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Dusty’s construction robots raise another $45M

By Brian Heater
  • “With so little automation in the industry, it’s no wonder that 85% of projects finish over budget, contributing directly to the housing crisis,” founder and CEO Tessa Lau says in a release tied to the news.
  • Dusty operates in the construction space, specifically, which has been an area of increased focus for automation proponents.
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Modest Fashion Label Leem Hits the U.K. High Street with Next Online

By samanthaconti
  • Much of the modest fashion conversation has been taking place at the high end of the market, or the lower end, but the Saudi Arabian label Leem has other ideas and it’s testing them now in the U.K.
  • According to Samah Elwagie, Leem’s head of marketing, the company has spent the past few years refining its supply chain, manufacturing and the quality of its offer as it readies for international expansion.
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Tom Ford Stops Down as CFDA Chair

By Joan Kennedy
  • Tom Ford’s three-year tenure as chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will end on May 31, the organisation announced Monday.
  • Ford succeeded Diane Von Furstenbuerg as chairman of the organisation — historically criticised for not providing enough support for its members in an American fashion environment that prized fast growth and monster sales, at times to the detriment of brands — in June 2019, just before the pandemic wreaked havoc on the industry.
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‘Closest people to the business’: Why Colgate-Palmolive is taking a hybrid approach to in-housing

By Kristina Monllos
  • By having an internal team of 30 that works with agency buying specialists, King believes the company can “clearly pass the baton between the programmatic lead at Colgate and the agency programmatic lead who will execute the strategy for us.”
  • “It fundamentally comes down to strategy,” said Brigitte King, chief digital officer at Colgate-Palmolive, when asked why the company is taking a hybrid approach.
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Microsoft has managed to annoy a whole bunch of IT admins with this new Windows update

By joel.khalili@futurenet.com (Joel Khalili)
  • One of the main problems, as noted by multiple IT admins in the replies section of the original blog post, is that installing the new version of Quick Assist requires regular users to have administrator privileges, with obvious ramifications from a cybersecurity perspective.
  • Microsoft has attracted the scorn of a number of IT administrators after a recent policy change affecting its Windows remote desktop software, Quick Assist.
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Inscribes battles fraud with AI-powered detection and automation tools

By Taryn Plumb
  • But particularly amidst the pandemic, fraud rates have accelerated: On average, 5% of all financial application documents submitted in an online channel are manipulated – but that number more than doubled in 2020 to 13%, according to Inscribe, a B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) company specializing in fraud detection .
  • With such supervised machine learning, examples of fraud and nonfraud are labeled and input into models, and anomaly detection can be quickly developed to pick up on types of fraud that humans wouldn’t otherwise see, Conor Burke explained.
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Roy DeCarava x Supreme Spring 2022 Collaboration

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • Following on from last week's sell-out Stone Island collection, Supreme has unveiled its next Spring 2022 collaboration, this time around working with the Roy DeCarava Archives for a range of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts.
  • Following this, he worked with the poet Langston Hughes on a collaboration titled The Sweet Flypaper of Life, creating a fictional narrative of Sister Mary Bradley, a grandmother of Harlem.
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Slam Jam and Fila Reveal First-Ever Collaboration

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • Italian streetwear retailer Slam Jam and activewear brand Fila have collaborated for the first-time ever for a capsule collection called Redefined.
  • Colors ranging from grey, white and red drive the timeless appearance of the Redefined capsule which are also marked by co-branded patches featuring Slam Jam's logo and Fila's classic insignia.
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Hopper CEO on Super-App Ambitions, Canceling Out Travel Anxiety, and Loving ‘Shopee Shake’

By Frederic Lalonde and Theresa Fisher
  • He also covered topics including generational differences in searching for travel; how Hopper has carved out a niche by selling ways to cancel out anxiety; what innovative use of gamification in travel looks like today, and how price predictions became Hopper’s thing in the first place.
  • Hopper, which predicts travel prices and helps people find low rates on flights, hotels, and rental cars, is most often described as a travel-booking app.
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Portal Ported: Fan Remakes Valve’s Classic Puzzle Game for Nintendo 64

By Andrew Liszewski
  • Lambert’s earliest videos of their Portal demake were simple graphical tests showing that the portal effect—which basically renders the room the player is in multiple times from alternate camera angles—was actually feasible.
  • James Lambert is instead taking the long road and actually recreating the Portal engine so that it works on console hardware a decade older than the game itself, which was a PC exclusive when first released.
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House Dems Urge Social Media Networks not to Delete Evidence of Possible Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

By Chris Riotta
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Meta and Alphabet Should Get Used to Paying for News

By Bill Grueskin
If you’re concerned about dreadful trends in the journalism business, such as mass layoffs and private-equity takeovers, then you’ll probably like the scheme Australia devised last year to funnel funding from platforms to traditional media. And if you like the idea of sticking it to Facebook and Google, you’ll probably appreciate it even more. In the past year, the two companies have been forced to pay more than $150 million to Australian news organizations large and small, thanks to legislation passed in early 2021. Canada now appears to be on the verge of passing similar legislation, while the U.K. and the U.S. are pondering their own […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Google unveils ‘subtitles for the world’, artificial intelligence tool for real-world searches

By Reuters
  • Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday previewed augmented-reality glasses that display translations of conversations in real time, and it laid out additional plans to bridge the real world and its digital universe of search, Maps and other services using artificial intelligence.
  • Google also teased a tablet to be launched in 2023 and a smartwatch that will go on sale late this year, as it unveils a strategy to offer a group of products comparable to rival Apple Inc that could provide rich rewards from Google’s ad sales.
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Must Read: Rosalía Is the Newest Face of Skims, Tom Ford Steps Down as CFDA Chairman

By Stephanie Saltzman
  • Luxury fashion is booming "post"-pandemic, and brands have "put VIP experiences into overdrive," in an attempt to compete for the attention (and dollars) from wealthy shoppers, reports Chavie Lieber for Business of Fashion .
  • On Monday, Tom Ford announced he will be ending his time as chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, after serving three years in the role.
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Why a password manager could be your next vital security tool to keep you safe online

  • As opposed to many other password management tools, 1Password looks to take the complexity out of security, presenting all your accounts and details in a clear central hub.
  • Tools such as 1Password can also suggest complex passwords when you sign up to new services, or if you feel some of your accounts may need a security boost - and it’ll even remember these for you using a built-in password generator.
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What’s the Deal With Synesthesia TikTok?

