Since then, Parler’s app and website had remained offline as the company scrambled to look for a new provider that was willing to host it. But as of yesterday, it seems to have found said host, Reuters reports. However, in an ironic twist, Parler, which likens itself as a bastion of free speech, has had to rely on the Russian-owned tech firm DDoS-Guard for its hosting. … [Read more...] about Parler is back online, sort of, thanks to a Russian-owned tech firm
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My own work wife lives in Chicago, and I live in Los Angeles. That one time we met in person was about 15 years ago, at a New York conference organized by the media company where we both then worked near the beginning of our respective careers. That was the only occasion we’ve been in the same room, but that hardly matters. … [Read more...] about Why you need a virtual work spouse now more than ever
Appealing to different needs As more consumers hop on the resale bandwagon, Chandra believes that different platforms can cater to different kinds of shoppers. Sites already offer wildly different ways to shop. ThredUp, Depop, and Poshmark tend to offer lower priced items, while Rebag and TheRealReal focus on luxury products. “Each seller on [Poshmark] is effectively building their brand,” Chandra says. “The ambient chatter on the site is the kind of conversation you might have in a store, when you’re asking questions about a product.” … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
Webb, a native Kentuckian who graduated from college around the time of the 2008 financial crisis, has spent his life watching the coal industry collapse. But he recognized that the region has more possibilities that just mining. The state’s location is strategic for deliveries: Trucks leaving the area can reach 70% of the American population within a day. (Amazon is building a new hub in Kentucky for the same reason.) With year-round, efficient production, a food company could compete with produce coming from much farther away. “Instead of shipping five days on an 18-wheeler from Mexico or California to the eastern part of the U.S., we can get that down to a one-day drive,” Webb says. He calculates that would mean using 80% less diesel than trucking produce from Mexico. … [Read more...] about This startup is going to put one of the world’s largest sustainable greenhouses in coal country