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Contra wants to be the community that independent workers are missing

Whether you’re working on something new according to your Twitter bio, or self-employed, according to your LinkedIn bio, founder Ben Huffman thinks his platform, Contra, will be the best way for independent workers to explain and monetize what they are working on. Contra is a platform that wants professionals to create profiles that show project-based identities, versus a role-based identity that one would show on LinkedIn. It’s been built for what Huffman thinks is the future: digital knowledge...
Tags: Freelancing, Startups, TC, Facebook, New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Linkedin, Future Of Work, Tech, Shopify, Cowboy Ventures, Upwork, Huffman, Contra, Personnel


Reddit's CEO says investment advice on the social network is 'among the best'

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Horacio Villalobos /Corbis/Getty Images At a Congressional hearing, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman touted the social network's investment advice community. The WallStreetBets community on Reddit faced regulatory scrutiny after the GameStop short squeeze. Posts on Reddit need to be upvoted by other members, Huffman explained, before they are widely visible.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Steve Huffman, CEO of the social media site Reddit, told l...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, United States, New Jersey, Reddit, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Congressional, Huffman, Josh Gottheimer, Tech Insider, House Committee on Financial Services, Keith Gill, Annabelle Williams, Roaring Kitty


Reddit and Robinhood are testifying to Congress today about GameStop's unlikely rally. Here's what to expect.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib took aim at Robinhood after it temporarily restricted trading on GameStop stock. Kathy Willens/AP Photo Here's everything to know ahead of today's House hearing regarding GameStop's unexpected rally. Committee Chair Maxine Waters said hedge funds are responsible for predatory conduct. Reddit may side with individual investors, while Robinhood might try to condemn hedge funds. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Yahoo, Congress, California, Finance, Trends, Regulation, House, Ted Cruz, Reddit, SEC, Michigan, North Carolina, Wall Street Journal, Robinhood


GameStop, Reddit, and Robinhood are testifying to Congress today. Here's what to expect.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib took aim at Robinhood after it temporarily restricted trading on GameStop stock. Kathy Willens/AP Photo Here's everything to know ahead of today's House hearing regarding GameStop's unexpected rally. Committee Chair Maxine Waters said hedge funds are responsible for predatory conduct. Reddit may side with individual investors, while Robinhood might try to condemn hedge funds. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Yahoo, Congress, California, Finance, Trends, Regulation, House, Ted Cruz, Reddit, SEC, Michigan, North Carolina, Wall Street Journal, Robinhood


How Super Bowl commercials scored on digital and social media: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Good morning! Even if Super Bowl fatigue is setting in, don’t click out of this newsletter too quickly, because the second-best part of Super Bowl ads—after watching them, of course—is seeing how viewers responded. We partnered with measurement and attribution company iS...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Advertising, Los Angeles, Walmart, Canada, Reddit, Tracy Morgan, Usa Today, Smith, Robinhood, State Farm, Squarespace, Alexa, Steve Huffman, Michael B Jordan, Facebook Twitter


Reddit has raised $250 million and doubled its valuation to $6 billion following the GameStop trading saga

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Horacio Villalobos /Corbis/Getty Images Reddit has raised $250 million at a $6 billion valuation, it announced Monday. At its last valuation in 2019, Reddit was worth $3 billion. The fundraise follows Reddit's role in the trading frenzy of Gamestop and other "meme stocks." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Reddit has nabbed $250 million in funding, doubling its valuation to $6 billion, as it rides the r/Wallstreetbets wave.Reddit told the Wal...
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Reddit's CEO said r/WallStreetBets - the forum cheering GameStop's unlikely rally - demonstrates the power of 'everyday people' over institutional investors

Reddit CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman said he praised forums like r/wallstreetbets. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Reddit CEO Steve Huffman backed r/wallstreetbets in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. The Reddit forum cheered a trading frenzy over GameStop's share price in late January. Huffman added the firm attracted new advertisers in the rally's aftermath. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman stands with the online forum fueling last mont...
Tags: News, Finance, Trends, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Aaron Swartz, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Huffman, Tech Insider, Zach Gibson Getty, Allana Akhtar, WallStreetBets


GameStop Shows Rising Power of Retail Traders, Says Reddit Co-Founder

Reddit Chief Executive Officer Steve Huffman said on Thursday that the WallStreetBets forum is "by no means perfect but they've been well in the bounds of our content policy." From a report: "With all of our communities that do their best to be good citizens of Reddit, we try to do our best by them as well," Huffman said on the Clubhouse app. He called the forum's outsize influence on GameStop stock a "culture war of Wall Street versus everybody else." He said anyone who thinks the users of the ...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Gamestop, Steve Huffman, Bloomberg Television, Huffman, Ohanian


