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Calvin Zohn

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And if it takes years to grow from a small startup to a major player in Silicon Valley, well.LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says Silicon Valley now demands that companies double their size after three months, then six months, then a year.He calls it “blitzscaling,” and today at the four-day WIRED25 festival in San Francisco, he explained the basic concepts to his good friend and intellectual sounding board Joi Ito, the iconoclastic director of MIT’s Media Lab.“Blitzscaling is prioritizing speed over efficiency in the environment of uncertainty,” explained Hoffman.In his new book of the same name, Hoffman and coauthor Chris Yeh say that they are not merely offering advice for how startups can grow quickly, but describing a trend that is already happening—at internet companies, yes, but also at hardware manufacturers, and even in the fashion industry.For those familiar with the backlash to Facebook’s former credo “Move fast and break things,” the idea of prioritizing speed when you build a new company may raise alarm bells.
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Privacy regulators in Ireland have launched an investigation into exactly how much data Twitter collects from t.co, its URL-shortening system.The investigation stems from a request made by a UK professor named Michael Veale under the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), a comprehensive European privacy law that took effect in May.Under the GDPR, EU citizens have a right to request any data collected on them from a given company — but when Veale made that request to Twitter, the company claimed it had no data from its link-shortening service.Veale was skeptical, and wrote to the relevant privacy regulator to see if Twitter was holding back some of his data.Now, that investigation seems to be underway.The investigation, first reported by Fortune, is confirmed in a letter obtained by The Verge, sent to Veale by the office of the Irish Data Privacy Commissioner.
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Ett gigantiskt industrispionage har genomfördes med en serie kinesiska chip, varav vissa är mindre än ett knappnålshuvud.Hela USA:s tekniska näringskedja uppges vara drabbat.Konkret rör det sig om närmare 30 amerikanska bolag, däribland Apple och Amazon.Det hela ska ha börjat 2015 när Amazon förberedde sig för att köpa ett startupbolag vid namn Elemental Technologies.Detta passade bra då Amazon Web Services (AWS) var i färd med att utveckla en extra säker molnlösning åt CIA.De noterade skumma aktiviteter kring de dyra servrrar som Elemental Technologies installerade hos kunderna, och som monterades vid hårdvarujätten Supermicro i San Jose, i Silicon Valley.
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Streetwear, a subculture in fashion you may have never even heard of, is the cause of an unprecedented shift taking place in the fashion industry.In the current marketplace, where a hoodie from a brand like Supreme is among the most sought-after pieces, the line defining luxury fashion is beginning to blur.Where traditional luxury thrives on quality, streetwear brands achieve their status through an innovative retail model.As Jeff Carvalho, managing director, N.A., Highsnobiety reveals in this video, the impact of these changes extends far beyond fashion.
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French startup Alan is expanding beyond health insurance by offering telemedicine appointments directly from Alan .While a handful of European countries already let you talk to a doctor using video calls, France’s national health system just started allowing remote appointments.If you need to renew your prescription or your doctor already knows you quite well, chances are you don’t need to see your doctor in person every single time.With remote appointements, you can save time and talk to a doctor more quickly.This is particularly useful if you live in the countryside.Kry is already a well-known startup when it comes to telehealth.
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Amazon is known the world over for its cheap and convenient online shopping emporium, but the company has faced growing criticism for the working conditions at its various hubs and fulfillment centers.Today, the ecommerce giant responded to those criticisms by raising its minimum wage for all U.S. employees to $15 per hour.This applies to everyone — full-time, part-time, temporary, or seasonal, and includes all its subsidiaries, such as Whole Foods.Additionally, the company revealed it was increasing its minimum U.K. wage to £9.50 per hour, a rate that rises to £10.50 in London, where living costs are higher.It is worth noting here that the average median wage for a full-time employee at its U.S. fulfillment centers, “including cash, stock, and incentive bonuses,” was more than $15 per hour already, according to a recent report.However, removing stock and performance-related bonuses from the equation would likely have lowered that figure somewhat, while it’s not clear what the typical pay was for part-time or seasonal employees.
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It’s been five years since Poo-Pourri dropped its mother lode—that would be its odor-fighting bathroom product—via the now famous video, “Girls Don’t Poop,” a gut-busting ode to scatological humor that quickly went viral.The title was (is) misleading, of course, as the lovely ginger spokeswoman, Bethany Woodruff, described in potty-mouthed but SFW detail while sitting on the john.But gals could pretend, with the help of Poo-Pourri, that they were immune to normal bodily functions, the commercial promised.Or at least they weren’t going to break up a party, ruin a relationship or spoil a family dinner with their stench.But the tide has turned, and the brand is “taking a shift—a big shift,” according to its latest campaign announcement.“It’s time to dump the shame and fully embrace that GirlsDoPoop.”
