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One tech company filed the most. And it wasn’t Google.

Photo illustration with text “1% The decline in the number of patents granted in the United States last year. “
Photo illustration with text “1% The decline in the number of patents granted in the United States last year. “
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Honoring the civil rights icon seems like the bare minimum — especially this year

45%: The share of U.S. companies that give employees a paid day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Source: CNBC
45%: The share of U.S. companies that give employees a paid day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Source: CNBC
Photo illustration, source: © Santiago Urquijo/Moment/Getty


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Could VCs be part of the problem?

20: The number of women in the U.S. who led their companies from startup to IPO Source: Business Insider
20: The number of women in the U.S. who led their companies from startup to IPO Source: Business Insider
Photo illustration, source: Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision/Getty Images


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And it’s only picked up steam during the pandemic

“$44.1 billion — The size of the global market for instant noodles.” text on a  cup ramen background
“$44.1 billion — The size of the global market for instant noodles.” text on a  cup ramen background
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You can be a billionaire too, if you leave your $600 stimulus in the stock market for a couple of centuries

“56 — The number of people who reached billionaire status during the pandemic” text w/ generic stock market graph background
“56 — The number of people who reached billionaire status during the pandemic” text w/ generic stock market graph background
Photo: Yuichiro Chino/Moment/Getty


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It’s the gaming platform all the cool kids are into this pandemic

“$29.5 billion — Gaming startup Roblox’s new valuation, following a $520 million private fundraising round” with Roblox photo
“$29.5 billion — Gaming startup Roblox’s new valuation, following a $520 million private fundraising round” with Roblox photo
Photo illustration, source: Ian Tuttle/Stringer/Getty Images Entertainment


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Thieves don’t need to break windows or hot-wire cars if they can just hop in and drive away

Text “13%: The reported increase in car thefts in the second half of 2020 Source: New York Times” against car background
Text “13%: The reported increase in car thefts in the second half of 2020 Source: New York Times” against car background
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To the grifters go the spoils

Marker # of the Day text “$4.2 billion ” placed on a backdrop of rolls  of US dollars.
Marker # of the Day text “$4.2 billion ” placed on a backdrop of rolls  of US dollars.
Photo illustration, source: Yulia Reznikov/Moment/Getty Images


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The Alibaba founder hasn’t appeared in public since he criticized Chinese regulators two months ago

Graphic asset for Marker # of Day — 74: That’s how long it’s been since Chinese billionaire Jack Ma was last seen in public.
Graphic asset for Marker # of Day — 74: That’s how long it’s been since Chinese billionaire Jack Ma was last seen in public.
Photo illustration, source: Liu Yang/VCG/Getty


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A year after its infamous Christmas ad was torn apart by internet commenters, the fitness startup is having the last laugh

$3.9 billion — Peloton’s expected total revenue in 2021, after reporting Q1 sales growth of 232%. Source: CNBC
$3.9 billion — Peloton’s expected total revenue in 2021, after reporting Q1 sales growth of 232%. Source: CNBC
Photo illustration, source: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket/Getty Images

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