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3 lessons from Roblox’s growth to gaming dominance

3 lessons from Roblox’s growth to gaming dominance

Our recently published EC-1 on Roblox recounts the origin story and growth prospects of the company. But there’s one more piece to the story: what Roblox’s impact will be on gaming and the broader startup industry, if the company manages to multiply its current 90 million users. Sources: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Roblox We’ve distilled three key…
The Return of Fake News—and Lessons From Spam

The Return of Fake News—and Lessons From Spam

Michael Brochstein/Getty ImagesThe information ecosystem is broken. Our political conversations are happening on infrastructure—Facebook, YouTube, Twitter—built for viral advertising. The velocity of social sharing, the power of recommendation algorithms, the scale of social networks, and the accessibility of media manipulation technology has created an environment where pseudo-events, half-truths, and outright fabrications thrive. Edward Murrow has…

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If Each of Us Planted a Tree, Would It Slow Global...

That works out to 53,000 kilograms per tree. But how much of that is carbon? Trees are made of many different elements, like hydrogen and nitrogen, but let’s say it’s about half carbon. At least that's an estimate that agrees with Wikipedia. So the mass of carbon would be 0.5 times the mass of the…

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