Ellis Hamburger

The Verge

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Reporter for The Verge who covers apps, Facebook, Spotify and other social media services

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Cyber Monday might have been a chance for Facebook to start making big money, not with a holiday gimmick but one that will last all year.

Can Facebook Cash in on Its Billion Birthdays?

Cyber Monday might have been a chance for Facebook to start making big money, not with a holiday gimmick but one that will last all year.

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Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City.

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