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What Are the Real Causes of Zoom Fatigue? And What Are the Possible Solutions?: New Research from Stanford Offers Answers

The technology we put between ourselves and others tends to always create additional strains on communication, even as it enables near-constant, instant contact. When it comes to our now-primary mode of interacting — staring at each other as talking heads or Brady Bunch-style galleries — those stresses have been identified by communication experts as “Zoom fatigue,” now a subject of study among psychologists who want to understand our always-connected-but-mostly-isolated lives in the pan...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, College, Stanford, Current Affairs, Hayao Miyazaki, APA, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of Gothenburg, Mononoke, Stanford News, Durham NC Follow, Jeremy Bailenson, Bailenson


How to land startup funding from real estate giant Brookfield, which manages $600 billion in assets

There are big investment firms, and then there are big investment firms. Brookfield Asset Management, the Toronto-based,122-year-old outfit whose current market cap is $63 billion and that oversees $600 billion in assets, clearly falls into the latter camp. Think real estate, infrastructure, renewable power, private equity, and credit. If it falls into a defined asset class, Brookfield probably has it in its portfolio. That’s also true of venture capital, though venture is new enough to Brookfie...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, Tech, Venture Capital, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, North America, Silver Lake, SPAC, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Latch, Carbon Health, Josh Raffaelli, Loanpal, Brookfield Asset Management the Toronto


How to land startup funding from Brookfield Asset Management, which manages $600 billion in assets

There are big investment firms, and then there are big investment firms. Brookfield Asset Management, the Toronto-based 122-year-old outfit whose current market cap is $63 billion and that oversees $600 billion in assets, clearly falls into the latter camp. Think real estate, infrastructure, renewable power, private equity, and credit. If it falls into a defined asset class, Brookfield probably has it in its portfolio. That’s also true of venture capital, though venture is new enough to Brookfie...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, Tech, Venture Capital, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, North America, Silver Lake, SPAC, Brookfield Asset Management, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Latch, Carbon Health, Josh Raffaelli, Loanpal


The 5 things everyone should know about cloud AI, according to a Sequoia Capital partner

Insider Many people encounter cloud AI through their smart speaker methodshop .com/Flickr Konstantine Buhler, a partner at Sequoia Capital, believes "cloud is going to become AI." Buhler insists that AI is not "magic," and that it should be demystified and measured. Buhler says companies can bake AI into their processes "horizontally."  This article is part of a series about cloud technology called At Cloud Speed. If you ask Sequoia Capital partner and early-stage investor Kon...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Enterprise, Microsoft, Stanford, Trends, Siri, Tech, Investing, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Sequoia Capital, Alexa, Jeff Elder, Google Cloud, Buhler


Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevents blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire, Steve Chen


Why I felt fine about not disclosing my pregnancy to investors

Kathy Hannun Contributor Share on Twitter Kathy Hannun is president and co-founder of Dandelion Energy. Prior to Dandelion, Kathy worked at X, Google Alphabet’s innovation lab. In May 2017, Kathy launched Dandelion as an independent startup. She graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science. I closed two major rounds of funding for my geothermal energy startup, Dandelion Energy, while pr...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Column, Labor, Opinion, Sexism, Stanford, Time, Pregnancy, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Kathy, Google Alphabet, Dandelion


Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevent blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Snyder, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire


Virtual reality is offering timely narratives on race, diversity and culture by centering the perspectives of people of color

An image from Blood Speaks: Maya - The Birth of a Superhero. Just Another Production Company Developers are using virtual reality to recreate both historic and everyday events, and allow users to hear and experience different perspectives. Some experiences are designed to encourage people to look at their own behavior, while others tell lesser-heard stories.  One takes users back to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, while another documents the discrimination experienced by a Black ma...
Tags: Google, UK, England, Technology, London, France, Stanford, US, America, Trends, Tech, Racism, Williams, Nepal, Washington Dc, Equality


Toronto’s UHN launches a study to see if Apple Watch can spot worsening heart failure

