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1. Will.i.am teamed up with a SpaceX designer to create a $300 smart face mask. The face mask is Bluetooth-enabled, and has HEPA filters, built-in headphones and more. Check out the Xupermask — and all its high-tech features — here.

2. Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump’s tweets on the platform. It’s become custom for NARA to archive former presidents’ social media accounts, but Twitter is preventing the preservation of Trump’s tweets because of his suspension. This is how they’ll preserve the account instead.

3. Employees of Goldman Sachs’ consumer business, Marcus, are quitting in droves. Three chief technology officers and nearly half a dozen other tech leaders have quit, with many citing burnout and “top-down” management. Here’s what spurred an “avalanche” of exits.

4. Lyft’s president supports a higher corporate tax rate to pay for Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan. John Zimmer voiced his support for the plan, which would include a 28% corporate tax rate. More on the increase, which he called a “smart investment.”

5. Facebook said the leak of 533 million users’ data wasn’t a hack. Instead, it said the data had been scraped off the platform at some point before September 2019. (Check to see if yours was breached here). This is why that explanation doesn’t add up.

6. A 26-year-old CEO has been crowned the youngest self-made billionaire on Forbes’ annual Billionaires List. Austin Russell, founder of Luminar Technologies, became a billionaire virtually overnight — booting this superstar off Forbes’ list.

7. Clubhouse is looking at a funding round that would value the app at $4 billion — just a year after it launched. The popular audio-only app, which …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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