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500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions

After incredible growth in the past two year, all signs point to a continued abundance of opportunities for startup founders and investors in the year ahead.

Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?

Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.

COVIDTests.gov is accepting orders for free rapid tests a day early

Folks in the US can now order free, at-home COVID-19 tests from a United States Postal Service website, one day earlier than expected.

US airlines warn C-Band 5G could cause ‘catastrophic disruption’

The airline industry claims a “catastrophic” event could unfold on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon activate their new C-Band 5G networks.

Raising money is catastrophically challenging for female founders

I worry we’re at risk of conflating technological growth for the social progress we really need. Women are still behind. Why?

US residents can order free, at-home COVID-19 tests starting on January 19th

One year, 10 months and eight days after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans will be able to order free, at-home tests from the government.

A hospitable metaverse requires the basic building blocks of virtual life

It’s not easy to build a virtual universe, but it’s certainly something that we can bring closer to reality through proper network infrastructure investments and innovation.

5 essential factors for attracting angel investment

From my point of view as an angel investor and former entrepreneur, here are five essential factors I look for when considering my next investment.

Google’s loss to Sonos settles it: Big Tech has an IP piracy problem

Simply put, Big Tech benefits from stealing IP. The legal costs and potential damages, if ever issued after years of litigation, are paltry by comparison.

Setting up high-conversion lead magnets that deliver value

Sales stand and fall on leads, but attracting prospects and optimally converting them into buyers is an art that many have yet to grasp.

The metaverse will be filled with ‘elves’

The most dangerous part of the metaverse will be agenda-driven artificial agents that look and act like other users but are actually simulated personas controlled by AI.

FCC proposes stricter requirements for reporting data breaches

The Federal Communications Commission is the next US regulator hoping to hold companies more accountable for data breaches.

Magic Leap grants healthcare startups access to its new AR headset ahead of mid-2022 release

Ahead of a planned enterprise release later this year, Magic Leap has provided a group of healthcare companies with early access to its second-generation augmented reality headset.

Dear Sophie: Do we need a visa to explore the US market?

While sightseeing in the U.S., we’d like to explore the feasibility of expanding our business in there. Do we need to get a special visa to do that?

Wordle is being punished by app stores for choosing the open web

Owen Williams Contributor Fascinated by how code and design is shaping the world, Owen is a technology columnist who previously wrote for OneZero, The Next Web and works as a UX Manager by day. More p

A startup founder’s guide to allocating equity grants

Leaders need to get better at understanding and articulating not just why equity is important but also how it’s determined.

China’s Chang’e-5 probe finds on-site evidence of water on the Moon’s surface

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander has found water on the surface of the Moon, marking the first-ever time scientists have found on-site evidence of the substance on Earth’s satellite.

The road to disastrous biometric data collection is paved with good intentions

The time to stop the slide by regulating and eliminating unnecessary biometric data collection, particularly when for-profit corporations are involved, is now.

Don’t trust averages: How to assess and strengthen the health of your business

How do you measure success and growth? You need to go beyond surface-level figures: You need to know the metrics that go deeper than just your averages.

Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta features an ‘Assertive’ mode with rolling stops

Profiles are back in Tesla's latest "Full Self-Driving" beta 10.3 with an "Assertive Mode" that may perform rolling stops and other borderline maneuvers.
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