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Human Capital: The Black founder’s burden – TechCrunch

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack all-things diversity, inclusion and labor in tech. This week, we’re looking at Google’s internal message board problem, as well as some highlights from TechCrunch Disrupt, where I had the pleasure of chatting with actress, producer and tech investor Kerry Washington about her investment strategy and her thoughts…

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10 things in tech you need to know today

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Oracle announced it will become a minority investor in TikTok Global after President Trump indicated his approval. In a statement Saturday evening, TikTok confirmed the…

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AOC considering impeachment, Schumer weighing Supreme Court expansion in wake of Mitch McConnell’s ‘blatant, nasty hypocrisy’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a joint press conference on Sunday to discuss options for blocking Republicans from filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ocasio-Cortez, in response to a reporter’s question, said Congress should not rule out impeachment of either US Attorney…

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Kindred Capital, a European tech investor which shares profits with founders, has raised a $105 million second fund

London-based early stage fund Kindred Capital has closed its second fund at £81 million ($105 million). The fund has a novel model which shares profits with founders who it has previously invested in called Equitable Ventures. “We’re a very founder-led firm, we focus on people,” Leila Zegna, general partner at Kindred, told Business Insider in…

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WeChat Ban Blocked by Federal Judge in Ruling Against Trump Administration – The Wall Street Journal

A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s executive order curbing Americans’ use of WeChat, upholding a motion from users of the popular Chinese-owned messaging and e-commerce app. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler entered an order Sunday for a preliminary injunction blocking the federal ban on U.S. downloads and other functions from going…

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Algorithm Helps Decide Who Goes Free Before Trial…

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—After Yunio Morla was charged with assaulting and choking his ex-girlfriend, a Brooklyn prosecutor asked a judge to hold him on $15,000 bail. His record included a 2007 felony conviction involving the same woman. The defense attorney pointed to a sheet on the judge’s bench that held a potential key to his client’s freedom:…

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Russia Strikes Deals to Sell Its Coronavirus Vaccine Internationally – The Wall Street Journal

Russia has struck preliminary agreements to sell its Covid-19 vaccine to more than 10 countries in Asia, South America and the Middle East, a development that could give Moscow valuable economic and political leverage internationally. Russian officials say they have secured preliminary deals for the vaccine to be delivered to countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and…