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Recent articles by Amanda:

What’s more stable than Bitcoin or UST? AriZona Iced Tea. –

ICYMI, stablecoins are in deep shit right now, and the chaos that unfolded this week has thrown the entire crypto ecosystem into turmoil with over $400 billion in losses from just one coin alone. In these times of uncertainty, all we can rely on is that we can purchase a can of AriZona Iced Tea […] → Read More

Grubhub’s free lunch promo creates a literal ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ for NYC restaurants

Grubhub offered free lunch to everyone in New York City. What could go wrong? → Read More

Facebook and Twitter still can’t contain the Buffalo shooting video –

Ten people were murdered this weekend in a racist attack on a Buffalo, New York supermarket. The eighteen-year-old white supremacist shooter livestreamed his attack on Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming platform. Even though Twitch removed the video two minutes after the violence began, it was still too late — now, gruesome footage of the […] → Read More

Three senior Twitter employees leave amid potential Musk takeover –

As Elon Musk tweets poop emojis at Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, it appears that some of the platform’s executives are ready to move on. According to a Bloomberg report, three senior employees are voluntarily leaving the company: Ilya Brown, a VP of product management for health, conversation and growth; Katrina Lane, VP of Twitter Service; […] → Read More

Trump’s deal with Truth Social makes returning to Twitter complicated –

These questions haunt us: will Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter actually go through? If so, will former President Donald Trump be allowed back on the platform? According to a new SEC filing regarding the Trump Media & Technology Group’s (TMTG) intention to go public via SPAC, Trump has some regulations to follow regarding competition […] → Read More

PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s “All Star” –

Owl City remixed Smash Mouth's seminal hit "All Star." It's a big deal. → Read More

Tech employees face another tough week of cross-stage layoffs –

Tech giants like Uber, Meta and Twitter enforce hiring freezes, while layoffs descend on employees at companies like Carvana, Latch, DataRobot and Section4. → Read More

Congress asks Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter to archive evidence of Russian war crimes –

Four U.S. representatives signed letters to the CEOs of Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter urging them to archive any content uploaded to their platforms that could be used as evidence of Russian war crimes. As TikTok booms in popularity and surpasses 1 billion users, the rise of short form video has offered unprecedented access to […] → Read More

Fanhouse was built by creators, for creators (and they mean it) –

Rosie Nguyen (@jasminericegirl) talks about how her experiences as a creator have shaped the way she's building Fanhouse, a new creator monetization platform. → Read More

The New York Times edits Wordle answer list after Roe v. Wade leak

Today's solution was supposed to be "FETUS," but the New York Times changed the five-letter answer to be less politically charged. → Read More

Post-pandemic reset leads to wave of layoffs in tech –

Over the past week, we’ve witnessed an alarming amount of layoffs across the startup ecosystem, from buzzy, big names like Cameo, OnDeck and Robinhood, to b2b platforms like Workrise and Thrasio. → Read More

Amazon Labor Union president tells Senate that workers’ rights aren’t a “Democrat or Republican” issue –

Back in February, Amazon tried to arrest labor organizer Christian Smalls for bringing food to warehouse employees during a union drive. One unfathomably monumental labor victory later, and today, the New Yorker is speaking before the Senate and visiting President Joe Biden at the White House. Smalls, the Amazon Labor Union president who led the […] → Read More

Copper is building ‘the Instagram for book lovers’ –

Copper founder Allison Trowbridge wanted to build a social network that revolves around books, connecting authors and fans through discussions and live events. → Read More

A second Apple Store files to hold a union election –

Apple store employees in Towson, Maryland have organized a union and petitioned to hold an official union election. This marks the third Apple retail location in recent weeks that has taken significant steps toward becoming the first formally recognized Apple union, following stores in Manhattan and Atlanta. Calling themselves AppleCORE (Coalition of Organized Retail Employees), […] → Read More

A major Patreon survey shows that most creators don’t want crypto payments

Patreon announced the results of its creator census, which invited the community to share feedback about how the fan membership platform can best support them. → Read More

Wordle brought “tens of millions” of new users to the New York Times

About three months after Wordle's sale to the New York Times, the paper announced that the game drove unprecedented growth in Games subscriptions. → Read More

Twitter Circle, a ‘Close Friends’-like feature, is testing –

Twitter Circle, the app’s spin on an Instagram-like “Close Friends” feature, is finally testing. The feature was teased as one of many potential product updates in July, and last month, it cropped up live on the site due to a bug. Now, a small number of users can shitpost to their 150 closest friends as the […] → Read More

Instagram is testing a full-screen home feed –

You know how when you log onto TikTok, the first thing you see (besides maybe an ad) is a full-screen, vertical video? Instagram is testing a feature that would offer a similar, instantly immersive experience, which it says is designed to “bring video more front and center.” Seems to be a recurring theme over at […] → Read More

SoundCloud acquires Musiio, an AI music curator, to improve discovery

With Musiio's team and technology, SoundCloud plans to strengthen its music discovery features, helping the platform compete with streaming giants like Spotify → Read More

Amazon is going to make it easier to load your own books onto Kindle –

Amazon is… a company that could bear to have a bit better of an ethical track record. At the time of publication, warehouse workers in Staten Island are fighting for better work treatment by voting in yet another historic union election. But hey, those folks in Seattle make a pretty good e-reader. Since it’s Amazon, though, […] → Read More