San Francisco wants to reimburse Steve Jobs for overpaid parking tickets



Steve Jobs had a reputation for raking up speeding and parking tickets, but now the city of San Francisco is looking to track him down and reimburse him for overpaid fines.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency owes the late Apple founder $176 in overpaid parking tickets. The agency recently posted an online list of more than 200,00 drivers who overpaid parking violations dating back to 1995, for an accumulative refund of $6 millionJobs’ name graces the list four times — for reimbursed charges ranging from $37 to $60

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Amy Winehouse’s father is not happy that ‘Amy’ won an Oscar



Amy, Asif Kapadia’s film about the late singer Amy Winehouse, won Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars Sunday — adding another statue to the director’s cabinet following his Bafta win earlier this month.

But not everybody was happy to see the film receive the accolade. Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch — who’s long been vocal about disapproving of the film — was not impressed at the win, and tweeted his dismay Monday morning UK time.

“Always proud of my baby,” he wrote. “Amy will not get an Oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about…Asif. He’s fooled everybody.” Read more…

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The untold lesbian romance you probably missed in ‘Mean Girls’



Brace yourself for an emotional journey through our latest episode of “Trailer Mix,” which depicts an achingly beautiful romance between Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and Janis Ian (Lizzy Caplan) in Mean Girls. Set against the backdrop of an Illinois high school, the societal norms of the time (2004) forced the girls to keep their love in the closet. But what happens when their undeniable attraction is revealed to the rest of the school?

Get ready to have your heart strings tugged.

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Hundreds take part in ‘chilling’ disaster exercise in London



LONDON — Hundreds of emergency services staff and thousands of volunteers are taking part in a huge disaster training exercise across London this week.

The exercise, which is reportedly Europe’s largest, simulates a scenario based around a big tower block collapsing onto Waterloo tube station.

It’s taking place at four different venues in the capital over four days as well as an old, disused power station in Dartford, Kent.

2000 people have signed up to play casualties and members of the public during the exercise, with many dressed in fake blood and dirtied clothes to add to the realism. Read more…

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Best Supporting Actor nominee Mark Ruffalo attempted to steal an Oscar



Lucky for his tux, Mark Ruffalo didn’t turn into the Hulk when he lost in the Best Supporting Actor category at last night’s Oscars.

However, Ruffalo did attempt to commit a crime — stealing a large Oscar statue.

Unfortunately for Ruffalo, security thwarted his attempt

Shake it off, Mark. There’s always next year.


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Brits will soon be able to buy fresh groceries from Amazon



LONDON — Amazon has done a deal with one of the UK’s “big four” supermarkets, Morrisons, meaning people here will soon be able to buy fresh groceries from the retailer

Under the new deal, hundreds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable Morrisons products will be available to UK Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers, who pay a £79 ($109) annual subscription fee.

Amazon Pantry launched in the UK last year offering a 60-minute delivery service, but did not offer fresh produce.

“The combination of our fresh food expertise with Amazon’s online and logistics capabilities is compelling,” David Potts, Chief Executive of Morrisons, says in a statement. Read more…

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Snapchat apologizes for employee payroll data leak after phishing attack



A leak of employee payroll data is a nightmare for every company — especially one that’s, by some measures, still in startup stage. 

That’s the fate that befell Snapchat on Friday, and now the company has issued a formal apology and an explanation of what exactly happened. 

In a blog post, Snapchat claims the data was stolen from the company via an “isolated phishing scam.” A scammer impersonating the company CEO asked for employee payroll data from the company Snapchat department, and employees fell for the scheme. 

“When something like this happens, all you can do is own up to your mistake, take care of the people affected, and learn from what went wrong,” the post reads.  Read more…

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