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The app that monetized doing nothing.

“My short-lived meditative oasis came courtesy of Calm, the most popular mindfulness app and one of the most popular apps in existence, full stop. More than 100 million people now have Calm on their smartphone, after downloads surged by a […]

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Tesla’s building a solar neighborhood.

“The first Tesla Solar neighborhood—dubbed the nation’s most sustainable residential community—will be built in Easton Park, a master-planned community in far Southeast Austin near McKinney Falls State Park. The newly built homes will feature Tesla solar roof tiles and Powerwall […]

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How Facebook knows you so well.

“Is Facebook listening to your conversations? No, they are not. They are doing something MUCH more effective!” This thread is not the final word on the topic. I don’t think this rules out their use of microphone data obtained indirectly. | learn […]

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Phrenology, insurance claims, and digital gaydar

“You read that right: an insurance company in 2021 is defending itself against charges, circulated widely in the AI ethics Twitter dogpile on their original thread, that they’re using the Late Renaissance pseudosciences of phrenology and physiognomy on their customers.” | learn […]

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Meet PechaKucha

The latest Nameless Ventures investment! “The live event tool spread like wildfire in Japan, eventually growing to more than 1,250 cities in 140 countries. More than 150,000 presenters have used PechaKucha in front of three million event attendees. Visit PechaKucha. | learn more