Category: People

If You Trust People Like Mark Zuckerberg, Watch The Social Dilemma Now
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If You Trust People Like Mark Zuckerberg, Watch The Social Dilemma Now

Netflix released the documentary The Social Dilemma this month.The movie details just how insidious the effects of social media have become.While we’ve been on phones, screaming at people like Ellen DeGeneres, we should be more focused on people like Mark Zuckerberg.The Social Dilemma might be this year’s most important documentary. It’s more revelatory than The…

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Multiple People Shot at NFL Player’s Beverly Hills Party
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Multiple People Shot at NFL Player’s Beverly Hills Party

Three people were shot and one person was killed at a Beverly Hills mansion on Monday, after hundreds turned out for a party in honor of a thus far unidentified NFL player. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to calls about the massive party at around 7:30 PM on Monday. But the party continued, and…

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More than 60 People Shot, 16 Killed, in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago
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More than 60 People Shot, 16 Killed, in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

More than 60 people were shot, 16 fatally, over the course of the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. On Sunday morning Breitbart News reported at least 20 had been shot in a 24-hour time-frame running from Friday at 4 p.m. to Saturday at 4 p.m. Seven people were killed during that interval. On Monday…

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Four People Charged for Allegedly Trying to Topple Andrew Jackson Statue
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Four People Charged for Allegedly Trying to Topple Andrew Jackson Statue

Four individuals who allegedly attempted to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House were charged Friday with the destruction of federal property, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Saturday. The suspects — Connor Matthew Judd, 20, of Washington, D.C.; Graham Lloyd, 37, of Maine; Ryan Lane, 37, of Maryland; and…

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Poll: 8-in-10 Have ‘Favorable’ View of People Who Wear Masks
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Poll: 8-in-10 Have ‘Favorable’ View of People Who Wear Masks

Eighty percent of Americans—including 68 percent of Republicans and 61 percent who “strongly approve” of President Donald Trump’s job performance—have a favorable view of people who wear masks during the coronavirus crisis, according to a national poll released on Friday evening. The Fox News poll found that strong majorities in all of the 40 demographic…

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Grab to lay off 360 people, or about 5% of its employees
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Grab to lay off 360 people, or about 5% of its employees

Grab is laying off about 360 people, or slightly under 5% of its employees. Co-founder and CEO Anthony Tan made the announcement in a letter to Grab employees today. A Grab spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company will not be shutting down offices, and that this is the last organization-wide layoff the company will perform…

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If you want to see more people of color in VC, “look to the people at the top,” says Lo Toney
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If you want to see more people of color in VC, “look to the people at the top,” says Lo Toney

Last week, we suggested that for a truly diverse venture industry, the limited partners who provide investing capital to VCs — institutions like universities and hospital systems — need to start incorporating diversity mandates into their work. Say a venture firm wanted to secure a commitment from the University of Texas System; it would first…

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Why are people who cite videos always wrong?
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Why are people who cite videos always wrong?

Jon Evans is the CTO of the engineering consultancy HappyFunCorp; the award-winning author of six novels, one graphic novel, and a book of travel writing; and TechCrunch’s weekend columnist since 2010. More posts by this contributor I’m sure you’ve experienced it too. Some kind of discussion — perhaps a dispute, perhaps just a friendly exchange…

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