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Chicago-based The Mom Project, a job site aimed at women returning to work, raises $80M Series C led by Leeds Illuminate, bringing its total raised to $106M (Gordon Gottsegen/Built In Chicago)

Gordon Gottsegen / Built In Chicago: Chicago-based The Mom Project, a job site aimed at women returning to work, raises $80M Series C led by Leeds Illuminate, bringing its total raised to $106M  —  Too many women feel like they have to choose between being a good mom and having a good career.  The Mom Project wants to convince them that they can do both.

Palantir says it signed a four-year contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs worth $90M to help integrate data across its health systems (Jackson Barnett/FedScoop)

Jackson Barnett / FedScoop: Palantir says it signed a four-year contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs worth $90M to help integrate data across its health systems  —  Big data analytics company Palantir is expanding its health- and defense-related work with its first major contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the company told FedScoop.

Facebook removes its brand from its in-development social VR platform Facebook Horizon, renaming it as Horizon Worlds, and announces a $10M Creator Fund (Ian Hamilton/UploadVR)

Ian Hamilton / UploadVR: Facebook removes its brand from its in-development social VR platform Facebook Horizon, renaming it as Horizon Worlds, and announces a $10M Creator Fund  —  Facebook removed its brand from in-development social VR platform Horizon and plans to focus the effort around VR-based building tools …

Instagram usage exploded in India after the TikTok ban, but the creator economy is still devastated, and critics say Reels content is comparatively bland (Yashraj Sharma/Rest of World)

Yashraj Sharma / Rest of World: Instagram usage exploded in India after the TikTok ban, but the creator economy is still devastated, and critics say Reels content is comparatively bland  —  “TikTok was a canteen; Instagram is a café.  But the canteen has better food, and the café serves costly coffee that not everyone drinks."

Survey of 1,200 US adults: 66% view Facebook favorably, down from 71% in 2020, compared to 79% for Apple (down 2%), 87% for Amazon (down 4%), and 90% for Google (Elizabeth Lopatto/The Verge)

Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge: Survey of 1,200 US adults: 66% view Facebook favorably, down from 71% in 2020, compared to 79% for Apple (down 2%), 87% for Amazon (down 4%), and 90% for Google  —  After a year of the pandemic, we asked Americans if their trust in big tech companies has changed — and if the biggest ones should be broken up
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