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November 28, 2020, 9:15 PM

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Katie Abel / Footwear News:
Zappos co-founder Tony Hsieh, who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, has died at age 46, reportedly from injuries sustained in a house fire in Connecticut  —  Tony Hsieh, the brilliant and big-hearted Zappos.com luminary who revolutionized the shoe business and built one of the most innovative companies in modern history, has died.
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Om Malik / On my Om:
A tribute to Tony Hsieh, a notable figure on the startup scene since 1996, and whose life recalls a friendlier and less polarized Internet era  —  Tony Hsieh, an Internet entrepreneur and former CEO of Zappos, an Amazon company, died from injuries incurred during a house fire when visiting family in Connecticut on November 27, 2020.
@erratarob:
[Thread] A look at the “black magic” that lets Apple's M1 chip achieve extraordinary performance and efficiency gains  —  1/ In case you were wondering: Apple's replacement for Intel processors turns out to work really, really well. Some otherwise skeptical techies are calling it “black magic”. It runs Intel code extraordinarily well.
Christine Hall / Crunchbase News:
HMBradley, a Santa Monica-based banking startup which offers up to 3% interest on savings accounts, raises $18.25M Series A led by Acrew Capital  —  As consumers look for ways to make their money earn more money, digital banking platform HMBradley is developing programs to reward savers.
Foreign Affairs:
Big Tech threatens democracy and one solution may be to take away their role as gatekeepers of content and let users choose the information presented to them  —  Among the many transformations taking place in the U.S. economy, none is more salient than the growth of gigantic Internet platforms.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: US consumers spent $9B online on Black Friday, up 21.6% YoY, with 40% of sales coming via smartphones  —  Black Friday — the day that launched 1,000 other shopping holidays — may have lost its place as the “start” of the Christmas shopping season by now (it gets bigger and earlier with each passing year).
Arijit Ghosh / Bloomberg:
FC Kohli, the founding CEO of IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services and who is referred to as the “father of India's IT industry”, died at 96 on Thursday  —  - 'Father of India's IT industry,' Kohli led TCS for 3 decades  — Kohli was the first CEO at Asia's biggest IT services firm

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