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The iPhone’s Focus mode (almost) kept me off my phone on vacation

The iPhone’s Focus mode (almost) kept me off my phone on vacation

Two Fridays ago, just before I left for a week-long vacation to Florida, I went through my pretrip digital routine. I set my Slack status to “Vacationing” with a palm tree emoji and paused notifications until further notice. I turned on Gmail’s auto-responder. I deleted a bunch of apps from my phone that would only …

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Masayoshi Son ‘ashamed’ of focus on profits after SoftBank logs record $23bn loss

Masayoshi Son ‘ashamed’ of focus on profits after SoftBank logs record $23bn loss

Huge losses at SoftBank’s flagship Vision Funds will force the company to begin “dramatic” cost-cutting after plunging technology valuations and a weak yen drove Masayoshi Son’s embattled conglomerate into a record ¥3.1tn ($23bn) quarterly net loss. In a press conference that Son himself described as “depressing”, he admitted that his famously aggressive global investment strategy …

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Climate change puts Lyme disease in focus for France's Valneva after COVID blow

Climate change puts Lyme disease in focus for France’s Valneva after COVID blow

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – With climate change spurring more cases of tick-borne Lyme disease, drugmaker Valneva (VLS.PA) is betting big on a vaccine as it looks beyond disappointing sales of its COVID shot. Although Valneva secured European Union and British regulatory approval, both walked away from contracts worth more than a billion dollars combined, …

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This Week on Crypto Twitter: Michael Saylor Leaves CEO Role to ‘Focus More on Bitcoin,’ Nomad and Solana Get Hacked - Decrypt

This Week on Crypto Twitter: Michael Saylor Leaves CEO Role to ‘Focus More on Bitcoin,’ Nomad and Solana Get Hacked – Decrypt

Illustration by Mitchell Preffer for Decrypt After two consecutive weeks of growth, crypto markets cramped up a bit. Even as reports of liquidity troubles appear to have slowed, investors were cautious. This week, Bitcoin-HODLing corporations Block Inc. and MicroStrategy both reported significant impairment charges on their holdings. Block is down $36 million, while MicroStrategy is …

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Inflation takes over as the next big focus for markets after July's monster jobs report

Inflation takes over as the next big focus for markets after July’s monster jobs report

Investors switch their focus to inflation in the week ahead, after July’s strong jobs report signaled the Federal Reserve may need to take an even tougher stance with interest rate hikes. It could also be a week in which investors watch to see if rising Treasury yields start to slow the technology sector’s summer rally. …

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Comcast and Charter may need new focus as broadband growth stalls amid competition

Comcast and Charter may need new focus as broadband growth stalls amid competition

Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast (L), and Tom Rutledge, chief executive officer of Charter Communications Drew Angerer | Getty Images Comcast and Charter, the two largest U.S. cable companies, have a broadband growth problem. As tens of millions of Americans canceled their cable TV subscriptions in the past decade, the cable industry focused on the …

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Stock market rally in focus after best month since 2020: What to know this week

Stock market rally in focus after best month since 2020: What to know this week

August begins with investors looking to build on gains following the best month for U.S. equity markets since late 2020. In the week ahead, the July jobs report and a continued flood of corporate results will remain top of mind for investors. Friday’s employment data is expected to show nonfarm payrolls grew by 250,000 in …

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Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve, launches 'Simplicity Sprint' to gather employee feedback on efficiency

Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve, launches ‘Simplicity Sprint’ to gather employee feedback on efficiency

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular …

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EV reckoning comes to Ford as it cuts 8,000 ICE jobs to focus on electrification

EV reckoning comes to Ford as it cuts 8,000 ICE jobs to focus on electrification

Innovation forward does not always come without sacrifice. According to a report earlier today, Ford Motor Company is planning to cut as many as 8,000 jobs, pertaining mostly to positions in the American automaker’s internal combustion division. The layoffs are said to help wean Ford off ICE production and use those funds to further invest …

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