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Amazon rumored to buy luxury retailer

Amazon.com is currently in talks to buy the online high-end fashion retailer Net-A-Porter. While the negotiations are reportedly still in a very early stage, such an acquisition could be Amazon’s largest ever. 115 more words

Arts And Culture

5 ways ladies are stimulating the adult products industry

For too long, sex toys and other products in the adult industry have been largely designed by men–even certain products that are primarily designed for use by a woman.  596 more words

Arts And Culture

Cate Blanchett to interviewer: “That’s your f****ing question?”

The #AskHerMore campaign, which encourages red carpet reporters to ask female celebrities substantial and thoughtful questions, has gained tremendous support on social media and from celebs themselves. 124 more words

Arts And Culture

Behind the scenes: On surviving four days of viral hate.

On 23 March 2015, I published this post cataloging very early social media reactions to the passing of a prominent political figure in Singapore. In my usual fashion, I posted the link to the post on my personal and work Facebook accounts (both private but with the post marked visible to all), and my public Twitter account, where hashtags were omitted. 1,220 more words

Internet Culture

Metadata and what Australia’s data retention law means for you

You might have heard a lot of noise about the data retention scheme that today passed Federal Parliament in Australia. The Australian Government will now force phone and Internet companies to keep ‘metadata’ on their customers for 2 years and allow security agencies to access the records. 460 more words

J.K. Rowling responds perfectly to fan who “can’t see Dumbledore as gay”

The famous Harry Potter author rarely tweets – but when she does, she always hits her mark. When fan Ana Kocovic asked in a since deleted tweet, “Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. 118 more words

Human And Civil Rights