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

Only 1% of UK university professors are black

Only 1% of UK university professors are black

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Economics

Netflix shares soar as it passes 200M paying subscribers – TechCrunch

Netflix shares soar as it passes 200M paying subscribers – TechCrunch

Netflix capped off a year of impressive streaming growth by adding 8.5 million net new paying subscribers during the fourth quarter. That means the streaming giant now has a total of 204 million paying subscribers worldwide — net growth of 37 million new subscribers for the full year, up from 28 million net additions in 2019. The company also reported that it brought in $6.64 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $1.19 during Q4, ... Full story

Entertainment

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details – TechCrunch

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details – TechCrunch

Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the future. Alt text is a field in an image’s metadata that describes its contents: “A person standing in a field with a horse,” or “a dog on a boat.” This lets the image be understood by people who can’t ... Full story

Health

Covid: Woman given vaccination on 108th birthday

Covid: Woman given vaccination on 108th birthday

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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

Twitch

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Politics

Government considers scrapping some EU labour laws - BBC News

Government considers scrapping some EU labour laws - BBC News

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Sport

US-Mexico border wall seesaws win design award

US-Mexico border wall seesaws win design award

While a wall is usually designed to keep people apart, this see-saw installation managed to bring people on both sides of the Mexico-US border together. And now the Teeter Totter Wall has won the 2020 Beazley Design of the Year award, which is run by London's Design Museum. The seesaws were placed through sections of the wall and allowed people in both countries to play together. They were installed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello at ... Full story

Technology

How and when to build marketing teams at deep tech companies – TechCrunch

How and when to build marketing teams at deep tech companies – TechCrunch

Deep tech startups develop cutting-edge innovations with the power to truly revolutionize society. The founding team members at these companies often come from deeply technical backgrounds, which powers rapid product progress but can create bottlenecks on the go-to-market side. In this post, I outline the answers to four key questions around marketing at early-stage deep tech companies that are post-revenue:. - What marketing teams at deep tech ... Full story