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Hey, people! Chromecasts have been a hacker and nerd favorite for a moment or two, and we’re pretty stoked to see the price (with remote!) drop to $30. Apropos Hardware, Brian And Kirsten We just published our Apple Watch Ultra first look review, so we’re enjoying that as well. — Christine And Haje

Technology Flow Top 3

  • Love gadgets? You’ll love today’s newsletter: Google’s new Chromecast is a quadruple threat: has 4K HDR support, 10,000 apps, costs $30 and has a remote, Evan He writes that Yes please.
  • The first cut is deep: When Indian hotel chain Oyo thought it was safe to go public, SoftBank slashed its valuation by 73% to $2.7 billion. Manish Reports.
  • There is no end time here: E-commerce company buyer OpenStore is defying the odds by doing well in this economy and raising funds, e-commerce aggregator, Christine He writes that The 1-year-old company, launched by Founders Fund’s Keith Rabois and Atomic’s Jack Abraham, raised $32 million in a round of funding that valued the company at $970 million.

Startups and VC

Anyone who needs to use a wheelchair regularly is at risk of injury due to poor circulation. Kalogan believes it can alleviate this common but deadly condition with a smart cushion that prevents any one part of the body from being compressed for too long — and it’s already caught the attention of the VA, Devin reports.

Maintaining tax compliance for cryptocurrency can be tricky, especially since many laws are new (or not yet written). That’s why Binox was founded. Users integrate their exchanges and wallets and Binocs provides tax reporting and other accounting details. The startup announced today that it has raised $4 million to expand, Catherine Reports.

And a few more from around the world (worldwide):

When it comes to startup board participation, VCs and CEOs must do their part

Burnt wad of US 10 dollar bills, close-up

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“You have a job” might be fun if the birthday cake decoration goes wrong, but when we’re talking about executives who don’t attend board meetings, the stakes are much higher, writes Matt Blumberg, co-founder and CEO of Pillow.

“Disengaged or dysfunctional boards aren’t just bad for CEOs and LPs; They’re bad for everybody,” says Blumberg, which prompted him to adopt a new meeting format that includes follow-up surveys.

“It’s a lot of moving pieces to manage, but I find that doing so keeps the meeting fresh and well-paced.”

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Big Tech Inc.

Get ready to bite into a big apple. Brian Putting on his reviewer’s hat, he took a look at the AirPods Pro and said they had “some really welcome additions to one of the best earbuds out there.” And Brian And Kirsten Tried the Apple Watch Ultra, where one of their concluding observations was “The Ultra is much more than an Apple Watch worn in a hard case.”

Meanwhile, buy-now, pay-later giant Klarna has confirmed that up to 100 of its workforce have had to take some extra bites, despite warning of a 500-person cut. Connie He writes that

  • Adam Levine wishes it already existed: Evan Instagram is reportedly testing a nudity protection filter for direct messages so that users of the social media app don’t have to see unsolicited nudity messages. Sadly, there is no feature yet to warn you against sending certain messages…
  • Do not lock: Natasha L Wrote about Mozilla’s research into the ability to choose our own web browser on the devices we want to use, and to offer pre-installed ones.
  • Not playing games: India’s Department of Telecommunications is proposing regulation of Internet communication services, requiring platforms to obtain a license before operating in the market. Jagmeet There is more.
  • Whether single or ready to meet: Alibaba Cloud plans to double down on its cloud service overseas and is set to spend $1 billion on a “global partner ecosystem upgrade.” Rita He writes that
  • That’s a big part of the “chain”.: Authorities in South Korea discover another $680 million in “unusual” crypto-linked foreign exchange transactions, Kate Reports. If you’re keeping score at home, the total since June is now $7.2 billion.

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