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Finding and making friends as an adult can be pretty challenging and downright awkward at times. Thankfully, technological advancements have taken a lot of the guesswork out of connecting with potential friends. Take the Squad app which brings friends together with similar interests. Squad makes it possible for two to six friends to set up a group profile, and similar to Tinder, allows them to swipe through the profiles of other groups who could be a possible match for a fun night out. “Squad is all about potential,” Adam Liebman, founder and CEO of Squad, told the Daily News. “Maybe your squad meets my squad, and we watch a sporting event together, maybe a squad of girls meets a squad of guys, and they have a fun night. Maybe you meet your best friend on Squad; maybe you meet your boyfriend of girlfriend.”
[MadameNoire]

RushCard Under Investigation After Glitch Locks Thousands Out Of Their Accounts

Two weeks after thousands of customers reported being locked out of their RushCard accounts, prohibited from accessing their paychecks, and missing funds from their accounts, an investigation has been launched into UniRush, LLC, the company behind the prepaid debit card founded by Russell Simmons. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the probe on Friday. A director with the bureau, Richard Cordray, said they’d reached out to RushCard CEO, Rick Savard, spoke of the “cascading financial effects of consumers not having access to their funds for more than a week,” and explained that the organization “is prepared to use all appropriate tools at our disposal to help ensure that consumers obtain the relief that they deserve.” They are currently working with other agencies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Trade Commission in an effort to hold those responsible for the lock-out accountable…
[MadameNoire]

Jay Z Oversees Historic Deal Between TIDAL & Barclays Center

Coming off the hugely successful TIDAL 1020 concert, it appears that Jay Z’s music streaming service and Barclays Center will be in a mutually beneficial relationship for years to come. Billboard reports that the home of the Nets has just seen their concert space, the Cushman & Wakefield Theater get a titular makeover as the Tidal Theater from this point on. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark calls the merge a “content deal” and says the partnership “affords us the opportunity to work with Tidal on emerging artist platforms and showcases, as well as some of their other artists, it doesn’t have to just be emerging artists.”
[HipHopWired]


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