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Sources: Snap has hired a law firm to lead an investigation into accusations of racism and sexism within the company, after former employees spoke out in June (Monica Chin/The Verge)

Monica Chin / The Verge: Sources: Snap has hired a law firm to lead an investigation into accusations of racism and sexism within the company, after former employees spoke out in June  —  Former staff say they experienced a racist culture  —  Snap has launched an investigation into accusations of racism and sexism within …

Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators, letting free and paid users seamlessly move between the video and audio versions (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators, letting free and paid users seamlessly move between the video and audio versions  —  Spotify today announced the global launch of video podcasts.  The new feature at launch will allow users, including both free users …

A deep dive into how Robinhood makes money and how its UX design and algorithmic nudges can lead some inexperienced investors to undertake riskier trades (Ranjan Roy/Margins)

Ranjan Roy / Margins: A deep dive into how Robinhood makes money and how its UX design and algorithmic nudges can lead some inexperienced investors to undertake riskier trades  —  Don´t be the gravy … For someone who clearly has strong opinions they enjoy communicating with others, investing occupies a weird place for me.

Linux Foundation announces initiative to help public health officials in pandemic battle, launches two COVID-19 tracker apps using Google and Apple APIs (Macy Bayern/TechRepublic)

Macy Bayern / TechRepublic: Linux Foundation announces initiative to help public health officials in pandemic battle, launches two COVID-19 tracker apps using Google and Apple APIs  —  The project will use the Google Apple Exposure Notification system to support public health authority´s testing, tracing, and isolation practices.

Gyant, which provides AI-enabled remote patient-doctor engagement and symptom checking tools for hospitals and healthcare providers, raises $13.6M Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Gyant, which provides AI-enabled remote patient-doctor engagement and symptom checking tools for hospitals and healthcare providers, raises $13.6M Series A  —  Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB´s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17.  —  Gyant, whose AI-enabled health platform …

TileDB, which aims to simplify data management across industries through its technology that was spun out of MIT and Intel Labs, raises $15M Series A (Rowan Walrath/AmericanInno)

Rowan Walrath / AmericanInno: TileDB, which aims to simplify data management across industries through its technology that was spun out of MIT and Intel Labs, raises $15M Series A  —  TileDB, a startup headquartered in Cambridge that aims to simplify data management across industries, has brought in $15 million in Series A funding.

In 2019, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google were collectively granted ~27,000 H-1B visas, over 30% of total visas available to private companies (Kira Tebbe/OneZeroTITELTITELTITELTITEL#8202;)

Kira Tebbe / OneZero : In 2019, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google were collectively granted ~27,000 H-1B visas, over 30% of total visas available to private companies  —  Five tech companies use nearly 30,000 H1-B visas, while over 50% of graduate STEM degrees are earned by international students
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