How to Make Sense of GameStop? The Internet Turns to Beer and Puppets

Andreas Milano

To help explain the complexities of the GameStop market frenzy, Brianna Parkins turned to two tall cans of Guinness, a sad-looking gray dog puppet and a pile of candy.

In her series of short TikTok explainers, Ms. Parkins casts the puppet as a hedge-fund manager looking to short a can of Guinness, reaping profits (that would be the candy) along the way. A white plaster statue enters the scene—representing the popular Reddit forum WallStreetBets—and buys up not one, but two cans of Guinness. “This is bad news for your hedge funds,” she says, waving the puppet to the camera.… Read More

Government Demands for Amazon Data Shot Up 800 Percent in 2020

Andreas Milano

The last few years have seen a scourge of account takeovers across social media, with no more visible example than last year’s audacious Twitter hack. This week, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok took part in a coordinated action to reclaim hundreds of accounts that had been used to facilitate trading of those ill-gotten handles within the so-called OGUsers community. It’s not going to solve the problem for good, but it’s at least something.

That’s more than can generally be said for streamer donation platforms Streamlabs and StreamElements, which have allowed far-right and white supremacist users to monetize their hate. Both

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Twitter rejected child’s pleas to remove sex abuse videos: lawyer

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Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012. | Reuters/Brendan McDermid

A lawyer who filed a federal lawsuit against Twitter on behalf of her teenage client revealed that the social media giant refused to take down videos of her client’s sexual abuse even after receiving proof that he was a minor and continued to profit off the content.

Despite receiving a copy of the driver’s license of the victim, John Doe — who was 13 when he was victimized — and requests from his mother, Twitter did not act,

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WordPress.com Now Offers Website Development

Andreas Milano

The commercial arm of WordPress (WordPress.com) announced they were entering the website building business. The announcement was generally not well received by the WordPress web development community. But many softened their response and saw opportunity as more information became available.

WordPress Business

People think of WordPress as the company that develops the open source content management system (CMS) called WordPress. But WordPress is more than the open source development community hosted on WordPress.org.

There is also a for profit site that’s hosted on the WordPress.com domain that offers website hosting and domain name registration, among other related services.

The WordPress.com

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What you need to know before hiring the right SEO agency

Andreas Milano

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has the most return on investment out of all digital marketing channels for businesses. It only makes sense that more and more companies are investing in SEO for their websites. With tens of thousands of SEO companies out there, finding the right company best suited to meet your business marketing challenges is crucial for business owners or managers.

Beginning your journey to hire an SEO agency for your firm without knowing anything about SEO is like trying archery for the first time blindfolded. You have to be absolutely lucky to hit your target. Understanding the basics

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SpaceX says its Starlink satellite internet, still in beta, now has more than 10,000 users worldwide

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Elon Musk et al. around each other: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images


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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

  • SpaceX said in a public filing Thursday that Starlink has more than 10,000 users in the US and abroad.
  • Elon Musk’s aerospace company launched the Starlink public beta in October.
  • In the filing, SpaceX requested that it be made eligible for federal cash to expand Starlink.
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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service has amassed more than 10,000 users across the world, just four months after entering beta, Elon Musk’s aerospace company said in a filing Thursday.

SpaceX said in

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