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The Essential phone by the cofounder of Android will be shipping sooner than expected

Essential's Andy Rubin sent out an email on Wednesday to customers who pre-ordered the Essential smartphone stating that they should expect their smartphone to ship in the next seven days, according to 9to5Google.

That's great news for customers who pre-ordered the Essential smartphone, who originally expected the phone to be shipped in June. After Essential missed the original June release date for the smartphone, news that the company had lost its head of marketing and head of communications meant things were looking shaky for the startup.

But Essential has been on point with keeping customers up to date with the progress of their orders via


11 résumé mistakes that make hiring managers dismiss you immediately

· Acing your résumé is the first step to moving forward in the hiring process.

· Many recruiters will spend mere seconds on your résumé to decide initial fit.

· Easy mistakes like terrible formatting and incorrect grammar can instantly land you in the 'no' pile.

Recruiters are judgmental sharp shooters who only need about 25 seconds to decide if they like a job candidate or not.

At least that's how Ambra Benjamin, a recruiting manager at Facebook, describes the nature of her job in a LinkedIn post.

She explains that, while she will give outstanding candidates a more thorough read later, candidates who don't pass her initial test won't get a second look.

And Benjamin isn't alone in this tactic — "Recruiters move quickly," she writes.


Purported spy shots of an Apple-made TV set have surfaced on social media (AAPL)

Unverified photos of what appears to be a 60-inch Apple TV set are being passed around on Wednesday.

They were posted by iPhone concept drawing designer and Apple fan Benjamin Geskin, who cited a Chinese-language post on Weibo as his source. 

Alleged Apple OLED TV testing photos. Metal body, thin bezel. Around 60-inch.What do you think? (via https://t.co/cswEGwOdEt) pic.twitter.com/os7ZIj8vbF

— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) August 16, 2017

The four photos, which are unusually blurry, appear to show a large display with squared-off edges. According to the original Weibo post, the device has cameras, too.


The white supremacist website kicked off of US servers has found a new home — in Russia

A white supremacist website that was banned by both of its US-based web hosts earlier this week has found a new home for its server — Russia.

The Daily Stormer was dropped by both GoDaddy and Google after its founder, white supremacist Andrew Anglin, published an article attacking the 32-year-old counterprotester who was run over by an alleged neo-Nazi in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. 

Anglin wrote on Wednesday that his site was shut down "by the greasy Jews"  who said that he had incited terrorism by "making fun of a fat skank who had been run over by a car."

He wrote, mockingly, that Trump "called his true friend," Russian President Vladimir Putin, to convince him to host The Daily Stormer on Russian servers.


The new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' is the first good Sonic game ever made

When "Sonic the Hedgehog" burst onto the Sega Genesis console in 1991, he was a very impressive little guy. He ran incredibly fast, as did the game he starred in — it was especially impressive compared to pretty much anything else out there.

There was only one problem: "Sonic the Hedgehog" isn't a very good game. 

Your nostalgia-laced memory may be screaming out in anguish at that statement, but revisiting so-called "classic" Sonic games will confirm the assertion. It's fast, and pretty, but not much else — and things haven't gotten better over time.

With "Sonic Mania," that long losing streak is finally broken. Not only is "Sonic Mania" a good Sonic game, it's a good game period. 

"Sonic Mania" isn't just an homage to past Sonic games — it's an homage to your memories of those games.

The Apple Watch may be coming to Aetna’s 23 million members as a free or discounted perk (AAPL, AET)

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One of American, Delta, and United's most feared rivals just suffered a major blow
Etihad Aviation Group holds equity stakes in seven airlines. Two of them, Air Berlin and Alitalia, are now bankrupt. The CEO behind the strategy has left Etihad. But some investments have paid off.

Etihad's grand plan for global domination looks to be in deep trouble.

In July, the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based aviation giant announced a staggering $1.87 billion loss for 2016. This after posting a $103 million profit the previous year.

Etihad blames $808 million of losses on financial exposure to partner airlines such as Air Berlin and Alitalia.

Now things have gone from bad to worse.

On Tuesday,


What you need to know in advertising today
Posted August 16, 2017 0:31 AM
What you need to know in advertising today

The president’s manufacturing council of business leaders lost three of its members Monday, and a fourth on Tuesday.

The companies, particularly Under Armour and Intel, are being lauded and actually getting a brand boost on social media.

To read more about how Intel and Under Armour are getting a brand boost after their executives walked out of Trump's manufacturing council, click here.

In other news:

Walmart's CEO has slammed Trump for failing to 'unequivocally' reject white supremacists. Doug McMillon said that Trump "missed a critical opportunity."


The CEO of PayPal started his career making $14,000 a year — here’s how he rose through the ranks and took 3 companies public

Dan Schulman is the CEO of PayPal. During his tenure, he has managed the company’s spin out from eBay, and he's overseen several major acquisitions and partnerships. Before PayPal, Schulman led AT&T, American Express, and Priceline, and he helped to launch Virgin Mobile with Richard Branson. He’s taken three companies public. His first salary was about $14,000 a year, or a few hundred dollars in each bi-weekly paycheck. Schulman practices krav maga, the self-defense martial art used by Israeli soldiers. He says it's influenced his philosophy on leading, and has helped him learn to never raise his voice.

Dan Schulman has battle scars. The actual scars come from krav maga, a martial art he practices nearly every day. The others you can't see are from decades of leading companies, from the boom and bust of the dot-com bubble to the challenges of taking three companies public.


The tech pioneer who helped found CNET is aiming to build a new digital media voice empire

Shelby Bonnie helped found CNET in the 1990s. Now he wants to build an artificial intelligence platform for a voice-controlled digital home of the future. Pylon ai aspires to be the connective tissue for media companies and advertisers creating content for devices like Amazon's Echo. The first publication built for Pylon ai is Tasted, an instructional cooking product.

Shelby Bonnie was one of the earliest pioneers in digital publishing when in 1993 he and Halsey Minor cofounded the tech site CNET.

Now Bonnie sees a chance to be early in a new medium once again – one that may have just as much transformative potential as the web did a quarter century ago.

He's set to roll out Tasted, an audio media brand built for voice assistant devices like