Travel booking companies walloped by cancellations over the last few months say they aren’t getting much of a break from the world’s largest advertising firm. A group of German travel companies, including Expedia-backed Trivago and SoftBank-backed GetYourGuide and Sequoia Capital-backed Tourlane, sent a letter to Google’s chief business officer Philipp Schindler on Thursday asking Google to...
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Long before men’s daily thoughts about ancient Rome became a TikTok meme, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman’s mind was regularly turning toward the Roman Empire. In the early pandemic months of 2020, he ripped through Philip Matyszak’s “24 Hours in Ancient Rome,” a book that, by his own admission, was “written for eighth graders.” Friedman went down a...
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