Are Americans Being Priced Out of Their Hometowns?

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Are Americans Being Priced Out of Their Hometowns? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-04-21 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Are Americans Being Priced Out of Their Hometowns? Previous: FHFA Extends COVID-Related Loan Flexibilities Next: Most Valuable Company Profile: Altisource Sign up for DS News Daily center_img It is well-established that the back half of 2020 and, so far, 2021 have been periods of increased activity in the housing market.With a pandemic pushing folks to work from home and households seeking more space, not to mention all-time low mortgage rates, a record number of homeowners, says Redfin.com, are looking to relocate to a new metropolitan area—but this trend is creating unprecedented issues for those attempting to upgrade or move within their own area.”With a record share of Redfin.com home searchers looking to move to another metro, out-of-towners are making it difficult for local residents to win bidding wars,” says a new report from the technology-powered real estate brokerage. For example, “the average out-of-towner moving to Phoenix, the most-coveted locale for movers, has $630,000 to spend on a home, versus $510,000 for locals.”Nationwide, 31.5% of Redfin users sought to move to a different metro area in the first quarter. That’s up from 30.3% in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 26% a year earlier, and the highest share since Redfin started tracking migration in 2017.”Remote work is here to stay for many Americans. The long-term cultural shift is disseminating money once concentrated on the coasts throughout the country,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “Affluent remote workers are able to get more for their money by moving from job centers like the Bay Area to more affordable places like Phoenix and Las Vegas. But local residents looking to buy their first home are losing out because of the big budgets flowing into their hometowns. Many local buyers, particularly those who aren’t selling a home to fund their purchase, are being forced to compromise. They’re searching for smaller homes in farther-flung neighborhoods, or even dropping out of the search altogether.”The average housing budget for out-of-towners moving to Phoenix, the number-one migration destination for Redfin.com users in Q1, was $627,000, 23% higher than the $510,000 average budget for local buyers.In Austin, the next-most popular destination, out-of-towners had an average budget of $855,000, 32% higher than the average local budget. Next comes Las Vegas, where the average out-of-towner had a $582,000 budget, 16% higher than locals.Dallas and Atlanta were the next-most popular destinations for people looking to move to a different area.Relatively affordable inland metros are typically the most sought-after for Redfin.com users looking to leave their home metro, a trend that has intensified with the pandemic. Net inflow of home searchers has increased significantly from a year ago in all of the top 10 migration destinations.”Not only are a lot of remote workers moving to Las Vegas, but many people are moving here and bringing their businesses with them, setting up shop in Nevada,” said local Redfin real estate agent Lori Garlick. “Inventory is so low that the market is frustrating for locals, first-time buyers, and people who don’t have big down payments. Potential buyers are waiting in line to tour anything with a pool and a nice-sized lot. But if a buyer doesn’t have a budget big enough to pay over list price and throw in other incentives for the seller, like waiving the appraisal fee, they’re just not going to get the house.”Redfin’s full report, including the top 10 metros for inflow and outflow, is available at Redfin.com. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles April 21, 2021 825 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Hotels Federation says Covid-19 is ‘obliterating’ tourism

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/09hotels.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook The Irish Hotels Federation claims the tourism industry is in danger of being ‘obliterated’ by the coronavirus crisis.It’s calling on the government to set out a clear plan for the full reopening of hotels.The Irish Times is reporting today that cafes, restaurants and retailers could reopen on a limited basis by mid-summer, with plans to allow people holiday within Ireland by late summer.Elaina Fitzgerald-Kane, the president of the federation, says urgent action is needed……….. Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article119 vacant general beds at LUHNext articleGardai urge people to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy News Highland Hotels Federation says Covid-19 is ‘obliterating’ tourism Google+ Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – April 29, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Microbrew Madness: The Battle of the Brews Continues

first_imgNow is the time for all great beer lovers to come to the aid of their local craft brewery.This is the bracket you’ve all been waiting for: a battle of the brews — Blue Ridge brews. We are now down to the Final Four of our six-week Microbrew Madness tournament. We did the heavy lifting by narrowing your choices down to 32 of the region’s top craft breweries, and pairing them up in a five-round bracket system.Now the rest is up to you.Vote here now!Readers may vote daily. So be sure to spread the word and show some love for your favorite local microbrewery.And, when you’re sipping that pint of IPA or carefully testing a flight at one of the tournament’s breweries — snap a shot with your phone and tag the photo #microbrewmadness. Cheers!beer tasting flightlast_img

