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Artificial Ignorance • 46 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. Google faced criticism for its Gemini AI not depicting images of white people, prompting the company to pause that capability.
  2. Reddit made a $60 million content licensing deal with Google as part of its IPO plans, reflecting a trend in publishing deals for AI training purposes.
  3. Tech companies signed agreements to prevent deepfakes from impacting elections, with a focus on political deepfakes and the need for more regulations.
Richard Lewis • 1631 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. Riot Games faced internal conflicts over participation in a Saudi Arabian tournament due to LGBTQ+ concerns
  2. There was controversy over Riot's decision to work with a government that criminalizes homosexuality
  3. Internal messages revealed mixed feelings within Riot about business relationships with Saudi Arabia
Working Theorys • 35 implied HN points • 20 Feb 24
  1. Many creators excel in building audience and brand but struggle to create sustainable businesses; the key is to commercialize themselves by developing products and services.
  2. The traditional search fund model focuses on acquiring existing businesses, while the creator search fund seeks to partner with creators to build new product lines together.
  3. In a creator search fund, strategic phases involve funding the search, finding a creator partner, aligning on a commercial strategy, defining roles and ownership, and finally building the product line.
Huddle Up • 170 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. A new sports-only streaming service is being launched by ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery, bundling various sports rights into one package.
  2. The pricing for the new service hasn't been finalized but is expected to be more than ESPN+ and cheaper than YouTubeTV, likely around $40/month.
  3. This move highlights the trend in the industry where companies either bundle or unbundle content to make money, showcasing the evolution in how media services are structured.
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Stock Market Nerd • 1257 implied HN points • 13 Jan 24
  1. Bank of America and J.P. Morgan's big bank earnings showed a resilient consumer despite some slowing signs.
  2. Disney's new partnership with the NFL for ESPN content distribution is a smart move for exclusive access and success of the streaming service.
  3. SoFi's recent layoffs were part of a strategic move to focus on key priorities for continued profitability and growth.
America 2.0 (by Gary Sheng) • 137 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Aim to create a memorable event experience that elevates attendees' lives and makes them feel it was time well spent.
  2. Curate a great guest list for your event to ensure a positive atmosphere and provide opportunities for valuable connections among attendees.
  3. Design each moment of your event meticulously, from initial promotion to follow-up, ensuring thoughtful details that make attendees feel valued and create lasting impressions.
Fintech Business Weekly • 141 implied HN points • 28 Jan 24
  1. Fintech and media businesses are facing challenges like layoffs and closures, highlighting the importance of independent journalism.
  2. Regulatory changes like the CFPB proposed rules on junk fees and NY BNPL law are impacting the banking and fintech industry.
  3. Recent enforcement actions on Blue Ridge Bank and Choice Bank reveal the regulatory scrutiny on BaaS relationships, emphasizing the need for due diligence and compliance.
The New Bioeconomy • 78 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Scaling up bioeconomy startups involves understanding the process and collaborating for de-risking.
  2. Finding a consistent feedstock supply is crucial for bioeconomy startups, often requiring partnerships with established companies.
  3. De-risking product-to-market strategy involves market assessment, alliances, and communicating sustainability.
Fintech Business Weekly • 267 implied HN points • 27 Aug 23
  1. The smallest bank in Tennessee saw significant growth by leveraging BaaS partnerships, but this rapid expansion may raise concerns about the bank's ability to manage increased complexity.
  2. The Herrington family behind Lineage Bank has a history of running banks, facing challenges and controversies in their previous ventures.
  3. Synapse, a key BaaS partner of Lineage Bank, has faced regulatory scrutiny and may be pressuring Lineage to approve more programs, highlighting risks in complex financial partnerships.
Concordium Monthly Updates • 39 implied HN points • 14 Sep 23
  1. LetsExchange and Concordium are partnering to allow users to buy, sell, and swap CCD coin on LetsExchange.
  2. LetsExchange provides a unique option to exchange CCD with approximately 3,500 other cryptocurrencies.
  3. Concordium is a blockchain platform focused on privacy, accountability, and verified ID, with involvement from Fortune 500 companies.
The Future Does Not Fit In The Containers Of The Past • 65 implied HN points • 16 Jul 23
  1. Professionals should constantly assess the relevance of their businesses, models, roles, and skills.
  2. Companies need to adapt organizational structures to fit the demands of the future, promoting collaboration and innovation.
  3. Successful managers must actively learn and unlearn skills to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.
Warming Up to Climate Tech • 78 implied HN points • 13 Apr 23
  1. Grants and equity-free incentives reduce financial risk for climate tech startups and attract VCs.
  2. Grants accelerate innovation in climate tech by providing financial support.
  3. Collaboration, policy support, and increased public awareness characterize the current climate tech boom compared to the past.
thedevmarketer • 19 implied HN points • 05 Jul 23
  1. Product-led growth blurs B2B and B2C marketing channels, with B2B companies now venturing into influencer marketing on platforms like YouTube and TikTok.
  2. Influencer marketing is thriving in developer-focused companies, with channels like YouTube being popular among developers.
  3. Paid distribution is crucial in niche fields like Kubernetes or ML Ops for sustained impact, and choosing influencers wisely based on audience quality is key for successful campaigns.
Fintech Radar • 6 implied HN points • 24 Oct 23
  1. CFPB is proposing a rule to accelerate the shift towards open banking for consumer data control and protection.
  2. Australia is planning to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges by requiring them to hold financial licenses.
  3. Goldman Sachs is regretting its Apple Card partnership due to financial challenges and is considering exiting consumer lending.