By Amelia Tait
  • Lexical-gustatory synesthesia, the type where someone can taste words, is estimated to occur in less than 0.2 percent of the population—what are the chances so many of these singular synesthetes picked up TikTok?
  • Content about the phenomenon is popular on the app: Videos tagged #synesthesia have accumulated some 289 million views, and synesthetes receive countless comments from people begging them to taste their names or describe the color of their favorite song (at least one TikToker solicits PayPal donations off the back of these requests).
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7 Cool Swimwear Trends Popping Off On TikTok Right Now

By Anna LaPlaca
If you saw my weekly screen time report, you’d probably assume I have an addiction to TikTok. And you’d be right. Scrolling through my For You Page on the app is one of my favorite pastimes and today I’m putting all that research (yes, I’m calling it research) to good use and reporting on the biggest TikTokswimwear trends that are already emerging for summer 2022.The weathermay only just be starting toheatup,but the app’s most stylish creators are already pulling out their best swimwear looks.Withsummer on the brain(and the promise of beach and pool days within reach),I’ve rounded up the […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Everything You Need to Know About the FABRIC Act, the First Federal Fashion Bill

By Ana Colón
  • Last week, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced a new piece of legislation that would address labor concerns and worker's rights in the U.S. garment industry.
  • Sen. Gillibrand noted how, while the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 brought attention to unsafe work conditions in the fashion industry and led to legislation, little has been done since on the policy front — even though many of those issues persist 111 years later.
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9 Ways to Design Inclusive Content

By Alisa Smith
  • Similarly, while improvements to usability, like using simple language and intuitive design, may allow people with cognitive disabilities to use a product or service more productively, they are also beneficial for people who may be busy or distracted, who are learning the language, or even people with slower internet access, because simple and intuitive sites may be faster to load.
  • Use the following inclusive digital content tips when creating websites, mobile apps, e-mail, and documents.
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Skims Casts Rosalía for First Bilingual Campaign

By kellieaell
  • The innerwear, swimwear and loungewear brand cofounded by Kim Kardashian has enlisted Grammy-award winning Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía for its latest campaign, which launches Monday.
  • “As Skims expands globally, it’s important to me that we partner with people who resonate with international audiences and [ Rosalía] is such an inspiration to so many,” Kim Kardashian said.
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Feds Charge Unnamed Person for Helping People Evade U.S. Sanctions with Crypto

By Kyle Barr
  • In a nine-page opinion approving of a still unannounced criminal prosecution, Washington D.C. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui said an unnamed defendant used an U.S. IP address to operate an online payment platform in a sanctioned country.
  • Though the exact specifics of who has been charged and the name of their platforms has not yet been released, Faruqui used the time to hammer home that crypto transactions are not the untraceable, completely anonymous decentralized financial system as some evangelists still claim.
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Investing in Metatheory

By skelly
  • That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Andreessen Horowitz is leading the Series A for Metatheory, a technology-first entertainment company leveraging web3 games and interactive media to build community.
  • As the most interactive and social form of media, games are masterclasses at building universes of shared stories.
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OTB, Zegna Foundations Join Forces to Help Ukrainian Mothers and Kids

By Martino Carrera
  • BETTER TOGETHER: The OTB and the Zegna Foundations have joined forces to support Cesvi, an Italy-based humanitarian organization that has been providing assistance to Ukrainian families impacted by the conflict.
  • “We have supported Fondazione Cesvi for over 15 years, in Italy and globally, wherever natural disasters, conflicts or health emergencies required a swift and effective intervention to support local people,” said Anna Zegna, president of the Zegna Foundation.
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Nike Is Releasing Another Lakers-Inspired Dunk High Colorway

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
We have to wait until next season to see any action from the Los Angeles Lakers given that they didn’t make the playoffs this year, but Nike is here to help you celebrate the 17-time champions with a brand new Dunk High colorway. The kicks aren’t officially associated with the squad that calls Crypto.com Arena home, but its two-toned color-blocking is certainly emblematic of the NBA team.For this makeup, the Swoosh turns to the iconic purple and gold palette to outfit the base. Its smooth leather build comes formed with "Court Purple" Nike checks, interior lining and overlays while the toe boxes, tongues, laces, […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Apple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptions, and a new distribution system

By Sarah Perez
  • From the Settings app on iPhone and iPad, users will be able to navigate to Podcasts, then tap on “Automatically Downloaded” to choose how many episodes of shows are downloaded and saved to the device.
  • Apple says this latter addition will save creators time and energy as they’ll be able to authorize their hosting provider to deliver both their free and premium podcast episodes to Apple Podcasts using the provider’s own dashboard.
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US Courts Are Coming After Crypto Exchanges That Skirt Sanctions

By Chris Stokel-Walker
  • The platform, highlighted but not named in a memorandum opinion unsealed on May 13 in the US District Court in Washington, DC, was based in a “comprehensively sanctioned country”—likely North Korea, according to those within the crypto law space—and advertised its services as evading US financial sanctions.
  • The platform, which was designed to sidestep financial bans designed to cripple pariah countries, handled more than $10 million worth of bitcoin that was transferred between the United States and the sanctioned country using a US-based crypto exchange, which, the opinion implies, was not aware that it was helping avoid sanctions.
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Twitch cofounder Kevin Lin’s Metatheory raises $24M for blockchain games

By Dean Takahashi
  • San Francisco-based Metatheory will focus on making high-quality games and virtual worlds that leverage blockchain technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), said Lin, CEO of Metatheory, in an interview with GamesBeat.
  • “Metatheory is redefining how games and stories are told from the bottom up using web 3 primitives, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with cofounder Kevin Lin and team on a journey to build the next-generation Disney,” said Jonathan Lai, Andreessen Horowitz partner, in a statement.
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Cloud Foundry Foundation launches Korifi to simplify the Kubernetes developer experience

By Frederic Lardinois
  • The Cloud Foundry Foundation today announced the launch of Korifi, a new developer experience that will offer a Cloud Foundry-compatible application platform on top of Kubernetes.
  • Since its initial release more than 10 years ago, the open-source Cloud Foundry project has established itself as the go-to Platform as a Service (PaaS) for many larger enterprises that want to offer their developers a language-agnostic developer experience that abstracts away most of the infrastructure concerns.
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 6 Is in the Works at Netflix

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Production for the sixth season of Netflix’s Black Mirror is underway, Variety reported. Arriving nearly three years after 2019’s hit season five, which comprised only three episodes, sources revealed to the publication that producers are casting for the latest iteration of the British anthology series.Created by Charlie Brooker, the first two seasons of Black Mirror aired on Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013 before moving to Netflix in 2016.Citing a source close to production, Variety reported that “the latest season is even more cinematic in scope, with each installment being treated as an individual film.” Specific plot details are being kept […]Read more >Similar articles >
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The Supply Chain, China, And JetBlue (Podcast)

RJ Gallo, Senior Portfolio Manager: Fixed Income and Head of the Municipal Bond Group at Federated Hermes, discusses the markets and economy in 2022 and risks for investors. Gene Seroka, Executive Director of Port of LA, has the latest on the supply chain and backups in ports throughout the pandemic. Shehzad Qazi, Managing Director at China Beige Book International, discusses China’s economic contraction amid its COVID zero policy. Mary Schlagenstein, Airline Reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses the latest on JetBlue’s bid for Spirit Airlines. Hosted by Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy […]Read more >Similar articles >
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This Is Not Your Father’s Energy Crisis

By Jeffrey Schulze, Contributor
  • Fortunately, this period also saw positive demographic shifts as Baby Boomers entered the work force and drove demand – and prices – higher as they hit their peak earning and spending years.
  • Despite this, perceptions of an economic slowdown and rising geopolitical risks led investors to demand greater compensation for investing in lower-quality bonds, and credit spreads widened.
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Goldman Sachs gives senior managers a new perk: ‘flexible vacation’ policy

  • The investment bank told managing directors and partners last month that starting May 1, the new "flexible vacation" policy will let them take time off "when needed without a fixed vacation day entitlement," according to a memo obtained by CNBC.
  • "We are pleased to announce enhancements and changes to our global vacation program designed to further support time off to rest and recharge," the bank said.
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Is it legal to fire someone while they’re on parental leave?