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Honda Hit With Alleged Discrimination Lawsuit

first_imgA former associate of Honda in Greensburg has filed a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination.According to the Greensburg Daily News, Clifford W. Holder, an African American male, alleges incidents of discrimination toward black employees of the company.In the lawsuit, filed January 30, Holder alleges that Honda passed over African Americans for promotion, let white employees off with a “slap on the wrist” for racially offensive comments to black associates, and racially offensive graffiti was routinely found in the men’s bathrooms. According to the lawsuit, Honda removed the graffiti but took no action to keep it from happening again.A Honda spokesman disagrees with the allegations, according to the newspaper.Honda said in a statement that the company is committed to diversity in all aspects of business and works to maintain a diverse team of associates.The newspaper also reported that Honda employees took part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Greensburg Elementary School to talk about equality and Civil Rights with students.last_img read more

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Barbados joins International Labor Organization to reduce child labor

first_imgHonourable Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development of Barbados (right) hands over the signed agreement for the Regional Initiative – Latin America and the Caribbean free of Child Labour to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (right) as OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro looks on (centre). The International Labor Organization (ILO) says Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labor.It said that the island’s Labor Minister Esther Byer-Suckoo handed over the signed agreement to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean in the margins of the Organization of American States (OAS) XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor held here earlier this month.It said as a result of Barbados signing the agreement, it now brings the total number of participating countries in the region to 28, all aligned in pursuit of a common objective: to accelerate the rate of reduction of child labor in the region and by 2025, to eliminate all forms of child labor.According to the ILO, Barbados has ratified the commitments set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and has also ratified ILO Conventions 138 on the minimum age for admission to employment and 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.last_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals the biggest difference between him and Lionel Messi

first_imgAdvertisement 1sifmovkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsiwtwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4333z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6jhyrWould you ever consider trying this?😱1ww04Can your students do this? 🌚2xgjbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Recently in an interview of DAZN, Cristiano Ronaldo revealed the biggest difference between him and Lionel Messi. According to Cristiano Ronaldo, he won Champions League with different clubs. Ronaldo won the award of top scorer in the Champions League for six seasons in a row. On the other hand, he has five Champions League trophies under his belt. That’s why he got a special identity with this tournament.Advertisement In this interview, Ronaldo was very much frank about his rivalry with Lionel Messi. The star Portuguese player also mentioned that it had been the greatest rivalry of this football generation. The Portuguese star player also praised about the quality of Lionel Messi in this interview.Advertisement He mentioned that the greatness of Lionel Messi can not be measured by the number of Ballon D’Ors. Lionel Messi is also a player who gets improved day by day and there lies the similarity between these two footballers.Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both have won 5 Ballon D’Ors each so far. The statement of Cristiano Ronaldo proves that the Portuguese star player has a great respect for Lionel Messi. The rivalry between these two footballers helped them growing as a more improved player day by day.Advertisement Juventus legend Cabrini feels Ronaldo edges Messi over one aspect of the game Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Mixed Slopitch Winners — Total Chaos

first_imgThere was no chaos in the run by Total Chaos to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Crown recently at the Lakeside Diamonds.The regular season champs outlasted Main Jet 10-9 en route to the winner’s circle finish in the A-Division of the Mixed Slopitch League.Total Chaos finished 19-0 during the regular season before reeling off five wins to claim the playoff title. Mallard’s Source for sports wants to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.Total Chaos team includes, Ashley De Leeuw, Justin Niminiken, Jamie Simpson, Travis Dowes, Al Weber, Corey Niminiken, Darren Cain, Kyle Niminiken, Derrick Jackman, Shandy Mowery, Branwen Hainsworth, Lindsey Niminiken, Tammy Jackman, Lua Gerun, Carrie Mowery, Sandy Byers and Nathan Jackman.last_img

