Toptal's equity issue

Toptal, a platform that matches businesses with software engineers, is at the top of its game: The company has grown at a rate of 30% for several years and did $200m in revenue last year.

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Sean Steigerwald
The New Malartu Platform

For the last few months our engineering team here at Malartu has been hard at work developing the next generation of the Malartu platform. We built this platform from the ground up, taking everything we've learned about how the best advisors serve their clients and laying the foundation for what will become the #1 business analytics tool on the planet.

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Sean Steigerwald
The web lost its personality

Back in the early 2000's the internet was as diverse as ever. Our blogs illustrated the depths of our personality with tiled versions of today's profile pictures as full-page backgrounds, font colors that seemingly blended with their backdrop, and your "Top friends" listed as if to say, "🖕" to literally everyone else.

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Sean Steigerwald
Uber layoffs

Uber said it laid off a third of its marketing team on Monday, or about 400 people, as the ride-hailing company tries to cut costs and streamline its operations after its initial public offering in May.

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Sean Steigerwald
The billion dollar font 

On Friday Monotype, a design firm responsible for creating typefonts, announced that it would be acquired by HGGC (a private equity firm). You may not know who monotype is, but you definitely know their fonts (you're reading one now).

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Sean Steigerwald
Vision Fund, the Sequel

SoftBank has announced plans to invest $38 billion into its second Vision Fund (through its Public Investment Fund), which has reached roughly $108 billion, between about $70 billion of commitments from LPs and SoftBank's own investment.

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Sean Steigerwald
Neuralink Out of Stealth Mode

On Tuesday evening, Neuralink, a company in which Elon Musk has invested around $100 million, detailed the baby steps it has taken toward the goal of inserting a computer connection into your brain as safe and painlessly as Lasik eye surgery.

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Sean Steigerwald
Netflix Losses

Netflix reported earnings Wednesday night and the results were not great. The company saw its first major loss in US subscribers last quarter, and a mere 2.7 million paid customers added globally, nearly half of what was forecast.

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Sean Steigerwald
Battling deepfakes

There is a pitched struggle underway between the makers of fake AI-generated videos and images and forensics experts trying desperately to uncover them. And the detectives are losing, Axios reports.

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Sean Steigerwald