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Vivint is changing the game with cutting edge smart home security and technology

Importance Of A Smart Home Security SystemApproximately 2.5 million burglaries take place each year. That’s an astonishing number, but what’s even scarier is that over half of these are break-ins! This translates into about one burglary every 13 seconds. Having a high-quality smart home security system has never been more important to protect your home […]

UK-based Bloom & Wild, an online florist that delivers flowers sourced directly from growers, raises $102M Series D led by General Catalyst for expansion in EU (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) –

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:UK-based Bloom & Wild, an online florist that delivers flowers sourced directly from growers, raises $102M Series D led by General Catalyst for expansion in EU  —  Bloom & Wild, a London-based startup that takes an updated and online approach to the very traditional business of ordering … Read More

Cyberpunk 2077 discs are $30 today for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X – Sean Hollister

Image: CD Projekt Red If you’ve already nabbed a next-gen PlayStation or Xbox — or are willing to give developer CD Projekt the benefit of the doubt that it’ll eventually work on your current-gen machine — you can now pick up the standard disc edition of Cyberpunk 2077 for half-price at Amazon and Best Buy. […]

Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last week – Russell Brandom

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence, in accordance with the platform’s terms of service. In a public Telegram post on Monday, Durov emphasized the service’s commitment to banning speech […]

proSapient, a research service helping customers gather insights from experts via interviews and surveys, raises $10M Series A led by Smedvig Capital (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch) –

Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:proSapient, a research service helping customers gather insights from experts via interviews and surveys, raises $10M Series A led by Smedvig Capital  —  For several years there has been talk about how to leverage ‘experts’ online.  How do you ‘suck their brains’ for information in an efficient manner … Read More

Texas AG outs Google for tilting advertising scales in Facebook’s favor –

The complaint filed by Texas AG Ken Paxton is connected to the multi-state antitrust lawsuit filed last December that alleges Facebook and Google agreed to assist each other against antitrust actions. The redacted filing hid much of the specific details. However, The New York Times obtained an unredacted draft that… Read More

It’s okay to let kids play Fortnite during a global pandemic – Russell Brandom

On Sunday, The New York Times published an article about the risks of sky-rocketing teenage device usage during quarantine — and as you might expect, they went straight for the guilty-parent touchstones. There are maudlin photos of a family ruined by gaming, and the quote “I’ve failed you as a father” comes in the second […]

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