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Five Tips For Encouraging Balanced Use Of Tech As A Tech Company

Founder of Gabb Wireless Inc., the first nationwide cellular network for kids.

When running a tech business, you live and breathe it every minute of every day. If you are not thinking about the technology you are building, you are testing it, studying other technology and using technology to move your company forward. These types of tech use are intentional and purposeful.

In contrast, when we find ourselves scrolling through social media, playing endless games and picking up mobile devices every few seconds, there is nothing intentional about it. Balance is lost.

An Adult-Sized Problem 

While I started my company with the intent of addressing kids’ tech imbalance, the reality is many adults find themselves addicted. In fact, adults spend on average 5.4 hours a day on their phones. As a technology leader, it’s also my goal to help adults better balance their technology use. 

With my team

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How Companies Are Encouraging Voter Registration

With the presidential elections only weeks away, a number of retailers, tech companies, and prime brands are eagerly working with Rock the Vote to encourage their customers to register to vote. Many Rock the Vote partners ranging from stores to tech platforms are using unique ideas to encourage voter registration. 

Brushers to Cast Ballots with Hello Products

The U.S. personal care brand Hello Products launched on Tuesday—on National Voter Registration Day– its first limited edition Empowermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste. Each tube is sold for $1.00 that goes to Rock the Vote to help build political power among young people.

“We’ve thoughtfully crafted Empowermint paste because we believe voting is one of the friendliest things you can do,” the company said.

New shopping experience with Foot Locker 

Foot Locker  (FL) – Get Report, the leading sportswear company, is offering voter registration services to shoppers who will only fill

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Twitter flags Trump’s tweets for ‘encouraging people to potentially vote twice’

Twitter said Thursday that it labeled two of President Donald Trump’s tweets “for encouraging people to potentially vote twice” because the remarks violated the site’s rules about civic integrity and elections.



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“The laws regarding the invalidation of mail-in ballots when individuals choose to vote in person are complex, and vary significantly by state. Our goal is to prevent people from sharing advice about voting twice, which may be illegal,” Twitter said in a tweet. 

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In the pair of tweets, Trump said that voters should mail in their ballots as soon as possible and “go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted).”

Twitter added a label to the tweets that said Trump violated its rules but that the tweets were

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Facebook said it removed en event encouraging violence against protesters in Kenosha, but it was actually removed by the event’s own organizers, according to a new report



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  • Facebook came under fire last week after site moderators did not remove the Facebook page of a militia group that encouraged violence against protesters, despite being reported hundreds of times. 
  • CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last week that Facebook ultimately did remove the page, but that the removal came too late because moderators hadn’t been adequately trained on Facebook’s new policies against militia groups.
  • “Counter protest? Nah. I fully plan to kill looters and rioters tonight,” one person wrote on the event page.
  • But Facebook didn’t remove the page, according to a new BuzzFeed News report — rather, the group’s own moderators took it down after two protesters were shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Facebook has been on the defensive for the past week over its handling of an event calling for members of a group to

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