A Silicon Valley tech CEO shares his daily routine, how he avoids Zoom burnout, and why he’s calmer than ever: ‘It’s a Zen feeling I’ve never had before’

Summary List PlacementI’m an early riser, something I made a habit of during the pandemic after realizing it’s when I get my ‘me’ time and can calibrate my thoughts.   I’m woken by my iPhone around 6:00 a.m. I’m tied to it because of my sight disability — I have X-linked Retinoschisis (XLRS) and am legally […]

How does Stadia work? How to stream games on Google’s cloud-gaming platform

Summary List Placement Stadia, Google’s cloud-based gaming platform, represents a new world of gaming where you don’t need a console or PC to play popular games like “Destiny 2” or cult favorites like “Dead by Daylight,” marking a paradigm shift in the gaming business. On the other hand, the ability to stream games is hardly […]

EBay is telling scammers to stop selling photos of the PlayStation 5 for hundreds of dollars

Summary List Placement The just-launched PlayStation 5 video game console is sold out everywhere, and only available through resellers at inflated prices, but scams abound too. The PlayStation 5 continues to sell out in seconds in the US and the UK as retailers drop new stock, some bought by bots that purchased them faster than […]

How to raise a hand in Google Meet to help prevent people from talking over each other in a meeting

Summary List Placement Google Meet has recently gained prominence as a competitor for Zoom. It includes many of the same features but eliminates the time limitations that come with the free version of Zoom. More recently, Google Meet introduced the Raise Hand feature, which allows you to be called on as you would be in […]

Best practices companies can follow for predictive analytics and consumer scoring

Summary List Placement Advances in AI and predictive analytics are using consumer scores to automate business decisions to predict things like risk and fraud. But concern over fairness means companies need to make scores transparent to consumers. Regardless of industry, it’s imperative for businesses to tread carefully with their consumer scoring implementations. Here are some […]

How to share a fleet in a tweet on Twitter’s mobile app

Summary List Placement Twitter’s latest feature, fleets, allows users to share ephemeral images, video, text and tweets in a story-like format popularized by Snapchat and Instagram.  The social media company rolled out the fleets feature in November 2020 to all US users, but so far it is only available within the Twitter app, not yet […]

Jeff Bezos was an early investor in Airbnb, which means he’s likely to net millions from the home-sharing company’s highly anticipated IPO (AMZN)

Summary List Placement Jeff Bezos may soon see a multimillion-dollar payday thanks to Airbnb’s initial public offering.  Airbnb publicly revealed the documents for its IPO earlier this month, providing a glimpse into the company’s financials. The home-sharing startup hopes to raise $2.6 billion in its IPO, which would give it a valuation of up to […]

9 tech, consulting, and healthcare companies experts say WPP could target as it gears up to start buying again

Summary List Placement WPP, the world’s largest advertising holding company, is in acquisition mode again after taking a massive hit during the pandemic, CEO Mark Read recently told The Financial Times. Read has focused on simplification and debt reduction since becoming CEO, selling 60% of research firm Kantar to Bain Capital in 2019 and shrinking […]

ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus took a chance on royalties startup Audoo in a $7 million fundraise after seeing this pitch deck

Summary List Placement Audoo, a royalties platform that ensures artists get reimbursed when their music is played in public, just raised some serious money, money, money with the help of ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus.  Ryan Edwards, CEO and cofounder, recently announced the firm had won $7 million (or £5.2 million) in a Series A funding […]

This founder sold key payments tech to Amazon, and now he’s back with a new AI startup to ensure jobs are done right the first time

Summary List Placement The founder who sold his company’s key mobile payment software to Amazon is back again with a new venture. Back in 2009, Leo Rocco founded GoPago, a mobile ordering and payment company that counted Starbucks among its customers. Set up as a rival to Square, GoPago was backed by JP Morgan before […]