A new study underway at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN), a group of working research hospitals in the city, could shift our approach to treatment in an area of growing concern in human health. The study, led by Dr. Heather Ross, will investigate whether the Apple Watch can provide early warnings about potentially worsening health for patients following incidents of heart failure. The study, which is aiming to eventually span around 200 patients, and which already has a number of partic...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, US, Toronto, Tech, Apple Watch, North America, Ross, Mount Sinai, Desai, Heather Ross, UHN, Apple s Health, Sumbul Desai, Toronto s University Health Network UHN


SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the US

As the Biden administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SESO Labor has raised $4.5 million to ensure that farms can have access to legal migrant labor. SESO’s founder Mike Guirguis raised the round over the summer from investors including Founders Fund and NFX. Pete Flint, a founder of Trulia, joined the company’s board. The company has 12 farms it’s worki...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Labor, Congress, California, Stanford, Funding, Immigration, US, America, Tech, Banking, United States, Healthcare, Oklahoma


SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the U.S.

As the Biden Administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SESO Labor has raised $4.5 million to ensure that farms can have access to legal migrant labor. SESO’s founder Mike Guirguis raised the round over the summer from investors including Founders Fund and NFX. Pete Flint, a founder of Trulia joined the company’s board. The company has 12 farms it’s workin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Labor, Congress, California, Stanford, Funding, Immigration, America, Tech, Banking, United States, Healthcare, Oklahoma, Founder


Why personal debt looks healthy despite worst year for jobs

On paper, the Golden State appears to have escaped 2020 without a personal debt crisis. Despite an unprecedented 2.4 million jobs lost in the spring, Californians joined their fellow Americans in paying down interest-heavy debt such as credit card bills while acquiring wealth-building loans by taking out mortgages. In California, new mortgages jumped 10% even as real estate prices soared, suggesting an unexpected resistance to a prolonged pandemic. Economists and financial researchers across...
Tags: Google, Business, California, Stanford, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Switzerland, San Diego, Rent, Wood, Lucy, Usc, Bay Area, Fed


After Researchers Raise Spying Concerns, Clubhouse Promises Blocks on Transmitting to Chinese Servers

"The developers of audio chat room app Clubhouse plan to add additional encryption to prevent it from transmitting pings to servers in China," reports The Verge, "after Stanford researchers said they found vulnerabilities in its infrastructure." In a new report, the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) said it confirmed that Shanghai-based company Agora Inc., which makes real-time engagement software, "supplies back-end infrastructure to the Clubhouse App." The SIO further discovered that users'...
Tags: Stanford, China, Tech, Shanghai, People s Republic of China, Sio, Agora Inc, Stanford Internet Observatory SIO


10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook is creating a smartwatch. The firm plans to start selling the device to consumers sometime in 2022, reported on Friday.Mark Zuckerberg wanted 'to inflict pain' on Apple. The Wall Stree...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Stanford, US, Trends, New York Times, Shanghai, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Zillow, Wall Street Journal, Clubhouse, Dorsey


Clubhouse says it will review its policies after Stanford warned that data may be shared with China's government

The social audio app Clubhouse is pictured near a star on the Chinese flag. Florence Lo/Reuters Clubhouse said it would review its data policies after Stanford researchers found security issues. Stanford Internet Observatory researchers said user data was sent as plaintext.  Some users have "found a workaround" to download Clubhouse in China, the company said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Chinese-language users flocked to the Clubhouse audio chat app, interne...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, China, Trends, Research, Data, Shanghai, SEC, Silicon Valley, Agora, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Sio, Tech Insider, Stanford Internet Observatory, David Thiel


30 of Coursera's most popular courses right now, offered by Yale, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Google, IBM, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Coursera is one of the top e-learning platforms and offers over 3,000 online courses, specializations, and professional certificate programs.Below is a ranking of Coursera's 30 most popular online courses and programs, some of which are completely free to audit.Read more: 12 public health courses you can take online for free through CourseraWith the number o...
Tags: Google, Python, Stanford, Trends, Linkedin, Georgia, Canada, Yale, Ibm, University Of California, Coursera, Yale University, Wharton School, Macquarie, Capstone, Markov


