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Blue Yeti X is one of the best consumer mics available for under $200 – Android Police

Blue Yeti X is one of the best consumer mics available for under $200...

The default hardware kit for most podcasters and live streamers consists of two widely known products: A Logitech webcam and a Blue Yeti microphone. The Yeti has become one of the most popular all-around mics on the market because it delivers high quality, versatility, and a distinctive look without breaking the bank. Blue is now…
Your mass consumer data collection is destroying consumer trust

Your mass consumer data collection is destroying consumer trust

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff Contributor Jascha Kaykas-Wolff is CMO of Mozilla. These are dark days for trust. Darkest of all for marketers and advertisers. Only 3% of people trust marketing and advertising, the lowest of any industry or practice, and that trust is falling fastest among millennials, an ominous sign for the future. We have no one…
The direct to consumer department store Neighborhood Goods has raised $11 million

The direct to consumer department store Neighborhood Goods has raised $11 million

Neighborhood Goods, the direct to consumer department store hawking brands like Rothy’s, Dollar Shave Club, Buck Mason, Draper James and Stadium Goods, has new cash to expand its storefront for e-commerce juggernauts. The company has raised $11 million in a new round of financing led by Global Founders Capital, with participation from previous investors Forerunner…
The Consumer Bureau’s Reckless Plan for Debt Collection

The Consumer Bureau’s Reckless Plan for Debt Collection

We learn in email 101 that hyperlinks from unfamiliar senders are breeding grounds for scams. Microsoft has warned against clicking on foreign links for decades. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has repeatedly cautioned Americans to be wary of malware and phishing expeditions. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) alerted consumers to a new cyber…
Consumer internet companies are easy to understand, but hard to create

Consumer internet companies are easy to understand, but hard to create

More posts by this contributor Atari founder Nolan Bushnell once said that the best video games are easy to learn and nearly impossible to master. I believe that a related concept holds for building foundational consumer internet companies. Two characteristics that I always look for in startups are the founder’s ability to describe what they do in…
SEC approves 1st consumer RegA+ token Props for cross-app rewards

SEC approves 1st consumer RegA+ token Props for cross-app rewards

After cracking down on ICOs, the SEC just okayed the first two RegA+ tokens that offer an alternative way for anyone to gain a financial stake in a company, even unaccredited investors. Blockstack got approved for a $28 million digital token sale to raise money, while influencer live streaming app YouNow’s spin-off Props received a formal…
U.S. Senator and consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to take action on YouTube’s alleged COPPA violations

U.S. Senator and consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to take action on YouTube’s alleged...

The groups behind a push to get the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube’s alleged violation of children’s privacy law, COPPA, have today submitted a new letter to the FTC that lays out the appropriate sanctions the groups want the FTC to now take. The letter comes shortly after news broke that the FTC…

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Dish confirms that it will become a major US mobile carrier

In step with today’s Justice Department approval of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish has confirmed that it intends to pursue a new path beyond satellite television: it’s going to replace Sprint as the fourth major US carrier. The company has agreed to what it calls a “transformative transaction” with the DOJ, T-Mobile, and Sprint…

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