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John Curtius, a partner at Tiger Global who oversaw a flurry of venture capital investments in software and business service companies over the past five years, is preparing to leave the firm, a high-profile departure that deepens the turmoil at the once high-flying hedge fund.Curtius oversaw some of Tiger Global’s prominent software investments such as Databricks, Toast and Snowflake. He will leave the firm in 2023, said two people familiar with the matter. Curtius, Tiger Global’s founder Chase Coleman and partner Scott Shleifer had begun discussing Curtius’s exit over the summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. Curtius…

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Things got dark on House of the Dragon last night as characters stole dragons and other characters made super incestuous life choices. And all of it was done under the cover of darkness, leading many viewers wondering if their TVs were busted. But your TV is not busted. Your TV is a victim of the episode’s director, Miguel Sapochnik. The man can presumably see in the dark because this is the second time he’s directed an episode in the Game of Thrones franchise cast in such darkness people questioned their own eyes.Back in 2019, Sapochnik directed “The Long Night,” a…

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Kim Kardashian, eager to be known as a serious businesswoman, should have known better. In 2021, the US TV personality turned lifestyle brand, promoted a cryptocurrency, EthereumMax, on her Instagram page. Kardashian did not inform her followers — more than 200mn of them at the time — that she received $250,000 for the post. On Monday, the influencer paid $1.26mn to settle charges that she violated rules by not disclosing the payment she received from EthereumMax. Given that she was touting an obscure token, a typical Instagram follower probably could have deduced that she was getting something in exchange for…

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Next up on the list of remasters that nobody really asked for, Sony Interactive Entertainment might be working on a remastered version of Horizon Zero Dawn for the PlayStation 5. An unnamed source within Sony cited by MP1ST and VideoGamesChronicle pointed to a remastered version of the open-world PlayStation 4 title. Details on the remaster are scarce at the moment but reportedly include new character models, lighting, and animations. It’s also likely that it will incorporate new accessibility features, quality of life improvements, and compatibility with the DualSense controller, mirroring some of the improvements we saw with the remastered version…

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The Biden administration has called on Congress to pass new laws to clear up how cryptocurrencies should be regulated, as officials warn delays on Capitol Hill could put investors at risk.The US Financial Stability Oversight Council — a group of the country’s top financial regulators which includes the Treasury — issued a report on Monday urging politicians to come to agreement on a number of different areas, including how to regulate bitcoin and other crypto assets sold on the spot market.The report comes as members of Congress debate new proposals covering everything from the $140bn stablecoin industry to tax rules…

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Last week, I visited the world of the professionally installed smart home. This is the promised land. Everything just works, your voice assistant doesn’t try to sell you toilet paper, and you can control your whole home with just one app. Of course, you pay a hefty price and have to give up lots of control for the privilege.The Ava smart remote could be the love child of an iPhone and a Logitech Harmony remoteI was at CEDIA Expo 2022, the annual trade show of the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (think CES, but less weird stuff and more…

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Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán has warned that Germany’s planned €200bn energy support package amounted to “cannibalism”, threatening European Union unity at a time when member states were under severe economic stress because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Orbán on Monday echoed surprise and criticism from other EU member states complaining the uncoordinated borrowing package unveiled by Berlin on Thursday risked distorting fair competition within the bloc.“It came as a bombshell when Germany announced it was in a position to help its own companies with hundreds of billions of euros,” Orbán said at a press conference, complaining that there was no EU…

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Why have boring blue folder icons on your desktop when you can turn them into cats? Well, cat emoji at least. As CNET first pointed out, it turns out you can quickly customize your Mac desktop folders with emoji of your choice. It’s a fun, amusing trick that’s also useful if you’re looking for a visual way to organize the folders on your laptop or PC. You can, for instance, choose a briefcase emoji so you can more easily identify work files or organize travel documents with a plane emoji. Here, we’ll guide you through the quick process step by…

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Prime minister Liz Truss sought to hold her nerve during the course of a fraught Sunday at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, but at around 11pm in her hotel suite she finally admitted defeat.Truss and her chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng met in the Hyatt Regency to consider whether a key plank of his “mini-Budget” could be saved. The verdict, as they sat gloomily in a private room high above the city, was a resounding “No”.Their rapid U-turn on his plan to axe the 45p top rate of income tax — announced only nine days earlier — was the culmination of…

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Twitter is rolling out the ability to edit tweets to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. According to a tweet from the company, it’ll be coming to subscribers in the US “soon.” Last week, we got to see an example of what edited tweets would look like when the company made one of its own. The tweet will appear as normal, but there will be a pencil icon next to the date, along with text that lets readers know the last time the tweet was edited. Clicking on the icon shows you a page with the edited…

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