Trump Threatens Military Spending Veto In Social Media Bias Battle

Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding bill unless Congress abolishes a liability law protecting social media firms regularly accused of bias by the president.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives immunity to tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter from legal action on content posted by users.

Both platforms have found themselves the target of incandescent fury from Trump in recent weeks after they began attaching disclaimers to social media posts by the president that claimed he had lost last month’s election due to voter fraud.

Trump has doubled on a months-old push to abolish the statute in response — a move that has been backed by his congressional allies.

“Section 230… represents a serious threat to our national security and the integrity of the elections,” the president tweeted on Tuesday night.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding bill unless Congress abolishes a liability law protecting social media firms US President Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding

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Netflix Plans to Double Spending on Original Content in Asia

(Bloomberg) — Netflix Inc. is planning to double its spending on original content in Asia next year to help stay ahead in a crowded streaming market, where billionaires including China’s Pony Ma and Hong Kong’s Richard Li are seeking to expand their presence.



a screen shot of an open laptop computer sitting on top of a desk: Netflix Inc. signage is displayed on an Apple Inc. laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Netflix Inc. dominated Golden Globe nominations with 34 total, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards, the Associated Press reported.


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Netflix Inc. signage is displayed on an Apple Inc. laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Netflix Inc. dominated Golden Globe nominations with 34 total, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards, the Associated Press reported.

After producing widely watched Asia shows such as the Korean zombie period thriller “Kingdom” and reality series “Indian Matchmaking,” the world’s largest streaming platform is seeking to cement its stronghold in a region that’s seen the fastest growth in subscribers, said Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of

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Why Facebook Is Spending $1 Billion on a Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Facebook wants to be where you run your business online. To be fair, it’s already pretty good at it. Regardless of what you think of Facebook’s many issues–like privacy, fake news, or content moderation–when it comes to providing businesses a platform to reach customers, it’s hard to argue there are many more effective options.

Still, it’s trying to get better. Or, at least, stickier. We’ll get back to that part in a minute.

Facebook announced on Monday that it would spend $1 billion to acquire Kustomer, a CRM that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help businesses manage customer support. Mostly that means it gathers customer communications across various channels such as social media, email, chat messages, and website chatbots. That way, no matter how a customer communicates with your business, you can keep all of the conversations managed in one place. 

In a blog post about the acquisition, Facebook says

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Gaming Computer Black Friday Deals 2020: CyberpowerPC, NZXT, iBUYPOWER, Skytech & More Gaming Desktop Deals Monitored by Spending Lab

Gaming PC deals for Black Friday 2020, featuring all the top MSI, iBUYPOWER, NZXT, CyberpowerPC & more offers

Black Friday 2020 sales experts are monitoring the best gaming computer deals for Black Friday 2020, including offers on CyberpowerPC, MSI, HP, iBUYPOWER, Dell, NZXT and more gaming PCs. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Gaming PC Deals:

  • Save up to $200 on high-powered gaming PCs at HP.comcheck for live prices on best-selling gaming machines like the HP OMEN 15, OMEN 17, OMEN X5 and Pavilion series
  • Save up to 49% on top-rated gaming PCs from MSI, iBUYPOWER, Dell & CYBERPOWERPC at Walmart – including savings on Intel Core i7, pre-built & Legion by Lenovo gaming machines
  • Save up to $300 on top-rated gaming PCs at Amazoncheck deals on pre built gaming computers, laptops and monitors from top rated brands like MSI, iBUYPOWER, CyberPowerPC and
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Desktop Computer Black Friday Deals 2020: Early Apple Mac, Dell & More PC Sales Compared by Spending Lab

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s a list of the top early desktop computer deals for Black Friday, including all the latest offers on Dell, Mac, iMac, HP and more. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Computer Deals:

  • Save up to $200 on a wide range of desktop computers at HP.com– save on HP OMEN gaming desktops, high performance desktops, all-in-one PCs & towers at HP.com
  • Save up to 67% on a wide range of desktop PCs, computers & laptops at Walmart
  • Save up to 31% on top-rated Dell, Inspiron & XPS desktops at Dell.com – check the latest deals on a wide range of desktops including gaming, all-in-one desktops and more
  • Save up to $100 on a wide range of desktop PCs & computers at Amazon – find prices on computers and monitors from HP, Lenovo, Acer and Dell
  • Save up to $170 off on desktop computer
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Best Early Office Supplies, Furniture & Computer Savings Monitored by Spending Lab

Black Friday sales researchers track the best early Office Depot  & Staples deals for Black Friday, featuring sales on storage, desk organizers, computer chairs, desks and more

Find all the latest early Staples & Office Depot deals for Black Friday 2020, together with the best laptop & desktop PC, ergonomic chairs, desks & tables and more discounts. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Office Depot Deals:

  • Save up to 30% on a wide range of furniture at OfficeDepot.com – get the latest deals on home and office furniture including desks, beds, chairs & more    

  • Save up to 40% on various types of chairs at OfficeDepot.com – click the link for live prices on office chairs, task chairs, ergonomic chairs & more   

  • Save up to 44% on laptops for school & work at OfficeDepot.com – check out live prices on 2-in-1 laptops, business laptops, Chromebooks, gaming laptops &

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Early Roomba Robot Vacuum Deals Collated by Spending Lab

The best early Roomba 985 & 980 deals for Black Friday, featuring Roomba 980, 985 and more robot vacuum deals

Early Black Friday Roomba 980 & 985 deals for 2020 are here. Find the latest savings on iRobot Roomba robotic vacuums, accessories and more. Links to the top deals are listed below.

Best Roomba 980 & 985 Deals:

Best Roomba Deals:

  • Save up to $400 on a wide range of Roomba robot vacuum bundles & deals at Walmart – check deals available on the Roomba 980, 960, 690, Braava jet M6 and more new and refurbished models

  • Save up to $90 on iRobot Roomba robot vacuums at Amazon – check deals on the best-selling iRobot Roomba 960, s9, i7, i7+, 650 and e5 models

  • Save up to $100 on Roomba robot vacuums & robot mops at Target – save on iRobot smart cleaning products including the Roomba 675, e5, Braava

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Top Early Note20 & Note20 5G Sales Identified by Spending Lab

Save on Samsung Galaxy Note20 smartphone deals at the early Black Friday sale, including the best Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra & Note20 Ultra 5G discounts

Early Black Friday Samsung Galaxy Note20 cell phone deals for 2020 are here. Compare the best discounts on Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra with 5G & more. Explore the full range of deals listed below.

Best Samsung Galaxy Note20 Deals:

Best Samsung Phone Deals:

  • Save up to 50% on Samsung Galaxy smartphones at Verizon – check out Verizon’s promotions on Galaxy smartphones including a special ‘buy one, get $1000 off another’ with the S20, Note 20 & Z Fold 2 series

  • Save up to $700 off Samsung Galaxy Phones at AT&T – check out the latest savings on Galaxy S20, Note 20, Z Fold2 & more top models

  • Save up to $100 on prepaid & no contract Samsung Galaxy smartphones at Boost Mobile –

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After $30M round, Bumped launches app that gives people free stock after spending with brands

Buy from a brand, get some of their stock.

That’s the pitch from Bumped, a Portland, Ore.-based startup that launched its app today after a year of beta testing.

Bumped users create a brokerage account, link their debit or credit card, and pick their brands. When they spend money with certain companies, they get a percentage of their purchases back in fractional shares, or a piece of a full share.

Bumped does not charge account or trading fees; it makes money from the participating brands.

The startup’s beta included more than 80 brands. The average user had a 1.5X increase in monthly visits to brands that rewarded them with stock.

“Investing without requiring incremental spend is critical to helping people navigate the present and save for the future,” David Nelsen, CEO and founder of Bumped, said in a statement. “Bumped creates a simple but powerful entry point to the stock

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