By Michelle Ma
  • That’s a valid argument, Carey said, but what matters is what the employer tells the person being fired when they let him go: If they say it’s performance-related, and they have all the facts to back up their claims of performance issues, that’s going to work in the company’s favor.
  • CEO Parag Agrawal posted a lengthy tweet thread on Friday ostensibly explaining the firing of Beykpour and Bruce Falck (general manager for Revenue), and according to a memo leaked to The New York Times, Twitter is also calling for a hiring freeze.
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The Station: VW resurrects Scout as an EV brand and mobility SPACs have a helluva week

By Kirsten Korosec
  • “Mobility month,” which I officially declared last week, continued with a TechCrunch Live event with Waabi founder and CEO Raquel Urtasun and Khosla Ventures partner Sven Strohband who joined us to talk about about raising monster rounds .
  • Despite the challenges, the company said in its earnings report that it hopes by July to build a limited number of pre-production vehicles for testing, certification, validation, and regulatory approvals, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the Endurance pickup truck to potential customers.
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North London’s Avelino Gives the Visual Treatment for New Double-Drop “Mercedes Coupe” and “Magick”

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Hot on the heels of his Four Seasons EP, as well as his collaborative effort with Graham Lake on "Run em Down," North London artist Avelino is back with two new singles, "Mercedes Coupe" and "Magick."With the two new tracks embracing the darker approach to music A.V. has had in recent times, "Mercedes Coupe" underpins a slow-rolling production from R Lo and Bambz, making room for Avelino to deliver his fast-paced punchlines that touch on his music success and the past stories of being followed by the police. The accompanying single "Magick" uses 169’s bass-heavy instrumental to show a […]Read more >Similar articles >
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How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?

By Alex Wilhelm
  • Startups and their backing investors realized shortly after cuts swept the industry that most upstart tech companies were going to be at least all right during the pandemic, slowing the rate of layoffs.
  • Layoffs.FYI data indicates that after reaching a trough between Q4 2020 and Q4 2021, staff cuts at startups have risen off a very low floor.
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Apple Podcasts launching ‘Delegated Delivery’ service with third-party hosting integration

By Michael Potuck
  • Compatible with seven hosting providers to start, the new Apple Podcasts service will allow creators to submit both free and premium shows.
  • Now Apple Podcasts has announced its new “Delegated Delivery” service that will allow creators to “upload, manage, and distribute their premium audio through participating third-party hosting providers.”
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Is Revolution’s InstaGLO smart toaster worth $399?

By Bryan Menegus
  • Out of the box, the InstaGLO's distractingly bright touchscreen has a number of settings for the level of desired toasting based on different kinds of bread (sourdough, multigrain, bagel, etc.) or different states of bread readiness (fresh, frozen, reheat.) Then again, so does my fully analog $30 Cuisinart .
  • Despite having two toasting slots, the InstaGlo Panini Press only works in the right-hand side, and in truth does a better job of smooshing bread into the approximate shape of a panini than actually cooking one.
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Blockchain’s youngest billionaire roasts world’s biggest cryptocurrency

By Anita Ramaswamy
  • 30-year-old crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried took aim at Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, saying it has no future as a payments network in an interview with the Financial Times today.
  • “The bitcoin network is not a payments network and it is not a scaling network,” Bankman-Fried said, arguing that the underlying proof-of-work system the Bitcoin network uses to verify transactions is incapable of scaling efficiently enough to keep pace with demand.
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Intel may have just leaked its Arc Alchemist GPU lineup

By Monica J. White
  • The information comes from hardware leaker momomo_us on Twitter, who looked through the latest Intel beta graphics driver and found a lot of interesting mentions of Intel Arc. The v30.0.101.173 beta driver, aside from already existing integrated graphics cards as well as the mobile versions of Intel Arc, contains the elusive desktop range of the lineup, too.
  • The drivers, aside from the full range of Intel desktop and laptop GPUs, mention Intel Arc A-Pro — a GPU we haven’t heard of before.
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MeetinVR unveils 2.0 update for virtual collaboration software

By Dean Takahashi
  • The new version works and feels absolutely amazing and I am thrilled to welcome companies to the highest end of collaboration in the metaverse.”
  • Some of MeetinVR’s users such as Teleperformance, the most trusted provider of omnichannel customer experience, provide digital integrated business services and Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company have received early access to the new rooms and have shared some very positive impressions.
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Standout Fashion Looks From the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

By Conchita Widjojo
  • This year’s Billboard Music Awards saw stars such as Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow and more gathering to celebrate music in style, wearing some of fashion ’s biggest labels.
  • Fox, who wore her hair in long bangs, and Machine Gun Kelly attended in matching outfits of spikes and sparkles, with Fox wearing a black David Koma gown with silver flower appliqué sleeves, a plunging neckline and a thigh slit and the musician wearing a spiked black blazer over a sparkling turtleneck by Dolce & Gabbana.
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I’ve Been Sleeping on This Retailer’s Beauty Section—It’s Truly Unmatched

By Natalie Gray Herder
When I first moved to NYC, I knew I would have to give up a lot of things: my car, a spacious home, and worst of all, my expansive beauty collection. Parting ways with lip liner from 2016 was embarrassingly difficult, but I learned to prioritize the products that are worth my dollar and my space. Net-a-Porter has always been a retailer I can count on for on-trend fashion, but its latest edit has curated the most efficacious and beautifully formulated beauty products on the market. If you like seeing visible results from your beauty products, keep scrolling for the best skincare, makeup, fragrances, and beauty tools at Net-a-Porter. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Nike Nostalgia

By jeanpalmieri2014
  • I went to a big high school in Chicago and wore Converse but that was the first year Nike basketball shoes were widely available.
  • “A white pair of Air Jordan 1s when I was in my first year of college.
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How to Build and Maintain Workforce Resilience, According to Experts

