Reddit is a haven for kinky people who’ve struggled to escape real-life discrimination and online censorship

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  • Reddit is home to hundreds of NSFW and sexual kink communities that allow users to share experiences, ask for advice, and meet like-minded people in a non-judgmental space.

  • Before Reddit was founded in 2005, queer people created online communities using dial-up chat rooms. One of the earliest known is net.motss, which was created in 1983.

  • As Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have shut down “adult content,” Reddit has become known as the most sex-positive mainstream social media platform.

  • In a world where sex education falls short and largely ignores marginalized people, Reddit’s kink communities also act as an educational tool.

  • This story is part of a series commemorating Reddit’s 15th anniversary.

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Edited Transcript of CMCM.N earnings conference call or presentation 10-Jun-20 12:00pm GMT

Beijing Jun 30, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Cheetah Mobile Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:00:00pm GMT

Cheetah Mobile Inc. – IR Director

Cheetah Mobile Inc. – Chairman of the Board & CEO

Cheetah Mobile Inc. – CFO

Good Day, and welcome to the Cheetah Mobile First Quarter 2020 Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, this event is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Helen Zhu, Investor Relations Director of Cheetah Mobile. Please go ahead, ma’am.

Jing Zhu, Cheetah Mobile Inc. – IR Director [2]

Thank you, operator. Welcome to Cheetah Mobile’s First Quarter Conference Call. With us today are our company’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Fu Sheng; and Mr. Thomas Ren, our company’s CFO. Following management’s prepared remarks, we will conduct the Q&A section. Before we begin, I refer you to the safe harbor statement … Read More

7 steps to recession-proof your small business

Blame COVID-19: the US officially entered a recession in February. I suspect that’s not news to you and your small business, as small businesses have been on the front line of this downturn, struggling to survive. In fact, since the shut-down, it’s estimated that over 100,000 small businesses have closed their doors for good.

I don’t want you to be one of them, so there are ways to help ‘recession-proof’ your small business.

1.     Get the word out to ‘shop small, shop local.’ In response to COVID, customers want to help their favorite small businesses succeed, but at any time, it’s critical to educate consumers about the importance of small businesses to their community. Work together with other small businesses in your community or industry to create special events, discounts, rewards. Right now, you can give American Express cardholders even more motivation to ‘shop small,’ as American Express announced on

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Online aftersales consult offered by AC Motors

AC Motors, the automotive and motorcycle arm of AC Industrials, has recently launched their latest program to ensure aftersales needs of their customers are well-attended.

Dubbed as Master Mechanics, the AC Motors’ online consultation platform is to cater to the aftersales needs for all the six brands that they are handling, namely Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, KTM, Kia and Maxus.

The Master Mechanics helpdesk online services cover the following general concerns: vehicle care (battery maintenance, proper vehicle storage, among others); do-it-yourself maintenance advisory; basic warranty policies; inquiries on car and motorcycle features; dealer information and services; accessories; product and brand-specific questions; and, guided basic checks.

Available via e-mail, Facebook and mobile SMS, around 40 veteran aftersales managers and advisors are pooled to provide a customer-centric, one-stop aftersales consultation service appropriate to the current situation.

The said team consists of only the best advisors from the six brands with decades

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Edited Transcript of 6098.T earnings conference call or presentation 27-May-20 8:00am GMT

Chiyoda-ku Tokyo-to Jun 30, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Recruit Holdings Co Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8:00:00am GMT

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. – Corporate Executive Officer

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. – President, CEO & Representative Director

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. – IR Executive

Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division – Analyst

Mizuho Shen, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. – IR Executive [1]

Welcome to Recruit Holdings Fiscal Year 2019 Earnings Conference Call. I am Shen from IR office. Speakers today are Masumi Minegishi, President and CEO; and Junichi Arai, Executive Officer of Capital Market Strategies. Minegishi will briefly go through fiscal year 2019 results we announced at 3:00 p.m. and then proceed to Q&A.

