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SEC has started its own investigation into Activision Blizzard’s workplace practices

Mike Minotti@tolkoto September 20, 2021 12:50 PM BlizzCon 2019.Image Credit: GamesBeat A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  The Securities and Exchanges Commission has started an investigation into Activision Blizzard’s handling of employee allegations of sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination, as the The Wall Street Journal reported today.…

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I started SaaS companies in 2013 and 2021. Here’s how things have changed

In 2013, I co-founded Heap, a product analytics company that I helped grow to over 200 people and $X0,000,000 in ARR before I left in 2020. In 2021, I co-founded Airplane, a developer platform for quickly creating internal tools. Here’s what I’ve observed as being different in SaaS startups this time vs last time.1) [fill…

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policy Started

The EV Race Has Started. We Need a Policy to Win It

In January, General Motors announced it will produce only electric vehicles by 2035. In May, Ford said that EVs will account for 40% of its sales by 2030. The two automakers will be pouring in $27 billion and $22 billion, respectively, to make this happen, and they’re not the only ones. You don’t need a…

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Poshmark Started

Why Poshmark started its own seller fund to support loyal platform users

Resale platforms are nothing without their sellers, which is why Poshmark has started a fund and built engagement infrastructure to support them.Poshmark started taking applications from eligible sellers on Thursday for the company’s second round of its Heart and Hustle Fund, a $500,000 pot of money that the platform plans to mete out this summer.…

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Actors Started

14 Actors Who Started Their Own Business

A-list actors often turn to other sorts of showbusiness, but some stars have embarked on radically different entrepreneurship.Below, Newsweek rounds up some of the best-known actors who have successfully started a surprising new business.Robert De NiroRobert De Niro is widely regarded as one of the most successful actors of his generation and is perhaps best…

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TikTok Has Started Collecting Your ‘Faceprints’ and ‘Voiceprints.’

Here Is What It Could Do With Them

Recently, TikTok made a change to its U.S. privacy policy, allowing the company to “automatically” collect new types of biometric data, including what it describes as “faceprints” and “voiceprints.” TikTok’s unclear intent, the permanence of the biometric data and potential future uses for it have caused concern among experts who say users’ security and privacy…

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Humans Started

People Started Loving Carbs a Very Long Time Ago

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Not only have humans and their ancient ancestors been eating carbs for longer than was realized, but a new study finds these starchy foods may actually have played a part in the growth of the human brain. A new study researching the history…

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Cybersecurity Started

Cybersecurity firm started by ex-spies surges on London market debut

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Darktrace, a cybersecurity company advised by former MI5 and CIA spymasters, leapt more than 40% on its market debut on Friday, delivering a boost to the London market after the spectacular flop of Deliveroo last month. The company was…

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Trial started for vaccine against one of the scariest coronavirus variants

More jabs — The vaccine is being developed “out of an abundance of caution,” Fauci says. Beth Mole – Mar 31, 2021 9:40 pm UTC Enlarge / A vial of the current Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.Researchers have given out the first jabs of a tweaked version of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, one aimed at fighting one of…

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One in Five Americans Started Using a New Bank Amid Pandemic, FIS PACE Study Finds

Key findings Large national/global banks have been the top choice for consumers searching for a new bank, followed by credit unions and direct banks. Seven percent of consumers started using a new banking provider in the last 12 months so that they could participate in COVID-19 financial assistance programs. Nearly half of Gen Zers who…