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May 24, 2019

IN THE NEWS: ROTTEN TOMATOES’ POLICY ADJUSTED

UNDATED (AP) _ Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to make sure their reviews are fresh _ not fake. The review aggregator says it will now verify that users who post ratings on a movie _ have actually seen it. The site says users who purchase tickets on Fandango will get a verified “badge” next to their review. Scores based on those reviews will be displayed on Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes. Theater chains like AMC, Regal and Cinemark will follow suit later this year. Fandango says the new rules will boost consumer confidence for reviews in the site. The changes are aimed at ridding Rotten Tomatoes of the reputation that’s it’s a place were trolls can post negative reviews about films that haven’t been released. That happened with the recent movie, “Captain Marvel.” The company responded by shutting down user reviews until a film officially hits theaters.

IN THE NEWS: NASA - DRONES

RENO, Nev. (AP) — You can say the effort has droned on for years. But NASA says it’s in the final phase of a four-year effort to find a way to better keep track of drones. Part of the effort is aimed at drawing up a traffic plan for the pilotless devices. As part of the experiment, authorities let a bunch of drones go in the air at the same time above downtown Reno, Nevada this week. The goal was the test technology that will be used to keep tabs on hundreds of thousands of the small, unmanned commercial version of the aircraft.

ON THE WEB: DRESSBARN IS CLOSING

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Dressbarn says is shuttering its doors. The women’s clothing chain says it will have closed all 650 stores of the chain by the end of the year. The company hasn’t provided a timeline for when it will close up shop. The company’s parent firm says Dressbarn isn’t profitable enough _ so it will close that chain _ and focus on its other brands, like Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant. Dressbarn has been selling women’s clothes for nearly 60 years. It employs about 6,800 people.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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