CNET: Where to get your flu shot for cheap and for free in 2019

CNET: Where to get your flu shot for cheap and for free in 2019
. “You can certainly make other efforts to ward of the virus, such as keeping your hands and home clean, but the fact of the matter is that the flu shot does work. And everyone is susceptible: There are only two groups of people who should not get the flu vaccine. In this article, earn about where you can find flu shots for cheap and for free, plus more on why you really need one.” This article did not mention where I got my flu shot: Costco, for $19.99. Thank goodness for friends with Costco memberships…

TechHive: This free tool helps cord cutters escape from bloated TV bundles

TechHive: This free tool helps cord cutters escape from bloated TV bundles. “One of the points I often try to make in this column is that cutting the cord doesn’t have to involve spending upwards of $50 per month on a bundle of streaming cable channels. You can make choices and trade-offs, instead. If you’re willing to go without regional sports or specific cable channels, you can still get plenty of entertainment from cheaper services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+.” Interesting tool. Recommended a service I’d never even heard of.

MarketWatch: New CFPB database of expensive prepaid cards is missing key information, advocates say

MarketWatch: New CFPB database of expensive prepaid cards is missing key information, advocates say. “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new database revealing the terms and conditions on prepaid cards and payroll cards that can sometimes hit users with high fees. But people wouldn’t know that from the federal watchdog agency, consumer advocates say.”

New York Times: At Tech’s Leading Edge, Worry About a Concentration of Power

New York Times: At Tech’s Leading Edge, Worry About a Concentration of Power . “Each big step of progress in computing — from mainframe to personal computer to internet to smartphone — has opened opportunities for more people to invent on the digital frontier. But there is growing concern that trend is being reversed at tech’s new leading edge, artificial intelligence.”

Engadget: Facebook adds new ways for public figures to make money and stay safe

Engadget: Facebook adds new ways for public figures to make money and stay safe. Oh, well, thank goodness public figures can make money. I was worried. “Facebook wants to make it easier for famous people to engage with their fans on the site. That’s why the company is launching new ways for Facebook users to interact with public figures they follow, be it internet creators, authors, athletes or sports teams.”

David Strom: Understanding new non-money uses for blockchain

David Strom: Understanding new non-money uses for blockchain. “When it comes to thinking about blockchains, most of us automatically go to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum and think about money. How much are these currencies worth in US dollars? How much value have they gained or lost recently? It took two financially-related but non-monetary examples that I heard about recently to convince me that I was looking at the wrong part of the elephant.”

Washington Post: YouTube’s arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules

Washington Post: YouTube’s arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules. “YouTube stars attract millions of eyeballs and generate billions of dollars in ad revenue for the media giant, which pledges to run its business without tolerating hateful and otherwise harmful videos. But some of the workers hired to flag problematic content accuse YouTube of playing favorites, doling out more lenient punishments for top video creators whose work brings in the most money for the company.”