FRECKLES' PICK - WINNER
Apple Going Red For iPhone; Launches Cheaper iPad
Apple is introducing a new tool to help in the global fight against AIDS. The company has announced it will offer a special edition red aluminum iPhone Seven and iPhone Seven-Plus as part of its decade-long RED campaign. Proceeds will contribute to the Global Fund to fight AIDS and the phones will start at 749-dollars. They will be available Friday.
Apple also announced a new version of its nine-point-seven-inch iPad for 329-dollars. It will have a brighter display, Touch ID, worldwide LTE support, an A-Nine chip and iOS-Ten.
TARGET SWIMSUIT CAMPAIGN FEATURES REAL WOMEN
Let’s hear it for Target, which just debuted its Spring 2017 Swimsuit Campaign … and it features real women with real bodies.
Each of the four models in the campaign represents a different body type. And the best part? There’s no Photoshop to be found. These pics are the real deal, bumps, stretchmarks and all. Refreshing! (Woman’s Day)
Factory Worker Falls 1 Pick Short Of $1M Prize
After Sunday night’s big upset you’d think no one hates South Carolina more than a Duke fan but I can think of someone that should hate the Game Cocks even more—and probably did before Sunday night’s upset.
And that would be a factory worker in West Virginia who fell one game short of winning $1 million in Berkshire Hathaway's NCAA tournament bracket contest when South Carolina beat Marquette on Friday Night.
His company was offering $1 million per year for life to any employee who could pick the first two rounds correctly and a lump sum of $1 million to anyone who accurately predicted the first round.
And while the odds of getting all 32 first-round games correct was 1 in 3,426, I’m guessing the odds if getting 31 of them correct isn’t much easier which is exactly what this fella did with the exception of that Marquette pick.
Yup, after choosing the first 29 games correctly, he picked Marquette to beat South Carolina only to see the Gamecocks win by 20 and a million buckets vanish in a swoosh… or swish.
Still, Berkshire chairman Warren Buffett told ESPN on Tuesday that the winner still received $100,000 for going the furthest among the 96,108 brackets entered—missing just that one game out of the first 32.
And truth be told, he wasn’t upset.
"He told me he almost didn't fill out a bracket, so he wasn't upset," Buffett said. "He told me it will help pay off some of his bills."
Oh and by the way, Buffett is currently the second-richest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion, according to Forbes.
Guessing he won’t miss it.
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