It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society

Reading Time: 13 minutes At this point, it isn’t exactly surprising that social media platforms like Facebook can have negative effects on society. For years, journalists, politicians, social scientists — and even biologists and ecologists — have been raising concerns about the influence Facebook has on our collective well-being. And Facebook has always defended itself by insisting that it … Read more

Mynd raises $57.3M at an $807M valuation to give people a way to invest in rental properties remotely – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Mynd, a company that aims to make it easier for people to buy and manage single-family rental properties, announced today it has raised $57.3 million in funding from QED Investors. The financing values the Oakland, California-based company at $807 million, and brings the company’s total raised to $174.9 million since its 2016 inception. Invesco Real … Read more

Concreit closes on $6M to allow more people to invest in the global private real estate market – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Concreit, a company that wants to open real estate investing to a broader group of people, announced today that it has closed $6 million in a seed funding round led by Matrix Partners.  Hyphen Capital also participated in the round, in addition to individual investors such as Betterment founder and CEO Jon Stein; Andy Liu, … Read more

Rich people are going to space. So is product placement.

Reading Time: 19 minutes On Wednesday night, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission is scheduled to launch the first-ever all-civilian crew into Earth’s orbit. With the help of companies including Sam Adams and Martin Guitars, the three-day trip to space aims to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in what amounts to a charitable spin on the emerging market … Read more

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang named one of Time’s most influential people

Reading Time: 10 minutes A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has built Nvidia into the most valuable chip company in the U.S. It’s a pioneer in both graphics and artificial intelligence technology. And now the awards are catching up with him, as he was named one of … Read more

People on the Move, including changes at BrewDog, UM and Lucky Generals

Reading Time: 9 minutes Another week, another wave of senior appointments and departures at brands, agencies and media owners. Check out our global round-up of who is moving where (and why it matters) below, then head over to our People on the Move hub to see who else has been moving up the career ladder. Over the past seven … Read more

The real reason people are quitting their jobs and what it means to marketing | Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

Reading Time: 14 minutes By Keith Reynold Jennings, {grow} Contributing Columnist Workers are leaving their jobs in droves. PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) latest U.S. Pulse Survey reports that 65 percent of American workers are looking for a new job. That’s two-thirds of the U.S. workforce! Add to that the fact that businesses around the world are experiencing labor shortages. Latin America … Read more

How to Make Podcasts Better for People With Hearing Loss

Reading Time: 6 minutes The average American listens to over 16 hours of online audio content—like podcasts—each week. That’s 17 percent more than last year. But not everyone finds it easy to listen. Most people who have hearing loss are able to access podcasts: While 1 in every 6 adults in the UK is affected by some hearing loss, … Read more

How To Keep People On Your Online Store

Reading Time: 8 minutes Now more than ever, there are a ton of online stores. As the digital world is constantly expanding, so does the number of eCommerce websites and sellers. Today, there are more digital stores than there are physical ones, which is quite understandable. Online stores are not only cheaper to maintain due to the fact that … Read more

University of Texas at Austin: Portable ‘Lab-on-a-chip’ Diagnostic Platform Can Rapidly Test Dozens of People for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute University of Texas at Austin: Portable ‘Lab-on-a-chip’ Diagnostic Platform Can Rapidly Test Dozens of People for COVID-19 – India Education | Latest Education News | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News Home Academics University of Texas at Austin: Portable ‘Lab-on-a-chip’ Diagnostic Platform Can Rapidly … Read more