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In a week when Mi­crosoft topped Ap­ple as the world’s most valu­able pub­licly traded com­pany, this also hap­pened: ⏩ Ap­ple an­nounced a pro­gram that al­lows fe­male en­trepreneurs and pro­gram­mers to at­tend twoweek tu­to­rial ses­sions at the com­pany’s Cu­per­tino head­quar­ters. The camps will be held ev­ery three months be­gin­ning in Jan­uary. Ap­ple will cover travel ex­penses for up to three work­ers from each ac­cepted com­pany. ⏩ A group of Amer­i­cans has filed a civil rights law­suit in a U.S. fed­eral court against Airbnb over its de­ci­sion to ban list­ings from West Bank set­tle­ments. The plain­tiffs said the San Fran­cisco com­pany is dis­crim­i­nat­ing against Jewish West Bank home­own­ers and doesn’t main­tain a sim­i­lar pol­icy in other dis­puted ter­ri­to­ries around the globe. ⏩ There were bound to be reper­cus­sions af­ter Star­bucks fi­nally added a fil­ter to ban porn from be­ing viewed on its free Wi-Fi. Forbes re­ported that a vice pres­i­dent at YouPorn — yes, a porn site — sent a memo to em­ploy­ees ban­ning them from hav­ing Star­bucks cof­fee in its of­fices, start­ing Jan. 1. ⏩ Ven­tureBeat re­ported that Moun­tain View on­line ed­u­ca­tion ser­vice Udac­ity is lay­ing off 125 em­ploy­ees as it re­or­ga­nizes, try­ing to shift its global strat­egy. ⏩ It was a bad week for sub­sti­tute teach­ers, and those who em­ploy them.

Montville Schools in New Jersey apol­o­gized af­ter a sub­sti­tute teacher told first-graders that Santa Claus isn’t real. Not to be out­done, Lake Shore El­e­men­tary School in Mary­land sus­pended a sub af­ter she al­legedly taped a sec­ond-grader to her chair. ⏩ Burger King in­tro­duced the “Dogp­per,” a take­off on its Whop­per, strictly for pooches. Peo­ple mag­a­zine re­ported that the dog-bone-fla­vored treat has a “flame-grilled taste.” Peo­ple or­der­ing a Whop­per through DoorDash will have the op­tion for a free Dogp­per, too. Can a Cat­purr be far be­hind?

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