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För att kunna visa innehållet behöver vi ditt godkännande.Du kan välja bort alla funktioner där din webbläsares aktivitet kan lagras för att direkt eller indirekt ge dig personligt anpassade annonser.Nu händer det grejer på vr-fronten!Under gårdagkvällen presenterade Facebook-ägda Oculus sin nästa uppfinning – Oculus Quest.Det kommande vr-headsetet, som tidigare gick under namnet Santa Cruz, släpps i vår och kommer att gå loss på 399 dollar i USA.Eftersom företagets senast släppta vr-headset Oculus Go kom till Sverige har vi goda förhoppningar om att även få se Quest i svenska butiker.
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Leaked renders of the OnePlus 6T from reliable source @OnLeaks just hit the internet.The OnePlus 6T renders show off the very small waterdrop notch as well as the missing headphone jack.Although these renders are leaked, they are very likely close to what we will see in October from OnePlus.We’re only a few weeks away from the assumed launch date of the OnePlus 6T.While we’ve seen some partial renders leak and had some confirmations about specific features from OnePlus itself, we’ve yet to see what the device will look like in full.But now we do: leaked renders of the OnePlus 6T from reliable source @OnLeaks (via MySmartPrice) just hit the internet.
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considering how much your Linkedin profile can mean for your career is it really worth to put a little effort into making it good.Here are six tips on how to succeed with the key summary.It is not enough to have a profile – it is even so that a bland or incomplete profile does more harm than good, write, career coach and Linkedinexpert, in the Forbes magazine.the Summary is one of the most important components for creating an enticing profile.do not confuse it with erfarenhetssektionen where you describe what you do and everything amazing you've accomplished in the past.the Summary should convey your values, passions and strengths in order to give a picture of who you are and what you have to give.
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SoftBank Group, one of the world’s biggest tech investors, may be based in Japan.When James Riney, managing director of 500 Startups Japan, quit his job at JPMorgan Chase in 2012, he recalls that his Japanese friends were “very worried” for him.In contrast, his American friends rallied behind his decision and told him to “go become Steve Jobs.”“In American culture, specifically in Silicon Valley, there’s this underlying energy and encouragement for the underdog.Whereas in Japan, you have some of the world’s oldest companies because [people] want to preserve them instead of breaking them down and starting from zero,” explained Riney.Make yours with Squarespace and stand out.
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Tesla uppnådde rekordhög Model 3-produktion under en dag förra veckan, samt hade en relativt hög produktion räknat på samtliga sju veckodagar, även om man fortfarande ligger under sin målsättning.Det rapporterar nyhetssajten Electrek med hänvisning till en källa.Model 3-produktionen landade på 3 800 enheter, mätt från fredag till fredag, enligt källan.Ett kraftigt produktionstapp noterades dock på söndagen vilket resulterade att biltillverkaren ligger fortfarande efter sitt generella produktionsmål.Tesla har en målsättning om att producera 6 000 enheter på veckobasis.Läs mer: Så ska Tesla få ut Model 3 snabbare
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Hard to believe, but Startup Battlefield MENA is just over a week away.We’ve got some of the top founders and investors in the region speaking, including Magnus Olsson of Careem, Imad Kreidieh of Ogero, Mai Medhat of Eventtus, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis of Facebook and Henri Asseily of Leap Ventures, and many more!As we told you last week, we’re bringing our premier Startup Battlefield competition for the first time to the Middle East and North Africa.Showcasing the hottest new startups in MENA and the top investors, if you want to be in the same room, you’d better grab your tickets now.In addition to all of that, we’ll also host a really incredible workshop with Toyota.Mandali Khalesi, Global Head of Automated Driving Mobility and Innovation will be on hand to share Toyota’s latest automated driving research findings and its plans for the future.
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Scientists have discovered what happens when you give the party drug MDMA to an octopus, and say the animals surprising reaction has “amazing” implications.A team of researchers in the US decided to give a group of octopuses MDMA, often referred to as ecstasy or Molly to see how it would alter their behavior.It made the animals — normally anti-social creatures — want to gather together, hug, and touch each other in a curious fashion.Remarkably, they exhibited much the same behavior as humans do when taking the drug that produces feeling of euphoria and a desire for social connection.As the researchers pointed out, human and octopus lineages are separated by over 500 million years of evolution and show divergent anatomical patterns of brain organization.The purpose of the study was for scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts to work out if octopuses and humans shared any genetic links.
