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They Already Have Your Data

TikTok WeChat
On August 6, 2020, the president of the United States signed two virtually identical executive orders banning the use of both TikTok and WeChat. TikTok will survive due to a partnership deal with Oracle that, at this writing, the president has approved. But, unless a federal judge issues a stay, by the time you read this WeChat will be officially banned. Continue Reading →
No Apple AR glasses, no AirTag trackers, no HomePod mini, no over-the-ear AirPod-branded headphones. A lot of the most exciting announcements teased for Apple's September 2020 event never saw the light of day. Instead, Apple unveiled two new Apple Watches, two new iPads, a new fitness subscription, and more. Here's everything you need to know about Apple's latest and greatest. Continue Reading →
Online Networking Salon
I miss meeting new people. I miss bumping into people I know. So, necessity being the mother of invention, my team has been experimenting with different ways to gather our community – and we have a plan. Introducing the Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salons. They are free, category-specific, weekly, 20-minute, super-curated, small, Zoom meetings where you will introduce yourself, meet some new people, bump into old friends, learn something, hang out for a bit, and then get back to work. Here’s how we tested the theory and why we know it works. Continue Reading →

Fortnite is Gone

Apple and Google have removed Fortnite (the video game made by Epic Games) from their respective app stores for violating their terms of service regarding payments. Continue Reading →
TikTok
Learning from her friends that TikTok view counts were all zeros, and thinking that this was a signal that TikTok was about to be banned, my friend's 12-year-old daughter ran up to her mom and excitedly said, "OMG! Will things go back to normal now?" Continue Reading →
Seems like Big G is sad that TikTok has surpassed YouTube on some important viewing metrics, so… YouTube is going to start testing a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi-segment videos. Continue Reading →

TikTok For Business

TikTok is getting organized. The addictive, endorphin-producing, AI-driven social video network has organized its advertising tools under the "TikTok for Business" banner. Continue Reading →

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