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   Supply chain issues spike shoppers'' demands  2021/11/01 13:30:01 Phys
Twitter is full of jokes, memes, and exasperated ramblings about ongoing supply chain issues. Shortages and delays have been happening throughout the pandemicwho can forget the scramble for toilet paper? But even now, more than a year and a half into life with COVID-19, empty shelves dot the aisles of supermarkets, drugstores, and big-box retailers. Whether we''re buying groceries or shopping for holiday gifts, supply chain issues endure.
   Social media vs. the world  2021/11/01 13:08:00 The Verge
Companies like Facebook and Twitter have finally started to take responsibility for what happens on their platforms but how will they hold up under pressure from world leaders?
   Monday’s Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Amazon, Apple, Bank of America, CrowdStrike, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pinterest, Starbucks, Twitter and More  2021/11/01 12:50:21 24/7 Wall street
   Apple''s Privacy Features Have Cost Social Media Companies Nearly $10 Billion in Revenue  2021/11/01 11:42:13 Mac Rumors
As a result of its privacy features, Apple has cost social media companies including Meta, formerly known as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube, nearly $10 billion in revenue in the second half of 2021, according to an investigation by the Financial Times . The Financial Times found that most users have opted out of tracking using Apple''s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework, a requirement that forces developers to ask users if they wish to be tracked across other apps and websites. Data in the report from Lotame, a third-party company, suggests that Meta, YouTube, Twitter, and Snap lost $9.85 billion in revenue in the third and fourth quarters of 2021, with Snapchat and Facebook being the most impacted. Lotame, an advertising technology company whose clients include The Weather Company and McClatchy, estimated that the four tech platforms lost 12 percent of revenue in the third and fourth quarters, or $9.85bn. Snap fared the worst as a percentage of its business because of its focus on smartphones, while Facebook lost the most in absolute terms because of its size.
   Afterpay to be acquired by Square in $39 billion deal  2021/08/01 22:48:37 SmartCompany
Afterpay is set to be acquired by Square, the payments giant headed up by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, in a deal worth $39 billion.
   Key Cryptocurrency Developments And Updates From JPMorgan  2021/08/01 22:30:00 Zero Hedge
Key Cryptocurrency Developments And Updates From JPMorgan All those who have followed the writings of JPMorgan''s Nick Panagirtzoglou and Josh Younger, for whom no bitcoin bashing opportunity was too small or too insigificant (we too are patiently waiting for Panagirtzoglou to observe which way bitcoin''s momentum has been moving in recent weeks following the cryptocurrency''s longest winning streak since 2015, a fact he has oddly failed to discuss), may be surprised to learn recently the bank quietly launched a report for its clients looking at all the top crypto developments. So for those tired of listening to JPM''s conflicted musing as it tries to create a lower entry point for its prop traders, here is nothing but facts from the Crypto Weekly report at the world''s largest bank: Bitcoin, Ether, Dogecoin, and other major cryptocurrencies rose sharply during the week after the market took cues from a recent job posting by Amazon seeking to hire a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead. It sparked questions among the market participants if the move could lead to Amazon accepting cryptocurrencies as a method of payment soon.
   Twitter founder Jack Dorseys Square to buy Afterpay for $39 billion  2021/08/01 22:09:36 WA Today
Payments platform Square is set to acquire Afterpay in a $39 billion deal with Afterpays founders to stay on at the company.
   Illinois Unconcerned As Communication And ''Science'' Behind COVID Policy Slip Toward Chaos  2021/08/01 20:20:00 Zero Hedge
Illinois Unconcerned As Communication And ''Science'' Behind COVID Policy Slip Toward Chaos By Mark Glennon of Wirepoints The Illinois Department of Public health took no time at all deciding last week to say it fully aligns with new masking guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, including universal masking in schools, regardless of vaccination status. IDHPs announcement came only hours after the CDC announcement on Tuesday. If you think that means the science behind the changes must be settled or clear, you havent been paying attention. Contradictions, confusion and unanswered questions from national health experts and media followed the CDC announcement, none of which is apparently of concern to IDPH. This time, the criticism outside of Illinois isnt coming just from the right. Sources ordinarily friendly to the Biden Administration and national public health officials had already started to call them out on dishonesty. Left-leaning Slate earlier in the week detailed four instances of what it thought at best have been white lies coming out of the federal government.
   Technocracy News & Trends Is Banned On Twitter! Switch To Telegram Now!  2021/08/01 16:38:46 Flux
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   Twitter Blacklists Conservative Influencer Rogan 'DC Draino' O'Handley  2021/02/28 17:16:39 Breitbart News
Conservative influencer Rogan O'Handley — known as DC Draino — was permanently banned from Twitter on Friday. A Twitter spokesperson told Breitbart News that O'Handley's account "was permanently suspended for repeated violations of its civic integrity policy."
   MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative Raises $4M for Effort to ‘Harden’ Bitcoin - CoinDesk  2021/02/28 16:19:24 CoinDesk
Prominent backers include CoinShares’ Meltem Demirors, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor.
   Litecoin (LTC) price prediction for March | Invezz  2021/02/28 14:16:14 Invezz
Litecoin (LTC) price may correct further lower in March after two consecutive failures to secure a monthly close above the $180 handle. Fundamental analysis: Square continues to invest in crypto Square, a fintech company founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, purchased a further $170 million in Bitcoin, according to its fourth-quarter financial report. In the …
   Barron's Latest Picks And Pans: Berkshire Hathaway, Citigroup, Dow, Twitter And More  2021/02/28 13:48:45 Benzinga
This weekend's Barron's cover story explores how investors can benefit from the shift to green energy. Other featured articles discuss value stocks to ride the economic recovery, what the spike in bond yields means for stocks, and tech stocks resisting the sector downturn. Also, the prospects for a big bank, a discount retailer, Warren Buffet's buybacks and more. Cover story " Utilities: How Investors Can Plug In to the Greening of America " by Andrew Bary discusses why utility companies offer attractive yields and inexpensive valuations, and why they are getting better for the environment. See what's up with American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE: AEP ), NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE: NEE ) and many more. Carleton English's " 3 Ways Jane Fraser Can Fix Citigroup—and Why the Stock Is a Buy " makes the case that Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C ) is broken, but it finally might have found someone fix it. The new CEO takes up the reins on March 1 and will be the first woman to lead a U.S.-based big bank.
   Cathie Wood's Ark Invest Added Shares Of Palantir, Twitter, And Sold Apple, Facebook On Friday  2021/02/27 19:46:18 Benzinga
Cathie Wood made some more moves in tech for her Ark Invest portfolio on Friday. Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, is a big name in the investment world — her company's portfolios have been bringing in returns of more than 100%. See Also: Cathie Wood Talks Innovators And Disruptors . What Happened : On Friday, during a volatile day of trading that saw the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NASDAQ: SPY ) break below the $380 mark in after-hours trading, Ark Invest was bullish and bearish on certain tech names. Ark Invest dipped once again into Palantir Technologies Inc (NYSE: PLTR ), with the fund adding 3,365,400 shares … Full story available on