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I write the Indie Economy newsletter, helping founders learn of trends and policies that can affect their business.
December 6, 2021
TikTok adds features for (non-famous) creators
TikTok released new tools for creators to monetize their content — and you don’t need a massive following to benefit. The news: TikTok launched Creator Next, a …
November 29, 2021
AI is coming for copywriters
On March 17, 2014, an earthquake stuck outside of Beverly Hills, California. The tremor wasn’t noteworthy, but the first report on the 4.7-magnitude quake drew …
November 9, 2021
Infrastructure bill aims to close the digital divide, create indie opportunities
The recently-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill will dish out $65B for broadband improvements that aim to remedy the United States’ digital divide and welcom…
November 8, 2021
Facebook study: 360M users mirror internet addiction
An internal Facebook study revealed that roughly 360 million of its users mirror behavior known as internet addiction, according to a Wall Street Journal report…
November 4, 2021
The U.S. inches toward embracing stablecoins
The White House is intrigued by stablecoins but wants lawmakers to regulate the fast-growing digital assets like they're banks to avoid financial havoc. The new…
November 2, 2021
Pinterest launches live shopping on Pinterest TV
In response to live-shopping trends, Pinterest launched Pinterest TV, offering creators the ability to host live shopping shows on the visual discovery platform…
October 28, 2021
Instagram launches desktop posting, new creator tools
One of Instagram’s most-requested features — the ability to post from a desktop computer — is finally a reality. Insta tune-up: The Facebook-owned app recently …
October 25, 2021
Will Facebook rebrand rise above controversies?
Facebook hopes its rebrand and new focus to build the metaverse will drown out a torrent of controversies, lawsuits, and damaging leaks. The news: Facebook CEO …
October 18, 2021
No more games: Feds target dishonest influencers, reviews
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned hundreds of Fortune 500 companies that they’ll pay steep fines if they engage in dishonest influencer marketing or revi…
October 7, 2021
The NFL and TikTok want a slice of NFT pie
The National Football League and TikTok are the latest big brands hopping on the non-fungible bandwagon in hopes of capitalizing on the surging asset class. The…
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