Shoppers get drunk, go online, and spend money on Amazon

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So many Amazon packages.Image: Peter Steffen/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon is already more than dominant in the online shopping space, but add a shot or three of tequila and that Amazon Prime free two-day shipping looks even more appealing. Tech and business newsletter The Hustle surveyed more than 2,000 alcohol-drinking adults about their online […]

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4 tech tips to epically prank your friends on April Fools’ Day

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Big tech companies continued the tradition of questionable April Fools jokes in 2019.Image: Chesnot / Getty Images April is finally here, which means it’s time for corporations to put impressive amounts of effort into lying for the sake of comedy. April Fools’ Day always brings out the best (or worst) in tech companies in particular, […]

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Twitter wants to gather more info about reported tweets that expose personal information

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Twitter has rolled out a new reporting feature for flagging tweets that contain a user's specific personal information.Image: Chesnot/Getty Images Twitter would now like its users to get specific when reporting tweets containing personal information. In a tweet on Thursday, Twitter unveiled a new process for users when flagging tweets that contain details like a […]

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Amazon threw away an opportunity to help a struggling American city

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A victory for New Yorkers, and a loss for cities in need.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Many New Yorkers are cheering Amazon’s decision to abandon its plans for another headquarters in Queens. But its decision to scuttle plans for an HQ2 altogether rubs salt in the wounds of smaller cities hoping to become the next Silicon […]

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Facebook removes Russian accounts operating in the Former Soviet Union

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it turns out the Russians are prettyyy good at Facebook.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Russian trolls have been busy. Facebook said in a blog post published Thursday that it has removed over 500 Facebook accounts, pages, and Instagram profiles linked to Russia for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That means misrepresenting the true identity of […]

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Judge rules that Feds can’t force a person to unlock their phones

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Tim Cook says 2019 is the year we do something about data privacy.Image: ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP/Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a crusade to make tech companies care more about their users’ privacy. In an op-ed for Time Magazine, Cook once again called for a sweeping change within the tech industry and how companies […]

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Apple lost $57 billion in market value following Tim Cooks warning to investors

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Apple is on track for its biggest single day loss in 6 years.Image: THOMAS TRUTSCHEL/PHOTOTHEK VIA GETTY IMAGES After halting stock trading yesterday to announce a revenue projection reduction of about $9 billion, Apple stock opened on Thursday at $144. It was around a $14 drop from its already plummeting price when the markets closed […]

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HQ Trivia boss Colin Kroll is dead at 35 after an apparent drug overdose

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Image: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Variety Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old CEO and co-founder of mobile game sensation HQ Trivia, was found dead after an apparent drug overdose on Saturday night. An NYPD official confirmed to The Daily Beast that authorities found Kroll in his bed, unconscious and unresponsive, shortly before midnight on Saturday. Police were […]

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The Chinese digital economy can’t be slowed down. Heres a look at how and why.

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Image: Photo by Wolfram K from Pexels Anyone who regularly reads business news will recognize the Chinese companies consistently making headlines: Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. These companies have established a major role in the global economy. Today, they dominate everything from e-commerce to the Chinese entertainment industry. One of the reasons these organizations have […]

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Audio of Jamal Khashoggi’s death probably didn’t come from Apple Watch

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Jamal Khashoggi disappeared behind these doors at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.Image:  Isa Terli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Amid the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in Turkey sits a technological mystery involving an Apple Watch. Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Turkish authorities had audio recordings that confirmed Khashoggi’s death inside […]

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