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Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

By Leanne Italie | Oct 28, 2020

With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok.

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Oct 28, 2020

The COVID-fueled surge has tapered off as patients venture back to doctors' offices. But medical professionals and health experts predict that when the pandemic is over, telehealth will still play a much larger role than before.

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

By Tali Arbel | Oct 22, 2020

Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

Oct 21, 2020

A new smartphone app could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Oct 21, 2020

Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure  Fundamentals Certification

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals Certification

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 21, 2020

Microsoft Azure provides an ever-growing collection of services that ensure the success of businesses. Moreover, this leads to the opportunity for professionals to build an interesting and rewarding career.

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2020

Transgender youths in the United States and Britain are turning to TikTok to help raise the money they need for their gender transitions.

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

By Manish Swarup | Oct 19, 2020

Unlike a fashion show, the models aren't swaying on a ramp in real life. They are depending on digital technology to rescue their annual extravaganza from the coronavirus pandemic.

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

Oct 16, 2020

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted cries of censorship from the right.

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

Oct 14, 2020

A linguist unpacks "live" data from members of the queer community, identifying the challenges as well as advocacies in Nigerian digital queer discourse.

Play About an Israeli-Lebanese Grindr Relationship Goes Virtual This Weekend

Play About an Israeli-Lebanese Grindr Relationship Goes Virtual This Weekend

Oct 14, 2020

When theater goes dark, go virtual. That's the strategy that Israeli playwright Nimrod Danishman utilized after the pandemic forced him to cancel his play "Borders" earlier this year.

Apple Unveils New iPhones for Faster 5G Wireless Networks

Apple Unveils New iPhones for Faster 5G Wireless Networks

By Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel | Oct 13, 2020

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks.

Suspect in 3 Shootings Arrested, Used Grindr to Lure Victims

Suspect in 3 Shootings Arrested, Used Grindr to Lure Victims

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2020

A suspect in three shootings in Waco, Texas has been arrested for murder in the shooting death of a man on Aug. 17. That victim, and at least one other man, was lured using Grindr.

Disney Reorg to Further Bolster Company's Focus on Streaming

Disney Reorg to Further Bolster Company's Focus on Streaming

By Tali Arbel | Oct 13, 2020

Disney said Monday that it is reorganizing its business units to focus even more on streaming.

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Distortion Posts

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Distortion Posts

Oct 12, 2020

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

Tan France, Demi Lovato to Host Facebook Special for Coming Out Day

Tan France, Demi Lovato to Host Facebook Special for Coming Out Day

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 10, 2020

"Queer Eye" star Tan France will team with singer Demi Lovato to host a star-studded Coming Out Day special on Oct. 9 on Facebook.

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

Oct 9, 2020

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump's administration.

Conservative Hoaxers Face Charges over False Voter Robocalls

Conservative Hoaxers Face Charges over False Voter Robocalls

By Ryan J. Foley | Oct 4, 2020

Two conservative operatives were charged Thursday in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade Black residents in Detroit and other Democratic-leaning U.S. cities from voting by mail.

Gays Appropriate 'Proud Boys' Name with Fun, Empowering Tweets

Gays Appropriate 'Proud Boys' Name with Fun, Empowering Tweets

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 4, 2020

George Takei took to Twitter to wonder, "What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys." Twitter users took the hint.

Andrew Yang Takes Lead in California Data Privacy Measure

Andrew Yang Takes Lead in California Data Privacy Measure

By Jocelyn Gecker | Oct 4, 2020

"The amount of data we're giving up is unprecedented in human history," says Yang, who lives in New York but is helping lead the campaign for a data privacy initiative on California's Nov. 3 ballot.

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