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A sensor between the coltsfoot and the shoe to transmit information about the horse's movement patterns in order to early find the damage.in Order to solve a problem that has become increasingly larger within the horse racing has a new research project in Norrköping has been to create printed electronics in the prevention against damage.Lameness is one of the biggest damage in horse racing and the problem with damage is that it often is svårtupptäckt as the horses choose to compensate for the pain.It makes it really hard to detect the damage in time, and in the meantime, can other parts of the horse's body to become overloaded as the horse all the time compensates for the primary pain, " says Sandra Pantzare.Now taken the project further by forskningsinstituet Rise Acreo, who initially have received 100 000 sek from Norrköping fund for research and development.instead of to the horse to go around and be evil and spread the damage to other parts of the body have Sandra Pantzare together with Elin Wollert through their work, come up with a way to detect the damage in time.
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Developed almost 50 years ago when the agency was still known as Martin & Woltz Inc., The Martin Agency’s “Virginia is for lovers” has stood the test of time, becoming one of the most iconic tourism slogans ever created.Virginia Tourism Corporation moved its account to BCF in 2006, but in the wake of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in violence during the summer of 2017, The Martin Agency transformed its iconic tagline into “Virginia is for everyone” and added the hashtag StandForLove in a message that ran across social media, a homepage takeover and a sign outside the agency’s headquarters.Virginia Tourism Corporation then returned its account to The Martin Agency last December for an assignment that began at the start of the year.The Martin Agency has introduced the next evolution of “Virginia is for lovers,” with a new campaign entitled “LoveShare,” which brings together different groups of real people for a variety of scenarios grappling with issues of race, sexual identity and class.“Seeing what happened in Charlottesville last year … We wanted the chance to get that message out there and let people know that is not what this place stands for,” The Martin Agency associate creative director Mik Manulik told Adweek.“Virginia Tourism, in terms of how they approach what love means and what that tagline means, is looking to redefine those things,” added fellow associate creative director Scot Crooker.
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It’s a bittersweet day around for all, as the Fortnite Battle Royale season five week 10 challenges have arrived for everyone.One of the most important challenges in the group is the ‘search jigsaw puzzle pieces in basements’ challenge.This odd week 10 challenge tasks you with finding seven puzzle pieces located solely in various basements around the Battle Royale map.Yes, this is the final week of challenges (outside of limited time modes and such) for season five.That is a little higher number of collectibles to find than usual, making this a pretty lengthy task to complete.Still, it’s best that you attempt to do this challenge in the 50 versus 50 mode, as having a ton of teammates and less competition means that it’s less likely that you will die while trying to complete this.
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Dock inte riktigt lika klatchigt, kanske.Här kan du köpa XS (64 GB) – En prisjämförelseKlicka på butiksnamnet för att komma till respektive butik.När du köper en mobil med abonnemang finns det givetvis en rad olika faktorer att ha i åtanke.På de flesta av abonnemangen har vi guider, där du kan läsa mer om operatören.En tydlig skillnad är dock de guldfärgade delar som XS skal har försetts med.
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Taxitjänsten Uber öser in 150 miljoner dollar, motsvarande 1,3 miljarder kronor, i projektet.Investeringen kommer att slås ut över fem år, rapporterar Techcrunch.Totalt kommer Uber att utöka personalstyrkan med 300 personer i den kanadensiska finansstaden.Den nya tech-hubben ska öppna i början av näst år och rymma totalt 500 personer.
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Most modern computers, even devices with disk encryption, are vulnerable to a new attack that can steal sensitive data in a matter of minutes, new research says.In new findings published Wednesday, F-Secure said that none of the existing firmware security measures in every laptop it tested “does a good enough job” of preventing data theft.F-Secure principal security consultant Olle Segerdahl told TechCrunch that the vulnerabilities put “nearly all” laptops and desktops — both Windows and Mac users — at risk.The new exploit is built on the foundations of a traditional cold boot attack, which hackers have long used to steal data from a shut-down computer.But Segerdahl and his colleague Pasi Saarinen found a way to disable the overwriting process, making a cold boot attack possible again.“It takes some extra steps,” said Segerdahl, but the flaw is “easy to exploit.” So much so, he said, that it would “very much surprise” him if this technique isn’t already known by some hacker groups.
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