Category: companies

Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge
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Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app,…

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7 Companies You Should Boycott If You Truly Despise Donald Trump
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7 Companies You Should Boycott If You Truly Despise Donald Trump

Donald Trump is gearing up for his re-election bid. In order to win, he’ll need a massive campaign with many donors. You may have unknowingly been contributing to Trump’s re-election by using companies that support him. Despite a growing distrust amongst American voters, Donald Trump has more than a puncher’s chance at re-election. Economic data…

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How companies get back to the office
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How companies get back to the office

Months into this global pandemic, many questions remain about whether and when companies of all sizes will return to their offices and what will be required of the move. The future is so unclear that even people steeped in the real estate industry don’t have all the answers — though they’re starting to make educated…

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How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps
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How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps

Apple banned vaping apps in November 2019. Since then, the company has said very little about its decision, leaving many companies upset and confused about its blanket prohibition. Three months later, companies are working around Apple’s ban. Here’s how they’re doing it. Apple’s wide-sweeping ban on vaping affected apps from Juul, Pax and many others,…

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More cash-crunched companies turn to convertible notes
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More cash-crunched companies turn to convertible notes

Convertible notes are not just for early stage startups any more. These promissory notes, which are structured as debt that convert into equity upon a specific event like a certain date or the closing of a priced investment round, are increasingly being adopted by established companies that have already raised millions of dollars in venture…

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Tech companies, we see through your flimsy privacy promises
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Tech companies, we see through your flimsy privacy promises

There’s a reason why Data Privacy Day pisses me off. January 28 was the annual “Hallmark holiday” for cybersecurity, ostensibly a day devoted to promoting data privacy awareness and staying safe online. This year, as in recent years, it has become a launching pad for marketing fluff and promoting privacy practices that don’t hold up.…

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Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch
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Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch

We’re down in Sunnyvale, CA today, where Alchemist Accelerator is hosting a demo day for its most recent batch of companies. This is the 23rd class to graduate from Alchemist, with notable alums including LaunchDarkly, MightyHive, Matternet, and Rigetti Computing. As an enterprise accelerator, Alchemist focuses on companies that make their money from other businesses,…

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Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES
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Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES

A range of robots were on display at this year’s CES “I think there are fewer fake robots this year.” I spoke to a lot of roboticists and robot-adjacent folks at this year’s CES, but that comment from Labrador Systems co-funder/CEO Mike Dooley summed up the situation nicely. The show is slowly, but steadily, starting…

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