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Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children's apps

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

The settlements of three class-action cases could prompt industrywide changes for apps and ads aimed at young people.
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Disney may have plans for a 'real' retractable lightsaber. This animation shows how it would work

Disney may have plans for a 'real' retractable lightsaber. This animation shows how it would work

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Disney may be working on bringing the signature Star Wars lightsabers to our Republic. According to a patent filed in 2018 by Disney and new r eporting...
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New York Times tech workers form a union

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The group of more than 650 workers at the company includes software engineers, designers, data analysts and product managers.
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Naperville-based hub88 acquired by fellow tech incubator 1871

2 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 is acquiring its Naperville counterpart known as hub88.
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Bloomberg Expanding Its Quicktake Streamer to Documentary and Celebrity Shows

Bloomberg Expanding Its Quicktake Streamer to Documentary and Celebrity Shows

2 hours ago   |   New York Post

Bloomberg Quicktake is planning a primetime lineup of business-focused, celebrity-hosted shows that will bring a business focus to sports, tech and lifestyle programming.
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Chicago food tech startup gets $70 million in funding to keep the world's bananas and avocados fresher longer

3 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune   |   2 articles

Hazel Technologies, a Chicago-based food tech startup that keeps bulk produce fresh with a small drop-in packet, received $70 million in funding to grow its business...
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How A High-Tech Company Built A Resilient Supply Chain That Withstood The Pandemic

3 hours ago   |   Forbes

Pure Storage never stocked out during the pandemic. That was not because demand for their products tanked. They had designed their supply chain to be agile and resilient.
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Could Virginia Tech Cornerback Caleb Farley Fall Into The Green Bay Packers' Lap?

4 hours ago   |   Forbes

Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley's draft stock is slipping due to a procedure on his back performed March 23.
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Here's where tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon stand in their race to revolutionize healthcare

Here's where tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon stand in their race to revolutionize healthcare

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Microsoft just made its second-largest acquisition ever to buy AI firm Nuance for its healthcare-specific cloud technology - and it's just one way tech...
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Product-First Initiative: It Pays For Corporate Leaders Thanks To Covid

5 hours ago   |   Forbes

Product-first puts technology vendors in the driver seat when it comes to selling innovation to enterprises. Is outsourcing thought leadership to tech vendors a competitive...
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Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to...

Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to 'reimagine policing and public safety'

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed grief at the police killing of a 20-year old Black man, Daunte Wright in Minnesota, while also calling... Read more ...

Veterans of color say video of police pepper-spraying a Black Army officer...

Veterans of color say video of police pepper-spraying a Black Army officer shows that not even a military uniform is protection from police violence

Summary List Placement A video of police officers holding a uniformed Black US Army soldier at gunpoint and pepper spraying him during a traffic stop in Windsor, Virginia is a... Read more ...

Will Smith Pulls Film Out Of Georgia, Ignoring Post-Reconstruction Era...

Will Smith Pulls Film Out Of Georgia, Ignoring Post-Reconstruction Era Lessons In His Docuseries ‘Amend'

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua pulled their movie out of Georgia in protest of the state's new voting law. Described as a big-budget slave thriller, “Emancipation” was... Read more ...

Moderna and Pfizer shares climb after CDC calls for pause in use of J&J...

Moderna and Pfizer shares climb after CDC calls for pause in use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Summary List Placement Shares of Moderna and Pfizer climbed on Tuesday after the CDC called for the pause in use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. The call from the CDC... Read more ...

Market wizard Marsten Parker averaged a compound annual return of 20% over...

Market wizard Marsten Parker averaged a compound annual return of 20% over 20 years trading stocks. He breaks down the quant-based investing systems he used to beat the S&P 500 for 2 decades

Summary List Placement Marsten Parker isn't your average investor. In fact, Parker beat the market for 20 out of 22 years of his investing career, often by double digits, using... Read more ...

Archegos chief Bill Hwang donated huge amounts of Amazon, Netflix, and...

Archegos chief Bill Hwang donated huge amounts of Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook stock to his private foundation. Those gifts would be worth $950 million today

Summary List Placement Bill Hwang donated Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook shares to his private foundation. The Archegos chief's Grace and Mercy Foundation cashed them in for... Read more ...

Siri says the date of Apple's next launch event is April 20

Siri says the date of Apple's next launch event is April 20

Summary List Placement Apple's voice assistant Siri has revealed the company's next launch event will take place on April 20. MacRumors first reported that after asking Siri... Read more ...

The US is sending 500 extra troops to Germany, Defense Secretary Austin...

The US is sending 500 extra troops to Germany, Defense Secretary Austin says, as Russia amasses troops at Europe's border

Summary List Placement Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday that the US will station 500 more troops in Germany. He said that this would "strengthen deterrence... Read more ...

Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $62,000, taking year-to-date gain to...

Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $62,000, taking year-to-date gain to more than 110%

Summary List Placement Bitcoin soared to an all-time high well above $62,000 on Tuesday, taking year-to-date gains to more than 110%, as the remarkable rally in the world's... Read more ...

US futures hover near record highs as investors nervously await key US...

US futures hover near record highs as investors nervously await key US inflation data

Summary List Placement US stock futures hovered near record highs as investors waited for key inflation data. Bitcoin soared to a new all-time high above $62,000 ahead of... Read more ...