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December 28, 2021, 8:05 AM

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Khadeeja Safdar / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Gloo, which has ~245M profiles on Americans and is used by 30K+ churches, or 10% of US churches, to target ad campaigns at people facing a crisis  —  A small company called Gloo mines online data for people who might be receptive to evangelizing and church outreach  —  Struggling with grief?
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Balaji Srinivasan:
Exploring the concept of mirrortables, where a company's cap table is mirrored on-chain with Ethereum and ENS or other Web3 tools, to streamline angel investing  —  Here is what angel investing should be: … If you understand all the concepts in this statement, consider working on this problem or joining a team in the space!
Kieran Press-Reynolds / Insider:
A TikTok moderator sues the company for an unsafe workplace that gave her PTSD; her lawyer says TikTok stopped her from working a day after the suit was filed  —  - A TikTok content moderator is suing the company, alleging it did not provide a safe workplace.
Shannon Liao / Washington Post:
Riot Games agrees to pay $100M to settle a 2018 class-action gender discrimination lawsuit with current and former women employees and California state agencies  —  “League of Legends” publisher Riot Games announced Monday that it is settling a 2018 gender-based discrimination class-action suit …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats, eager to rein in social media and other internet platforms, urge Biden to focus on tech regulation, before Republicans can retake the House or Senate  —  White House ‘not a really active presence’ amid legislative efforts to rein in social media and other internet platforms
David McCabe / New York Times:
A look at OneTrust, BigID, TrustArc, and other startups helping companies navigate the internet's increasingly fragmented rules and privacy regulations  —  Companies have sprouted up to help others navigate the varied laws around the world governing websites.
Wall Street Journal:
PitchBook: nearly 340 startups have privately raised money at $1B+ valuations in 2021, more than triple the total from 2020  —  SPACs and venture capitalists are plowing money into startups at record rates, looking past worries about lofty valuations  —  Investors are defying a share-price slump …
Eric Ravenscraft / Wired:
A critique of much-hyped crypto-based virtual real estate projects, such as Decentraland, which are often buggy, empty, and lack moderation tools  —  The “real estate of the future” is plagued by buggy software, empty servers, and huge opportunities for abuse.

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