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Amazon selects New York and Northern Virginia for its 'second headquarters'

The wait is finally over. Amazon announced today the location of its new second headquarters, but with a catch: It will be split between New York City and Northern Virginia. In a company blog post, Amazon said that it selected New York's Long Island
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Facebook went down for large swath of East Coast

Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays.  Facebook went down Monday morning across the East Coast, with error messages telling users that "something went wrong." "We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can," read an error
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How an app developer helped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez make history

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, app developer Leo Sussan was unhappy and looking for a way to become more politically active. So he volunteered for a long-shot congressional candidate, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in New York
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It's OK to feel happy: The election brought a night of historic firsts

If you're able to see through your Beto-inspired veil of grief, there's so much *actual* joy to be found in Tuesday's 2018 midterm election results. Happiness is a foreign emotion to most of us by now, but please consider the following: women,
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Why America is using glitchy electronic voting machines

It's been 18 years and several thousand lifetimes since the contested Bush-Gore presidential elections of 2000. Yet "hanging chads" are still haunting us — but not in the way you might think. Since states began introducing electronic voting
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How to start forging a career in IT and cybersecurity

In any office, the IT department are the first ones you call when your computer freezes or when your company-issued device catches a virus. In the 21st century, they are the backbone of any operation. Don't underestimate IT people, folks. They're an
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As other offices storm the streets, Google’s LA protest is quiet and sequestered

Is it really a walkout if you barely... walk out? Google offices around the world protested sexual harassment and workplace discrimination at the company on Thursday. But in Los Angeles — a center of the #MeToo movement, thanks to Hollywood
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The anatomy of the niche teen Instagram meme

Not all memes are relatable. In fact, the best ones are the opposite. The niche meme community has spread like UNIF-brand wildfire on Instagram, with dozens of mostly teenage users posting personalized collage memes every day. (Think starter packs
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Influencer sued for not promoting Snap's Spectacles enough

For us mere follower-less mortals, making money as a social media influencer seems dead easy. Like for Grown-ish actor Luka Sabbat, who was paid by Snapchat's public relations agency PR Consulting (PRC) to promote Spectacles with posts on Instagram
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The mighty power of the simple Post-It Note protest

In the emotional days following the November 2016 election that put President Donald Trump in power, no one had any idea they might find a shred of solace in words scribbled on a mundane office supply. But underground, in the depths of a New York

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