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1. Fb is shedding its final Oculus co-founder
Nate Mitchell, the ultimate Oculus co-founder remaining at Fb, introduced in an inner memo that he’s leaving the corporate and “taking time to journey, be with household, and recharge.” His function inside the firm has shifted a number of occasions since Oculus was acquired, however his present title is head of product administration for digital actuality.
This follows the departures of former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and co-founder Palmer Luckey.
2. Twitter exams methods for customers to comply with and snooze particular subjects
The corporate isn’t eliminating the power to comply with different customers, however it introduced yesterday that it’s going to begin pushing customers to start out following subjects as effectively, which can characteristic extremely engaged tweets from a wide range of accounts.
three. WeWork’s S-1 misses these three key factors
WeWork simply launched its S-1 forward of going public, however Danny Crichton argues we nonetheless don’t know the well being of the core of the corporate’s enterprise mannequin or totally perceive the dangers it’s endeavor. (Additional Crunch membership required.)
four. CBS and Viacom are merging right into a mixed firm referred to as ViacomCBS
The transfer is, in some methods, a concession to a turbulent media setting driving large-scale M&A, with AT&T shopping for Time Warner and Disney buying most of Fox — each offers are seen as consolidation in preparation for a streaming-centric future.
5. Nvidia breaks information in coaching and inference for real-time conversational AI
Nvidia’s GPU-powered platform for growing and working conversational AI that understands and responds to pure language requests has achieved some key milestones and damaged some information, with huge implications for anybody constructing on their tech.
6. Company carpooling startup Scoop raises $60 million
Scoop, which launched again in 2015, is a company carpooling service that works with the likes of LinkedIn, Workday, T-Cell and greater than 50 different firms to assist their workers get to and from work.
7. Domino’s launches e-bike supply to compete with UberEats, DoorDash
Domino’s will begin utilizing customized electrical bikes for pizza supply by means of a partnership with Rad Energy Bikes.