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eBay offers Prime Day discounts even if Amazon doesn’t crash

Sponsored Links NicolasMcComber via Getty Images eBay doesn’t want Amazon to get all of the spotlight during Prime Day 2019, and it’s taking a dig at the glitch that interrupted the consumer holiday last year to offer a Crash Sale. If Amazon goes down, eBay will release a flood of “too-good-to-be-true” deals. But you don’t …

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YouTube offers tiered membership levels to boost creators’ revenue

Sponsored Links puhhha via Getty Images Last year, YouTube took to the VidCon stage to share new ways creators could make money. This year, YouTube returned with updates to those programs. For starters, it’s adding new Channel Membership levels. Since last year, fans have been able to pay a monthly fee of $4.99 in exchange …

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Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant opens next May with fewer jobs than promised

Sponsored Links BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images Foxconn’s long-promised factory in Wisconsin will finally begin production in May 2020, but to start, it’s only creating 1,500 jobs. That’s far fewer than the 13,000 jobs it once said it would add. At this rate, Foxconn will likely lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars in …

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Amazon orders comedy series from ‘Girls Trip’ writer Tracy Oliver

Sponsored Links Jason LaVeris via Getty Images Amazon has ordered ten episodes of a comedy series about the lives of four black women in New York City from Tracy Oliver, reported Deadline. Oliver, who is best known for her work in Girls Trip, Awkward Black Girl and teen drama The Sun is Also a Star, …

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Analyst: Apple will soon ditch its butterfly keyboard design

Sponsored Links MacFormat Magazine via Getty Images After years of controversy and technical difficulties, Apple could be about to give up on the butterfly mechanism keyboard in its MacBooks. According to a report authored by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — who has a decent record in accurate Apple predictions — the company is on track …

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Netflix pulled 66 episodes of Chelsea Handler’s canceled talk show

Sponsored Links E! Entertainment via Getty Images A few years ago, Netflix and Chelsea Handler set out to “revolutionize the talk show.” The plan was to run three 30-minute, near-live episodes each week. But the show, Chelsea, took nearly two years to launch, and after just two seasons, Netflix pulled the plug. It didn’t stop …

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US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency

Sponsored Links Chesnot via Getty Images US lawmakers have asked Facebook to “immediately cease implementation plans” of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democrat Maxine Waters, wants to examine risks around cyber security, global financial markets and national security concerns, it said in a letter to …

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Alphabet’s Loon could provide internet in Kenya this year

Sponsored Links Loon Alphabet’s internet-delivering balloon service, Loon, expects to begin commercial service in Kenya sometime this year. The company just received approval from Kenyan officials to begin flying and testing over the country, and a Loon spokesperson said commercial service could be available in the coming months. The balloons are en route and should …

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Countries back plan to create ‘free flow’ of data across borders

Sponsored Links Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP It might become easier to shuttle data across borders in the future. A total of 24 countries have signed a statement supporting the Osaka Track, a plan from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that would create rules for a “free flow” of data while respecting privacy, copyright and …

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Another top ‘Fortnite’ pro wants out of FaZe Clan

Sponsored Links FaZe Clan Esports organization FaZe hit the headlines last month, after popular Fortnite player Turner Tenney — AKA Tfue — sued the company for violating California labor laws. Following the news — which saw FaZe trending worldwide on Twitter for hours — it emerged that the company was taking up to 80 percent …

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