A loophole might allow lawmakers to bring guns into the Capitol, but it's not a free pass to violate local laws

A police officer stands guard near the north door of the Capitol on November 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images An exception to a Capitol gun ban lets lawmakers store their licensed firearms in their offices. Some have chosen to wear them on their person, dodging security measures after the Capitol siege.  Lawyers told Insider the exception doesn't give lawmakers a pass to walk around with guns in DC.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Maryland, Guns, Law, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, US, Trends, C, Cnn


Ohio lawmaker who questioned the COVID-19 hygiene of Black Americans now leads legislative health committee

State Sen. Stephen Huffman (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Al Behrman, File An Ohio lawmaker who called Black Americans "colored" will lead a legislative health committee, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Stephen Huffman, a medical doctor, questioned the hygiene practices of Black Americans. Huffman apologized and has sought to make amends for his statements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio GOP lawmaker and doctor who last year described Black Americans as "colo...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Aclu, Ohio, Associated Press, Health Care, Biden, Cleveland, Implicit Bias, Black, Trump, Huffman


Jury Will Decide If Videogame Character Infringes a Wrestling Persona–GI Bro v. Call of Duty

The plaintiff is a wrestler, primarily known as Booker T. When he wrestles for WWE, he used the stage name G.I. Bro. There’s also a comic book line based on the G.I. Bro character. The defendant makes the Call of Duty videogames, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Black Ops contained a character named David “Prophet” Wilkes. G.I. Bro claims that the Prophet infringes his character. On the left is G.I. Bro; on the right is the Prophet: Copyright Infringement. Designers of the Prophet claim the...
Tags: Law, Congress, Copyright, Prophet, Cmi, Huffman, Eastern District of Texas, Black Ops, Licensing/Contracts, David `` Prophet, Wilkes G I Bro, Prophet Image, Activision Publishing Inc


21 Democrats Demand They, and all Members of Congress, be Disarmed

21 Democrats Demand They, and all Members of Congress, be Disarmed U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- New Member of Congress, Second Amendment supporter, and Open Carrier, Lauren Boebert, refuses to back down from the Deep State in Washington D.C. She is going to exercise her Second Amendment rights in D.C. and the Capitol.  Now, as a member of the favored few, in Congress, she has rights and privileges most of us do not. She is using her status to fight for the rest of the country, and the Constitutio...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Washington, America, Department Of Defense, House, Arizona, Fox News, Raul, First Amendment, Open Carry, Capitol Police, Second Amendment, Jared Huffman, Huffman


Humans are not the only animals that self-medicate

Researchers find that russet sparrows are among the many animals that self-medicate.It's not clear whether this pervasive capability is learned behavior or instinctive.It's likely animals have discovered some remedies we don't yet know about. This week, researchers from China published a study in which an intriguing behavior of russet swallows was described. The birds apparently administer what amounts to preventative medicine to their offspring: wormwood that kills parasites and promotes growt...
Tags: Health, Medicine, China, Animals, Intelligence, Medical Research, New York Times, Innovation, Brazil, Kenya, Npr, Primates, Times, Emory University, Robin Dunbar, PNAS


Felicity Huffman to star in first acting role since prison stint for college admissions scandal: report

Huffman has reportedly signed on to star in an upcoming comedy for ABC.
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Felicity Huffman lands new TV pilot on ABC after serving time in college cheating scandal

Felicity Huffman is on her way back in Hollywood, a year after pleading guilty in the college cheating scandal and serving a brief sentence in prison.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Abc, Religion, Usa Today, Felicity Huffman, Huffman


Felicity Huffman, ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Star to Lead ABC Baseball Comedy With Pilot Production Commitment

Felicity Huffman and “The Peanut Butter Falcon” star Zack Gottsagen are attached to lead a comedy at ABC that has landed a pilot production commitment. The untitled single-camera comedy stars Huffman as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team. After suddenly losing her husband and inheriting his beloved team, she is forced to […]
Tags: News, Abc, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Zack Gottsagen


Felicity Huffman To Headline Baseball TV Comedy In Acting Return; ABC Nabs Project Co-Starring Zack Gottsagen From Becky Hartman Edwards...

