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As TSMC pledges to reach net zero emissions by 2050, a look at how the semiconductor industry is tackling its huge carbon footprint and resource consumption (PTITELTITELTITELTITELaacute;draig Belton/The Guardian)

Pádraig Belton / The Guardian: As TSMC pledges to reach net zero emissions by 2050, a look at how the semiconductor industry is tackling its huge carbon footprint and resource consumption  —  As demand for chips surges, the semicondutor industry is trying to grapple with its huge carbon foot print  —  he semiconductor industry has a problem.

Paris-based Sorare, a soccer-focused NFT trading platform, raises $680M Series B led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a $4.3B valuation (Ryan Weeks/The Block)

Ryan Weeks / The Block: Paris-based Sorare, a soccer-focused NFT trading platform, raises $680M Series B led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a $4.3B valuation  —  Quick Take  — The fundraise values the Paris-based NFT startup at $4.3 billion.  — It comes off a period of rapid growth for Sorare, which now boasts 600,000 registered users.

Sources: Thiel told a confidant that Zuckerberg made a deal with Kushner in 2019 to not fact-check political speech in exchange for laying off harsh regulations (Max Chafkin/New York Magazine)

Max Chafkin / New York Magazine: Sources: Thiel told a confidant that Zuckerberg made a deal with Kushner in 2019 to not fact-check political speech in exchange for laying off harsh regulations  —  Sometime around the spring of 1988, several members of the Stanford University chess team traveled to a tournament in Monterey, California, in an old Volkswagen Rabbit.

In-depth iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 review: many quality-of-life updates, especially to core apps, but few bold new features and no big iPad productivity leaps (Federico Viticci/MacStories)

Federico Viticci / MacStories: In-depth iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 review: many quality-of-life updates, especially to core apps, but few bold new features and no big iPad productivity leaps  —  In my career as an iOS reviewer, I don´t think I´ve ever seen a response as universally positive and enthusiastic as the general public´s reception of iOS 14 last year.

Facebook India appoints former Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal as head of public policy, a post that has been vacant for nearly a year since Ankhi Das quit (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times: Facebook India appoints former Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal as head of public policy, a post that has been vacant for nearly a year since Ankhi Das quit  —  Rajiv Aggarwal, who will work on user safety, data protection and privacy, inclusion and internet governance, will report to Ajit Mohan, managing director, Facebook India

As hedge funds ramp up private market investments, a look at Coatue Management, a hedge fund started by ex-Tiger Global employees that manages $50B+ in assets (Akash Bajwa/Standing On The Shoulders ...)

Akash Bajwa / Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: As hedge funds ramp up private market investments, a look at Coatue Management, a hedge fund started by ex-Tiger Global employees that manages $50B+ in assets  —  The Tiger cub that´s likely to make its mark known in 2021  —  It´s been heartwarming to receive messages from some of you over …

A look at US "finfluencers", creators partnering with fintechs to promote investment products, as App Annie says hours spent on finance apps are up 90% YoY (Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou/Bloomberg)

Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou / Bloomberg: A look at US “finfluencers”, creators partnering with fintechs to promote investment products, as App Annie says hours spent on finance apps are up 90% YoY  —  Finance firms have long struggled to reach young and new customers — until now.  —  At first no one could explain …
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