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The daughter of the passenger who was forcibly removed from the United Airlines flight will speak at a news conference in Chicago today. David Dao, a physician in Elizabethtown, Ky., was recorded being dragged screaming from his seat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, sparking outrage across the country. United later apologized and promised to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers, but only after the airline received intense criticism and its stock price plunged.
Burger King launches ad triggering Google home devices–some call it the next wave of advertising. Yesterday, Burger King premiered a 15-second ad on YouTube with a way to bring extra attention to their products.
‘You’re watching a 15-second Burger King ad, which is unfortunately not enough time to explain all the fresh ingredients,’ the commercial says. ‘But I’ve got an idea. O.K. Google, what is the Whopper burger?’
Anyone who owns a Google Home device will notice the device registers the question and responds with information from the Whopper Wikipedia page once it hears its prompt, ‘O.K. Google.’ There has been a huge backlash -citing commercials should not be able to hijack voice activated gadgets although there are no laws against this currently.
A Seattle man and former cop was wrongfully convicted in 1957 just received his innocence back in court. The judge said prosecutors made a mistake when said they convicted Jack McCullough decades after the 1957 kidnapping and taking the life of a seven-year-old girl.
Traffic apps trigger congestion through Clyde Hill--A popular shortcut to the State Route 520 bridge is steering drivers onto the streets of this small Eastside community – and raising safety concerns. For people headed from the Bellevue area into Seattle, Apps like ‘Waze’ and ‘Google Maps’ tell drivers they can save a minute or more by cutting through town–but they’re asking drivers to take Bellevue Way instead to prevent congestion.