By Caroline Forsey
  • Workforce resiliency is, simply put, a group of employees who feel stable, secure, and capable of handling a workplace's challenges, daily stresses, and organizational changes without losing engagement or motivation.
  • Workforce resiliency is a strong component of long-term employee retention, and can help you build and maintain an effective and engaging workplace culture even when difficult situations arise.
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A Look at Megan Fox’s Best Fashion Moments Over the Years

By Conchita Widjojo
  • With the help of famed stylist Maeve Reilly, the actress has stunned in unique and memorable outfits of late, wearing designs by Mugler, Peter Dundas, David Koma, Alex Perry, Mach & Mach and more, cementing herself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to street and red carpet style.
  • The two were first romantically linked in June 2020 and by November that year, Machine Gun Kelly had introduced her to Reilly, who offered to help style Fox.
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Jacquemus Teases Summer Collaboration With Nike

By Lily Templeton
  • The Nike x Jacquemus collection, described as redefining summer ready-to-wear as “comfortable anywhere, anytime,” comes as Whitney Malkiel, vice president and general manager of Nike Global Women’s, told WWD in an interview on the brand’s 50th anniversary that it would continue to experiment with collaborations as consumers continue to look for comfort and versatility in the post-pandemic world.
  • Porte Jacquemus said he imagined “a world where outdoor pursuits and court sports co-mingle within a new, integrated aesthetic” for this collaboration, which spans apparel and footwear along with “a variety of hallmark Nike designs with unisex footwear and accessories.”
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Corneliani Taps Paul Surridge

By luisazargani
  • Corneliani is collaborating with British designer Paul Surridge, who has been tasked with helping the storied company’s relaunch and repositioning.
  • His first designs will bow for the spring 2023 Circle collection to be presented during Milan Men’s Fashion Week in June at the Corneliani showroom.
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Hot Toys Unveils Latest Doctor Strange 1/6th Figure From ‘Multiverse of Madness’

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
In celebration ofDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Hot Toys has now unveiled its latest 1/6th figure for Benedict Cumberbatch’s universe-melting sorcerer. Dressed in his refreshed blue garb paired with his signature red Cloak of Levitation, the new figure stands roughly 12 inches tall with more than 30 points of articulation.As usual, the highly-realistic head sculpt is hand-painted by the Hot Toys team and a second swappable one is also included depicting Strange with his third eye open.You can also expect a whole range of additional accessories for the collectible, including numerous swappable handpieces depicting […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Cash By Cash App Channels the Richness of Nature for its Latest Collection

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • To match the theme of the Future Nature collection, Cash by Cash App's design team has sourced sustainable materials like biodegradable and recycled fabrics to construct each of its pieces.
  • Providing a specific focus on the utility wear trend, the Future Nature collection is especially handy for Cash App users who are always reaching for their phones, with thoughtfully designed phone pockets in the hoodies and jackets.
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Wata Games and Heritage Auctions Co-Founder Face Lawsuit Over Alleged Retro Games Market Manipulation

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • It also turns out that between 2019 and the close of 2021, retro games graded by Wata and subsequently sold through Heritage Auctions broke pricing records six consecutive times.
  • The company is now accused of "engaging in affirmative acts to manipulate the retro video game market, engaging in unfair business practices, engaging in false advertising, making false statements about the turnaround times for grading services and failing to disclose material delays to customers."
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Feds Warn Employers Against Discriminatory Hiring Algorithms

By Khari Johnson
  • But now, the US Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have offered guidance on what businesses and government agencies must do to ensure their use of AI in hiring complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • A number of actions endorsed by the EEOC and DOJ on Thursday were previously suggested in a 2020 Center for Democracy and Technology report about the ways hiring software can discriminate against people with disabilities.
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Machine learning finds fluoride battery materials that could rival lithium

By James Urquhart
  • Now, Jack Sundberg and colleagues in Scott Warren ’s lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US, have devised a machine learning method using supercomputers that can rapidly and accurately work out how easily fluoride-ions move in any known fluoride-containing crystal.
  • The team initially used a common hierarchical calculation method to screen a database of 140,000 known materials, cutting it to 10,000 fluoride-containing candidates.
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Adviser links: learning how to say no

By abnormalreturns
PodcastsDaniel Crosby talks with Peter Lazaroff about helping clients find a vision for their future selves. (standarddeviationspod.com)Michael Kitces talks with Brian Carney who is the co-founder of RiversEdge Advisors about the challenges of scaling a practice. (kitces.com)Frazer Rice talks with Dr. Chris Heye of Whealthcare Solutions about the challenges of "diminished capacity." (frazerrice.com)David Armstrong talks with Brian Portnoy about why financial advisors shouldn’t pathologize the human experience of money. (advisor-innovations.blubrry.net)The bizFidelity is on an epic hiring spree. (riabiz.com)Vanguard is coming under […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Is the Digital Economy Taking Over?

By Imogen Sharma
  • One of the biggest changes spurred by the digital revolution is the shift away from physical businesses to platform companies, brands that create technology that other organizations rely on.
  • According to Walter Brenner, a professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, “The aggressive use of data is transforming business models, facilitating new products and services, creating new processes, generating greater utility and ushering in a new culture of management.”
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JPMorgan: Favorable Risk/Reward Clouded By Short-Term Uncertainty

By David Trainer, Contributor
  • In this scenario, JPMorgan’s NOPAT falls 4% compounded annually to $25.8 billion in 2031, and the stock is worth $123/share today – equal to the current price.
  • Despite being the largest bank in the U.S. and growing profits for decades, JPMorgan’s price-to-economic book value (PEBV) ratio is just 0.7, which means the market expects its profits to permanently fall 30% from 2021 levels.
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At long last! Black Mirror is returning and Netflix is planning some big changes

By tom.goodwyn@futurenet.com (Tom Goodwyn)
  • It was Brooker's second interactive effort for Netflix, after he pioneered a choose-your-own adventures style experience with his Black Mirror spin-off Bandersnatch .
  • The report also details that creator Charlie Brooker and Netflix are operating on a grander vision for this new batch, which is set to have more episodes than 2019's three-episode run, and promises that they will be "even more cinematic in scope, with each instalment being treated as an individual film." Color us excited.
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Scientists create algae computer powered by photosynthesis

By James Vincent
  • “The growing Internet of Things needs an increasing amount of power, and we think this will have to come from systems that can generate energy, rather than simply store it like batteries,” Professor Christopher Howe, joint senior author of the paper, said in a press statement .
  • The unit was then left on a windowsill, according to New Scientist, where the algae photosynthesized, generating a tiny current of electricity that powered an ARM Cortex-M0+ chip.
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9to5Mac Daily: May 16, 2022 – USB-C AirPods, cheaper Apple TV

By Seth Kurkowski

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Sabine Marcelis Delves into Vitra Archive with Rainbow-Hued Installation

