How a designer of surreal Instagram filters reaches more than 173 million people and lands partnerships with brands like Netflix and Selena Gomez

Summary List Placement   Puppy ears, sparkly cheeks, Squidward chins, cyborg faces: The world of augmented reality has become a daily reality for billions of social media users across the world. Snap first introduced AR effects in 2015, and Instagram infamously mimicked the technology. Now, AR filters on both apps have been used billions of […]

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The 15 worst US states to be a teacher

Summary List Placement American teachers are struggling to adapt to virtual education amid the coronavirus pandemic — and some states have been less helpful than others.  The coronavirus has upended teaching in the US. Educators across the country are not only struggling to adapt to virtual learning, but say they’ve spent their own time and […]

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Quibi is reportedly exploring strategic options including a possible sale

Summary List Placement Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile-video startup Quibi, which raised $1.75 billion, is exploring major strategic moves, including a possible sale of the company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.  According to the publication, which cited people familiar with the situation, Quibi is reviewing options with advisors including:  A possible sale Another fund raise […]

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An ad agency vet who built a market research startup just closed a $34 million Series C round as he looks to take on Nielsen and Qualtrics

Summary List Placement   Ad agency vet Matt Britton has just closed a $34 million Series C round for his enterprise consumer intelligence startup Suzy, bringing its total raised to $46 million. Rho Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Triangle Peak Partners, and Foundry Group participated in the Series C round in March ($18 million) and […]

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UBS breaks down what Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death means for the healthcare sector’s future

Summary List Placement A team of UBS investment strategists said that the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg will increase uncertainty within the healthcare sector, though they still list it as “moderately preferred” in their broader sector allocation.  Their analysis rests on the outcome of a Supreme Court decision involving the constitutionality of the individual mandate […]

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Facebook’s head of recruiting shares 3 qualities the tech giant is looking for in remote job candidates right now — and how you can make yourself stand out

Summary List Placement It’s a tough time for job seekers right now – the coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread layoffs and hiring freezes across the US. But Facebook is still hiring. In fact, according to Miranda Kalinowski, the tech giant’s head of global recruiting, Facebook will be hiring over 10,000 product engineers in 2020.  […]

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