Startup Vowel used this pitch deck to raise $4.3 million as it comes out of stealth to challenge Zoom in the hot video-conferencing market

Summary List Placement Video-conferencing was already a hot space dominated by the likes of Zoom and Microsoft Teams when the founders of Vowel launched the platform in 2018. Then, the market exploded with the pandemic and the sharp pivot to remote work, opening up new opportunities for the startup, which came out of stealth mode […]

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Dr. Fauci contradicted Trump’s repeated claims that the US is ’rounding the corner’ on COVID-19. It’s ‘actually going in the wrong direction’

Summary List Placement Top US infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci contradicted President Trump’s repeated claims that the country is “rounding the corner” in the coronavirus pandemic. During a pre-recorded interview with the BBC that was broadcast on Sunday, Fauci said that an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections shows the country is “actually going in the […]

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The East Coast elite are spending up to $17,000 on luxury ‘daycations’ during the pandemic. Here’s where they’re going and what they get.

Summary List Placement As COVID-19 fears continue to cripple the travel and tourism industries, wealthy Northeastern Americans are opting for a safer type of vacation: A “daycation.” But instead of a hopping into the family sedan for a regular daytrip to the nearest hiking trail, these ritzy day-long jaunts include food, service, and tailored experiences […]

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Harry Reid says that Biden should spend ‘no more than three weeks’ testing Republican cooperation before eliminating the Senate filibuster

Summary List Placement Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden captures the White House and Democrats win control of the Senate, then the former vice president should spend “no more than three weeks” testing the waters for bipartisanship before eliminating the filibuster, according to the Associated Press. Reid, […]

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The pandemic is pushing AI into our lives faster than ever before. Execs at Microsoft and Google explain why they’re trying to make sure that the technology is trustworthy.

Summary List Placement The age of artificial intelligence is well under way. The concept of general AI, an advancement that would enable the tech to effectively surpass human abilities in nearly every task, is still decades (or more) off. But companies across corporate America are deploying the technology in operations ranging from supply chain, legal, […]

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Tech sales and marketing salaries in California revealed: How much Oracle, VMware, Salesforce, Cisco, and Google pay reps, analysts and executives who are ‘Olympians in the field’ (GOOG, ORCL, CSCO, CRM, VMW)

Summary List Placement California has been the center of the enterprise tech world for decades, home to some of the industry’s most dominant players like Google, Oracle, and Salesforce. While these tech giants operate globally, the way they approach the industry and the market is still shaped by strategies and practices that emerge from their […]

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I’m a criminal justice expert who studies porch piracy — here are my 5 top tricks for keeping your packages from being stolen

Summary List Placement In certain contexts, porch package piracy can be entertaining — usually, when you’re watching a video of a would-be thief opening what they did not know would be a glitter bomb. Mostly, though, it’s a costly scourge that will only worsen as home deliveries continue to boom. The COVID-19 pandemic has, of […]

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