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis has taken over the Vitra Schaudepot with an installation named "Colour Rush", which sees the brand's furniture and accessories organised according to hue and shade.
  • Marcelis is the latest to take on the annual challenge set by the Vitra Design Museum, which tasks designers with revealing the archives in new and interesting ways.
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Cyberpunk 2077 in Unreal Engine 5 shows us the Night City we could have had

By John.Loeffler@futurenet.com (John Loeffler)
  • A new tech demo has appeared online showcasing what Cyberpunk 2077 might look like if it was rendered in Unreal Engine 5, and there's absolutely no reason for developers to use their own in-house tech at this point.
  • You can spend a substantial part of your budget building in-house tool and updates to an aging game engine, or you can pay that money over to Epic.
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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Cynthia Erivo in Frothy, Dramatic Christian Siriano Monochrome

By Stephanie Saltzman
  • But, in true Erivo form, a minimalist look this was not: The actor chose to accessorize with a matching braided headband studded with pearls — and then took things a step further by adorning her scalp (!) in pearl appliqués as well.
  • One standout ensemble in an exceedingly long list of stellar looks was the frothy, dramatic Christian Siriano monochrome she wore at the 2019 premiere of "Harriet" at the Toronto Film Festival.
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EVERPRESS Is Supporting Emergency Medical Services Week With Five NHS-Inspired T-Shirts

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
The UK is currently celebrating its 47th annual National Emergency Services Week. Following a difficult few years for Britain’s National Health Service, a new collection of T-shirts have been releasedto honor the NHS for the work it continues to do.In support of this, independent creative platform, EVERPRESS – that allows creatives to design, print and sell their own T-shirts – is relaunching a collection of NHS tees, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to healthcare charities. Five designs have been included into the capsule, taking inspirations from sounds, social movements, ceramics, childish obsessions and […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Black Mirror’s coming back for a sixth series

By Charles Pulliam-Moore
Will Poulter as Colin Ritman. | Image: Netflix No matter how much time passes between Black Mirror’s seasons, the series always manages to feel just as unsettlingly prescient as when it first began airing. It isn’t exactly surprising that Netflix is working on yet another installment of the tech-focused dystopian series, but it seems as if our next taste of Black Mirror’s going to be a little different than what we’ve seen before. Variety reports that Netflix has greenlit Black Mirror and is currently in pre-production for its sixth series — the details for which are largely being kept quiet. Unlike the interactive Black Mirror: […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Not a Single Car Was Sold in Shanghai Last Month

By msmash
For evidence of just how tight Shanghai’s lockdown has been, consider this: not a single car was sold in the city last month. From a report: The majority of the city’s 25 million residents were mostly confined to their homes or residential compounds in April as part of a sweeping lockdown to stamp out the nation’s worst Covid outbreak since the virus emerged in Wuhan more than two years ago. Almost all dealerships in the city were closed during the month, the Shanghai Automobile Sales Association said in a statement Monday, when it highlighted the zero sales figure. In April last year, 26,311 vehicles were sold in the […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Apple TV+ releases trailer for season 3 of For All Mankind, premiering June 10

By Benjamin Mayo

Apple today shared the official trailer for the upcoming third season of alt-reality For All Mankind. Season three picks up ten years further on in the story, with NASA aiming to occupy the surface of Mars.

Apple’s flagship space dramadebuted as part of the Apple TV+ launch in November 2019, and the show has continued to receive strong critical acclaim. For All Mankind season two was selected as the #1 show of last year, by Rolling Stone. Watch the trailer for the new season after the break

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Bitcoin Has No Future as a Payments Network, Says FTX Chief

By msmash
  • From a report: Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the digital asset exchange FTX, said the proof of work system of validating blockchain transactions, which underpins bitcoin, was not capable of scaling up to cope with the millions of transactions that would be needed to make the cryptocurrency an effective means of payment.
  • "The bitcoin network is not a payments network and it is not a scaling network," said Bankman-Fried.
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Netflix’s Geeked Week ‘22 trailer reveals even more of The Sandman’s gods and monsters

By Charles Pulliam-Moore
Tom Sturridge as Dream in The Sandman. | Netflix Following its initial launch last year, Netflix turned its Geeked Week showcase of upcoming movies and shows into an annual event. While we’re still a few weeks out from the 2022 exhibition, a new teaser trailer for the week of reveals and announcements definitely makes it seem like the wait’s going to be worth it. Over the course of Geeked Week’s five days, Netflix is set to spotlight more than 60 different projects currently in development, including The Umbrella Academy’s third season, Stranger Things 4, Resident Evil, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. In addition to those series, the new […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Jaime Xie Talks Her ‘Edgy’ Style and Wearing Emerging Brands, Vintage on ‘Bling Empire’ Season Two

By Conchita Widjojo
  • The socialite-heiress, who is the eldest scion of tech billionaire Ken Xie, has made waves as of late, making her rounds in the fashion week circuit in Paris and Milan while also establishing a name for herself on the Netflix reality series.
  • Like the other cast members on “Bling Empire,” Xie is meaningful with her outfits, reflecting not only her personality but also the importance of having fun when it comes to clothing and putting them together.
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My Employee Can’t Accept That His Performance Is Bad

By Alison Green
  • If you've been very clear about (a) the problems in his work and what you need to see change and (b) the fact that he will be fired at the end of the improvement plan if you don't see sufficient improvement, then you've done what you need to do.
  • The improvement plan, which has a month left on it, is clear that we will let him go at the end of it if he doesn't improve, and and both myself and HR have talked him through it.
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CNCF launches ethics in open source training course

By Charlotte Trueman
  • The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has launched an Ethics in Open Source Development training course that explores the ethical implications developers should consider when building open source software.
  • Upon completion of the course, the CNCF says participants will have a better understanding of the Ethics Journey Cycle in open source development, and a better ability to address ethical blind spots, apply ethical critical thinking and operationalize ethics for risk-mitigation and innovation.
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Jacquemus Is Collaborating With Nike

By Ana Colón
  • Vogue reports that Jacquemus is working on a collection with Nike, set to debut at the brand's next runway show, slated for June in Paris, before rolling out online and across Nike stores around the globe.
  • "When we collaborate at Nike, it's always a 50-50 union where each partner comes together to advance the other forward in ways that couldn't have been done alone," said Jarrett Reynolds, VP of Catalyst Apparel Design at Nike.
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United Airlines touts diversity and sustainability in its first brand campaign since 2013

By Jeff Beer
  • Today, United is launching a new brand campaign called “Good Leads The Way” to hype its fuel innovation, as well as its diversity, customer service, and safety record, leaning into a decidedly purpose-based message.
  • “United was the first to prioritize safety with mask mandates and required employee vaccinations, first to make historic investments in sustainable aviation fuel to fight climate change, first to get rid of change fees, and first to remove barriers to pilot training for women and people of color,” says Earnest.
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The Armoury To Allocate Naoya Hida & Co “Lettercutter” Limited Edition By Lottery

