Art

Emicida, a rapper on a mission to recover Brazil's black history

Emicida, a rapper on a mission to recover Brazil's black history

When the black Brazilian rapper Emicida imagines his country’s whitewashed history, he sees a textbook missing a succession of key pages. In his songs and on stage, the São Paulo-born musician tries to correct that skewed telling, remembering the lives and times of black Brazilian academics, artists and activists in the hope of changing Brazil’s future. “If we’d been told about this story and these [black] contributions at school, we’d have a ... Full story

Education

Lessons from Top Hat’s acquisition spree – TechCrunch

Lessons from Top Hat’s acquisition spree – TechCrunch

Top Hat , a startup that digitizes textbooks and turns them into an interactive experience for college students, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired yet another business: Fountainhead Press. The acquisition marks Top Hat’s third scoop of a publishing company in the past 12 months. Consolidation is going to be huge in the next few years for edtech, as bigger players raise enough financing (and gain profits) to be able to afford other ... Full story

Economics

A theory about the current IPO market – TechCrunch

A theory about the current IPO market – TechCrunch

As expected, shares of Poshmark exploded this morning, blasting over 130% higher in afternoon trading from the company’s above-range IPO price of $42 . The enormous and noisy debut of Poshmark comes a day after Affirm, another IPO, was treated similarly by the public markets . Both explosive debuts were preceded by huge December debuts from C3.ai, Doordash and Airbnb . It seems today that any venture-backed company that can claim some sort of ... Full story

Entertainment

QUIZ: Which Harry Styles Song Are You?

QUIZ: Which Harry Styles Song Are You?

By Capital FM Which 'Fine Line' era tune are you? Picture: YouTube/ Harry Styles. Harry Styles incredible bangers always have fans divided over just which one takes the top spot, so it's time to find out which of his tunes your true loyalties lie with... Harry Styles has spoilt us with the incredible music he dropped during his 'Fine Line' era and jaw dropping music videos to go with them. It can sometimes feel like an impossible task trying to ... Full story

Health

Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,820 deaths

Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,820 deaths

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Law

Eleven-foot snake found in search of suspected cannabis farm

Eleven-foot snake found in search of suspected cannabis farm

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Living

Citrix is acquiring Wrike from Vista for $2.25B – TechCrunch

Citrix is acquiring Wrike from Vista for $2.25B – TechCrunch

Citrix announced today that it plans to acquire Wrike , a SaaS project management platform, from Vista Equity Partners for $2.25 billion. Vista bought the company just two years ago. Citrix, which is best known for its digital workspaces, sees this as a good match, especially at a time where employees have been forced to work from home because of the pandemic. By combining the two companies, it produces a powerful combination, one that didn’t ... Full story

Politics

New president sworn in amid Trump snub - BBC News

New president sworn in amid Trump snub - BBC News

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Sport

Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools

Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools

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Technology

US historians on what Donald Trump's legacy will be

US historians on what Donald Trump's legacy will be

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