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China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers in China have shattered last year's record by making $30.8 billion in sales on the country's annual buying frenzy Sunday, as the tradition marked its 10th year.

The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the U.S. for online purchases made on a single day.

Wired In: Tanay Vardhan

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet TANAY VARDHAN, a University of Illinois senior pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering with a minor in computer science. He's passionate about web development and working on a startup called Turkbox.

Tell us about Turkbox.

New YouTube Premium series 'Champaign Ill' raising local eyebrows

CHAMPAIGN — A 10-episode TV series titled "Champaign Ill" — and set in a fictitious version of the local community — is scheduled to premiere next month on YouTube Premium.

Judging by its premise, the series, announced in an expletive-filled trailer and filmed in Atlanta, may not be very flattering for Champaign.

Ford buys electric-scooter-sharing company Spin

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has bought an electric-scooter-sharing company, expanding its presence in alternative modes of transportation.

The century-old automobile company announced its acquisition of Spin, a San Francisco-based dockless scooter-sharing company, on Wednesday.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

36TH ANNUAL JURIED ART FAIR

What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Amazon says it now might built its second HQ in two cities

NEW YORK (AP) — After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that would still have a major impact on wherever it ultimately selects.

Illinois Ancestors | Veterans honored at 100th anniversary of end of WWI

This year, Nov. 11 will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The day was originally called Armistice Day but more recently called Veterans Day. Veterans of World War I are being honored by various entities — countries, states, counties, individuals and national magazines:

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of midterm elections

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.

The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.

Amazon considering N.Y. amid reports headquarters will be split

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is one of the finalists in Amazon's search to build another headquarters, according to a person familiar with the talks.

After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the sites it ultimately selects.

Verizon restructuring under new CEO ahead of 5G rollout

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is undergoing a significant restructuring under new CEO Hans Vestberg, including its dominant wireless division, as it prepares to roll out its 5G technology.

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