Tweets glorifying self-harm have grown 500% since October, report says

Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto / Contributor | NurPhoto) Even though Twitter’s terms of service explicitly ban posts glorifying self-harm and media depicting “visible wounds,” independent researchers report that Twitter too often seemingly looks the other way regarding self-harm. Researchers from the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) estimate there are “certainly” thousands, and possibly “hundreds of thousands,” of users […]

The Trump effect? Number of US citizens seeking asylum in Canada soars by 500%

Trump seems to have accomplished what political Hollywood never has – convincing thousands of Americans to flee the country. Driven by his policies, more US citizens sought asylum in Canada last year than have in decades. Americans were the third-largest group to seek asylum in Canada in 2017, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, […]

This ex-Googler’s mobile app testing startup is now worth $500 million after only three years

HeadSpin HeadSpin, a startup that creates a platform to help developers more easily test apps and sites on mobile devices, has raised $ 20 million in Series B financing. This three-year-old startup is now worth $ 500 million. Co-founder and CEO Manish Lachwani drew on his experiences from Google, Zynga and other companies to solve […]

Uber Gets $500 Million Investment From Toyota

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A woman who pays Instagrammers and YouTubers $500 to $30,000 per post on behalf of brands like Cosmo and Esquire has a go-to formula for calculating what they’re worth

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Brittany Hennessy is the senior director of influencer strategy and talent partnerships at Hearst Digital Media. She said social media influencers are paid for two things: production and distribution. Sometimes influencers ask for less than they’re worth, Hennessy says, while others ask for too much, like a first class flight. Influencer marketing is almost […]

eBay: ‘Rare’ £1 coin with minting defects selling for £500 – YOUR coin could have them too

eBay is the world’s biggest online auction site, attracting thousands and thousands of buyers and sellers. Amongst those are keen coin collectors, who are willing to splash out for seemingly small change. One coin hoping to attract one of these collectors is a “rare” £1 coin with a significant minting error. The coin was listed […]

eBay: Rare 50p coin listed for £500 – do you have one of these rare Suffragette coins?

Ebay is a fantastic resource for those looking to sell any rare and valuable coins they come across. The buying and selling website is also a treasure trove for rare coin collectors seeking out certain coins. One rare 50 coin is selling for a whopping sum of £500 on the site. The coin listing is […]

Your old tax disc could be worth a fortune: You could make over £500 selling them online

UK could pocket hundreds of pounds flogging their old car tax discs on eBay. The car tax disc was abolished in October 2014 to make way for the new online system. Due to the discs now disappearing from car windscreens they have become somewhat collectors items. In fact, some motorists have pocketed over £500 selling […]

eBay: Rare £2 Act of Union coin selling for £500 – do you have one of these 2007 coins?

The eBay website is a coin collector’s dream, with all sorts of rare coins circulating on the buying and selling platform. Some of these coin types are of particular value, selling for hundreds or even thousands to those in the know. One £2 coin has been listed for the “buy it now” price of £500 […]