This call is simultaneously translated from the original call in Japanese, and translation is provided for the convenience of investors only.

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Yandex’s Lockdown Delivery Pivot Is Morphing Into a New Business

(Bloomberg) — Russian technology firm Yandex NV found an opportunity at the height of the pandemic — repurposing its army of ride-hailing drivers to provide deliveries in a country where logistics options are scarce. The venture was a success and the company will make its pivot permanent.

Yandex, which also operates the nation’s largest internet search engine, is targeting 1 million daily deliveries in the near future, Daniil Shuleyko, head of the Yandex.Taxi unit, said in an interview.

Unlike in the U.S. or U.K., Russian retailers’ delivery operations were very limited when the pandemic shut down storefronts earlier this year. For example Dixy Group, one the country’s biggest grocery store chains, didn’t have its own service to transport goods to customers, and had only just started to experiment with third-party providers when the pandemic hit.

“The coronavirus has accelerated Russian consumers’ transition to online shopping, and more of them now

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Ban on Wirecard’s UK payments business lifted

The UK’s financial watchdog has lifted restrictions on German payments company Wirecard, allowing it to resume payment activities.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) imposed restrictions on the company’s UK arm after its collapse last week.

Thousands of people could not access their money or make payments through apps as a result.

“Our primary objective all along has been to protect the interests and money of consumers,” the FCA said.

Customers should now, or very shortly, be able to use their cards as usual.

Christopher Woolard, the FCA’s interim chief executive, told the BBC’s Today programme the FCA had “imposed very strict conditions” on Wirecard’s UK subsidiary based in Newcastle, which had knock-on effects for about 70 payments firms.

“When we did that we were acutely conscious that there are some really vulnerable people who rely on those services for example to get benefits payments paid to them,” he said.


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Ivirlei Brookes on What It Means to Be an Ally and How to Talk to Your Kids About Race

“I don’t think people realize that it was really hard to film,” Ivirlei Brookes revealed to WrapWomen. The actress turned business and mindset coach recently went viral after posting this emotional yet informative video on how the non-Black community can become better allies.

“I was feeling extremely low and exhausted from all the arguing I was seeing online,” said Brookes. “I decided to make a video for Black people to use as a tool – they could send the video link to their white friends when they didn’t have enough energy left to explain.”

Brookes recorded the video on Instagram live with 11 viewers tuned in. Afterwards, she uploaded it to IGTV and within one week the video had over 5.8 million views. It even caught the attention of white celebrities including Hailey Bieber, Lili Reinhart, Ellen Pompeo, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould among others who reposted the call to action.

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NYC’s Phase Two Sees Retailers Crawling Back

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Tepid at best and hardly surprising.

That’s the consensus from retail executives on how stores fared during week one of New York City’s phase two of restarting its economy.

The slow turnout to shopping inside stores was expected given the ongoing fears of COVID-19 and the resulting exodus of many city dwellers to the suburbs and upstate for less dense surroundings and open areas. The lack of tourism since mid-March and last weekend’s heat — peaking at 90 degrees with humidity — further contributed to the limited business.

In several cases, retailers appeared stuck in phase one. That allowed for curbside and instore pickups beginning June 8, and manufacturing, wholesale trade, agriculture, landscaping, and construction were allowed to resume. Two weeks later, on June 22, phase two green-lighted in-store shopping as well as outdoor dining, and the reopenings of barber shops, hair salons

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Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

Rooftop Slushie was reportedly named after a character in HBO's "Silicon Valley" TV show depicting a strikingly accurate portrayal of the tech industry.
Rooftop Slushie was reportedly named after a character in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” TV show depicting a strikingly accurate portrayal of the tech industry.

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  • A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece.

  • Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular.

  • The “vendors” are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accepting the deal.

  • The site’s product manager told One Zero that the service helps improve a skilled candidate’s chances of getting hired, but critics say paying for and accepting payment for a job referral is unethical.

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The hiring process in the tech

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