On the Capitalist Internet, Even Celebs Join the Gig Economy

Andreas Milano

When I was very little, Neville Wanless wished me happy birthday on TV. Wanless was the gentle glue who held our regional station in northeastern England together, and although I remember him mostly as a blurry face with a voice like Charlie Brown’s teacher, a crisp few seconds of audio remain in the family archive, by which I mean that dusty box of cassette tapes that must be somewhere. The year is 1983. My parents are in the middle of buying a new home, staying in a down-at-heel rental my mother always referred to as “the grot house.” A flash

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YSL’s lipstick pod gadget will create whatever shade you want

Andreas Milano

L’Oreal debuted a gadget at CES last year that promised to make lipstick shades in whatever color wearers wanted. This year, we’re learning what that device requires to work at home: lipstick pods.

The Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Rouge Sur Mesure Powered by Perso — yes, that really is the name — takes three different lipstick color pods and squirts their liquid out at the top of the device for wearers to mix. (The pods dispense the YSL Beauty Velvet Cream Matte Finish formula.) When combined, they create the desired shade. The top of the Bluetooth-enabled device doubles as a

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How big tech got even bigger

Andreas Milano

The tech industry’s titans were already huge before COVID-19, the subject of soaring valuations and snowballing antitrust investigations. The pandemic has only made them bigger. A lot bigger.

In almost every facet of life—the tools we use to work, study, and play; how we shop and interact; the way companies operate and market their products—people and businesses have become more reliant on technology over the past year. Even amid one of the most punishing economic downturns on record, spending surged

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Carbon-capture company Svante raises $75M to trap emissions at their source

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Claude Letourneau, president and CEO of Svante. (Svante Photo)

Vancouver, B.C.-based Svante has closed a $75 million funding round. The company calls it “the largest private investment into point source carbon capture globally to date.”

Since launching in 2007, the Canadian company has developed a technology for trapping industrial carbon emissions where they’re released — such as facilities responsible for cement manufacturing, blue hydrogen production and natural gas boilers.

“Lowering the capital cost of the capture of the CO2 emitted in industrial production is critical to the world’s net-zero carbon goals required to stabilize the climate,” said Svante

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Leading Broker IronFX Announces Launch of New Affiliate Website

Andreas Milano

The primary goal during the redesign process was to update and expand the services available to affiliates as well as create a more valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices.

The affiliate website aims at attracting new and current affiliates and offers exciting new payment plans, commissions and bonuses to reward affiliates. Affiliates will be spoiled for choice as they can receive weekly commission payouts, CPA up to $1,500, rebates up to $15 per lot, and 6 payout plans to choose from. There is also dedicated support from a team of experts on education, marketing and

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Opinion | Michael Goldhaber, the Cassandra of the Internet Age

Andreas Milano

The big tech platform debates about online censorship and content moderation? Those are ultimately debates about amplification and attention. Same with the crisis of disinformation. It’s impossible to understand the rise of Donald Trump and the MAGA wing of the far right or, really, modern American politics without understanding attention hijacking and how it is used to wield power. Even the recent GameStop stock rally and the Reddit social media fallout share this theme, illustrating a universal truth about the attention economy: Those who can collectively commandeer enough attention can accumulate a staggering amount of power quickly. And it’s never

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