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Why We Buy In to the Big Business of Sleep

By 3 days ago

In a small room without windows, I am instructed to breathe in sync with a colorful bar on a screen in front of me. Six counts in. Six counts out. Electrodes tie me to a machine whirring on the table. My hands and feet are bare, wiped clean and placed atop silver boards. My finger […]

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ATP & WTA Tours return: Why a lack of fans could mean better behaviour on court

By 1 week ago

John McEnroe’s famous rantAlmost 40 years ago, John McEnroe screamed four words of fury at Wimbledon: “You cannot be serious!”That infamous outburst – in tandem with a supreme talent which led to six Grand Slam singles titles – created a ‘rebel without a cause’ persona which boosted the American’s profile beyond tennis.Not that he always […]

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Build products that improve the lives of inmates

By 2 weeks ago

Nik Milanovic Contributor Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. The opinions expressed in his articles do not reflect those of his employer(s). More posts by this contributor Those of us who work in technology should always be asking ourselves, […]

The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era thumbnail The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era thumbnail

The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era

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In March, Brooklynite Jeremy Cohen achieved minor internet fame when he launched an elaborate scheme to court Tori Cignarella, a cute stranger living in a nearby building. After spotting Cignarella across an air shaft, Cohen used drones, Venmo, texting and FaceTime to interact with his socially distanced crush. But it was on their second date […]

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Many Companies Won’t Survive the Pandemic. Amazon Will Emerge Stronger Than Ever

By 2 weeks ago

The pandemic has upended businesses across the world, but it has been very good for Amazon. Every lockdown “click to purchase” nudged the company a little further toward utter domination of online shopping as total e-commerce sales nearly doubled in May. But if bigger was better for everyone, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos would […]

Singaporean startup Partipost gets $3.5 million to let anyone become an influencer thumbnail Singaporean startup Partipost gets $3.5 million to let anyone become an influencer thumbnail

Singaporean startup Partipost gets $3.5 million to let anyone become an influencer

By 3 weeks ago

Partipost, a Singapore-based marketing startup that lets anyone with a social media profile sign up for influencer campaigns, has raised $3.5 million in new funding. The round was led by SPH Ventures, the investment arm of publisher Singapore Press Holdings, with participation from Quest Ventures and other investors. The funding will be used to grow […]

Chef Marcus Samuelsson teams up with Sage Digital to launch Project Bento fundraising platform thumbnail Chef Marcus Samuelsson teams up with Sage Digital to launch Project Bento fundraising platform thumbnail

Chef Marcus Samuelsson teams up with Sage Digital to launch Project Bento fundraising platform

By 3 weeks ago

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing protests for racial justice, people have been looking for different ways to contribute, which in turn has led tech companies to launch new features and campaigns. Now there’s a new fundraising platform called Project Bento, created by chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson (best […]

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Janine Beckie: Man City star on quarantine & ‘humbling’ experience

By 3 weeks ago

Janine Beckie had to self-isolate for 14 days on her arrival to the UK following government guidelinesManchester City’s Janine Beckie spent lockdown in a different continent and had to endure a two-week quarantine on her return to England before finally being reunited with her teammates. The Canada international was in Colorado when it was announced […]

Trump campaign demotes Brad Parscale, who famously led its Facebook political ad blitz in 2016

By 3 weeks ago

The Trump campaign’s unlikely digital marketing whiz is on the outs. Brad Parscale made headlines for his social media savvy in 2016, a strategy still credited for giving the then-candidate a major boost by flooding social platforms, most notably Facebook, with targeted advertising. Parscale was named the Trump campaign’s digital director in 2016 and in […]

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Cryptocurrency blockchain Twitter Hack Proves Bitcoin Is Still Only Good for One Thing: Crime

By 3 weeks ago

Cryptocurrency blockchain Cybercriminals hacked Twitter and used celebrity accounts to request Bitcoin. Crypto fans are excited about the “publicity,” but the hack shows that the cryptocurrency’s primary use case is crime – not payments. With Bitcoin unable to scale, it’s likely to remain this way for a long time to come. Cybercriminals hacked Twitter, commandeering […]

Amazon Influencer Program opens to livestreamers for broadcasting to Amazon Live

By 4 weeks ago

Amazon is giving live streamers a new way to earn commissions on purchases of products showcased in their streams. The company is today adding live streaming to its existing Amazon Influencer Program, which before today, allowed social media influencers to earn money by pointing fans to their favorite Amazon products through posts on Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Announcing the TIME NEXT Team

By 4 weeks ago

TIME Chief Technology Officer Bharat Krish sent the following note to staff Friday: Dear TIME team, I have had the pleasure of working with an amazing team these past few weeks and I would like to thank them for their hard work, dedication, and ingenuity in building the technology foundation for TIME. Our next chapter […]

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Whether or not the Trump administration bans TikTok, it’s already helping Facebook

By 1 month ago

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, […]

WhatsApp Business, now with 50m MAUs, adds QR codes and catalog sharing thumbnail WhatsApp Business, now with 50m MAUs, adds QR codes and catalog sharing thumbnail

WhatsApp Business, now with 50m MAUs, adds QR codes and catalog sharing

By 1 month ago

The global COVID-19 health pandemic has raised the stakes for businesses when it comes to using digital channels to connect with customers, and today WhatsApp unveiled its latest tools to help businesses use its platform to do just that. The Facebook-owned messaging behemoth is expanding the reach and use of QR codes to let customers easily connect […]

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The tech industry comes to grips with Hong Kong’s national security law

By 1 month ago

Scott Salandy-Defour used to make frequent stops at a battery manufacturer in southern China for his energy startup based in Hong Kong. The appeal of Hong Kong, he said, is its adjacency to the plentiful electronics suppliers in the Pearl River Delta, as well as the city’s amenities for foreign entrepreneurs, be it its well-established […]

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