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Japanese independent watchmaker Naoya Hida & Co. has revealed five new watches for 2022, including an exclusive limited edition for retailer, The Armoury.The NH Type 2C-1 “Lettercutter” – based on the brand’s 37mm stainless steel NH Type 2C – has been created in collaboration with The Armoury co-founder Mark Cho, who selected the distinctive “Lettercutter” typeface for its Arabic numeral hour markers. The engraved numerals are then infilled with dark blue lacquer, setting it apart from other NH Type 2C’s which use black lacquer.The name of the retailer is also engraved on the dial at the six o’clock position.Inside is a […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Maye Musk, Kim Kardashian Among Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s Cover Stars

By Kathryn Hopkins
  • Elon Musk may be deep in his deal to buy Twitter (or not, given his tweet Friday), but that’s not the reason why the billionaire didn’t know until Monday — like the rest of the world — that his mother, Maye Musk, is one of the new cover faces of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
  • “I think, for me and for every woman in the world, that if they see a 74-year-old model on the cover, I think it’s just going to make them feel great about themselves walking on the beach and then I’m hoping that when someone says, ‘Oh, you don’t look so great,’ you can just ignore them or leave them or not worry about it because men don’t look that great on the beach, I’ll tell you that,” she said.
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Telefonica and OneWeb want to spread satellite broadband even further

  • Telefonica has reached a deal with OneWeb, the satellite broadband firm part-owned by the UK government, to provide connectivity to remote parts of Europe and Latin America.
  • “OneWeb believes that our unique network has a crucial role to play in providing connectivity for the hardest-to-reach areas globally, so we look forward to working with Telefónica to deliver enhanced internet performance and availability to customers.”
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Jacquemus Announces a Nike Collaboration

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • With Jacquemus, we drew from vintage ACG inspiration, the interweaving of Nike DRI-Fit fabric, and considered footwear like the Humara, to create a nexus of sport and style that could only be done through the shared lens of Nike x Jacquemus.
  • I have always been inspired by vintage ACG pieces and Nike campaigns from the '90s.
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Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ marketing offers clues to its streaming wars plan

By Catie Keck
  • As fans prepare to return to Hawkins, Indiana, with the upcoming release of the fourth season of “Stranger Things,” arguably one of Netflix’s most anticipated premieres of the last three years, the streaming giant’s approach to world building could provide a road map to how it plans to lean on its marketing machine to remain dominant in an increasingly competitive streaming landscape.
  • As Netflix is thinking about its business strategy moving into its second decade in the original content business, it's also facing new challenges.
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When Should the ‘Top’ Employee Not Get Promoted? Science Shows How Smart Leaders Use Pay Structures to Support Smarter Promotion Decisions

By Jeff Haden
  • You're aware that research shows promoting from within tends to result in higher productivity, increased company loyalty, and better manager/employee relationships than hiring outside talent -- so you take a look at your eight salespeople and, because he consistently outsells everyone else, you promote Bob.
  • In fact, the researchers found that some companies make promotion decisions based on sales performance because they feel the cost of promoting someone with lower management potential is outweighed by the incentive it provides other salespeople.
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Customer transformation, digital drive continued resurgence at Dentsu

  • The network posted a 16.4% increase in net revenue (previously referred to as revenue less cost of sales) to JPY 258.9 billion ($2 billion) year-on-year (YoY), as it saw strong growth across its Japan business, while worldwide, segments such as customer transformation and digital contributed to the revenue increase.
  • The group reported 14.9% growth in net revenue at Dentsu Japan Network and its international business posted a 17.7% uptick in its top line.
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Optibus taps $100M at a $1.3B valuation for its AI-based mass transit operations platform

By Ingrid Lunden
  • Optibus, which uses AI to help public transportation bodies and their mass transit partners plan and operate their networks, has raised $100 million, funding that it will be using to continue expanding its product set and wider business footprint, CEO and co-founder Amos Haggiag said in an interview in London this week.
  • The startup first made its name by way of its AI-based planning tools — used to help transportation organizations ascertain how best to manage mass transit resources against rush hours, slow periods, social distancing rules and more, which they in turn also used to share data with to customer-facing services like real-time, third-party navigation apps.
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SentinelOne’s DataSet Kubernetes Explorer aims to centralize container monitoring

By Chris J. Preimesberger
  • This is designed to provide devops and engineering teams – who are always working on product iterations – with a more effective way to understand and manage performance in complex, container-native Kubernetes environments, a major trend across the industry.
  • It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem, and Kubernetes Explorer is positioned to fit into this burgeoning market, Dataset GM Rahul Ravulu told VentureBeat.
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United Airlines debuts biggest brand campaign in nearly a decade as travel rebounds

By Adrianne Pasquarelli
  • The 60-second video begins with a black-and-white photo of an airplane from a century ago with a voiceover that appears to be telling a historical tale, before switching gears and zooming to the present day to highlight the recent initiatives United has undertaken.
  • The campaign will begin in the U.S. today and roll out to overseas markets later this year.
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Sony details the game library for PlayStation Plus’ new high-end tiers

By Steve Dent
  • Those games will arrive in the "launch time frame," starting May 24th, according to Sony, on the PlayStation Plus Extra ($15/month) and Premium ($18/month) tiers.
  • Along with the main lineup, PlayStation Plus Premium members will get access to classic games "with some titles that will show improved frame rates and higher-quality resolution compared to their original launch versions," Sony wrote.
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Amazon will pay you for your grocery shopping data

By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy
  • It states prominently on the Amazon Shopping List Savings page that data from any information you upload and the offers you activate “may be shared with Amazon’s service providers.”
  • Amazon is therefore missing a big chunk of your shopping habits, and now, it's offering an incentive for you to hand over that data: grocery coupons.
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Maybelline Joins Forces With Wattpad for Brave Together Campaign

By Noor Lobad
  • Through a series of writing prompts pertaining to the topic of self care, the campaign seeks to draw awareness to the shared mental health struggles of people worldwide, encouraging participants and members of the Wattpad community at large not to suffer in silence.
  • Said Jessie Feinstein, senior vice president of U.S. marketing at Maybelline, “Wattpad draws such a unique audience because it gets not only the extrovert who wants to be seen and is always posting on social media — i t also gets someone who’s more introverted, and someone who might struggle with mental health.”
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Turn BPI into the Next Frontier for Growth | SAP News Center

By Tom Le
  • SAP partners can take advantage of this opportunity by leveraging the application development, integration, data and analytics, process automation, and AI capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP).
  • The platform is designed to provide the latest BPI services and automation while maintaining critical SAP business context across different data models, systems, and lines of business.
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AI Firm CloudWalk to be Listed at End of May

