Startups headquartered in the U.S. raised a record $140 billion in venture funding in the first half of the year, according to new data from Ernst & Young. That’s 91% of the $153 billion raised in all of last year. Global VC investment in the first half of the year also beat records, reaching $288 billion in the six-month period or $110 billion more than the total raised in the last six...
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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...
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