Luc Stringer | Banner | TikTok is one of the fastest growing online communities, popular with students around the world.

Microsoft in talks to buy social media app TikTok despite security concerns

Many companies have expressed their desire to buy or buy a portion of the popular Chinese-made short video-sharing social media platform TikTok.  President Donald J. Trump considered banning the platform in the United States altogether after security issues were brought into question, but he has since given his blessing to Microsoft to buy out the […]

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Apple’s app store raises controversy

The makers of the popular video game “Fortnite” accused Apple of monopolistic actions Aug. 13 after the game broke terms of service to bypass Apple’s 30% cut of all in-app profits.  Epic Games, “Fortnite’s” publisher, said 30% is unreasonable. While previously players could buy “v-bucks,” “Fortnite’s” in-game currency, through the App Store, Epic added a […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | The Cellar Door Bookstore is emptier than usual due to only one customer or group being allowed in at a time.

Small businesses adapt to pandemic

Six months ago California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order that temporarily closed many locally-owned businesses. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many stores have had to reshape how they conduct business. Linda Sherman-Murick, the owner of local bookstore Cellar Door Books said her company had to shift their focus to their […]

Photo Illustration by Camille Grochowski | Banner | Etsy allows artists around the world to sell their handiwork online.

COVID pandemic inspires entrepreneurship in students

In March, the creative world ground to a halt. Photographers, designers, creators and more saw their work slow or even cease altogether. Yet for some, the increase in free time offered an opportunity for entrepreneurship. One such person is a California Baptist University student who now runs a modest online store selling her creations. Natalie […]

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Coronavirus threatens the health of U.S. markets

It has become a familiar scene: influential leaders in the scientific and medical fields speaking to virtual audiences in the tens of millions about the dangers of a rampant, deadly epidemic. In one case, however, the details are surprisingly different. This time, the speaker discussing global disruptions from a highly infectious virus was Bill Gates. […]

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Hackers target major video-conferencing platforms, Zoom

With video-conferencing platform Zoom’s rise to prominence in a world of distancing comes numerous security issues. In the past few weeks, more than 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts have surfaced on the dark web, according to cyber-security organization Cyble. Cyble told news organization Bleeping Computer that they found 530,000 Zoom accounts on the dark web selling […]

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Cutting through the noise: why the US responded slower to COVID-19

Many Americans believe the national response to the coronavirus pandemic was too slow. If the topic is brought up in conversation, different feelings can be based on what side of the political spectrum one is on. Approximately 80 percent of left-leaning Americans feel the response was too slow at the federal level, while those who […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | Karla Delgado, senior Business Adminsitration major, talks to an emplyee from Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) about a possible job oportunity after she graduates this April.

Job fairs help students land future jobs

College students usually want to work in a job that is related to the degree with which they graduate. But for about three in four graduates, that is not reality. Especially with the perceived necessity of a college degree, graduates can end up frustrated and overwhelmed when they cannot find work in the area that […]