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'Bodega' startup forced to apologize after furious criticism of its name

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Bodega , a new startup with plans to replace the corner store with eight-foot cabinets full of essentials, went under fire today on social media.
Many users criticized the startup on Twitter, claiming that the name was appropriative and that the company's apparent mission to replace small mom-and-pop businesses was concerning.
Now, in a Medium post titled "So, about our name...", CEO and cofounder Paul McDonald wrote that the social media criticism was "far beyond what we ever imagined."
McDonald also said that there "was a risk" of the name "being interpreted as misappropriation."
He...
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Meet You at the Apple.Town Square?

Meet You at the Apple.Town Square?

9 monthes ago   |   By PCMag

Apple is well-known for inventing new marketing terms. The latest? Apple Stores are now Town Squares.
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Apple renames stores ‘Town Squares,' is mercilessly mocked on social media

Apple renames stores ‘Town Squares,' is mercilessly mocked on social media

9 monthes ago   |   By SiliconBeat

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts said at Apple's launch event that Apple Stores are now "Town Squares." Social media did not react kindly.
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