By Pandaily
  • CloudWalk plans to raise 3.75 billion yuan ($552 million), among which 813 million yuan will be used for a man-machine collaborative operating system upgrade project, 831 million yuan for the company’s Qingzhou KaaS Cloud Ecosystem, 1.412 billion yuan for artificial intelligence solutiona, and 693 million yuan is marked to be used as supplementary working capital.
  • In each of the years from 2019 to 2021, CloudWalk’s operating income reached 807 million yuan, 754 million yuan and 1.07 billion yuan respectively, while its net profit was -692 million yuan, -843 million yuan and -664 million yuan.
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The cause of the latest Windows 11 blue screen crashes has been identified

By joel.khalili@futurenet.com (Joel Khalili)
  • According to cybersecurity company Sophos, the “blue screen of death (BSOD)” problem encountered after installing Windows 11 KB5013943 has to do with a selection of drivers, some of which are required by antivirus applications.
  • Unfortunately, the issues caused by KB5013943 are the latest in a line of problems encountered by Windows 11 users after installing updates rolled out by Microsoft.
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Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer: US & Canada

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • 2021 saw the limited return of music festivals in the United States, with major events such as Made in America, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and several Rolling Loud engagements bringing joy to music fans across the country.
  • This year, attendees in both the United States and Canada can look forward to an interesting mix of festival offerings during the hot summer season, with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, J.
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Martin Lewis apologises for calling Ofgem a ‘f***ing disgrace’ over energy prices

  • Consumer champion Martin Lewis has apologised after ranting at energy staff, calling proposed changes to the energy price cap a "f***ing disgrace".
  • Mr Lewis tweeted that he wanted to "formally apologise" to Ofgem staff for "losing my rag in a background briefing" and saying its changes are a "f***ing disgrace that sells consumers down the river".
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Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

By Frederic Lardinois
  • Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it has raised additional funding for its service by adding HSBC, NTT Finance, and Intesa Sanpaolo as new investors to its $33 million Series B round, which brings the round to $36 million and the company’s total funding to $51 million.
  • While this is not a huge extension round, it’s still worth an extra look because it shows how these new strategic investors in the financial services industry are placing early bets on quantum computing and Classiq’s ability to make building quantum software easier.
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Let Intelligent Virtual Agents Powered by Robots and AI Help

By Brad Beumer
  • Solutions such as robotic process automation (RPA) and AI are increasingly being deployed with existing channels to create an intelligent virtual agent to help customers solve difficult issues without the need to speak with a live agent.
  • For example, a global fintech provider leveraged a UiPath robot connected to their existing interactive voice response (IVR) system to automate common customer inquiries, eliminating an estimated 10,000 calls per day to the contact center.
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How countries weaponize landscape design in war

By Fionn Byrne
  • While the end of the Vietnam War saw an international ban on using the environment as a weapon, landscape design — which includes the planning and planting of green spaces — continues to present itself as a tool capable of influencing the hearts and minds of local populations and ultimately achieving military objectives.
  • Landscape design presents itself as a tool capable of influencing the health and well-being and, therefore, the hearts and minds of local populations.
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Vera Wang Tapped as Barbie’s Latest Female Visionary

By Alexandra Pastore
  • When Barbie announced the launch of its new series, The Barbie Tribute Collection, last year it was to honor and celebrate female visionaries for the incredible contributions they have made to culture.
  • While Barbie has worn designs by Vera Wang in the past, including an evening gown in 1998 and bridal gowns in 1997, 2008 and 2011, this is the first doll created in Wang’s likeness, honoring not only her designs but her accomplishments as a businesswoman.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Just Gave a Master Class on the “Blue Dolphin Rule.” It’s a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

By Justin Bariso
  • But beyond that, this interview was a master class in emotional intelligence--because it gives a firsthand demonstration on how to use principles of psychology to control negative thinking and emotions, using something I like to refer to as "the Blue Dolphin Rule."
  • His team, the Milwaukee Bucks, had just lost game seven of a gritty, hard-fought playoff series with the Boston Celtics, who now move forward in their quest towards this year's NBA finals, as Antetokounmpo and the Bucks head home.
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How to help Buffalo shooting victims and families: 5 things you can do right now

By Michael Grothaus

13 people were shot and 10 died when an attacker went on a rampage at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood.

On Saturday, May 14, a man arrived at a Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and began shooting. The shooter was wearing tactical gear and live streaming the rampage. As CNN reports, 13 people were shot. Of those, 10 died. Two of those shot were white and 11 were Black. Authorities are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

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Beloved Filipino Makeup Brand Sunnies Face Makes Long-Anticipated U.S. Debut

By Stephanie Saltzman
  • To bring the brand to the U.S. market, Sunnies Face partnered with global beauty accelerator SuperOrdinary, which also helped to successfully launch the products in China in 2018.
  • After years of pleas from the aforementioned beauty trendsetters and other devoted fans, Sunnies Face finally brings its buzzy lip color stateside with a direct-to-consumer U.S. retail launch via its own website, sunniesface.com .
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Tamkeen Partners With Bank of Bahrain And Kuwait

By Staff Writer

The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) in line with the new support programs. The agreement comes as an addition to strategic partnership agreements announced over the past 2 months with several key financial services providers in Bahrain for the purpose of providing enterprises

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Google sued for using the NHS data of 1.6 million Brits ‘without their knowledge or consent’

  • The company's artificial intelligence arm, DeepMind, received the data in 2015 from the Royal Free NHS Trust in London for the purpose of testing a smartphone app called Streams.
  • Google received data belonging to 1.6 million patients, some of whom had simply attended A&E within the last five years, in order to test a smartphone app which could detect acute kidney injuries.
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Enterprise Argo company Akuity raises $20M to power Kubernetes app delivery

By Paul Sawers
  • Argo, for its part, emerged on the open-source scene back in 2017 while software engineers Hong Wang and Jesse Suen were working at a Kubernetes-focused company called Applatix.
  • On the commercial side, Akuity offers a fully-managed CD tool (currently in beta) for Kubernetes that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, and an enterprise-grade incarnation that includes a slew of additional features and services on top of the main open-source Argo project, such as disaster recovery and service-level agreements (SLAs).
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This awesome hi-res audio player shows why the iPod had to die

By becky.scarrott@futurenet.com (Becky Scarrott)
  • Those three ports alone mean the A&K player can offer quite a bit more flexibility than the 2019 iPod touch (7th-generation) even though that was the last portable Apple device to feature a 3.5mm headphone plug (the last jack-friendly iPhone models, the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE were discontinued in 2018) as well as Apple's ubiquitous Lightning port.
  • Enter then, the Astell & Kern Kann Max, a brutalist portable hi-res music player that on paper at least leaves the poor old iPod for dust.
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Lanvin Introduces Its Futuristic Flash-X Sneaker

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
  • PU microfiber and EVA foam also appear in the shoe's construction, coming together for a sneaker that's indebted to both retro runners and something out of this world.
  • Lanvin's Flash-X comes to a point at the toe but finds an asymmetrical piece of tire-like rubber working the toe, sitting alongside an off-set toe box in mesh.
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S4 Capital axes bonuses and ex-CFO exits as fallout from audit woes continues

