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Imane Anys (Pokimane) tweeted this out a few days ago after receiving a DMCA takedown notice. Twitch caught her live streaming an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender to her 20,000 viewers and consequently hit her with a 48-hour ban.

She is just one of many…

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The Theranos verdict seems to be a judgment against ‘fake it ’til you make it’, a core tenet of startup culture: it’s prompted founders and incubators to make gloomy and panicked pronouncements about the death of innovation. But Theranos’s error was really to conflate confidence with delusion. …

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Competition in the business world is a funny thing. In business, the prevailing thought is to be ruthless, to have the end goal of absolute market share. You want a prospective customer to only think of your product when making their next purchase. When an executive at Coca-Cola thinks about…

The periods following crises have been some of the most prosperous in history, often catalyzing bold investments in science, former enemies, and the comity of man. So, with a 2021 cocktail that included a pandemic and an insurrection, I’m expecting Champagne and cocaine for a good decade.

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Now that travelers are back up in the air, many in the Northeastern United States are experiencing an unpleasant surprise. People booking JetBlue flights have found themselves on American Airlines planes. And vice versa. Often with little or last-second disclosure

The swaps are a product of an unholy alliance formed…

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Everyone who has written or tried to sell a book since the dawn of Amazon knows the importance of reviews. Good buyer feedback can help propel a book by an unknown author who self-published a new book to the top of the world’s leading digital e-commerce marketplace. According to a…

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First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, then… you get found guilty of committing wire fraud to the tune of billions of dollars.

One of the most enthralling business sagas of all time has drawn to a close, at least for now. Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the now-defunct…

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If you’ve ever watched the TV show The Witcher, you were apparently watching an American-Polish fantasy drama. That’s what Wikipedia says, at least.

Now, the Polish part is simple enough: it’s based on a series of novels by a Polish author. Calling the show American, however, raises eyebrows once you…

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