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Kathleen Davis

The untold history of Black wealth in America

In honor of Black history month, entrepreneur Porter Braswell shares two stories of Black wealth that occurred against even the odds.

When we talk about the history of Black wealth creation in America, it’s almost always a sad story—one that frequently involves violence, dispossession, and disenfranchisement.

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Jessica Bursztynsky

Uber just reported its ‘strongest quarter ever’ amid a broader tech downturn

The ride-hailing and food-delivery giant reported revenue of $8.6 billion for the last quarter of 2022, which is up 49% year over year.

Uber’s fourth quarter was its “strongest quarter ever,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said early Wednesday, suggesting the company has deflected the broader tech downturn.

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Issie Lapowsky

Twitter laid him off while he was back home in Australia. Now he can’t return to the U.S.

Neuman Vong’s case exposes a major blind spot in the U.S. high-skilled worker visa system: What happens when someone loses their job while they’re already out of the country?

Neuman Vong had done everything Elon Musk asked of Tweeps.

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Jeff Beer

Frito-Lay’s CMO talks Doritos, Super Bowl ads, and the future of snack marketing

Brett O’Brien says that while advertising around the Super Bowl is important, the value is in how much you can do beyond game day.

For almost two decades, whenever the Super Bowl approaches, you know two things: First, there’s going to be a football game. And second, there’s going to be a Doritos commercial during that football game.

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Mark Sullivan

What it’s like using Microsoft’s chatbot-based Bing search

Bing is now utilizing a powerful natural language model developed by OpenAI to make search more like a conversation. So, does it work?

Microsoft is using generative AI to rethink the way we search for stuff on the web. It’s utilizing a powerful natural language model developed by OpenAI to make search more like a conversation and less like a painstaking process of keyword selection.

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Christopher Zara

Report: Adidas streetwear partnership with Beyoncé’s Ivy Park struggles with sloping sales

The fashion collaboration has reportedly not lived up to sales expectations.

Beyoncé can seemingly do no wrong, but not everything she touches turns to gold, evidently.

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Jeff Beer

Google Pixel 7 makes ex-boyfriends and photobombs vanish like magic in a new Super Bowl spot

Doja Cat and Giannis Antetokounmpo are among the celebrities who help reveal the magic of photo editing in 2023.

Whether it’s that dude bending over on the beach behind your otherwise idyllic family selfie, a blurry fan photo with Doja Cat, or Amy Schumer’s ex-boyfriend ruining a beautiful ski vacation shot, Google’s new Super Bowl spot says its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro photo-editing features, Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur, can fix it all.

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Jared Newman

Snowstorm is a censorship-blocking VPN that might actually work

A tool that helps bypass internet censors is getting a major upgrade.

Until now, one of the best tools to get around internet censorship has been a hastily made prototype called Snowflake, built seven years ago by a concert pianist. But Snowflake can be difficult to set up for users in censored countries, and it’s also unbearably slow for modern internet uses such as streaming video.

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Yanko Design

JC Torres

Enchanting TV concept transforms from regular TV to gaming by pushing the screen forward

Gaming has always been a lucrative business, but it has come under the spotlight lately due to certain global events. Even those who wouldn’t label themselves as a gamer may have found enjoyment in some kinds of games, from location-based AR types like Pokemon GO to exercises and sports on the Nintendo Switch. Regular gamers, however, prefer to use bigger screens, sometimes a computer monitor, and other times a larger TV. There is a bit of a dichotomy, however, between TVs for gaming and...

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Srishti Mitra

Top 10 chair designs that focus on ergonomics, functionality + aesthetics

We often underestimate the importance of a great chair. When in reality we really shouldn’t. We spend the majority of our day sitting on chairs, whether we’re working in our home office, enjoying a meal, or simply sitting and reading a book for leisure! Hence, this piece of furniture needs to be not only comfortable but ergonomic, and aesthetic as well. And we’ve curated a collection of chair designs that meet all these criteria! From an adorable pet-friendly armchair to a...

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Sarang Sheth

World’s first USB-C AirPods Pro comes with a sustainable, repairable case. Here’s how to make your own

Ken Pillonel, the engineer and YouTuber behind the world’s first USB-C iPhone and AirPods, just revealed upgrades for the AirPods Pro. His custom build features a new 3D printed case that can be opened and repaired (thanks to screws on the back), along with a USB-C connector on the base instead of the conventional Lightning port. Pillonel’s build isn’t just a one-off custom project, though. He’s made his project open-source and available to the public, allowing pretty much anyone to...

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Tybourne ? Brand Identity


Brand Identity for Tybourne, an independent property practice delivering a variety of schemes, from student housing right through to a luxury homes that have been recognised in RIBA's top 100 homes worldwide.

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Nate Berg

Seattle’s new convention center is unusually tall

Most convention center are sprawling behemoths. This one in downtown Seattle is a vertical gem.

Seattle may now have the world’s most unconventional convention center.

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Elissaveta M. Brandon

This unusual lamp glows like a solar eclipse

The glowing, solar-powered lamp is named ‘Nisshoku,’ Japanese for ‘eclipse.’

Every 18 months, the Moon glides between the Sun and the Earth, masking the Sun’s light and casting a shadow on our planet. Known as a solar eclipse, the phenomenon is too dangerous to look at directly and can only be observed through special glasses (unless it’s 2017 and your name is Donald Trump.)

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It’s time to embrace the 40% office

Studies have found that employees thrive when they spend 23-40% of their time in the office. How can workplace design adapt to this new reality?

Hybrid work is here to stay—employees value the flexibility it offers, and the arrangement can be beneficial to companies, too. However, some organizations have responded to this development by forgoing the office entirely. We believe this to be a mistake.

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Gwen Moran

The hidden costs of chronic understaffing

Scaling back teams to be leaner may be tempting—but doing so could be more expensive than it seems.

Finding enough qualified workers has been a persistent problem for years in many sectors. Factors including the labor shortage, the “Great Resignation” (or “Great Reshuffling,” depending on your point of view), and the pandemic and its fallout have left companies understaffed and scrambling for workers. Now, a wave of layoffs in the tech sector indicates that even industries that...

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Kristin Toussaint

Who is Julie Su, deputy labor secretary? 5 things to know about Marty Walsh’s successor

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is expected to announce that he’s leaving the Biden administration soon. Julie Su is expected to become acting head of the agency.

The U.S. Department of Labor will soon look a little different. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh is set to leave the Biden administration, according to multiple outlets, and Deputy Secretary Julie Su is expected to become acting head of the agency.

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Chris Morris

Here are the weirdest things people are betting on this Super Bowl Sunday

From the opening coin toss to the Gatorade bath and Rihanna’s halftime show, gambling sites are taking wagers on nearly every aspect of the Chiefs vs. Eagles game.

Collectively, Americans will bet an estimated $16 billion on Super Bowl LVII, a record amount, as online sports betting sites make it easier for people to place a wager.

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