Thousands of Californians Are Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area During the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Data From Relocation Website moveBudhha.com

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — moveBuddha.com, a moving company booking website, released new data showing 6,291 residents of the San Francisco Bay Area relocated from California between March 11-September 23, 2020. 

moveBuddha’s user data also reflects top moving destinations for Bay Area residents, where Austin, Seattle, New York City, and Portland, Oregon dominated the Top 15 cities. Top-ranking state destinations for the Bay Area include Texas, New York, and Florida, although 20.7% of residents also relocated to nearby states such as Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Nevada. 

Ryan Carrigan, moveBuddha’s co-founder and CEO, believes the large number and rate of outbound residents suggest a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as many Bay Area residents now work remotely. 

“49.8% of Bay residents live in counties where the median annual salary is nearly 2-3 times above the national average,”

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Hundreds of thousands of shoppers line up in huge virtual queue to get on Debenhams’ website

More than a million shoppers swamped the Debenhams website yesterday to snap up generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its stock before closing for good.

The chain has become the latest high street casualty and will be liquidated in the New Year after rescue talks with JD Sport fell through, drawing a line under 242 years of trading and jeopardising 12,000 jobs.    

Debenhams has said it will open its 124 shops with a fire sale of its stock when the national lockdown ends tomorrow. 

Handbags, shoes, boots, watches and dresses are being slashed in price by as much as 70 per cent.

The bargain bonanza has already sparked a scramble for cut-price products online, with people waiting in virtual queues to access the store’s website.

Late Tuesday night there was a 20-minute wait ‘due to exceptional demand’ with over 300,000 trying to get on to the website

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Currys website is not working as thousands try to buy Sony PS5 stock

Update: Due to an error with its website, it seems Currys allowed some customers to buy a Playstation 5 before the sale started at 9am this morning. When the sale started, thousands logged onto the site – forcing Currys to leave shoppers stranded in a virtual queue to stop the online store becoming overwhelmed. In a statement in the minutes following the 9am launch, Currys confirmed that it would not be selling the PS5 stock as planned – with the launch pushed back until later today.

It now seems Currys is cancelling the orders that managed to be processed before the official launch. In a tweet from its customer service account on Twitter, the shop posted: “Unfortunately due to an error on our site we were allowing customer to check out the PS5 before they went live at 9am. Due to this we have had to cancel orders and the

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No, There’s Isn’t a ‘Glitch’ in Michigan Election Software That Flipped Thousands of Trump Votes

Dispelling every bullshit election conspiracy that’s inundated the internet this week would be a full-time job in and of itself, but one particularly insidious theory has blown up to such a ridiculous degree that it deserves to be set straight.

Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox claimed at a press conference Friday that an election software “glitch” in one Michigan county switched thousands of votes for President Donald Trump to votes for Democratic challenger (now President-Elect) Joe Biden. Sounds like a pretty big scandal, right? Well, it very well might be if any portion of that statement was true. But though this conspiracy theory has been thoroughly debunked by Michigan election officials, that hasn’t stopped Trump supporters from sounding alarms about supposed voter fraud in many of the 28 states where the software’s manufacturer, Dominion Voting Systems, supplies election tech.

The theory, which has “no merit” according to a statement from

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GOP flags software used in Michigan skewed thousands of Trump votes

Republicans are concerned about software that was blamed for changing thousands of Republican ballots to votes for Democrats in one Michigan county.

The software had been used in other areas throughout the state.

Laura Cox, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, told reporters Friday at a press conference that 6,000 votes were impacted.

“In Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans, causing a 6,000 vote swing against our candidates. The county clerk came forward and said, ‘tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes,’ ” Ms. Cox said.

The Republican Party notes that 47 other counties in the state used the same software.

With roughly 98% of the vote tally in, President-elect Joseph R. Biden is ahead of President Trump in the battleground state by 2.6%, or 147,897 votes.

Mr. Trump won Michigan by less than 1% in 2016.

