At the Big Crack Café...

 ... you can talk all night. This morning the snow was gone and the ice on Lake Mendota had a massive crack. It was overcast, and the sunrise looked like this: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Chelsea Handler eviscerating Piers Morgan on his (former) show

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) Here is Chelsea Handler taking Piers Morgan out to the woodshed on his own show, when he had one. Handler posted the 2014 clip on Instagram in the wake of Morgan quitting the U.K. — Read the rest
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Facebook asks judge to throw out antitrust lawsuits filed by FTC and state attorneys general

There's a growing appetite in Congress for increased regulation of internet platforms like Facebook. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook motioned to dismiss two antitrust suits filed against the tech giant on December 9. Facebook argues the FTC does not have evidence to prove Facebook broke the Sherman Antitrust Act. The tech giant also said state attorneys general waited too long to file their lawsuit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has motioned to dismis...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tech Insider, Facebook Apple Amazon, Allana Akhtar

Facebook challenges FTC’s antitrust case with Big Tech’s tattered playbook

Facebook has challenged the FTC’s antitrust case against it using a standard playbook that questions the agency’s arguably expansive approach to defining monopolies. But the old arguments of “we’re not a monopoly because we never raised prices” and “how can it be anti-competitive if we never allowed competition” may soon be challenged by new doctrine and the new administration. In a document filed today, which you can read at the bottom of this post, Facebook lays out its case with a tone of agg...
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Century 21 real estate agent loses job after anti-Asian gym rant

Century 21 has promptly condemned and disassociated itself from a former agent caught on video insulting an Asian-American gym manager.
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Chris Pratt-Led The Terminal List Series Begins Production

Chris Pratt-Led The Terminal List Series Begins Production Guardian of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt took to Instagram to reveal that production on Amazon Studios’ upcoming series adaptation of The Terminal List has officially begun. Joining Pratt’s James Reece are Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Riley Keough, who are portraying the roles of Ben Edwards, Katie Buranek, Lorraine Hartley, and Lauren Reece. In his post which you can check out below, Pratt was able to reflect o...
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In 1949, toddler Kathy Fiscus fell down a San Marino well, launching the age of live TV news

In 1949, three-year-old Kathy Fiscus fell down an abandoned well in San Marino. The accident led to a weekend-long rescue effort that was broadcast live on local television and became national news. The ordeal would end tragically – by the time that rescuers were able to reach her, the little girl had died – and the event reshaped media, and American culture, in the process. USC professor William Deverell has long been fascinated by this story and that has resulted in his new book, “Kathy Fiscus...
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Twitter is testing better image previews and fewer cropped photos

Twitter says it’s running a test with a small subset of iOS and Android users to “give people an accurate preview” of what an image will look like without the trial and error that process involves now. As it stands now, the platform automatically crops images to make them display in a more condensed way in the timeline, where users often scroll through without clicking on an image preview. But that approach has created some problems. Today we’re launching a test to a small group on iOS and An...
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I spent $10,000 to launch an online smoke shop that made over 6 figures in sales last year. Here's how I broke into the cannabis industry as a woman of color.

Angela Mou using one of Elevate Jane's joint holder. Angela Mou Angela Mou is an LA-based entrepreneur and founder of online shop Elevate Jane, which sells accessories for smoking. She works from her living room and brought in over $117,000 in two months during the 2020 holiday season. This is what her job is like, as told to freelancer writer Danielle Bauter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I was cruising Instagram one day in 2017 when I came across these beaut...
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Chaos after the Beirut port explosion: Lorenzo Tugnoli’s best photograph

‘This was the place where we would all go drinking. In the days after, people arrived from all over Lebanon with brushes and cleaned up, street by streetLiving in conflict zones teaches you about bomb blasts. After spending years in Kabul, I learned how to estimate how far away an explosion is. When a car bomb detonates, you’ll hear the explosion, but you won’t feel the shockwave unless you’re pretty close. But what happened in Beirut on 4 August 2020 was like nothing I had ever experienced.I li...
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Instagram Lite is back, and the app is a tiny 2MB download

Facebook officially announced Instagram Lite, a streamlined, smaller version of the main Instagram app. It's ready to download in 170 countries today.
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The Hero Who Couldn’t Care Less – The PJ Gustafsson Hump Day

Originally published November 2017 By Nick Lipton I missed the way it was. Local shops and big video premiers, the Forum team, $20 lift tickets and Scotty Wittlake’s neck tats. I missed Mark Frank Montoya’s rap videos and Robot Food blowing minds. I missed everything about KidsKnow, ducking ropes and bad kid shit. I missed it so much that eventually I began to believe snowboarding was dying. But I was wrong. Just another idiot who had lost his way. But from the darkness came a light. And in a s...
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Russia is trying to throttle Twitter