SPACs are the hot new way for startups to go public - and a booming 'side hustle' for people with star status

Chamath Palihapitiya, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son, and Richard Branson have all dived into the SPAC frenzy. Brian Ach/Getty Images; Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; and Melia Russell/Insider It's a boom time for SPACs — special purpose acquisition companies that provide an easy way for startups to go public without the rigmarole of an IPO. Retail investors are flocking to SPACs, seeing them as a chance to get in early on the next Apple or Google; Pets.com is a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Stanford, Disney, Trends, Bloomberg, Chicago, United States, Javier Olivan, Reid Hoffman, Reddit, Archer, Richard Branson, Biden, Martin Luther King


Immunai raises $60M as it expands from improving immune therapies to discovering new ones, too

Just three years after its founding, biotech startup Immunai has raised $60 million in Series A funding, bringing its total raised to over $80 million. Despite its youth, Immunai has already established the largest database in the world for single cell immunity characteristics, and it has already used its machine learning-powered immunity analysts platform to enhance the performance of existing immunotherapies, but aided by this new funding, it’s now ready to expand into the development of entir...
Tags: Stanford, Tel Aviv, Tech, Mit, Cambridge, Cto, Bay Area, SVP, Baylor College of Medicine, Solomon, Danny Wells, Mission Bio, Immunai, Noam Solomon, Luis Voloch


Beacons debuts a ‘link in bio’ mobile website builder that helps creators make money, not just list links

Today, there are a number of website builders aimed at creators who want to point fans to a dedicated landing page from their social media profile. If you’ve spent any time on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve likely come across one of these simplified “link in bio”-style websites — like those hosted by Linktree, for example. A new startup called Beacons is now entering this market with the goal of making “link in bio” websites even more powerful. Its website builder offers creators an expanded set of...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Mobile, Stanford, Tech, David, Beacons, Shopify, Greg, Walmart Walmart, LINKIN, Linktree, Mobile Websites, Neal Jean Jesse Zhang Greg Luppescu, David Zeng Neal Jesse


Bolt's CEO says his key to acing 12-hour workdays is a 5-kilometer walk and pristine sleep hygiene

The 27-year-old Estonian entrepreneur has been running the company for eight years. Bolt 27-year-old CEO of Uber rival Bolt Markus Villig walks a five-kilometer commute every day. The CEOs of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Apple also back walking meetings and commutes. Research has shown that walking meetings bring people together and that walking supports creativity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Running a startup is stressful - it can interfere with your health...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Stanford, International, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Car, Creativity, Walking, Transport, Jeff Weiner


Jeff Bezos created Amazon from his garage - here are 14 of the most successful companies that started in basements, sheds, and bedrooms

The garage where Jeff Bezos started Amazon. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images Many successful companies were born in people's dorm rooms, garages, and basements. Plenty held on to these makeshift home offices until they outgrew the space. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in his garage, while Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his Harvard dorm. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As a new or young entrepreneur with big ideas and perhaps little money to spend, a p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Hollywood, Technology, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Disney, NFL


Parler registered 7,029 new users per minute during the November election, say Stanford researchers

Parler CEO John Matze and former president Donald Trump, who allegedly considered making an account on the platform. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Parler registered about 7,029 new users per minute during the November election, according to Stanford researchers. The researchers on Thursday published their findings about Parler's first 13 million users. Parler had about 802 moderators, according to the report.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Growth on Parle...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, Stanford, US, Trends, Tech, Research, Aws, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Capitol


Robinhood users are revolting against the trading app after it stopped trades of GameStop

Vlad Tenev, co-founder and co-CEO of investing app Robinhood. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Robinhood users are furious after the app stopped allowing users to buy GameStop stock on Thursday morning. The stock trading app was flooded with one-star reviews on the Google Play store, lowering its user rating. Big names like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mark Cuban, and Dave Portnoy all publicly criticized the company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Robinhood users are coming ...
Tags: Google, Google Play, News, Stanford, Amc, Trends, Ted Cruz, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Detroit, Robinhood, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Aoc, Portnoy, Welker


Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups

After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and new space technologies, Prime Movers Lab is back with a second fund. Prime Movers Lab Fund II is larger, with $245 million committed, but it will pursue the same investment strategy, albeit with a plan to place more bets on more companies, with an expanded investment team to help manage the funds a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Money, California, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, Funding, Oil, Articles, Neuroscience, Tech, Ceo, International Space Station, Venture Capital, Clean Energy


Joanne Chen just became the first woman GP at Foundation Capital since founder Kathryn Gould

Joanne Chen just became the second general partner in the history of the now 26-year-old, Silicon Valley venture firm, Foundation Capital. Were she still alive, Foundation’s founder, Kathryn Gould, would undoubtedly cheer the development. Known for her big personality, Gould first met Chen when Chen was an MBA student at the University of Chicago. Gould was recovering from a bout with cancer at the time, and after being introduced to Chen through one of Chen’s professors, she initially advised C...
Tags: Stanford, China, Tech, Cisco, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Montreal, Bell Labs, Foundation Capital, Communist Party, Foundation, Gould, Chen, University of Montreal, Kathryn Gould, Jeffries


A look at the soaring valuations of Rivian and Cruise with transportation VC Reilly Brennan

Reilly Brennan loves cars. The native Michigander happily did grunt work for an automotive magazine as an undergrad at the University of Michigan before landing a gig as a trackside communications manager at General Motors, spending a few years as an editor and a general manager with an automotive publisher called NextScreen, then becoming a programming director for AOL’s automotive properties. His next role would be on the West Coast, as executive director of an automotive research program at S...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, China, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Aol, Gm, Kate, West Coast, Mitsubishi, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Ford Motor Company


GPT-3 is the world’s most powerful bigotry generator. What should we do about it?

GPT-3 is, arguably, the world’s most advanced text generator. It costs billions of dollars to develop, has a massive carbon footprint, and was trained by some of the world’s leading AI experts using one of the largest datasets ever curated. And, in spite of all that, it’s also inherently bigoted. A recent study conducted by researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities found that GPT-3 generates novel statements of bigotry. In other words: GPT-3 can generate completely fresh bigotry statem...
Tags: Startups, Science, Opinion, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, McMaster, GPT, Neural, Thomas Macaulay


How to get unstuck in 2021: Your guide to small changes you can make to feel happier and healthier right now

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky For many, 2020 was a year frozen in amber. Some of us started new hobbies or joined new workout classes, only to face shutdowns. Jobs were lost, cut in half, or made stagnant under an all-remote schedule, forcing ambitious career aspirations to take a back seat. Friendships faltered under new pressures; relationships ended, someti...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Washington Post, Stanford, US, Trends, Linkedin, Mit, Yale, New York Times, Ibm, John, Facetime, Santos, University Of Michigan, Ramit Sethi


Stanford team behind BS gaydar AI says facial recognition can expose political orientation

Stanford researcher Michael Kosinski, the PhD behind the infamous “Gaydar” AI, is back with another phrenology-adjacent (his team swears it’s not phrenology) bit of pseudo-scientific ridiculousness. This time, they’ve published a paper indicating that a simple facial recognition algorithm can tell a person’s political affiliation. First things first: The paper is called “Facial recognition technology can expose political orientation from naturalistic facial images.” You can read it here. Here’s ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Opinion, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Michael Kosinski


Medium acquires social book reading app Glose

Medium is acquiring Paris-based startup Glose for an undisclosed amount. Glose has been building iOS, Android and web apps that let you buy, download and read books on your devices. The company has turned reading into a multiplayer experience as you can build a bookshelf, share notes with your followers and start conversations in the margins. Sure, there are social platforms that let you talk about books, such as Goodreads. But Glose’s differentiating point is that the social features are intrin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Europe, Stanford, Tech, Paris, Ev Williams, Glose, Medium, Virginia Wolf, Glose Education, Columbia University But Glose, U S Glose



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