  • S4 Capital has axed annual bonuses for Sir Martin Sorrell and the other executive directors, and the company’s former chief financial officer has stepped down from the board as the fallout from its auditing problems continue.
  • That has led Sorrell and the other executive directors, who also include Victor Knaap and Wesley ter Haar from MediaMonks, Pete Kim and Christopher Martin from Mighty Hive, Peter Rademaker, chief financial officer until December 2021, and Scott Spirit, to waive their bonuses.
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Apple Will Reportedly Phase Out Lightning Port for USB-C Across Other Peripherals

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
It looks like Apple’s change from Lightning to USB-C could be expanded past just iPhones. Long-time tech analyst and Apple rumor reporter Ming-Chi Kuo has just commented further on the port switch by indicating that the tech giant could be making the switch with other peripherals like AirPods, Magic Keyboard/Trackpad/Mouse, and the MagSafe battery.With this phasing out of Apple’s Lightning proprietary connector, Apple will take a hit on its royalty payments but the end-user will benefit from increased transfer speeds, charge times, and convenience. Check out the tweet below. 1. Portless iPhone may cause more problems due to […]Read more >Similar articles >
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High-profile former Apple employees helping unionization efforts, as Deirdre O’Brien ‘listening’

By Ben Lovejoy
  • Former Apple software engineer Cher Scarlett, who organized a pay survey when she worked for the company, played a key role in the formation of Fruit Stand Workers United at the Grand Central Apple Store …
  • Things got real last month, with a formal start to the process at Apple’s flagship Grand Central Terminal store in New York, with a number of goals for a better deal for staff.
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Amazon Has Too Many Warehouses. Now Sellers Are Paying More

By Chris Stokel-Walker
  • The 42-year-old’s toy business, which designs and manufactures toys and craft materials in China and then sells into English-speaking markets including the UK, US, and Canada, has been running on Amazon’s third-party fulfillment service, Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA), since 2016.
  • “With all the warehousing Amazon’s got, it makes it easier for them to do fulfillment, because they’ve already got products everywhere,” says Ben Graham, marketing operations manager at a nutritional supplements company called Toniiq.
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Turkey’s FLO in Talks to Take Over Reebok’s Stores in Russia

By Reuters
  • Turkish shoe retailer FLO Magazacilik is in talks to buy more than 100 stores owned by fitness brand Reebok in Russia, FLO chairman Mehmet Ziylan said on Monday, as Western companies rush to comply with sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.
  • Kommersant cited a source close to FLO Retailing as saying the deal had been finalised and more than 100 Reebok outlets in Russia had passed to the Turkish company’s control.
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The Bad Times Are Coming for Startups

By Arielle Pardes
  • Startups like Cameo have had to reverse the spending sprees of the last two years; Galanis told The Information that layoffs were a “painful but necessary” course correction to “balance our costs with our cash reserves.”
  • Cameo had gone on a massive hiring spree in 2021, and many of the layoffs affected people who had worked there less than a year.
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Gartner data and analytics summit: Unleash innovation on emergence from pandemic

By Brian McKenna
  • Alys Woodward, senior director in the Emerging Technologies and Trends group at the firm, drew a distinction between creativity and innovation in the opening keynote that she and colleague, Erick Brethenoux, key initiative leader in Gartner’s artificial intelligence (AI) team, gave.
  • In the closing keynote, Frank Buytendijk, Gartner Fellow in its data and analytics group, and Pieter den Hamer, senior research director at the firm, also highlighted the ineluctably social nature of the context in which businesses operate.
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How the Business Landscape (& Consumers) Could Shift in Web 3 [Executive Insights + Podcast Episode]

By pbump@hubspot.com (Pamela Bump)
  • While business owners and marketers that aren't goaled around Web 3 investments don't necessarily need to know all the technical lingo in the images below, this graphic essentially shows a more streamlined, centralized path from user to internet access while Web 3 will host a more complex, decentralized path that leverages blockchain technology.
  • But, even though we likely won't see the entire internet change in one day, week, or year, we'll still watch some Web 3 concepts, companies, and technology grow in the coming years -- which could enable us to adopt it at a quicker pace.
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Upstart Investors Are Learning a Lesson LendingClub Investors Learned Years Ago

By Billy Duberstein
  • On last week's earnings release, Upstart management's forward guidance, discussion of its credit model performance, and the company's having to use more of its balance sheet to hold loans seems to have crystallized this rerating.
  • At the time of its 2015 IPO, LendingClub also dubbed itself a "fintech platform" that used big data to originate loans at lower costs than credit cards and would then sell them to yield-seeking investors.
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Segregation By Design: How one architect is visualizing the legacy of America’s racist urbanism

By Gabe Boyd
  • What stood before University City was Black Bottom, a thriving Black working-class community whose proximity to Philadelphia’s urban core made it a prime target for the 1950s slum clearance, freeway construction, and redevelopment projects that decimated hundreds of low-income neighborhoods across the country.
  • But for Segregation By Design, a new initiative that seeks to unearth the legacy of racist planning in American cities, the visual history is clear.
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WhatsApp’s next update could make your status bar actually worth using

  • The feature, which has yet to be rolled out to WhatsApp beta testers, is set to upgrade the appearance of links posted in your status bar on Android, iOS, and the desktop app.
  • A new WhatsApp update is in the works that could greatly improve the presence of your status updates on the popular messaging app by adding rich link previews to any link you post in your status bar.
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The Intel Arc Alchemist range might disappoint PC gamers

By Jessica.weatherbed@futurenet.com (Jess Weatherbed)
  • We can understand that Intel wants to nail the release of its first line of desktop GPUs, especially with its competition being so long established in the industry, but these lengthy launch delays might well cause irreparable damage to Arc's market potential.
  • Intel missed its original scheduled deadline for an Arc driver update, which has caused delays on launching the cards.
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MAAP and P.A.M. Reunite for Second Collaboration “PAAM 2.0”

By info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST)
Following the"Psy-Cycling" capsule collection last year, MAAPand Perks and Mini have now presented their second collection, entitled "PAAM 2.0." The ongoing collaboration aims to combine the free-thinking spirt of P.A.M. with the signature, graphic-inspired designs of MAAP’s technical engineering and alt-cycling ethos.The new collection is inspired by the transient nature of a desert sunrise, along with the unearthly atmosphere of the landscape by night. Jerseys crafted in premium Italian fabrics, abrasion resistant cargo bibs, a mountain bike mesh and reflective tee, short sleeved tees and a Polartec fleece […]Read more >Similar articles >
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The Morning After: Apple may be testing USB-C iPhones

By Mat Smith
  • An adapter currently in testing could "let future iPhones work with accessories designed for the current Lightning connector" — you may recall the in-box adapters that appeared when Apple nixed the headphone port from its smartphones.
  • Now a report from Bloomberg says the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with USB-C — what MacBooks and iPads already use.
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