How tech founders and investors use the Qualified Small Business Stock tax break, a 1990s-era provision for SMBs, to minimize taxes on investment profits (New York Times)

New York Times: How tech founders and investors use the Qualified Small Business Stock tax break,…

How Web3 game Axie Infinity's play-to-earn model blurs the lines between "player" and "worker", creating a Ponzi scheme with built-in deniability (Paul Butler)

Paul Butler: How Web3 game Axie Infinity’s play-to-earn model blurs the lines between “player” and “worker”,…

In 1989, General Magic Saw the Future of Smartphones

Sometimes a design is so perfectly representative of its time that to see it brings long-forgotten…

Autonomous trucking company TuSimple says a semitruck completed an 80-mile route in Arizona with no human on board and no human intervention (Rebecca Bellan/TechCrunch)

Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch: Autonomous trucking company TuSimple says a semitruck completed an 80-mile route in…

How Discord, Born From an Obscure Game, Became a Social Hub for Young People

In 2015, Jason Citron, a computer programmer, was struggling to break through in the video game…

Sources: in the wake of Haugen's leaks, Meta attempted to divide lawmakers along partisan lines and avoid tougher regulation at Mark Zuckerberg's direction (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Sources: in the wake of Haugen’s leaks, Meta attempted to divide lawmakers along…

The Dogecoin bull run in 2021 and recent airdrop of $SOS tokens by a third party to OpenSea users shows that the only scarce resource in crypto is attention (Cobie)

Cobie: The Dogecoin bull run in 2021 and recent airdrop of $SOS tokens by a third…

Ham Radio Jamming, Wireless Industry Battlegrounds, and IoT in Space

Communications bring us all together, and people are always experimenting with new ways to communicate. Despite—or…

China's control over online culture has grown under Xi's "common prosperity" drive, removing 20K influencers in 2021 and leaving mostly "wholesome" content (Eleanor Olcott/Financial Times)

Eleanor Olcott / Financial Times: China’s control over online culture has grown under Xi’s “common prosperity”…

Indian B2B manufacturing services marketplace Zetwerk raises a $210M Series F led by Greenoaks at a $2.5B valuation, four months after raising $150M (Debarghya Sil/Inc42)

Debarghya Sil / Inc42: Indian B2B manufacturing services marketplace Zetwerk raises a $210M Series F led…