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May
29

Sources: the Broadcom-VMware deal happened within two weeks; Broadcom CEO had switched his focus to software amid regulatory headwinds for semiconductor deals (Financial Times)

Financial Times:Sources: the Broadcom-VMware deal happened within two weeks; Broadcom CEO had switched his focus to software amid regulatory headwinds for semiconductor deals  —  Hock Tan and Michael Dell agreed

May
28

Interview with Ted Sarandos about Netflix’s recent share price plunge, backing Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, Hollywood schadenfreude, and more (Maureen Dowd/New York Times)

Maureen Dowd / New York Times:Interview with Ted Sarandos about Netflix’s recent share price plunge, backing Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, Hollywood schadenfreude, and more  —  The Netflix executive says

May
28

Some teens say French social networking app Yubo, which had 18M downloads in the US, ignored reports that the Uvalde shooter threatened violence on the app (Washington Post)

Washington Post:Some teens say French social networking app Yubo, which had 18M downloads in the US, ignored reports that the Uvalde shooter threatened violence on the app  —  Young people

May
28

Profile of inDriver, a ride-hailing app developed in Siberia in 2012, which lets riders and drivers haggle over prices and is now available in 42 countries (Leonid Ragozin/Rest of World)

Leonid Ragozin / Rest of World:Profile of inDriver, a ride-hailing app developed in Siberia in 2012, which lets riders and drivers haggle over prices and is now available in 42

May
28

Automation in the Workplace: if You’re Not Automating, What are You Really Doing?

Automation in 2022 is different from the robot takeover that some people have envisioned. Automation in the workplace now refers to platforms and systems that allow a layman to accelerate

May
28

A growing number of Chinese tech startups are going public in China at valuations lower than their private rounds; China’s STAR Market has fallen ~30% this year (Reuters)

Reuters:A growing number of Chinese tech startups are going public in China at valuations lower than their private rounds; China’s STAR Market has fallen ~30% this year  —  A growing

May
28

Proctoring software like Honorlock that track students’ movements during online exams to prevent cheating are criticized for allegedly flagging normal behavior (Kashmir Hill/New York Times)

Kashmir Hill / New York Times:Proctoring software like Honorlock that track students’ movements during online exams to prevent cheating are criticized for allegedly flagging normal behavior  —  An unsettling glimpse

May
28

Argentina-based ClicOH, which lets sellers across Latin America track shipments in real time via its dashboard, raises a $25M Series A led by Tiger Global (Christine Hall/TechCrunch)

Christine Hall / TechCrunch:Argentina-based ClicOH, which lets sellers across Latin America track shipments in real time via its dashboard, raises a $25M Series A led by Tiger Global  —  E-commerce