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3 views: Meetings are bad, yo. Choose emails

Hear us out. It’s conventional wisdom that meetings are killers of productivity and morale and happy work environments. So why not write an email?

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Inside Tencent’s ambition to create a Triple A console game

Tencent, the biggest social networking and video games company in China, hasn’t really managed to scale its popular products in the Western...

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LG Electronics launches NFT platform that lets users buy and sell digital artwork

LG Electronics said today it has released its non-fungible token (NFT) platform LG Art Lab, which lets users discover, buy, sell and trade NFTs on...

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How the upcoming Ethereum Merge could change crypto’s rewards, costs and reputation

Ethereum is about to get a major upgrade. An exec from crypto infrastructure firm Blockdaemon breaks down the changes

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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with the fast-moving app industry in one place, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and...

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Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could arrive earlier than expected

Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could come earlier than expected; Netflix execs told ad buyers the launch date would now be November 1, 2022.

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A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash

Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of...

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The weakest link: Charting supply chain risk in an era of globalization

It’s not just a feeling: geopolitical risk has been higher than usual in recent years, and for businesses with supply chain operations spanning the...

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Samsung says customer data stolen in July data breach

The technology giant said the incident occurred in late-July.

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Later Cam brings the nostalgia of analog photography to your smartphone

Photo-sharing app Dispo brought back the nostalgia of an analog camera by letting people see the images they snap a day later. Now, a new company...

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How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Salesforce say that the current green card process is untenable.

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Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China....

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Google will allow alternative payment systems for Play Store in more countries

Google announced today it’s expanding the user choice billing program for Play Store — which lets users choose alternative payment systems...

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Google, YouTube outline plans for the US midterm elections

When users search for election content on Google or YouTube, systems are in place to highlight journalism or video content from authoritative news...

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Facebook is shutting down its Nextdoor clone next month, following tests in the U.S. and Canada

Meta today confirmed it’s shutting down Neighborhoods, its Nextdoor clone launched last year to standardize the way neighbors connect and share...

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Apple may have given us a hint at its AR/VR headset’s name

Apple’s highly anticipated mixed reality headset may now have a name, according to a Bloomberg report earlier this week. The outlet spotted...

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With schools increasingly focused on mental health, PsycApps raises Seed round for US expansion

I’ve been tracking PsycApps, a startup that came up with a gamified mental health game ‘eQuoo’, since 2016, and this company – and its...

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To reach fintech’s next level, infrastructure providers must address these pain points

As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they...

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Boopos adds to its small business M&A lending pot with new investment

The company underwrites online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition.

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Twitter is finally rolling out an edit button later this month, first to Twitter Blue subscribers

An edit button has been the most requested feature to date on Twitter, and as of today, the company is finally giving users what they’ve been...

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SIMULATE targets restaurants with new simulated chicken products

Alternative protein startup SIMULATE, known for its NUGGS and TENDERS, unveils STRIPS and CUTLETS as part of its new plant-based, simulated chicken...

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Paramount+ offers U.S. subscribers in-app Showtime bundle

It’s happening—Paramount+ now has an in-app Showtime bundle. Previously announced back in February, the company is offering a new bundle to U.S....

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Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should...

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Studio Ghibli films just became available to rent on major digital platforms Apple TV, Amazon, and more

It’s an exciting day for Studio Ghibli fans—fans in the United States and Canada, that is. The majority of Studio Ghibli’s film catalog has...

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MEDU takes in $4M to develop reusable personal protective equipment

MEDU aims to reduce hospital garment waste and replace single-wear items with its line of sustainable, virus-resistant reusable pieces.

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Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal

By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial...

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‘Dateline NBC’ Apple Podcasts subscription channel gives true crime fans ad-free episodes

TV podcasts are more common than ever, and NBC is taking advantage of their popularity.

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Justice Department in early stages of filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, says report

The DoJ has been examining whether or not Apple abused its market power to dominate smaller tech companies, including both hardware and software...

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