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1. Leaked data of more than 550 million Facebook users appeared online, including phone numbers. The leaked data could provide valuable information to cybercriminals who use people's personal information to impersonate them or scam them into handing over login credentials.
2. Alphabet has a secretive team working on quantum technologies called Sandbox. It's led by tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary and recently the company started revealing more info about what it's up to.
3. These are the top 100 early-stage investors. Tens of thousands of institutions and individuals are active seed investors — but only a few succeed repeatedly. Based on data analysis from Tribe Capital, we compiled a list of VCs who have mastered seed funding.
5. Amazon previously looked into opening discount stores for electronics and home goods. The retail giant considered creating stores to sell leftover warehouse items, Bloomberg reported. While the internal talks have been stalled, a physical Amazon store could be perilous for brick-and-mortar electronics companies.
6. Digital fashion companies are aiming to disrupt the industry. From NFTs to digital garments you can buy online and get fitted to your photos, fashion is being digitized. We spoke to a digital fashion house to better understand the crypto-clothing industry. This is what they told us.
7. Microsoft will make mixed-reality headsets for the US army. The tech company landed a multimillion-dollar contract to make headsets used in training and in the field. See how soldiers could use the headsets.
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1. Volkswagen's April Fools' Day joke went terribly wrong. A press release from the automaker said it would rebrand to "Voltswagen," signaling its commitment to electric mobility. Unfortunately, almost no one got the joke — including Wall Street. How a prank gone wrong affected the company's stock.
2. You'll soon be able to escape Facebook's oft-criticized algorithm. The tech giant will be giving its users more control over what they see on their News Feed, offering an escape from its algorithm. Here's what else you can expect when you log in.
3. LinkedIn could be Clubhouse's next competitor. The professional networking site is in the early stages of testing audio features similar to those on Clubhouse, the buzzy new audio app.