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How to use your leaf blower every season of the year - CNET

CNET | Oct. 16, 2021, 1 a.m.

Leaf blowers are for more than clearing leaves this fall season. Here's how to use your blower all year round.

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Best 2021 advent calendars for kids - CNET

CNET | Oct. 16, 2021, 1 a.m.

Count down the days to Christmas with the top advent calendars this year.

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Series SEA: Who’s investing in the region’s SaaS startups?

Tech in Asia | Oct. 15, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

We've compiled a list of investors that are pouring money into Southeast Asia’s software-as-a-service startups.

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What the Chappelle Drama Says About the Difference Between Netflix and Facebook

The Information | Oct. 15, 2021, 9 p.m.

If news media coverage is anything to go by, the biggest drama on Netflix right now isn’t “Squid Game” but the internal company battle over Dave Chappelle’s comedy special. And what’s striking is how differently Netflix management has handled this free speech issue from how other tech executives—such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—have handled similar content debates. (Tip of the hat to my colleague—The Information’s editor in chief, Jessica Lessin—for first raising this question).Imagine if Chappelle’s routine was posted on Facebook as a video. Facebook would likely remove it, ruling that the jokes about trans people are hate speech, which the company defines as “harmful stereotypes, statements of inferiority, expressions of contempt, disgust or dismissal” against people based on characteristics including gender identity. Netflix, however, is keeping the program on the service, reflecting its commitment to “artistic expression and pleasing our members,” CEO Reed Hastings told employees, The New York Times reported today.

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VC Lab introduces free fund formation documents to make startup investing cheaper and easier

TechCrunch | Oct. 15, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

There may be plenty of funding for some startups these days. But plenty of companies will tell you otherwise. VC Lab, an accelerator for venture capital firms, wants to create investors who will back the rest of the world. A basic hurdle to this goal is the standard paperwork you need to set up a […]

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The Pinterest whistleblower leading the charge against NDAs

FT | Oct. 15, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

After breaking a contract by speaking out on discrimination, Ifeoma Ozoma penned a law to help others do the same

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Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is expensive and ‘mid’ | GB Decides 218

VentureBeat | Oct. 15, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is $50 per year, and that seems like a lot. But Nintendo also likes money.

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Daily Crunch: Missouri governor threatens to prosecute local journalist for finding exposed state data

TechCrunch | Oct. 15, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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The RetroBeat: Consoles that should be in Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack

VentureBeat | Oct. 15, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

Nintendo announced today that it's new tier for Nintendo Switch Online is going to costs $50 a year, and I'm still trying to process that.

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Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Over a Security Flaw

Wired | Oct. 15, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

The governor warned that he would take legal action against a journalist who identified a vulnerability that exposed teachers’ Social Security numbers.

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How our startup boosted productivity with ‘get s*** done’ day

TechCrunch | Oct. 15, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

During the pandemic, we realized that we were swamped with work and there was an information overload. So we came up with an idea to fix that.

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Netflix fired the employee who organized a walkout in solidarity with trans workers

TechCrunch | Oct. 15, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

Netflix fired an employee who led the company’s trans employee resource group and planned a walkout on October 20, a current and former Netflix employee with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TechCrunch. The termination was first reported by The Verge. Netflix workers planned the walkout to protest statements that its co-CEO Ted Sarandos made […]

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3 jobs to apply for this weekend (including a REALLY cool one at Twitter)

VentureBeat | Oct. 15, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

This week, we’re bringing you three brilliant roles that are available on VentureBeat Careers. Time to get applying.

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Steam reportedly blocks cryptocurrency and NFT games

VentureBeat | Oct. 15, 2021, 6:12 p.m.

Valve is blocking cryptocurrency and NFT games on its Steam digital distribution network, said Age of Rust developer SpacePirate Games.

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Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 6

New York Times | Oct. 15, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

Testimony addressed the question of whether Theranos was misleading and deceiving big corporations to get money.

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ADT vs. Vivint: Which professional home security system is better? - CNET

CNET | Oct. 15, 2021, 6:05 p.m.

You'd think it would come down to an old dog versus new tricks and, well, you wouldn't be entirely wrong about that.

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The hyperactive open banking market of Latin America: How the region is being APIfied

TechCrunch | Oct. 15, 2021, 5:38 p.m.

We are only in the first chapter of Latin America’s long journey to tech growth. But with the region’s thirst for innovation, the market is expected to expand nearly tenfold over the next decade.

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