James Carafano: Why Trump’s TikTok battle with China is worth fighting

The back and forth between Trump and China is not a game of cat and mouse. This is eagle versus dragon. The scratching and clawing over TikTok, a popular video-sharing social networking service, owned by a Chinese-based internet technology company, seem silly to some. But make no mistake: this is an important battle in the struggle between these great powers.

Let’s start with why TikTok matters. A lot of Americans have recently awakened to the dangers the Chinese Communist Party poses to our future peace and security, particularly the dangers it poses online.

For decades, the Chinese Communist Party not only sanctioned but directed a vast hacking enterprise. Its mission: economic espionage. In the last half decade, those efforts have evolved significantly. The regime has disciplined, reorganized and expanded the reach of its cyber-hacking operations.


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Amazon is worth $1.7 trillion. Spend your pandemic dollars locally

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena may not make it through the year because of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Photographed at Vroman's Bookstore on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Pasadena, CA. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena is struggling to make it through the coronavirus crisis. (Los Angeles Times)

To the editor: Since March 2020, my local brewery as well as a vegan restaurant I patronized regularly closed permanently. Another neighborhood restaurant is struggling to survive on takeout alone. (“The Los Angeles we love is dying in 2020. We must fight to save it,” column, Oct. 11)

Therefore, it is especially jarring to see long lines outside Whole Foods and Amazon trucks pull up every day outside my apartment building. Sure, buying from Amazon is quick, easy and cheap, and Whole Foods (which is owned by Amazon) has undeniably great food, often sourced from smaller businesses.

But Amazon’s market capitalization has increased to $1.7 trillion this year due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just think what would have happened if every dollar shelled out to Amazon since March instead went to a

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These are the deals that are actually worth your money

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. 

The first day of Amazon Prime Day 2020 is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean the deals are slowing down: In fact, they’re just heating up! With more than one million products on sale for this annual mega-savings event, which is regularly held in July and was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty to be discovered. 

Still up for grabs, for instance? The best-valued video doorbell we’ve ever tested and our favorite headphones of all time. In fact, it was nearly impossible to get through all of these deals in just one day—which is exactly why these savings will going strong through tomorrow, October 14. And, because there’s no such thing as a good deal on a bad product, Reviewed has a team of more than … Read More

Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague’s net worth

Photo credit: SOPA Images/Getty
Photo credit: SOPA Images/Getty

From Cosmopolitan

Love Island 2019 contestants Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury might not have walked away with the £50,000 prize money at the end of their series, but the couple haven’t done too badly when it comes to post-villa earnings. And when we say ~too badly~, we mean the pair have been absolutely raking it in.

What is Molly-Mae’s net worth?

Before we even get to Instagram earnings, let’s not forget the huge deals Molly-Mae’s done with big brands like Pretty Little Thing. After leaving Love Island, the 21-year-old influencer landed a sponsorship deal with the online fashion retailer, which was reportedly worth £500,000. Then there was her deal with Beauty Works Hair Extensions which she secured straight after leaving the villa, and in late 2019 she also launched her very own line of tanning products. This September, she hit more than one million YouTube subscribers,

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Human Insulin Market Size worth USD 27.71 Billion with a Steady 3.4% CAGR by 2026; Technological Advancements in Insulin Pens to Spur Growth: Fortune Business Insights

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Pune, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global human insulin market size is anticipated to reach USD 27.71 billion by 2026. International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that around 425 million people across the world suffer from diabetes. This shows that the rising prevalence of diabetes is propelling growth in the market.

Fortune Business Insights in a new report, titled “Human Insulin Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Analogue Insulin (Long-Acting, Fast Acting, Premix), Traditional Human Insulin (Long-Acting, Short-Acting, Fast Acting, Premix)), By Diabetes Type (Type 1, Type 2), By Distribution Channel (Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Online Pharmacy), and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026” predicts the market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period. In 2018, the market value stood at USD 21.26 billion in 2018.

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Quibi may be for sale. But what is it worth, and who would buy it?

