Instacart said to weigh direct listing in snub to IPOs

The move would make Instacart the latest company to snub an IPO, for decades the primary path to a listing, because it risks pricing its offering too low compared to where its shares end up trading….

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How do you get the ‘no beard’ filter on TikTok? We’ll tell you – CNET

It’s actually a Snapchat filter that makes your beard completely disappear — and TikTok users are obsessed….

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TikTok owner said to be developing Clubhouse-like app for China

Clubhouse’s early success has triggered a rash of copycat social audio apps, including those by Xiaomi and Twitter. TikTok owner ByteDance’s plans, however, are still in the early stages….

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Tim Wu, a leading critic of Big Tech, joins the Biden administration – CNET

Wu will serve as a special assistant for technology and competition policy at the National Economic Council….

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Coworking startup Stylework raises Rs 4 crore in pre-Series A funding

Stylework, which offers flexible office spaces across 800 locations in India to 120 corporates and 3,000 freelancers and startups, plans to use the funding from investor Inflection Point Ventures to fuel its expansion plans….

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ETtech Evening Briefing on Mar. 5, 2021: SC says OTT rules lack teeth

Twitter wants to on board as many Android users as possible to its Spaces platform. Blume Ventures is raising Rs 350 crore for a new secondary fund it has launched with Avendus Capital. PhonePe seeks to put more women in power at the helm….

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When will I get my 2020 tax refund? Likely dates and IRS tracking apps – CNET

Ready to get your tax refund? Here’s how to track it when you file, along with your missing stimulus money….

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WandaVision season finale recap: Marvel show’s ending and postcredits scenes explained – CNET

After diving into Wanda’s grief, it’s time to take on Agatha. Stick around for mid- and post-credit scenes….

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Android vs. iPhone: 7 things Apple fans wish their phones could do – CNET

From split-screen apps to dedicated stylus support, Android phones can do a lot that iPhones simply can’t….

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ETtech Deals Digest: PolicyBazaar rejigs cap table, Cashify bags $15 mn

While a lot of companies were in talks to raise fresh funding in the last five days, the week witnessed smaller rounds compared to the previous week….

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Windows 10’s most annoying problems and how to troubleshoot them – CNET

We’ve got fixes for a cursor moving on its own, uncontrollable scrolling, update issues and more Microsoft problems….

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KoineArth raises $1.8 million funding from YourNest, others

KoineArth, a blockchain-based supply chain startup, will use the funding from investors YourNest Venture Capital, Investus India and Lumis Partners for product development and market expansion….

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Facebook launches new phase of its ‘More Together’ campaign in India

This phase marks the first anniversary of Facebook’s consumer marketing journey in the country, a key strategic focus area for the company….

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New stimulus check qualifications may change again. Here’s what we know – CNET

The requirements could shift again before Congress passes the latest relief bill and it goes into effect. We’re tracking what we know so far and what could change in a third stimulus check. We also share qualifications for the second check, if you’re waiting for that, too….

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WandaVision season finale recap: Marvel show’s episode 9 brings fight to Westview’s streets – CNET

After diving into Wanda’s grief, it’s time to take on Agatha. Stick around for mid- and post-credit scenes….

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Blume Ventures raises Rs 350 crore in secondary fund with Avendus Capital

This vehicle will invest in the fund’s winner portfolio companies and continue to support them for a longer period, the investment firm said….

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Blackstone in talks to buy minority stake in India’s Sify

The communications infrastructure firm has sought a valuation of around $1 billion to $1.2 billion in a transaction….

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Every major stimulus check difference with the $1,400, $600 and $1,200 payments – CNET

Lawmakers are working from a different recipe for the third stimulus check than what they followed for the first two direct payments, and they aren’t finished tinkering yet….

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Multi-institution research project aims to develop smart fabric-based wearables

The collaboration agreement seeks to contribute to FIBRE, a research initiative by The University Health Network (UHN), a public research and teaching hospital….

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Want to try the TikTok ‘no beard’ filter everyone’s doing? Here’s how – CNET

A new Snapchat filter makes your beard completely disappear — and TikTok users are obsessed….

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Best Buy 3-day sale: Save $300 on an MSI Prestige 14, $400 on a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 and more – CNET

We rounded up the best laptop deals at Best Buy’s three-day sale and elsewhere….

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Twitter wants to get Spaces to as many android users as possible

The microblogging platform will build more new features specifically focused on health and safety of participating users….

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When will you get the new stimulus check? It all comes down to possible Senate delays – CNET

The timeline for when a third stimulus check could go out is up in the air, as the Senate works out the details on the $1.9 trillion bill. Here’s what could extend the Senate schedule….

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10 activities that expose you to coronavirus, from most to least risky – CNET

These are the riskiest and safest things to do right now, according to an MD and the CDC….

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ETtech Morning Dispatch on March 5, 2021: Dream Sports bucks IPO trend

Here’s a look at the top tech news to start your day….

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