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November 29, 2020, 12:15 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.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Interviews with tech leaders on Tony Hsieh's legacy, his student life at Harvard, his unconventional business approach, and the culture he built at Zappos  —  Tony Hsieh, bestselling author and longtime former CEO of ecommerce pioneer Zappos.com, died at age 46 on Friday.
Peter Steinberger / steipete's blog:
Most developer tools aren't ready yet for M1 Macs, but next gen Mx Macs should be fully capable main development machines when Apple launches them next year  —  The excitement around Apple's new M1 chip is everywhere.  I bought a MacBook Air 16GB M1 to see how viable it is as main development machine …
@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.
Anna Kramer / Protocol:
Profile of Christine Su, Twitter's senior PM for conversational safety, who is a queer Asian-American “activist-entrepreneur” with an MBA and MA in agriculture  —  About six months ago, Twitter quietly hired someone to become the head of product for conversational safety on the platform.
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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