With a single wiretap, prosecutors collected 9.2 million text messages

For four months in 2018, U.S. prosecutors in Texas collected more than 9.2 million messages under a single court-authorized wiretap order, newly released figures show. The wiretap, granted by a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas, was granted as part of a narcotics investigation and became the federal …

Social media marketing for doctors with HIPAA in mind

In today’s market, doctors and caregivers need to  manage their social media strategy, monitor their online reputation, and build relationships with their online audience in order to engage with current and potential patients. But unlike other small businesses, they also need to ensure that they are providing the same security …

You’re Probably Cooking Pumpkin and Butternut Squash All Wrong. Here Are the Kitchen Tools You Need

Butternut squash bisque, baked hubbard squash, stuffed acorn squash, classic pumpkin pie: Now’s the time of year to prepare these tasty autumn dishes because the winter squashes they feature have stepped into the starring role at farmers’ markets and in recipe columns. The only problem, beyond picking between competing candidates …

SpaceX’s Starship goes sci-fi shiny with stainless steel skin

SpaceX’s futuristic Starship interplanetary craft may embody the golden age of sci-fi in more ways than one: in addition to (theoretically) taking passengers from planet to planet, it may sport a shiny stainless steel skin that makes it look like the pulp covers of old. Founder and CEO Elon Musk …

Net neutrality restoring Save the Internet Act passes House, moving on to Senate

A bill intended to restore 2015’s net neutrality rules has passed in the House of Representatives 232-190, and will soon be in consideration in the Senate. The ‘Save the Internet Act’ may be doomed to an eventual veto, but its broad support among voters and the relatively bipartisan push in …

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ director to helm first episodes of Amazon ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos seems to be really hoping that his streaming service’s forthcoming ‘Lord of the Rings’ original series can match Game of Thrones in terms of fantasy hype. Now, thanks to Deadline, we know the person who will be in the director’s chair for the first couple episodes of …

Automattic’s bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model

Tumblr has been an millstone around the neck of its owners, first Yahoo and later Oath and Verizon Media, pretty much since it was acquired in 2013. They never found an answer to the question that new owner Automattic is presumably about to take a crack at: how to make …

Ariana Grande finally answers the question we've all been asking about her ponytail

Ariana Grande is indisputably a legend. But, almost as legendary as Ari herself, is her ponytail. This is a ponytail which defies gravity and just, like, the laws of what’s scientifically possible with human hair.  SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande is cool with all her exes in new song ‘thank u, …

Target Circle and TapHeaven team up in a mobile marketing merger

Target Circle and TapHeaven have announced that they’re merging into a single company under the Target Circle brand. TapHeaven co-founder and CEO Chris Hoyt, who is becoming chief growth officer at the combined organization, said the two companies have been “trying to solve the same problem” — namely, eliminating many of the …

This 29-Year-Old Makes Up to $2,000 a Month Selling T-shirts Online. Here’s Her Fascinating Strategy

While some people count down the days until Christmas, Jen Smith’s calendar revolves around Halloween and Mother’s Day. It’s not because she’s obsessed with trick-or-treating or brunching with her mom — October and May are the busiest times of the year for her online T-shirt business. Smith, a 29-year-old who …

Indie travel app Lambus makes group trip planning easier

There are plenty of travel apps for researching flights and hotels or generally organizing your trips, but indie German developer Hans Knöchel struggled to find one that could gather all his travel-related information in one place, in addition to allowing a group of friends to collaborate on the trip-planning process. …

Two new studies set out business case for contemporary office design

A brace of new reports sets out to identify the challenges organisations set themselves by inhabiting dated offices and how modern office design principles could address them. According to the Meeting Expectations report, released by K2 Space, workplace productivity is being impeded as a direct result of dated office design. …

24 hours left to score early-bird tickets for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

The switch has been flipped on the 24-hour shot clock, which means there’s only one day left to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 in San Jose, Calif. on July 10. Early-bird savings ends on Friday, June 14 at 11:59 p.m. (PT), so buy your ticket …

How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition

Last week when Salesforce announced it was buying ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion you might not have realized it, but the law firm Shearman & Sterling was advising Salesforce throughout the deal. In fact, there are lawyers involved in every transaction of this sort from the initial call to the closing. …

Podcast: Thrive in the Gig Economy! Interview with Gig Guru Marion McGovern

Click to Listen or Download Podcast Is the Gig Economy where you should plant your home-based business flag? The gig economy offers opportunities for the future. We explore the gig economy with industry expert Marion McGovern. The traditional workplace has been flipped on its head. Now, gig economy pioneer Marion McGovern is …