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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 …

Profile of Chris Gilliard, aka @hypervisible, who has helped coin concepts like "digital redlining" to highlight the impact of tech on marginalized groups (Will Oremus/Washington Post)

Will Oremus / Washington Post: Profile of Chris Gilliard, aka @hypervisible, who has helped coin concepts like “digital redlining” to highlight the impact of tech on marginalized groups  —  Chris Gilliard grew up with racist policing in Detroit.  He sees a new form of oppression in the tech we use every day.

The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies (Brian X. Chen/New York Times)

Brian X. Chen / New York Times: The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies  —  As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

General Motors says it is building direct relationships with chip manufacturers to address shortages, following production halts at six assembly plants (David Shepardson/Reuters)

David Shepardson / Reuters: General Motors says it is building direct relationships with chip manufacturers to address shortages, following production halts at six assembly plants  —  General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said Friday the largest U.S. automaker plans to make changes in its supply chain …

Telegram has exploded as a hub for criminals to buy, sell, and share stolen data and hacking tools as it becomes an alternative to the dark web (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times: Telegram has exploded as a hub for criminals to buy, sell, and share stolen data and hacking tools as it becomes an alternative to the dark web  —  New research shows growing network of hackers sharing data leaks on encrypted messaging app  —  Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking …

Omaze, a charity fundraising platform which offers celebrity meet-and-greets and other experiences, raises $85M Series C led by Moore Strategic Venture (Michaella Huck/dot.LA)

Michaella Huck / dot.LA: Omaze, a charity fundraising platform which offers celebrity meet-and-greets and other experiences, raises $85M Series C led by Moore Strategic Venture  —  Charity fundraising platform Omaze, which offers celebrity meet-and-greets and other fundraising experiences, landed its most high profile client …
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