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‘We didn’t lose a friend. We gained an angel’ – Manus Kelly remembered at tribute night

first_imgTHREE iconic rally cars lined up at the door of the Mount Errigal Hotel last night; a familiar scene at the Ballyraine, but this was for a rather more poignant occasion than usual.By Chris McNulty. Pictures by Brian McDaidThe three cars – a Toyota Corolla, a Mk2 Escort and an S12 B Subaru Impreza now known the world over – were reminders of Manus Kelly. Three years running, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Glenswilly man, as the winner of the Donegal International Rally, drove that Impreza across the finish ramp, just yards from where it sat last night, at the entry to the Manus Kelly Tribute Night, a function to remember and celebrate the Glenswilly man, who lost his life while competing in the Donegal International Rally.Most of those who filed in took solemn looks at the machines.In 2015, Manus achieved a life’s dream when he drove the Escort to glory in the National Rally, having cut his teeth in the Corolla. The Impreza became the poster car for the Rally and Manus the smiling face of the event.Sadly, a June Sunday this year altered everything forever as Manus lost his life when the Hyundai i20 R5 he was driving left the road on special stage 15, Fanad Head. “Five months ago, our lives flipped upside-down and they’ll never be the same again,” his brother Caolan Kelly told an audience of over 600.“Things are extremely raw and we are dealing with a massive void in our own way. We are fortunate that we have a strong, close family unit that is supporting each other.”A Memorial Trust has been set up in Manus’s honour with a host of auction items last night raising money that will go towards assisting Manus’s wife, Bernie, their children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and Bella. Manus’s parents, Donal and Jacquline, his sisters Bridgin, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh and his brothers Donal, Caolan, Teighearnan and Leon, as well as extended family members were in attendance for a night of celebration and reflection.The late Manus Kelly family at the tribute night including Donal and Jacquline sisters Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh brothers Donal, Caolan, Teigharan and Leon. Photo Brian McDaid“Life will never, ever be the same again without him, but I’m staying strong for the kids,” Bernie Kelly said. “It’s tough. Manus was an angel in this world. Everyone loved him. Manus was extra special in so many ways.” Manus won the National Rally in 2015 and the three-in-a-row from 2016-18 with trusted navigator Donall Barrett by his side for all of the triumphs. It was Barrett who sat in the passenger seat on the day of tragedy. “The unthinkable happened when we lost Manus,” Barrett said.“Since that day, reality has been hard to take in.“I have mixed emotions: Complete sadness at what happened, but complete pride to call Manus a friend. Manus gave so much in his short life. He was a special person.” Like the rest of the room, Mandy Kelly grew to admire Manus. He told how he watched with real pride as his father won the Donegal Rally.Donal Barrett with Declan Boyle and Andrew Nesbitt at the Manus Kelly tribute evening.“It made me proud and it was just class to see my own dad win the Donegal Rally three times in a row,” he said. “It was unreal.”Donal Kelly, another brother, thanked the organisers of the night and said the kind messages had been ‘a great comfort to the family’.Reflecting on Manus’s rallying career, Donal singled out Cathal Browne, Mickey Glackin and Paddy Boyle, who had been with Manus since the start.Donal recalled that he had been at Manus’s first ever rally, an event in County Monaghan and, of course, was at his last, the 2019 Donegal International. “He became a hero and all I wanted to do was to fill his boots,” Donal said.“Boy, what a journey it was. What a driver and what a brother.”Bernie Kelly noted how Manus had many ‘teams’ by his side whatever the occasion, from those in MK Rally, through a political journey that saw him elected as a Fianna Fáil County Councillor in May, those in the Glenswilly GAA club who went beyond duty’s call during Manus’s wake and funeral, and his work colleagues at his business, TFS.Bernie paid tribute to Donall Barrett who, she said, Manus ‘adored being in the car with’.Bernie thanked Fr Paddy Dunne, a close friend of the family, and Fr Michael Sweeney from Fanad, who anointed Manus on that fateful June Sunday. Paddy O’Donnell with Bernie and son Manus at on of Manus’ first rally car which was on show tonight at the Mt Errigal Hotel.She said: “Thank God, he didn’t suffer. If there had been a doctor on the fence that day, they wouldn’t have been able to save him. We’re thankful that he didn’t suffer.”The great and the good of Irish rallying were in attendances, including legends such as Andrew Nesbitt, Austin McHale, Declan Boyle, Garry Jennings, Donagh Kelly and Rory Kennedy. “Manus was a man with great charisma and sense of humour, a man of great strength and courage,” Caolan Kelly said. “We are facing every obstacle with the characteristics that made Manus the man he was.“As time goes on, things multiply and get harder. Pulling the duvet up and turning the brain off is a daily struggle.”The evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Charlie Collins – who interviewed a number of guests alongside Oisin Kelly of Highland Radio – put it neatly when he said: ‘There was never a bad word said about him. Not before. And not since.”There was hardly a dry eye in the house as Bernie Kelly mentioned how she was ‘trying to stay strong’ and how Manus’s passing had ‘changed me forever.’She said: “We can’t wait to see the back of 2019. I’m staying strong for the kids and I have a great wee team behind me.“We are not alone. We didn’t lose a friend. We gained an angel.”‘We didn’t lose a friend. We gained an angel’ – Manus Kelly remembered at tribute night was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donall Barrettdonegal international rallyglenswillyManus Kellylast_img read more

