BeReal and the Fantasy of an Authentic Online Life

The earliest media coverage of Instagram tended to emphasize the platform’s technical attributes—its ease of use, its many filters, the pleasantness of its neat grid layout—as much as the social aspects. By the time that Facebook acquired the app, in April of 2012, however, it had developed a distinct culture, one firmly rooted in the … Read more

Yes, Phones Can Reveal if Someone Gets an Abortion

A leaked memo has revealed that the Supreme Court plans to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. If this does occur, so-called trigger laws already passed in 13 states—along with other laws on the way—would immediately prohibit abortions in a large portion of the country. And one of the ways courts could find people … Read more

Block stock gains after Cash App posts ‘standout’ results in Q1

Block Inc. fell short of headline revenue and expectations for earnings for its latest quarter, but shares of the payment-technology company formerly known as Square rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the company gave upbeat signals about its Cash App business. When excluding contributions from Block’s newly closed acquisition of buy-now pay-later operator Afterpay, the … Read more

What’s News: A calendar of local events | News

Get your non-profit organization’s fundraisers and other events in the Jacksonville Progress’s What’s News calendar free of charge by e-mailing your event information to editor@jacksonvilleprogress.com. The newspaper reserves the right to edit any submission for space and content. NOTE: Some of the following events may be canceled at a later date. We have removed events … Read more

TikTok looms large in tech earnings from Google, Facebook, Amazon

Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images As the heart of tech earnings season wraps up, one persistent theme has been weakness in the digital ad market. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation, Apple’s privacy changes and an overall pullback in ad spending help explain why Facebook, Google, Amazon and Twitter all reported disappointing revenue … Read more

Robinhood shares are now 75% below last July’s IPO price after job cuts announcement, but analysts are unfazed

Shares of Robinhood Markets Inc. sank to a fresh low on Wednesday, after the online-trading platform said it’s cutting 9% of its workforce after a rapid expansion that started in 2020 when stay-at-home workers started using it in droves. The stock HOOD, -4.90% fell more than 5% to hit a low of $9.38 that puts … Read more

Calendar of Events: April 23, 2022 | News Capsules

TODAY EVENTS – The annual “Bike around the Buttes” event will be held in Sutter from 6-10 am This beautiful and serene ride around the Sutter Buttes will again its proceeds to the Lions Camp McCumber Camp for Youths with Diabetes and support vision screening programs in the North State. Registration costs $40-$55 in advance … Read more

Robinhood to launch in Britain with deal to buy crypto app Ziglu

A woman holds a smartphone with the Robinhood logo in the background. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Robinhood said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Ziglu, a London-based fintech app that allows users to trade bitcoin and several other cryptocurrencies. The acquisition will help in its expansion plans in the … Read more

COLUMN: Connect, relate, and grow through the written word | Columns

I started writing poetry when I was young. Being rather shy, I found my outlet in poetry. It was my go-to when things didn’t make sense or when I was feeling sad or lonely or angry. When my grandpa passed away in 2011, I wrote a poem and read it during the ceremonies of Relay … Read more

Library: Book sale returns to Chanhassen | Chanhassen Opinion

The Friends of the Chanhassen Library’s book sale returns beginning Thursday, April 28 from 4 to 8 pm Visit and find great prices on used books, CDs, and DVDs. The sale continues Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 5 pm The sale ends on Sunday from 1 to 4 pm … Read more