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Reddit Ends Secret Santa Gift-Giving Platform

Reddit is shutting down the beloved Secret Santa platform Reddit Gifts after the 2021 holiday season. Gizmodo reports: Over the years, the related forum r/secretsanta has attracted over 200,000 members and celebrity surprises such as a cat drawing by.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 11th, 2021

Supreme Court Revives LinkedIn Bid To Shield Personal Data

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Microsoft's LinkedIn another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs from harvesting personal data from the professional networking platform's public profiles -- a practice that LinkedIn contends threatens the priva.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 21 min. ago

Wave of Resignations Predicted As Pandemic Lockdown Ends

tomhath writes: Economists are predicting a massive wave of resignations in the coming months. Up to 40% of employees at some companies are considering career changes after working from home or living on unemployment supplement for a year. The reason.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

The Ars Technica Father’s Day 2021 gift guide

We give a few gifting prompts for the guy who won't say what he actually wants. Enlarge / A very Ars-y gift for Dad. Let's be real here: the best gift you and the family could probably get Dad this Father's Day is to leave him alone. But if y.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

Also Leaving Freenode: FSF, GNU, plus Linux and Python support channels

Freenode's Linux support channel has an official web page at freenode.linux.community, which now bears this announcement: 22+ year old ##linux on freenode has been seized by freenode staff The community's (multi-platform) site reminds visitors of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Florida"s Fired Covid-19 Data Manager "Permanently Suspended" From Twitter

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan

CEO thinks US will keep giving billions to private ISPs instead of public networks. Enlarge / AT&T's logo at its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez ) AT&T CEO John Stankey yesterday called Presiden.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Amazon Will Pay $62 Million Over Deceptive Delivery Tips Claims

Amazon will pay almost $62 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it avoided handing over the full pay and tips it promised to delivery drivers, according to the agency. From a report: The company is giving back the a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Google Chrome ends its war on address bar URLs—for now, at least

Google Chrome ends its war on address bar URLs—for now, at least.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Reddit Ends Secret Santa Gift-Giving Platform

Reddit is shutting down the beloved Secret Santa platform Reddit Gifts after the 2021 holiday season. Gizmodo reports: Over the years, the related forum r/secretsanta has attracted over 200,000 members and celebrity surprises such as a cat drawing by.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

SoftBank, Uber, Tencent set to reap rewards from Didi IPO

After years of speculation, Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-sharing behemoth, finally unveiled its IPO filing in the U.S., giving a glimpse into its money-losing history. Didi didn’t disclose the size of its raise. Reuters reported the company.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

New adaptable nanoparticle platform enables enhanced delivery of gene therapies

Scientists have developed polypeptide-based materials that act as effective vectors for delivering gene therapies. The new platform enables the vectors to be adapted to suit the specific gene therapy cargo......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Facebook is a hub of sex trafficking recruitment in the US, report says

“The Internet has become the dominant tool traffickers use to recruit victims." Enlarge (credit: Serhii Ivashchuk/Getty Images) Facebook is the most commonly used social media platform for human sex trafficking recruitment in the US, accordi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Fintech startup TreasurySpring raises $10M for platform giving online access to fixed-term funds

Fixed-term funds (FTFs) have historically been a bank-to-bank market. FTF products allow for investing into some of the safest assets, including U.K. government bonds, U.S. government bonds and highly rated corporations. They allow holders of large a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Fintech startup TreasurySpring raises $10M for platform giving online access to Fixed-term-funds

Fixed-term-funds (FTFs) have historically been a bank-to-bank market. FTF products allow for investing into some of the safest assets including, UK Government bonds, US Government bonds and highly-rated corporations. They allow holders of large amoun.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

InfoSum outs an identity linking tool that’s exciting marketing firms like Experian

InfoSum, a startup which takes a federated approach to third party data enrichment, has launched a new product (called InfoSum Bridge) that it says significantly expands the customer identity linking capabilities of its platform. “InfoSum Bridg.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Two profound problems face the higher education sector globally — affordability and relevance. Whether you live in Africa, Europe, or the U.S., a major reason why people don’t go to university or college or even drop out because they cann.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Punchbowl nabs $5M investment, acquires VidHug to add video to party planning platform

When the pandemic hit last year, Punchbowl, an online party planning service was left in the lurch with gatherings all but shut down, but instead of lamenting the situation, founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s app.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

A new mechanism behind continuous stem cell activity in plants

An inter-university research group has succeeded in constructing the gene expression network behind the vascular development process in plants. They achieved this by performing bioinformatics analysis using the 'VISUAL' tissue culture platform, which.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Infinite review: Mark Wahlberg’s sci-fi adventure is a waste of good lives

Despite its talented cast and slick concept, Infinite's tale of a secret society of reincarnating heroes and villains is all action, no substance......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Walmart is practically giving away this ultra-slim Gateway laptop

Walmart is offering a crazy deal on the Gateway GWTN156-1BL Ultra Slim Notebook this week. It features an Intel Core i5, 16GB of RAM, and Windows 10 Home......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021