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Praise for Springbok giants Smit, Matfield

first_img“Games come and go and so too titles and trophies, but memories are forever, and to be part of a band of brothers that made history and made our fellow South Africans proud, is something I will cherish forever. Smit said that the highlight of his 12-season Springbok career was being part of the nation-building force that he believes the Springboks have become. Matfield retires having played in 114 Springbok matches, more than anyone else, including 110 tests and four midweek matches. He also captained the Boks on 17 occasions. Smit departs the international game as the most-capped Springbok test player of all time, and the most-capped captain in the history of international rugby, having led the team on 83 occasions in his 111 tests. Uniting people“When I started playing for the Springboks, it wasn’t a uniting factor and the change has been amazing. People of all shapes and sizes, and all cultures and languages, have embraced this Springbok team. That has been an amazing experience and I’m grateful to have been part of that.” “I’ve been fortunate to have had such a blessed Springbok career,” he said. “Together with wonderful teammates and under great coaches, we’ve achieved quite a lot over the years. “When you start out as a Springbok, it’s about proving that you’re good enough to be there,” he said. “But as you play more tests that feeling dissolves and you realise it’s not about you, it’s about standing up to the responsibility of what this team means to a country like South Africa. Saru chose the moment of Smit’s departure to pay tribute to two the two greats, with Saru president Oregan Hoskins saying: “We have been privileged to have witnessed the careers of two undoubted legends of Springbok rugby in the past decade. ‘Set the bar incredibly high’“As players, as leaders, and as men, they have set the bar incredibly high for succeeding generations and have been instrumental in the nation-building potential of the Springboks. And they will not be forgotten – part of their legacy is that they leave behind a model for discipline, leadership and professionalism of which they should be very proud.” “John provided outstanding leadership of the team throughout what have occasionally been turbulent times, while Victor was always a tower of strength – both literally and figuratively,” Hoskins said. SAinfo reporter Hoskins added: “John and Victor nobly served our game as players and leaders, and I hope for the sake of rugby in South Africa that they will not be lost to our game and, in due course, we will be able to tap into their enormous store of wisdom and knowledge about the game.” SuccessesDuring their careers, the pair led the Springboks to the Rugby World Cup title in 2007 and to Castle Tri-Nations titles in 2004 and 2009, as well as a series win over the British & Irish Lions. Their Springbok careers spanned more than a decade – Smit made his debut in 2000 and Matfield a year later. 26 October 2011 Smit described team-mate and friend Victor Matfield as the greatest Springbok of all time following this year’s Rugby World Cup. Matfield’s 11-season test career saw him establish himself as arguably the greatest lock of his generation, while he was a commanding presence in domestic rugby, captaining the Bulls to three Vodacom Super Rugby titles.center_img “It has been an unbelievable experience being part of building our great nation and bringing people closer to each other.” Holds the record for most capped Springbok captain (83); most capped hooker (96); most capped Springbok in tests (111); holds world record for most capped captain in major international test matches (83). FACT FILES ‘Making SA the great country it is’“Like John said, as the years went by we realised that we have a massive role to play in making South Africa the great country it is, and it’s these moments that I will never forget,” Matfield said. “They stood out as players from the day they first pulled on the Springbok jersey and over the years have been central to many of the most memorable occasions in the era of professional rugby. Matfield said his time in the Springbok jersey had been nothing short of amazing and even though there were some less memorable moments, the bulk of his time in the green and gold would be remembered as some of the most special times in his career. “That’s my biggest highlight and what I’m most proud of. Many people would want me to talk about winning World Cups and Tri-Nations series and British & Irish Lions series – and those have been spectacular moments – but the highlight has been seeing the power that this team has developed to unite all South Africans. Smit arrived in England on Tuesday to take up a two-year contract with the London-based Saracens club, while Matfield has announced his retirement from all rugby, but will make one final appearance for the Barbarians against Australia at Twickenham next month. John SmitBorn: April 3, 1978, PolokwaneSchool: Pretoria Boys HighProvincial debut: 1997 (Sharks)Teams: Sharks, Clermont Auvergne (Fra), Saracens (Eng)Test debut: 10 June 2000 vs Canada in East London, aged 22Last test: 9 October 2011 vs Australia in Wellington, aged 33 Total tests: 111 Tour matches: 1 Total Springbok matches: 112 Victor MatfieldBorn: 11 May 1977, PolokwaneSchool: Pietersburg High SchoolProvincial debut: 1997 (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Teams: Blue Bulls, Griquas, Toulon (Fra)Test debut: 30 June 2001 vs Italy in Port Elizabeth, aged 24 Last test: 9 October 2011 vs Australia in Wellington, aged 34 Total tests: 110 Tour matches: 4 Total Springbok matches: 114 Most capped Springbok lock (110); holds the world record with Bakkies Botha for most tests as a lock combination in the starting line-up (62). The South African Rugby Union (Saru) has paid tribute to two giants of the game, John Smit and Victor Matfield, on their retirement from test rugby. 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Seizing Opportunity: How CrashCorp Became SimpleGeo

