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Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell launches a game studio

Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images It’s been a while since Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell left Facebook, and now it’s clear what he’s doing next. TechCrunch reports that Mitchell has launched a new game studio, Mountaintop, with the help of industry veterans who’ve worked at Double Fine, Fortnite creator Epic Games, Hidden Path, Respawn and The …

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Money Reimagined: Crypto’s Diversity Problem

A few years ago, when MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini was leading an interactive digital art project, she found the facial recognition technology it employed was far better at recognizing her lighter-skinned MIT colleagues.   The discovery sent Buolamwini on a mission. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League and started doing research that builds awareness …

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‘Satoshi Was a Black Woman’: Blockchain Entrepreneurs Talk Financial Inclusion on Juneteenth

Racial diversity and financial inclusion are good for cryptocurrency and blockchain – and the industry has work to do. That was the overarching conclusion of a virtual Juneteenth event put together by Cleve Mesidor, founder of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain.  Juneteenth is the celebration of June 19, 1865, when the …

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Google’s racial equity push includes $175 million for Black businesses

Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Google’s commitment to supporting the Black community will extend well beyond YouTube’s $100 million fund. Google and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai has unveiled a racial equity initiative that, among other things, will contribute a total of $175 million toward creating economic opportunities for Black businesses and workers. Most, $100 million, will go …

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