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  • !Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech
     “Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although ti’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two separate, walled fiefdoms: one labelled “pornography,” the other mark…
    - 37 mins ago 21 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • !Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters
     When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figures. In other words, it pretty much captured the exp…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • !The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy
     Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. Bu…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 9:09pm -
  • !Mike Moritz and the declining America worker
     Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The maj…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 8:17pm -
  • !Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million
     There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 7:59pm -




The Next Web

  • !6 things you should negotiate for as a freelancer (that aren’t money)
    When business professionals do well at their jobs, they get to negotiate for a higher salary at their next review.  When we freelancers do well at our jobs, we usually don’t get that kind of adjustment option. Worse yet, many freelancers get sucke…
    - 7 mins ago 21 Jan 18, 2:30pm -
  • !Decentralization 2.0: Beyond the semi-monopolies of Uber and Airbnb
    Four years ago, on Christmas Eve in my small hometown of Yakutsk, the temperature fell down to freezing -45°C and all the local taxi services simultaneously doubled their prices — leaving loads of people stranded in the Siberian winter. Angry and…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • !Interfaces are dying, so your brand needs a bigger personality
    Less than a decade ago, branding style guides used to be a huge PDF covering multiple visual aspects of a brand, such as typography, colors, and photography. When digital came about, style guides started to account for pixel-based touchpoints between…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 8:39pm -
  • !Why don’t electric cars look like the future?
    Electric cars were supposed to be the future – or at least look like it. So now they’re here, why do they still look like ordinary petrol and diesel cars and not dazzling props from a science fiction film? Before they hit the market and became re…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • !TigerVPN protects you online anywhere, anytime. And right now, it’s an extra $15 off
    In the age of hacking and cyberthieves, a virtual private network (VPN) offers some of the most comprehensive peace of mind secure yourself and your family with TigerVPN coverage for a lifetime. In addition to its sale price, we’re ev…
    - 24 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 3:00pm -

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