Twitter courts influencers with bitcoin tips and NFT craze

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Twitter on Thursday began allowing high-profile users to get tips in bitcoin as the network steps up its wooing of the content creators essential to drawing crowds online. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube have built their popularity among young people in large part because of these social media stars.  Attracting and keeping creators and their audience has therefore become crucial for the tech companies battling to attract an audience — and advertising profits. “We want Twitter to be the best place for creators to have conversations with their fans, and to mo… Read More “Twitter courts influencers with bitcoin tips and NFT craze”

Gabby Petito’s Last Instagram Posts Show Freshly Dyed Hair & No Location Tag Leaving Internet Sleuths Questioning If They Were Shared By ‘Person Of Interest’ Brian Laundrie

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Radar Online

Internet sleuths are all over Gabby Petito’s last Instagram posts, pointing out what they claim are inconsistencies of her usual posting behavior. Devoted self-proclaimed social media detectives have honed in on three posts and are questioning whether “person of interest” Brian Laundrie was the one who shared them. Petito’s last post was uploaded on August 25 — just days before one of her last sightings. In the shot, the 22-year-old vlogger is seen smiling brightly while holding onto a pumpkin with a colorful butterfly mural placed behind her. “Happy Halloween,” her photos were captioned. Eagl… Read More “Gabby Petito’s Last Instagram Posts Show Freshly Dyed Hair & No Location Tag Leaving Internet Sleuths Questioning If They Were Shared By ‘Person Of Interest’ Brian Laundrie”

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty’s harassment accuser speaks out

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A woman suing Nicki Minaj and her husband for alleged harassment is “tired of being afraid” of them. Jennifer Hough filed a lawsuit against the ‘Super Bass’ hitmaker and her spouse Kenneth Petty last month claiming they tried to bribe her and her family into recanting the 1995 allegation of rape she made against the music industry professional, resulting in him being convicted of attempted rape, and she has now explained she decided to take action after receiving “threats” from associates of the 38-year-old singer. Appearing on ‘The Real’ on Wednesday (22.09.21), she said: “I’m tired of being … Read More “Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty’s harassment accuser speaks out”

The Hero of “Shang-Chi” Forgot to Delete His Former Life as a Reddit Edgelord

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InsideHook

By Logan Mahan Marvel’s Shang-Chi star Simu Liu is in a bit of hot water for comments he allegedly made on Reddit years ago, long before he was a leading man in a blockbuster film. Screenshots from an old Reddit account purported to belong to Liu — u/nippedinthebud — were posted to Twitter last week, according to the Daily Dot. And oh boy, he should’ve nipped these posts in the bud. The screenshots show u/nippedinthebud commenting in r/aznidentity, a “Men’s Rights Asians” subreddit that’s been known to harass Asian women off the internet and share racist, anti-Black sentiments. While the scree… Read More “The Hero of “Shang-Chi” Forgot to Delete His Former Life as a Reddit Edgelord”

Seattle brothers expand billion-dollar biotech company’s focus to include COVID

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The Seattle Times

Harlan and Chad Robins started Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies 12 years ago to find a cure for cancer. Now, they have broadened their mission to take on COVID-19. Adaptive sells an ultra-detailed blood test that analyzes immune responses to different diseases. It says the technology can advance research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases. “Your immune system knows about every disease you have,” said Harlan Robins, chief scientific officer at Adaptive. “If we could just ask the immune system what it knows, we would be able to diagnose every … Read More “Seattle brothers expand billion-dollar biotech company’s focus to include COVID”

Explainer: How Hong Kong plans a series of new laws to further tighten its grip

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Hong Kong Free Press

Fourteen months after Beijing imposed sweeping national security legislation on Hong Kong, the city’s government and pro-establishment lawmakers are planning several new laws to plug what they see as loopholes in the Basic Law, or constitution. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said her government could make “bold proposals” because the legislature had largely returned to normal following the disqualification of four pro-democracy lawmakers and the subsequent mass resignation of other democrats. In addition, a major political overhaul ordered by Beijing in March will permanently exclude many pro-demo… Read More “Explainer: How Hong Kong plans a series of new laws to further tighten its grip”

Gabby Petito’s Autopsy Confirms Death By Homicide, 22-Year-Old Vlogger’s Body Found In Wyoming As ‘Person Of Interest’ Brian Laundrie Remains Missing

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Gabby Petito’s autopsy revealed she died by homicide. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed Tuesday that the remains found Sunday by FBI agents in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park are those of the previously missing 22-year-old vlogger. The FBI Denver Division confirmed that Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide, though the cause remains pending final autopsy results. Blue had previously told CBS News that autopsies typically take between one and two hours; however, if it’s determined that microscopic data is needed, he warned that they could take more tim… Read More “Gabby Petito’s Autopsy Confirms Death By Homicide, 22-Year-Old Vlogger’s Body Found In Wyoming As ‘Person Of Interest’ Brian Laundrie Remains Missing”

Gabby Petito Autopsy Scheduled For Today After FBI Found ‘Human Remains’ They Believe To Be Missing 22-Year-Old-Vlogger

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The autopsy for Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito is scheduled to take place Tuesday, two days after the FBI found “human remains consistent with the description of” the missing 22-year-old vlogger in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Gabby and her fiancé, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, had been camping at the site during their months-long cross-country road trip that began in the summer and was set to conclude next month. Brian came home early but he was alone. After refusing to cooperate with investigators, he was named a “person of interest” and has been allegedly missing ever since. On Sunday, the F… Read More “Gabby Petito Autopsy Scheduled For Today After FBI Found ‘Human Remains’ They Believe To Be Missing 22-Year-Old-Vlogger”

How can I give to charity after I die?

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Q. I have no children and my husband has terminal dementia. We have several properties in both names which are “or.” I also have Certificates of Deposit, IRAs, stocks and cash worth about $2 million. When I pass away, I would like everything to be kept with interest and rental profits sent every quarter to different non-profits and education scholarships. How should I proceed? And who should oversee that this is done in the future for me since I have no one that can do this for me? — Planning ahead A. You’ve got some work to do, but you can set things up to follow your wishes after you’re gone… Read More “How can I give to charity after I die?”

‘The status quo is unacceptable’: Activist investor targets Build-A-Bear, Goedeker’s

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — David Kanen sent two letters to St. Louis companies on a recent Thursday, and neither was very friendly. The Florida-based investor told appliance retailer Goedeker’s that more than half its board needs to go. The other letter hammered Build-A-Bear for lackluster revenues, declared its CEO overpaid, and suggested board members were asleep at the wheel. Kanen also listed a number of opportunities he said Build-A-Bear had missed that executives needed to seize. “The status quo is unacceptable,” Kanen told the teddy bear seller. And just like that, the two companies were put on notice… Read More “‘The status quo is unacceptable’: Activist investor targets Build-A-Bear, Goedeker’s”