Jimmy Kimmel’s Takes a New Stand Against Pumpkin Spice Pizza

Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is off the table, Jimmy Kimmel has found his new moral stance—pumpkin spice pizza. While earlier in the week, Kimmel promised his audience that he would “go back to talking about the Kardashians!” after fighting against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host once again used his monologue to preach about an evil he saw in the world, namely, pumpkin spice pizza. “Is nothing sacred?” complained Kimmel. The pizza in question comes from Villa Italian Kitchen, the people who brought the world the real pizza bikini that no one wanted. They have done… Read More

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Amazon HQ2 in Chicago? City organizes 600-person committee in bid to lure tech giant

The Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Chicago. (Photo via Bigstock) Chicago really wants Amazon to build its next headquarters in the Windy City. SPECIAL COVERAGE: Amazon to build second HQ in North America That’s the message from leaders who just formed a 600-person committee — yes, 600! — co-led by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in order to help lure “Amazon HQ2” to the nation’s third most-populous city, The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Loop Capital Chairman and CEO Jim Reynolds, and Abbott Chairman and CEO Miles White will chair the committee, which includes members… Read More

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15 quotes that reveal the genius and ambition of Google’s Larry Page (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet CEO Larry Page is driven by a fierce, relentless ambition. The cofounder of Google and current CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet is notoriously unsatisfied by ideas that don’t push technology forward by 10x. Page, along with Google cofounder Sergey Brin, grew the fledgling search engine into the multibillion-dollar technology behemoth it is today. In honor of Google’s 19th birthday, here are some thoughts from Page himself on strategy, motivation, and the power of Google. Jillian D’Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this post. SEE ALSO: The meteoric rise of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, in photos On making a difference: “What is the one-sentence summary of how you… Read More

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Amazon Devices and Services team holding mystery press event this morning

Amazon’s Day One building in at its new Seattle headquarters. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Let the speculation begin: Amazon will be holding a surprise press event with invited media at its Seattle headquarters later this morning, hosted by the Amazon Devices and Services team. There’s no official word on precisely what the company will be announcing, but there’s no shortage of possibilities. It could be anything from new Alexa-enabled devices to a new Kindle, or even just a general update with more incremental news. In any case, as of now the specific nature of the event remains a mystery. The company’s Alexa team has been in the spotlight even… Read More

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