Antrim County, a GOP

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Michigan GOP chairwoman says software glitch tallied thousands of Republican votes as Democrat

President Trump’s supporters are pointing to a small Michigan county as evidence that vote-counting software used in the state may undercut Trump’s number of votes — as the Trump campaign fends off the appearance of inevitable defeat.

Republicans point out that in northern Antrim County, thousands of votes were counted in error for Biden, and for Democratic Sen. Gary Peters instead of GOP candidate John James.

Biden is ahead by 146,123 votes in Michigan with 98 percent of ballots counted, and the Associated Press and major news networks declared him the winner.

Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox said at a Friday press conference that “in Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans, causing a 6,000 vote swing against our candidates. The county clerk came forward and said, ‘tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes.’”

JUSTICE ALITO: MAIL-IN BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER ELECTION DAY

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Thousands of Facebook Groups buzzed with calls for violence ahead of U.S. election

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Before Facebook Inc shut down a rapidly growing “Stop the Steal” Facebook Group on Thursday, the forum featured calls for members to ready their weapons should President Donald Trump lose his bid to remain in the White House.

FILE PHOTO: 3D printed ballot boxes are seen in front of a displayed Facebook logo in this illustration taken November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

In disabling the group after coverage by Reuters and other news organizations, Facebook cited the forum’s efforts to delegitimize the election process and “worrying calls for violence from some members.”

Such rhetoric was not uncommon in the run-up to the election in Facebook Groups, a key booster of engagement for the world’s biggest social network, but it did not always get the same treatment.

A survey of U.S.-based Facebook Groups between September and October conducted by digital intelligence firm CounterAction at the request

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Computer Scams Cost Westlake Resident Thousands

WESTLAKE, OH — Two Westlake residents were ensnared by computer scams during the waning weeks of October.

On Oct. 22, while a Westlake resident was using their Apple computer, an alert popped onto the screen and said the desktop was “under attack” and was now “infected.” The pop-up directed the user to call “Apple Support” and provided a phone number.

Concerned, the resident called “Apple Support” and was then told Apple could detect the virus but to proceed with the investigation, the user would need to purchase gift cards. The resident would be refunded the cost of the cards after the investigation.

“Unfortunately, the victim purchased thousands of dollars in gift cards and read the numbers to the support person before realizing that it was a scam,” a Westlake police spokesperson said.

A week later, on Oct. 29, a 23-year-old resident was using her laptop when a pop-up message flashed

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Why Tens Of Thousands Of Companies Rely On Amazon Aurora To Power Their Most Important And Demanding Applications

Up through the first decade of the 21st century, the world of relational databases wasn’t a particularly exciting one. From their arrival in the 1970s, relational databases mostly supported rather boring if important back office applications with a handful of users and relatively small amounts of data. But times – and relational database requirements – have changed.

Today, it’s not uncommon to find enterprise and consumer applications supporting hundreds of thousands or even millions of users and massive volumes of high velocity data. These are mission critical applications that companies across industries rely on to engage and transact with their customers, partners, and workers. And these applications often times require a relational database that is not only ACID compliant but also high performance, massively scalable, and highly available.

Consider DoorDash, the largest third-party delivery service in the world. Its mobile application has over 20 million users and processes hundreds

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YouTube Accounts Livestream Fake Election Results to Thousands

(Bloomberg) — Several YouTube accounts livestreamed fake U.S. election results to tens of thousands of viewers hours before any of the polls closed — and before YouTube took the clips down as spam.



a close up of a computer: The logo for YouTube Inc. is displayed on a laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The video arm of Alphabet Inc.'s Google is offering new tools and audience statistics specifically for advertising on TV - screen space where YouTube has trailed cable channel.


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The logo for YouTube Inc. is displayed on a laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The video arm of Alphabet Inc.’s Google is offering new tools and audience statistics specifically for advertising on TV – screen space where YouTube has trailed cable channel.

Starting Tuesday morning, multiple channels posted similar, lengthy live videos on the Google-owned site. Each showed a mock presidential election map filled in with theoretical results. These broadcasts appeared at the top of the YouTube page for the search term “election results” and were watched by thousands of online viewers. Some of the clips ran advertisements.

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