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Daily brief: Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Today we’re looking at Amazon, and how over the past few days President Trump has taken aim at the retailer, with a series of tweets accusing them of not paying taxes. We give a brief introduction, ahead of a more in-depth piece that we’re preparing on Amazon. We also look round up a couple of the most interesting links from the weekend.

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Daily brief: Monday 2nd April 2018

Today we have a brief look at Palantir, one of the world’s most opaque and influential data companies. We also share a few links that may have a positive impact on your life! Like how to ward off Alzheimer’s, how to deal with embarrassing situations and look at whether there are downsides to having too much self control.

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Daily brief: Sunday 1st April 2018

April Fools Day, a day when tech companies usually let their imaginations go wild. We’ve summarised the best and worst from 2018. We also stay with the theme of Elon Musk’s companies; although, unfortunately talking about Tesla and the recent accident in California and what that could mean for autonomous cars.

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Coffee brief: Uncovering Rony Abovitz’s Magic Leap

An early release for our Dissection VIPs. This week we explore Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality startup that has raised $2.3 billion (that’s more than SpaceX). Having attracted a fair bit of criticism for previously not having shipped anything, we wanted to uncover Rony Abovitz’s startup as it starts to release its Lightwear mixed reality headsets to developers. 

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Daily brief: Saturday 31st March 2018

On the back of SpaceX’s successful launch yesterday, we explore the launch as well as unpack some more detail about the company. We seek to inspire through the FT’s new special report on 50 ideas to change the world. Finally we’ve got a couple of interesting links for you and some crazy goings-ons with Lenz’s Law.

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Coffee brief: Snap’s quest to breakeven by Q4

Evan Spiegel, CEO & Co-Founder of Snap, the company behind social media and messaging app Snapchat, sent out a company memo several months ago outlining his goal for Snap to reach breakeven this year. We wanted to explore this ambitious goal, and the steps, we think are needed, for it to be remotely achievable in the given timeframe.

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