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Daily Deal: The 2022 Data-Driven Decisions Bundle

Aug 10, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The 2022 Data-Driven Decisions Course Series is designed to help you become a data expert. The courses are self-paced and interactive, so you can begin right away. This data-driven bundle takes you through the step-by-step process of creating, manipulating, and analyzing data. Master data and make better, smarter decisions. It’s on sale for $49. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from ...read more

The DOJ is reportedly prepping an antitrust suit against Google over its ad business

Aug 10, 2022

The Department of Justice is preparing a second major antitrust suit against Google, according to new reporting by Bloomberg. The DOJ could sue Google “as soon as next month,” according to the report, which details that the lawsuit will be filed in federal court in either Washington or New York. Unlike the first major Google antitrust case the federal government initiated during the Trump administration, the new lawsuit would focus on the company’s command of the digital ad market. ...read more

Five Flute annotates hardware product development into the current millennium

Aug 10, 2022

Product managers for software have a pretty thankless job — figuring out which features to put into a development sprint, how to prioritize what the developers work on and collecting requirements from internal teams, external customers and figuring out what the company can use in its marketing materials — it’s an endless game of balance and compromise. As hard as that job is, though, at least software PMs have a stack of software to help them do their jobs. If you’re working in ha ...read more

Upper90’s strategy of cutting checks with credit and equity may be more relevant than ever

Aug 10, 2022

When Billy Libby and Seamless co-founder Jason Finger launched Upper90 in 2018, they wanted to solve a problem: founders giving up too much equity too early because they needed money to build capital-intensive businesses. They thought if they wrote checks that combined debt and equity, founders could get the capital they needed while keeping more of their equity. So far, they’ve seen demand. Over the past four years, that strategy helped the firm back startups including Amazon aggregat ...read more

Netflix's video game push hampered by low user engagement

Aug 10, 2022

Bottom line: Netflix's journey into gaming is off to a decent start but they have a long way to go. Equally as important as building a great catalog of games is to get the word out. I'd argue that many people probably don't even know that Netflix currently offers games. Netflix is planning to double the size of its gaming library by the end of the year but thus far, few have engaged with the streaming giant's offerings. Netflix in mid-2021 hired former Electronic Arts (EA) and Facebook execut ...read more

Tracking venture capital data to pinpoint the next US startup hot spots

Aug 10, 2022

Chicago and Minneapolis still lead Midwest rankings, but Indy raced ahead of Pittsburgh TechCrunch spends time each quarter covering the startup markets of the world. We look at aggregate numbers and dig in more closely to areas like Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa and more. But sometimes key data points are lost in even those more specific venture capital data dives. For example, while it’s good to consider Europe’s venture capital and startup tallies each quarter, we also n ...read more

CEO Jensen Huang talks of raises instead of layoffs after Nvidia issues revenue warning

Aug 10, 2022

In context: Nvidia yesterday revealed that even the mighty team green isn't safe from the current economic climate—unlike rival AMD, which bucked the industry trend by having an excellent quarter. Disappointing financial reports often result in companies starting a streamlining process (i.e., laying off staff), but CEO Jensen Huang has assured employees that won't happen, at least not in the near term. In fact, staff at the tech giant have been given raises to help deal with rising inflation ...read more

It Takes A Village Of Third Party Surveillance Tech Providers To Raise A Child

Aug 10, 2022

from the boots-stamping-on-a-child's-face-forever dept As surveillance tech has become cheaper, it has become ubiquitous. Lots of people believe they can solve education-related problems, and most frequently their “solutions” involve tech replacing people and AI replacing common sense. Even before the COVID pandemic forced most students to engage in studies remotely, human problems were being addressed with inhuman, error-prone tech. AI was deployed to monitor students’ use of school de ...read more

Microsoft makes further cuts focused on consumer R&D group

Aug 9, 2022

After pulling open roles across its Office and Windows divisions and letting go of a portion of its 180,000-person workforce in July, Microsoft made additional cuts this week. This layoff round was concentrated in its Modern Life Experiences (MLX) group, one of the groups responsible for customer-focused project RD at the company. According to posts on LinkedIn, the recent layoffs also impacted contracted recruiters across several locations, including Chicago. It’s unclear how many empl ...read more

Twitter shut down a major security flaw but not before a hacker exposed 5.4 million users

Aug 9, 2022

TL;DR: Twitter acknowledged a data breach that may have unmasked pseudonymous user accounts. While it didn't float any actual numbers, previous reports indicated a vulnerability exposed more than 5.4 million Twitter IDs and associated phone numbers and email addresses. Twitter patched the security hole in January, but a "bad actor" claims he used it the month before to scrape the data. Last week, Twitter confirmed that hackers had compromised some accounts on its platform. Developers created ...read more