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts chris cameron Back-end geolocation data providers SimpleGeo announced today that it has raised over $8 million in Series A funding. Included among the investors is Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital and Foundry Group, which like SimpleGeo, is located in Boulder, Colorado. While the news of the funding is certainly interesting, the more fascinating story about SimpleGeo is how the company got to where it is today. Like many early-stage startups, SimpleGeo is the evolution of an earlier company which had a similar but significantly different focus. That company, CrashCorp, was created by SocialThing founder Matt Galligan and Joe Stump, former Chief Architect at Digg. Their original plan was create mobile games using augmented reality, but they soon learned that the hardest part was developing the back-end geolocation infrastructure that would support their applications.It was at this point that Galligan and Stump saw an opportunity, quickly changed directions and created SimpleGeo. Instead of jumping in the with the masses of application developers using augmented reality to wow smart-phone users, the pair instead focused on serving the needs of the developers themselves, creating a “geodata in a box” service. With SimpleGeo as a foundation, application developers can skip the hard development work and build their own apps that utilize location-awareness and augmented reality, much like the Foursquares and Layars of today. SimpleGeo’s transformation from CrashCorp is not unlike that of Occipital, whose shift following unsuccessful fundraising efforts led to the creation of RedLaser, the well-known barcode scanning iPhone application. Occipital also now serves as a back-end infrastructure for other applications that want to take advantage of its image recognition technology. Some applications will go as far as to combine these various infrastructures into a single application. stickybits, which debuted at South by Southwest earlier this year, built an application using both Occipital and SimpleGeo to create a location-based social barcode scanning experience for users – a truly unique mashup of technologies.Sometimes the best strategy for a new startup isn’t joining the zeitgeist and attempting to steal users from one service or another; it’s being the skeleton that lets others launch their projects more easily. For both Occipital and SimpleGeo, shifting directions out of the app development rat race led them to their current success as back-end service providers. Of course, they never would have wound up in their current positions had they never ventured into the startup scene in the first place, so don’t be disappointed when your first great idea ends up being a bust – it may just lead to the next big thing.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

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