We’ve recapped the buzziest news of this week in 30 seconds so you can sound just a little bit smarter at happy hour today:
Noted meme plagiarist The Fat Jew got a lot of hate for his joke-stealing ways. Now trending on Twitter: Deez Nuts. No, really. Apparently he’s 15-yea-old Iowan running for president and he’ll polling, too. Another Uber leak this week: Documents show the car service company is bringing in a lot of cash — around $2 billion in revenue — and may be poised for an IPO. Vogue dropped its September issue this week. It weighs 4 pounds and has more than 800 pages. Finally, hackers dumped a trove of data — like credit card information and email addresses — from extramarital hookup site Ashley Madison. Yikes. There are bound to be some awkward conversations in homes across America this weekend. Let us know if you think we missed anything from this week.
‘Fear of saying the wrong thing is eating us alive’: Confessions of an Iranian-American advertiser on the industry’s silence on Iranian women’s rights
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Why American Express invests in TikTok ahead of Small Business Saturday
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How a Minecraft influencer is bringing advertisers to the platform
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