This Week in Tech
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The Secretive Billionaire Who Toppled Apple in China
The founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo is convinced that Tim Cook didn’t have a clue who he was two years ago. My how things have changed »
These Are YCombinator’s 52 New Start-ups
Y Combinator had its 24th “Demo Day” this week. This is an exciting event where the accelerator (known for backing billion-dollar start-ups like Airbnb and InstaCart) shows off its fresh companies to investors. Here’s what you missed »
“The New Handbook for Cyberwar” by your friends in Russia
“It’s not that the Russians are doing something others can’t do. It’s that Russian hackers are willing to go there, to experiment and carry out attacks that other countries would back away from.” Get more scared right here »
Don’t Wash Your Hands
According to a new estimate, antimicrobial resistance could kill 300 million people in the next 35 years. Peer into the post-apocalyptic future right here »
Facebook’s Got a Top-Secret Division?
A news report came out this week describing a top-secret division within Facebook. It’s housed within something called “Building 8.” Here’s what we know so far »