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The scrutiny is not new for us. I think it is a proper function of a society to scrutinize large companies. We are in many ecosystems—for example, in ad tech, we are in the middle of an ecosystem where we’re supporting users, publishers, advertisers. I want to engage constructively. We will make our case as …

Kurt Schrader, the CEO and cofounder of Clubhouse, knew that Clubhouse had become Silicon Valley’s idée fixe when, in early May, his Twitter mentions became flooded with people desperate to get on the app. But Schrader’s Clubhouse, a project management tool, is not the Clubhouse that’s suddenly in demand. That would be Clubhouse, a new …

But that’s only a prelude to the company’s ultimate ambition: providing meaningful musical experiences. Sheppard says that his biggest thrills as a composer come when the score that previously existed only in his mind and in musical notation are animated by musicians into sound. “As a creator that’s where the goosebumps live,” he says. Now …

Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal and state officials are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against Google later this year, focusing on the company’s dominance of the digital advertising industry. This morning, thanks to a pair of former Obama administration officials, we got our best look yet at what the theory …

For the past few years, Estimote has sold wireless tracking beacons to companies including Amazon, Apple, and Nike, promising a more precise way to map the movement of products, equipment, and people—all in the name of boosting productivity and efficiency. Now Estimote is touting its wearable beacons as a way to combat the spread of …

The reason, explains Facebook spokesperson Andrew Stone, is that the Lincoln Project is not an ad from a campaigning politician, but an outside organization. If candidates for public office pay Facebook to circulate even demonstrably false claims, Facebook will happily place it in the News Feeds of a targeted audience. But if the advertiser is …

Other enterprise clients, Loewenstein says, are using Spatial as persistent war rooms, where people meet once or twice a week for virtual check-ins. Now, with Spatial opening up for free and becoming more accessible, Loewenstein hopes even more people will use the platform to connect for all sorts of reasons. Some folks are already using …

Hildegarde Schell-Chaple, a professor of nursing in charge of screening people entering UCSF’s hospitals, says the available evidence revealed the time and expense of screening with infrared thermometers or cameras was unjustified. “People feel better if they see it happening, but it’s a false sense of security,” she says. “It’s something we should not be …

A year after the Jeopardy! match, Ferrucci left to form Elemental Cognition. It has so far been funded by Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund created by Ray Dalio that manages roughly $160 billion, and three other parties. Elemental Cognition operates on Bridgewater’s campus, in lush woodland overlooking a lake in Westport, Connecticut. Not long after …

Delaware Governor John Carney ordered all Delaware residents to shelter in place beginning March 24. The order was slated to be in effect till May 15 or “until the public health threat is eliminated,” the governor’s office said, but restrictions have recently begun to be relaxed. Some businesses around the state will be permitted to …