflix is no longer using a free trial membership to attract new subscribers in the U.S., having ended its free 30-day promo offer earlier in October.

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed that the company has ended the 30-day free trial in the United States. “We’re looking at different marketing promotions in the U.S. ...
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Netflix Ends Free 30-Day Trial Offer - Variety

TikTok was banned in Pakistan after the country’s telecom regulator deemed that it had failed to filter out “immoral and indecent” content.

It's the latest blow for the beleaguered social media platform, which back in June was banned in India after that country said it had received reports that TikTok and other Chinese apps were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data.”
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Unsealed court documents revealed that Google has provided police with information on users simply based on their keyword searches - an action that some say could be a violation of US civil rights.

According to a CNET report, published on Saturday, officers have asked the tech giant to hand over the IP addresses of everyone who had looked up words relevant to their particular investigations.
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"They murdered my business!" car wash owner Dale Davenport tells me.

Federal Reserve officials last month agreed that the economy was recovering from the coronavirus pandemic recession much faster than they had anticipated.

Fed staff told top officials that they the projected “rate of real GDP growth and the pace of declines in the unemployment rate were faster over the second half of this year than in the July forecast, primarily reflecting recent better-than-expected data,” according to minutes from the Fed’s September monetary policy committee meeting that were released Wednesday afternoon.
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Fed: Economy's Recovering Much Faster Than Expected

Don’t expect Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott’s Berry Farm to open anytime soon, according to California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a press conference Wednesday.

He said there is “no hurry in putting out guidelines,” but state officials are continuing to work with amusement parks in California after the pandemic prompted closures in March. ...
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Gov. Newsom in 'No Hurry' to Reopen Disneyland, Universal Hollywood - Variety

On my Facebook page recently, I was alarmed to see a warning pop up: “this information could mislead people.” Facebook then also said it won't show my video to most people!

What had I done wrong?


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