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July 1, 2018, 9:05 PM

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Rachel Nuwer / Wired:
A look at Option Impact, a salary database accessible to VCs and their startups, based on anonymized salary info from about 2,600 companies  —  WHEN STEVE, A thirtysomething engineer, launched a software company in San Francisco a few years ago, he and his cofounder faced the daunting task of hiring a team …
Financial Times:
Sources: alongside GV, Alphabet will invest directly in Lime, as part of the $300M round the on-demand scooter startup is raising at $1.1B post-money valuation  —  Alphabet is joining a $300m funding round for electric scooter start-up Lime, adding to an increasingly complex web of deals in transport and …
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How a growing political awakening among some tech employees has driven the recent wave of protests at tech companies against controversial government contracts  —  SILICON VALLEY HAS a long and secretive history of building hardware and software for the military and law enforcement.
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Rick Merritt / EE Times:
DARPA to invest $100M over the next four years to create the equivalent of a silicon compiler aimed at significantly lowering the barriers to design chips  —  Two programs aim to craft ‘silicon compiler’  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — The U.S. will pour $100 million into two research programs …
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Suzanne LaBarre / Co.Design:
Blue light, prevalent in modern UIs, is aesthetically pleasing, but poses health risks; designers should switch to deep red/orange as the military did long ago  —  The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems.
AlleyWatch:
Cedar, a service that uses data analysis to help health organizations personalize the billing experience for patients, raises $36M Series B led by Kinnevik  —  Understanding bills should be simple and straightforward but unfortunately, that is not always the case, especially when dealing with medical bills.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Experts say that due to the vagueness of GDPR, many publishers may be breaking the law by trying to get around the requirement to obtain explicit user consent  —  The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation a month ago led to a flurry of activity, clogging email inboxes and flooding people with tracking consent notices.

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