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How to preorder Samsung’s new line of Galaxy Book3 laptops

You can preorder the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra ahead of its release on February 24th. | Image: Owen Grove It wasn’t just all about smartphones at today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. In addition to introducing the forthcoming Galaxy S23 series, Samsung took the stage to introduce a new line of laptops. The new Galaxy Book3 Read More…

Rivian is laying off 6 percent of its employees — again

Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Another day, another company announces it’s laying off 6 percent of employees. Today, that company is Rivian, the EV automaker that had one of the biggest IPOs of 2021 but has since struggled to hit its targets as manufacturing and supply chain problems mount. The layoffs also come Read More…

Summari pivots to AI-generated link previews that really click

Summari took a shot at making article summaries on demand a must-have tool for the overloaded reader. But a year later the startup is leaving that model in the dust for a new, and in retrospect way better, use for its summarization service: link previews. And once you give them a shot, you may find them hard to do without. The original use case had users feed a URL to the service via browser extension, and Summari would generate a summary, naturally, in just a few seconds. Cool, but as they soon found out, it wasn’t enough to make users

Digs is a Figma-like collaboration tool for home builders and suppliers

Digs, a Vancouver, Washington-based startup that is developing a collaboration tool for homebuilders and their vendors, is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $7 million seed funding round from Fuse, Flying Fish, Betaworks, Legacy, PSF, GFR, and others. The company was co-founded by Ryan Fink and Ty Frackiewicz. For Fink, this is his second attempt at a home-centric startup. His previous company, Streem, aimed to build a digital twin of the home by using phone cameras and augmented reality. The idea here was to connect home owners with remote experts. Streem was eventually acquired by Frontdoor. He told me that after leaving Streem,

A Vine mess: The choice between rebooting and reviving old software

Marcus Merrell Contributor Share on Twitter Marcus Merrell is vice president of technology strategy at Sauce Labs. In October 2022, after completing the acquisition of Twitter, Elon Musk asked his team to work toward bringing Vine back to market. The team is likely now asking themselves if they should try to revive the old codebase or start from scratch. Are the problems Vine is facing even technical in nature, or does it have to do with the core business model? I have no actual

Portugal’s Coverflex raises a €15M Series A to make employee benefits more flexible and engaging

In the current environment, Start-ups are having to do a couple of seemingly contradictory things at the same time. Firstly, they have to keep employees (the ones they want to keep, at least) happy. The other is attract new employees in a market where there remains fierce competition for talent. In their armoury to address this, they have ‘employee benefits’, whether it be mental health sessions or restaurant vouchers. However, many of these schemes leave something to be desired. The “employee benefits & well-being” market is said to be worth €200 billion, and Europe makes up more than 40% of

Jetpack.io helps developers focus on applications instead of infrastructure

Jetpack.io’s founder Daniel Loreto has worked as an engineer at companies like Google, Airbnb and Twitter, companies that had lots of engineering resources to build custom tools. But when he was at his last job running engineering at Virta Health, he noticed that his developer team had to work hard deploying infrastructure, and it distracted them from their primary job building applications. It’s an issue that many development teams face that lack the resources of large companies like his earlier employers. He decided to launch Jetpack.io to help solve this infrastructure deployment problem for everyone. He began by building an

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