A scene from "#FreeRayshawn," Quibi's Emmy-winning short-form streaming drama. <span class="copyright">(Quibi)</span>
A scene from “#FreeRayshawn,” Quibi’s Emmy-winning short-form streaming drama. (Quibi)

Quibi can’t catch a break, even after becoming a two-time Emmy-winner.

Less than six months after Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman launched their short-form video streaming startup, the company’s drama “#FreeRayshawn” nabbed acting trophies for stars Laurence Fishburne and Jasmine Cephas Jones.

The accolades from the television academy apparently didn’t impress Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel. The ABC late-night comic quipped during the Sunday night broadcast that the newcomer had “10 Emmy nominations this year, including outstanding short form comedy or drama and dumbest thing to ever cost a billion dollars.”

Then, the next morning, the media, tech and entertainment industries were buzzing with reports that Quibi has engaged JPMorgan Chase & Co. to help the company review a range of strategic options, including a possible sale, according to two people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.

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Is It Worth Getting Your Home Professionally Organized?

Vivian Johnson for Shira Gill

The more time I dwell at home dodging a global pandemic and responding to emails from my kitchen table, the more I face a brutal realization: I’m not organized. The dysfunctional junk drawer in my entryway — with its myriad of prized items including hand sanitizer, a signed copy of Taylor Swift’s Red album, and the spare key to my car — says it all. But, despite being crafty, I can’t seem to create a stylish and functional oasis on my own.

When influencer couple Aspyn Ovard and Parker Ferris posted a vlog of their kitchen getting professionally organized on YouTube, it was clear I don’t have to create that oasis on my own. My townhouse can feel as magical as the abodes on Pinterest, and my lifestyle can follow suit. I just need the expertise of a magical fairy with an influencer-like eye for

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Are the benefits of Apple’s App Store worth 30% of your revenue?

With Apple’s recent appearance before the US congress, it’s been working hard to justify the 30% revenue cut it takes from all apps on its platform. The company just published a study looking at other similar app platforms and their revenue cuts to make the case, “We’re just like everyone else.”

Not surprisingly, a lot has been written about how Apple’s walled garden is anti-competitive and particularly unfair to indie developers. Perhaps this is the wrong approach to defend their pricing model. Just look to the internet or cell phone industries as one example where pricing is pretty consistent for US consumers, but they still are not receiving a good deal.

A better approach might be to look more concretely at the financial benefit an app publisher receives when on Apple’s platform, and whether that truly offsets the costs.

What are you really getting from Apple’s Platform?

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Is Selling on Amazon FBA Worth It? Our Guide Will Help You Decide

As sales increasingly move online due to the “new normal” of the pandemic, those who invest their time and money in retail arbitrage could find themselves bringing in substantial income, whether as a side gig or new full-time venture.

What’s retail arbitrage? Simply put, it’s the practice of buying products from retailers when they are on clearance and then turning around and selling them on Amazon and other online retailers for a profit

But as you grow your business, you’ll need to find a way to make it easy for customers to find you and buy your products. At some point you’ll probably start thinking about platforms, including one of the most commonly used: Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon).

In this post you’ll find:

What Is Amazon FBA?

“You sell it, we ship it.” That’s Amazon’s sales pitch for Fulfillment by Amazon (commonly called Amazon FBA).

Fulfillment by Amazon allows

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Your old cellphone may be worth more than you think. But you have to shop it around

Remember when your cellphone was brand new and you wanted to show it to everyone? That was a good day! Exciting! Thrilling! And now, however long later this is, you are hankering for an upgrade.

The new phones do all sorts of amazing things yours can’t. They charge wirelessly, fold in half, sport super-fast processors, can survive a dunking, and have a camera that’s to die for.

Resisting the urge to upgrade our phones is – for many a human living in the year 2020 – a near-constant battle with lust-worthy temptation. Or, as I like to think of it, the never-ending struggle to “keep up with the phone-ses.”

Smartphones are now stupidly central to our existence, too. We spend, on average, five hours a day using them. Some of us spend much more. The struggle is real. 

If you have resisted long enough and are ready to take the

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