In its latest strike against online content it doesn’t control Russia is throttling Twitter. State agency Roskomnadzor said today it was taking the action in response to the social media not removing banned content, claiming it had identified more than 3,000 unlawful posts that have not been taken down — and warning it could implement a total block on the service. However the action by the comms regulator to slow down all Twitter’s mobile traffic and 50% of desktop users in Russia appeared to ha...
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TikTok rolls out new commenting features aimed at preventing bullying

On the heels of last week’s launch of a new Q&A format for creators responding to viewer questions, TikTok today announced it’s rolling out new commenting features. Creators will now be able to control which comments can be posted on their content, before those comments go live. Another new addition, aimed at users who are commenting, will pop up a box that prompts the user to reconsider posting a comment that may be inappropriate or unkind. TikTok says the goal with the new features is to maint...
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Fenty Cheeks Out Cream Blush in Rose Latte

I’ve used this Cream Blush in many a video on Instagram and I keep reaching for it. This Fenty Beauty Cream Blush is a surprise fav for me. Maybe because I wasn’t looking for a new blush and I don’t... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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DJI FPV Review: A powerful drone for serious pilots

It's agile, speedy, and opens a new dimension of capturing unique video.
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The most haunted images from the Boston Public Library's recently digitized photo archives

In January 2021, the Boston Public Library uploaded some 8,000 public domain photographs to Wikimedia Commons. As The Boston Globe explains: There's plenty of history to be found in the stash — the BPL highlights photos on the early history of the Red Sox and 19th century daguerreotypes of local abolitionists, for example — but which photos will make you want to run and hide? — Read the rest
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Facebook targets emerging markets with the launch of Instagram Lite, an Android app that takes up just 2MB, in 170 countries

Growth for Facebook is coming from the developing world, and so the social network today made another key move to cater better to consumers in those countries. After nearly three years in the planning, Facebook is taking the plunge today and officially launching Instagram Lite, a less data- and storage-intensive Android-only version of one of its popular photo and video app, which will take up just 2MB on a phone and is going live in 170 countries, with a focus on emerging markets, today. Instag...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, New York, Instagram, India, Tel Aviv, Tech, North America, Facebook Lite, Lightspeed, Lite, Facebook Instagram, Nick Brown

Strictly's Amy Dowden looks incredible in her lacy crop top

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden looks beautiful in her latest Instagram snap, which...
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The Return of Sweet Week: So Bang Tea Time Paris

IMPORTANT  CHANGE FOR MONTMARTRE TOUR-Please note the time for the Montmartre Live Tour on Wednesday. March 17 I posted yesterday was incorrect.  The correct time is 10AM EST/East Coast Time. 9AM Midwest/Chicago Time & 7AM West Coast Time CLICK HERE to sign-up So Bang Tea Time Paris is a cookie company that custom designs cookies with elaborate customized icings for individual occasions and for businesses. The whimsical decorations are put on delicious, not too sweet shortbread cookies ...
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Jeff Bezos has picked a new CEO for his Earth Fund, whose job is to spend $10 billion on climate change initiatives by 2030

Jeff Bezos at the opening of the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Jeff Bezos has hired Dr. Andrew Steer to head up his $10 billion climate change fund. Steer has been CEO of the World Resources Institute for the last eight years. Steer said in a tweet that the goal is to spend the $10 billion fund by 2030. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jeff Bezos on Tuesday announced that he has picked a CEO to oversee his $10 billion climate change philanthropy p...
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Instagram Lite is rolling out in 170 countries — no Reels support for now

Starting today, Instagram is launching its 2MB lite app in 170 countries across the world. The app, built by Facebook’s Tel Aviv-based team, is another addition to the company’s “Lite” apps, which cater to phones with limited specs and regions with low connectivity. The company launched Instagram Lite initially in India last December. Last month, it introduced support for Reels to the app. However, sadly, this support is just limited to users in India, and the global version won’t have that feat...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Verkada Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.1. Hackers breached security company Verkada. They gained access to 150,000 cameras inside places such as Tesla, Cloudflare, hospitals, and jails.2. Twitter's CEO will donate the proceeds from auctioning off the first-ever tweet. Jack Dorsey said he will convert the proceeds -- the highest bid is currently at more than $2 million -- to bitcoin, then donate them to Give Directly's Afric...
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The Seven Tests of A CEO

WHAT are the critical challenges that can make or break a leader? In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another. They call it the CEO test because the intensity and consequences of these challenges grow as you move into higher levels of leadership. As a result, these challenges are brought into their sharpest relief and thereby provide the richest lesson fo...
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Bringing up baby twins during lockdown - a photo-essay

Photographer Katherine Anne Rose’s twins were six months old and her older son was three when the first lockdown began in March last year. Here she describes life during the pandemic at home in Glasgow with her young familyJoel takes a moment to relax with the boys in the babies’ room. A rare moment of calm as Reed sits on his father’s chest and Aven tries to take a toy from Francis’s hand. Continue reading...
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