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Zoom Closed Account of U.S.-Based Chinese Activist Group

Zoom, the video-conference company, closed a user account controlled by a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event on the service to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Axios reported. A Zoom spokesperson told Axios that it closed the account to comply with local laws but that it had now been reactivated. This suggests Zoom closed the account at the behest of...

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Stripe Walks Tightrope to Stay Private. Could Other Firms Follow?
John and Patrick Collison. Photos by Bloomberg.
Thirteen years after starting Stripe, chief executive Patrick Collison is raising his company’s largest ever slug of cash from venture capitalists. And he plans to alter employees’ stock plans so the company can delay a public offering. Is this a sign that more tech firms will once again try to delay going public? Not necessarily. But Stripe is positioning itself to stay private for...
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John and Patrick Collison. Photos by Bloomberg.
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Stripe Walks Tightrope to Stay Private. Could Other Firms Follow?
Thirteen years after starting Stripe, chief executive Patrick Collison is raising his company’s largest ever slug of cash from venture capitalists.
Art by Clark Miller.
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‘We Just Have to Keep Winning’: A Sonos Executive With a Colorful History Goes to War Against Google
A few months into his job as chief legal officer of Sonos, Eddie Lazarus was ready to wage war. When Lazarus joined the audio hardware company in late 2018, it was facing growing competition from tech giants like Amazon and Google.
Silicon Valley's Latest Invention: The Supplement Stack
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Silicon Valley's Latest Invention: The Supplement Stack
Greetings, and welcome to your Weekend! Today’s newsletter really ought to come with a surgeon general’s warning: “Consuming dozens of unregulated health supplements may not actually be awesome for your health.” It’s hard not to shake your head at the sheer number of nascent and untested substances that some of our tech-industry peers are swallowing.
A selection of AI-generated selfies (good ones on the left, duds on the right) of the author Zara Stone.
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Know Thy Selfie: A Journey Into the Uncanny Valley of AI-Generated Avatars
At 7 a.m. on August 22, 2022, Yaron Inger woke up to find his business irrevocably changed. The co-founder and chief technology officer of Lightricks , which develops Facetune and other popular media-editing apps, scrolled through his newsfeed, his eyes flicking from one image to another.
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Genesis Creditors Could Miss Out on Recent Crypto Rally
Crypto prices have risen since parts of crypto lender Genesis filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, lifting the value of customers’ crypto assets stuck in Genesis accounts.
Art by Clark Miller.
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‘I’m Like a Guinea Pig—I’ll Take Anything’: An Explosion of Supplements Hits Tech’s Kitchen Counters
When Courtney Reum wakes up in his Los Angeles home, it’s time to freeze, shake and dangle upside down.