EXCLUSIVE: Felicity Huffman is returning to acting — and to ABC — with a single-camera comedy that has landed a big pilot production...
Tags: Abc, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Zack Gottsagen, ABC Nabs Project Co, Becky Hartman Edwards


A gun-toting congresswoman-elect from Colorado may carry her Glock inside the US Capitol

Lauren Boebert poses for a portrait at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado on April 24, 2018 EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images Republican Lauren Boebert, a pro-gun congresswoman-elect, who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon at the US Capitol, her office confirmed. The practice is allowed for lawmakers, with some limitations, under decades-old congressional regulations, but is prohibited among members of the public. In 201...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, District Of Columbia, Capitol Police, Trump, Calif, Capitol, Corey Lewandowski, Alexandria Virginia


Alice Huffman, Longtime Head Of NAACP’s California-Hawaii Chapter, Announces Resignation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Alice Huffman, the longtime head of California-Hawaii’s chapter of the NAACP, announced that she will step down from her position in December after she again faced conflict-of-interest allegations involving her political consulting company. Huffman, 84, will end her tenure on Dec. 1 after over 20 years as the leader of the chapter. She cited health concerns as a reason for stepping down, according to a resignation letter she wrote to the executive board of the Cal...
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Couple gets prison time for paying $250,000 to have daughter admitted to USC as a volleyball recruit

BOSTON — A California couple got prison time Tuesday for paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a volleyball recruit — the latest sentencing in the college admissions bribery scheme that’s roiled the worlds of higher education, sports and entertainment.. Diane Blake was sentenced to six weeks behind bars while Todd Blake was sentenced to four months, under plea deals made with prosecutors. Diane Blake had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to c...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Boston, Sports, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Higher Education, Houston, Usc, University Of Southern California, Felicity Huffman, University of Texas, Marin County, Huffman


Police officers in North Carolina pepper-sprayed demonstrators marching to the polls to vote

Police disperse a crowd of demonstrators in front of the court house in Graham, North Carolina on October 31, 2020. The News & Observer Police officers used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people who were peacefully marching to a polling station in Graham, North Carolina, on Saturday. Videos of the event show at least one deputy spraying a man in the face while others aim pepper spray at demonstrators' feet. Several children were also affected by the pepper spray, with one mother telli...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, America, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Npr, North Carolina, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Huffman, Observer, Raleigh News, Melanie Mitchell, Scott Huffman


Lori Loughlin surrenders to Dublin prison, but COVID-19 will keep daughters away

Lori Loughlin is finally facing the hard consequences of her role in the college admissions scandal by reporting to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin Friday to begin her two-month sentence. The former “Full House” star surrendered to authorities at the Dublin facility several weeks early, NBC News reported. A federal judge had ordered her to report to the prison by November 19. Loughlin, 56, will serve out her time in the same prison where “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffma...
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Lori Loughlin surrenders to prison, but COVID-19 will keep daughters away

Lori Loughlin is finally facing the hard consequences of her role in the college admissions scandal by reporting to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin Friday to begin her two-month sentence. The former “Full House” star surrendered to authorities at the Dublin facility several weeks early, NBC News reported. A federal judge had ordered her to report to the prison by November 19. Loughlin, 56, will serve out her time in the same prison where “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffma...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Nbc News, California News, Sport, Soccer, Dublin, William, Isabella, Bay Area, Felicity Huffman, Rick, Sophia, Huffman, William H Macy, Federal Correctional Institution


Felicity Huffman ends probation, completing her college admissions scandal sentence

More than a year and a half after the college admissions scandal broke, "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman has completed her sentence.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Felicity Huffman requests passport back from court as end of probation nears

Felicity Huffman is requesting that her passport be returned to her as the end of her probation nears.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Prop 22 has courted the endorsement of California's NAACP president — and Uber and Lyft have paid her consulting firm $85,000 to boost the controversial measure

Latasha Houston, a Lyft driver of three years, attends a demonstration urging voters to vote no on Prop 22 in Los Angeles on Oct. 8, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The California NAACP chapter has publicly endorsed Uber and Lyft's controversial Prop 22 ballot measure, and public records show that its president's consulting firm took payment for helping the measure's campaign get the word out. According to public records, Uber and Lyft's Yes on Prop 22 campaign has paid Alice ...
Tags: Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Naacp, Cnet, Gig Economy, Huffman, Prospect, Uber Lyft, California State Legislature, California Hawaii


Poll: 1 in 4 workers have weighed quitting, citing pandemic pressures

By Alexandra Olson | The Associated Press The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin. A quarter of U.S. workers say they have even considered quitting their jobs as worries related to the pandemic weigh on them, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research in collaboration with the software company SAP. A fifth say they have taken leave. About 7 in 10 wor...
Tags: Florida, New York, California, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Ohio, University Of Chicago, Sap, McDonald, Mercado, Huffman, AP NORC, NORC, Blas


Former Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman and state reach settlement on his management of defunct charity

Huffman must repay $60,000 and may never again operate a charity in
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Actress Lori Loughlin to serve time in Victorville, husband in Lompoc

LOS ANGELES — TV actress Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Victorville for her role in the college admissions scandal, according to court papers obtained Thursday. A judge signed off on the actress’ request to serve her time at the medium-security federal prison camp, according to a Sept. 9 order filed in Boston federal court. Loughlin’s husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, will serve his sentence at the low-security federal prison f...
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