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Move over, Robinhood: Acorns, an investing app used by nearly 7 million people, is going public amid SPAC boom

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Acorns, the investing app Ashton Kutcher is obsessed with, announced plans to go public via SPAC yesterday in a deal valued at $2+ billion.
If Robinhood is your cool cousin who made $50k on her GameStop stock, Acorns is your quiet uncle who owns a profitable pet food business in the suburbs. Acorns doesn't allow its 6.8+ million users to buy or sell individual stocks. Instead, it helps them build...
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UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock gags users of his mobile phone app amid storm over his role in Covid pandemic

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock gags users of his mobile phone app amid storm over his role in Covid pandemic

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A quiet update to the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock's mobile phone app has hidden access to its 'Have Your Say' online forum, amid a public storm over his role in handling the coronavirus pandemic.
When Hancock first launched the app, he boasted that it was "a chance for you to tell me what you think, and to engage with others on issues that matter to you."
However, Insider has seen a version of the app, before its most recent update, which contains a link to the Have Your Say section in its main menu. After the update was applied, the link was removed.
The update...
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