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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
1. Oklahoma was not part of the confederacy. Neither was the territory which preceded it.
2. Thanks for proving the point of those who believed the flag should come down.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
Ha! When I saw this article I couldn't help but to roll my eyes. As antiquated as their online UI/UX/Tools are for businesses, working on an internal Bitcoin is the LAST thing these guys should be spending their time on.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
And people wonder why such a high percentage of sexual assaults go unreported. Look no further than this article for your answer.

Shameful.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
@said Wasn't it Citibank that had to fulfill your "forgot pass" request via mail delivery?
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
There are so many things I dislike about this case. Many of the details lead to the gut feeling that this may all be a publicity stunt (Hogan's often and openly discussed "exploits", the quick settlements with his friends, the assertions of those who viewed the tape that it was evident he knew he was being filmed) but publicity stunt or not, if Gawker wins, it will have major privacy implications, as the article highlights.

As much as it is against my gut in this case, I will take the side of privacy over the first amendment. Celebrity or not, a sex tape is not public interest unless the individual makes it available themself; i.e. sells it to Vivid as is the new norm with these matters.

Hogan let a lot of us little Hulksters down with his hypocrisy but I'm rooting for him in one last match.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
The math in this article isn't working out for me. It is costing them 100MM to delist? I realize the shares are trading below IPO price but...it's costing them 100MM to delist?! Whoops.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
In all seriousness, congrats to them. I have a couple of buddies who like the sports betting. I'll share this with them.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Good for them! These guys work around the corner from me at the WeWork office.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
That was great - thanks for sharing.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
No comment.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
That is a very long-standing perk of theirs and Google News, among other things, came out of that time. Although I thought it was 10%.

I like the use of company points/miles used for vacations.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Man, great perks!

My fav is Google's "Devoting 20% of your time to something else".
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
It appears the FCC is none too happy:

"Should PayPal fail to adequately obtain consent from its users, the company could face penalties of up to $16,000 per call or text."

They opted everyone in to this change. That does not seem like obtained consent.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Jeez, how insensitive and I-G-N-O-R-A-N-T.

"Huckabee also reminds viewers that trans people are just doing it for attention and to get access to the opposite sex because there’s really no such thing as “feeling like a woman” if you’re a man. In fact, Huckabee says, if trans people were around when he was in high school, he would have totally pretended to be transgender in order to shower with the girls."

One of the many reasons for why I love Seattle is the general acceptance for all that is "weird", different or taboo.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
Interesting perspective on the Re/code sale. Two things stand out to me:

"A source who has viewed the startup's financials says Re/code was projected to generate $12 million this year, up from $10 million last year."

Not bad for an 18 month old media start-up. And a quote from Swisher.

"We had no intention of selling initially but in 2014, with all of these [competitor] fundraises, things changed really quickly for us," Swisher told Business Insider."

At the end of the day, they are journalists and likely didn't enjoy the running of the business aspects as much. This is also alluded to in the article.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
It's not really an 18 month old startup. Most of the revs come from their conference, which they have been running since 2007. When they left the Wall Street Journal umbrella (AllThingsD) they kept the conference.
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Yes, I am aware of the history and it was relived in this article. Whether it fits in your definition of start-up or not (I believe it does) isn't really the point so my fault on making that an emphasis.

They were generating significant revenue, still had 25% of their investment in the bank and had investors willing to put in more money; all according to sources, of course.

The point I failed to convey is that this appears more strategic than it did at first glance.
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