Automattic (beloved parent company of WordPress) is buying Tumblr from Verizon (loathesome parent company of Oath, a division named because its users are generally angry enough to swear at it), at a price “well below” $20m (which is well below the $1.1b Yahoo paid in 2013). No word as to whether Automattic will get rid of Tumblr’s world-beatingly-terrible pornography filter. (via Bruce Sterling’s Tumblr)
The attorneys general of 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have opened a joint antitrust investigation into Google, stepping in where the defanged, irrelevant DoJ (gripped by a Reaganite cultlike doctrine that worships monopolies) refused to go for decades.
Jerry Falwell, Sr founded the Moral Majority, brought evangelicals into the voting booth, elected Ronald Reagan, and changed the face of American politics forever; his son, Jerry Jr now commands the Falwell empire, including Liberty University, which now has $3b in assets.
Many westerners are familiar with Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent, but I’d never heard of Pinduoduo before today: it’s gamified, group-purchasing bargain-hunting site founded by an ex-Googler four years ago, with 336m active monthly users and a $40b market-cap (analyst and author Rebecca Fannin calls it “Groupon on steroids”).
Ask any camper from the greenest Boy Scout to Bear Grylls: If there’s one thing you need on any survival kit, it’s a trusty knife. Here are six of our current favorites, all of them sale-priced, durable enough for any situation and small enough to carry anywhere. BLITZ Mini Tactical Pocket Knife This stubby, folding […]
Got a favorite podcast? You’re not alone. In fact, you’re in the majority: According to a 2019 CBS poll, most Americans have listened to one, and nearly a quarter of them tune in on a regular basis. That’s a lot of ears, and believe it or not, there’s a lot of niches left to fill. […]
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, prepare for some tough love – because there is absolutely no reason not to own one. They can cook almost anything with little to no effort, they save space and they’re super easy to clean. If you do have a pressure cooker, prepare to level up. There’s a […]