Asian stocks follow Wall St higher after Congress debt deal

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher Friday after U.S. lawmakers temporarily averted a possible government debt default while investors waited for American jobs numbers. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Congress temporarily set aside a dispute over debt on Thursday to extend the government’s borrowing […]

Podcast 382: Wait, we’re all content moderators now?

This week, the home team discusses the environmental impact of blockchain technology, especially as it related to art and NFTs. We also explore the tensions around content moderation, and how users will find ways to turn nearly any opening for interaction into an opportunity for…free expression. Episode Notes Read more about the climate debate surrounding […]

West Oakland shooting leaves one injured

OAKLAND — A man was injured in a shooting Thursday in a West Oakland neighborhood, authorities said. Around 6:45 p.m., police received reports of ShotSpotter activity in the city’s Clawson neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found a man in the 3100 block of Linden Street suffering from at least one gunshot wound to a limb. […]

Post Status: Post Status Excerpt (No. 27) — CaboPress and Owning Your Own Content (For Some)

“While WordPress does democratize publishing there are people today that don’t or (perhaps worse) can’t take advantage of it.” In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Cory comes back freshly tanned from CaboPress to share his experiences and one big takeaway point that everyone can appreciate. David brings up how Facebook’s outage this week made […]

New York Jets agree to extension with John Franklin-Myers

The New York Jets agreed to a four-year contract extension with defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers, according to multiple reports Thursday. No terms were available though Franklin-Myers, a fourth-year pro, stands to improve from his $920,000 salary this season — the last year of his rookie contract. Franklin-Myers, fresh from his 25th birthday less than two […]

Tesla moving its HQ to Texas, but California plant will expand

Electric car maker Tesla is moving its corporate headquarters out of California, CEO Elon Musk said Thursday. “We’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,“ Musk said, to cheers and loud applause, during the electric car maker’s annual shareholders meeting at its under-construction new auto factory outside Austin. Musk was quick to follow up with assurances […]