Aalo is do-it-yourself, customizable, re-purposable furniture

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Aalo is do-it-yourself, customizable, re-purposable furniture Buying furniture sucks. Getting rid of it later is worse. Aalo, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, is trying to fix both sides of that equation. They want you to design and build your own furniture… and when you’re done with it, turn it into something else. […]

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Phlur, a fragrance startup launched by a former Ralph Lauren exec, is raising fresh funding

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Phlur, a fragrance startup launched by a former Ralph Lauren exec, is raising fresh fundingThere’s no shortage of ideas being backed when it comes to direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies that are cultivating their own brands. We’ve seen everything from slippers to toothbrushes to, perhaps most famously, razor blades. Among the newer frontiers being funded right now: ingredient-conscious […]

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Facebook’s latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest from lawmakers

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Facebook’s latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest from lawmakersFacebook’s late Friday disclosure that a data analytics company with ties to the Trump campaign improperly obtained — and then failed to destroy — the private data of 50 million users is generating more unwanted attention from politicians, some of whom were already beating the […]

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YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too

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YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, tooIn a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like wildfire on the platform — including videos telling viewers that high school senior and Parkland, Fl. survivor David […]

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The Cambridge Analytica Debacle is not a Facebook “Data Breach.” Maybe It Should Be.

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The Cambridge Analytica Debacle is not a Facebook “Data Breach.” Maybe It Should Be. On March 16, we learned that Facebook will be suspending Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and its offshoot Cambridge Analytica. According to Facebook, a University of Cambridge professor Aleksandr Kogan was using Facebook Login in his “research app,” collecting data about its […]

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