Hold social media companies accountable for what their users post

  • A top tech advisor to Biden, Bruce Reed, indicated at a virtual book launch hosted by Georgetown Law Wednesday that “it’s long past time to hold the social media companies accountable for what’s published on their platforms.”
  • Reed, who was chief of staff to Biden during his time as vice president, has been highly involved in advocating for tech reform in his years outside of government.
  • In a chapter co-authored with digital reform advocate Jim Steyer, he wrote, “Washington would be better off throwing out Section 230 and starting over.”

Bruce Reed, Joe Biden are posing for a picture: U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden arrives for a meeting with his Chief of Staff Bruce Reed (L) June 22, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden arrives for a meeting with his Chief of Staff Bruce Reed (L) June 22, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

A law protecting the tech industry from being held liable for their users’ posts is on shaky ground as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to come into office.

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Celestica to Hold a Virtual Meeting About Its Joint Design and Manufacturing Business With Analysts and Investors

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celestica Inc. (NYSE:CLS)(TSX:CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced it will hold an analyst and investor meeting on December 2 at 4:00pm ET. During the meeting, Celestica’s management will provide an overview of Celestica’s Joint Design and Manufacturing business, and will reaffirm Q4 2020 guidance and outline near-term expectations.

To participate in the conference call in listen-only mode, please dial (647) 788-4919 or 1 (877) 291-4570. To ensure your participation, please call in approximately ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. Analysts will have the opportunity for a Q&A with speakers following the formal remarks.

A webcast is also available at:
A recorded webcast will be available approximately two hours after completion of the call for 12 months. To access the recorded webcast visit www.celestica.com.

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2 Top Robinhood Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Long-term investing is the key to sustainable returns in the stock market. And while millennial-friendly trading app Robinhood is stereotyped by some as a platform for risk-hungry speculators, some of its most widely held stocks are poised for long-term success. Let’s explore the reasons why two of them — PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) — are good enough to buy and hold forever. 

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PayPal: Developing new growth opportunities

Mobile payments are popular — especially among young people. Consulting group McKinsey estimates that 91% of all millennials have made a mobile payment in the last year, so it’s no surprise that PayPal’s stock gets a lot of attention on Robinhood. The fintech giant is poised for continued success as it invests in innovative products like Venmo that can unlock new growth opportunities.

PayPal’s long-term strategy relies on the digitization of the global economy and the increasing

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Stock Trading App Robinhood May Hold an IPO in Just a Few Months

Stock trading app Robinhood is seeking financial advisers to help it go public as soon as the spring of 2021, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

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Robinhood is a trading app that makes it simple to play the markets. It’s reportedly surging in usership, thanks in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has dramatically stripped opportunities for hobbies or interests that require leaving the home. According to Bloomberg, after a recent fundraising round of $460 million, the company now values itself at around $11.7 billion, claims to have 13 million registered users, and has expanded to gold, crypto, and other financial instruments. Bloomberg writes:

Robinhood’s investors include Sequoia, DST Global, Ribbit Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures. and D1 Capital Partners.

An IPO would follow a huge boom in volume on the platform, with stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic driving up retail trading. Robinhood has

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Worldwide Web Performance Industry to 2025 – Retail is Expected to Hold a Significant Share – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Web Performance Market – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Web Performance Market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.72% over the forecast period from 2020 to 2025.

Companies Mentioned

  • Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  • Micro Focus International PLC
  • IBM Corporation
  • SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC (Pingdom)
  • F5, Inc.
  • Radware Ltd.
  • Dynatrace LLC
  • Cloudflare, Inc.
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • Netmagic Solutions (NTT Limited)
  • ThousandEyes, Inc.
  • CDNetworks Inc.

Key Market Trends

Retail is Expected to Hold Significant Share

As retailers focus more and more on eCommerce initiatives, site performance becomes increasingly critical, especially when it comes to mobile efforts. A speedy and consistent online shopping experience will take customers through checkout. If page load speed is lagging, shoppers will be quick to leave and head to Amazon or a competitor. Overall, a faster site translates to more sales, and many brands agree. By

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