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The Verge

Dami Lee

Etsy is acquiring Reverb, a new and used music gear marketplace

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Etsy, the e-commerce platform for handmade goods, is acquiring music gear marketplace Reverb for $275 million in cash. The site, which sells new, used, and vintage musical instruments and accessories, will continue to operate as a standalone business.

The two companies have a natural connection to each other, with Etsy CEO Josh Silverman describing Reverb “as the ‘Etsy’ of musical instruments.” Reverb CEO David Kalt also...

The Verge

Dami Lee

In the country where mukbang was invented, this YouTuber is pushing the genre


ASMR + mukbang + supersized foods = content gold

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Fast Company

Maureen Harrington—Glassdoor

This is how gig-economy work has evolved

Gig work has always existed, but it has come to mean so much more than what it meant in the past.

“Gig.” You’ve heard it mentioned at afterwork drinks, debated on employment sites, and beaten to death by pundits. It may have a new name now, but gigs have been around as long as humans have been paid for “services rendered.” What we now call gigs used to be referred to as part-time, freelance, or consulting.

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Arielle Pardes

Pinterest's New Search Tool Puts Stress Relief in Your Feed

Soon the company will begin placing anxiety-relieving exercises within its search results to help boost your mood.


Christian D'Andrea

Who will be the NFL’s oldest player 10 years from now?

It probably won’t be Tom Brady (but let’s not rule anything out).

Russell Wilson has a lot in common with Tom Brady. Both are resilient, accurate quarterbacks who’ve led their teams to new heights. Both follow alternative diets to keep their bodies churning at a high level (nanobubbles for Wilson and avocado ice cream for Brady). And both know when they want to leave the NFL behind — at the ripe age of 45.

Wilson recently tossed out an estimate of 10-15 more seasons in Seattle,...


Brendan Porath

Shane Lowry won The Open and then he went to ‘f***ing party’

Lowry started Sunday shackled with fear and doubt about winning the Open. So when he got it done, he partied accordingly.

In addition to the great golf from start to finish, Shane Lowry was consistently candid all weekend at Royal Portrush. There was no hiding how nervous or scared he was about the position he was in chasing the British Open and a career-defining moment.

Lowry was not the athlete telling you it was just another game or he was just taking it one day at a time or that he...


Cameron Joseph

Why Democrats Could Be Heading for the Dreaded Contested Convention

WASHINGTON — It’s June 2020. Former Vice President Joe Biden ground out a win in Iowa, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren crushed him in New Hampshire. Biden narrowly beat Sen. Kamala Harris in Nevada, but she bounced back to win South Carolina a week later.

Crucial Super Tuesday ended in a split decision. Harris won a plurality in California while splitting the Deep South with Biden; Warren racked up delegates in liberal enclaves on the coasts and populist Midwest. Sanders, down but stubbornly...


Ingrid Lunden

UK challenger bank Atom raises another £50M from BBVA and more at £530M valuation

Another hopeful among Europe’s so-called challenger banks — startups taking on the big names in consumer banking by targeting niche groups of users with a more modern set of tools to manage users’ money — has raised a sizeable round of funding to expand its business.

Atom Bank — which targets mainly millennial-aged consumers (current slogan: “It’s all about you, you, you”) with mobile-first savings accounts and mortgages as well as small business loans — has raised a...


Frederic Lardinois

Slack speeds up its web and desktop client

Slack is launching a major update to its web and desktop today that doesn’t introduce any new features or a new user interface. Instead, it’s almost a complete rebuild of the underlying technology that makes these two experiences work. Over the course of the last year or so, Slack worked on shifting the web and desktop clients (which essentially use the same codebase) to a modern stack and away from jQuery and other technologies it used when it first introduced these tools in...


Ron Miller

Serverless, Inc expands free Framework to include monitoring and security

Serverless development has largely been a lonely pursuit until recently, but Serverless, Inc has been offering a free framework for intrepid programmers since 2015. At first, that involved development, deployment and testing, but today the company announced it is expanding into monitoring and security to make it an end-to-end tool — and it’s available for free.

Serverless computing isn’t actually server-free, but it’s a form of computing that provides a way to use only the computing...


Brian Heater

Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret

A new report could ultimately prove another bombshell in Huawei’s on-going conflicts with the U.S. government. New documents obtained by The Washington Post tie the Chinese hardware giant to North Korea’s commercial 3G wireless network.

If proven, the ties would be yet more fodder for the U.S., which has already dinged the company over charges of violating Iran sanctions. The government has also been investigated potential ties between Huawei and North Korea for years, though concrete...

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Pete Buttigieg's interview on country radio was silenced

Blair Garner, host of a nationally syndicated radio program, taped an interview with 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in Nashville last week.

CNN.com - Top Stories

GOP senator: Back in the 60s, that wasn't considered racist

While discussing President Trump's recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tells CNN's Dana Bash that back in the 1960s, telling people to "love it or leave it" wasn't considered racist.

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Opinion: Here's the British bigot who Trump retweets

Amid the ongoing furor over President Donald Trump's racist tweets targeting four female members of Congress and his supporters chanting "Send her back," the President on Saturday repeatedly retweeted a vile bigot from the United Kingdom -- Katie Hopkins.

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Fox's fixation with Ocasio-Cortez and Omar

CNN's Brian Stelter connects the dots between Fox's coverage and President Trump's attacks against newly elected congresswomen. Tara Dowdell says "this is about racial opportunism." Astead Herndon also comments on how news outlets should cover race and identity issues differently.

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GOP group shares meme depicting congresswomen as 'the jihad squad'

Two top Illinois GOP officials are condemning a meme recently posted to the Facebook page of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen's Association that depicted four minority congresswomen as being "THE JIHAD SQUAD."

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Frances Robles and Patricia Mazzei

Puerto Rico Protests: Live Updates

Thousands of protesters are assembling for what is expected to be one of the largest protests the island has ever seen against Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló.


Sashi Brown, JT III join retooled Wiz front office

The Wizards have announced that former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown and former Georgetown hoops coach John Thompson III have joined the team's front office.

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