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How This Startup Plans to Make Serious Revenue From Silly GIFs

inc.com — Text is useful for conveying information, but it can easily fail to capture what we're feeling. And when you're using your digital devices to communicate with friends, family members or significant others, feeling is often more important than facts. That's why people love using emoji.

Palantir's Discrimination Lawsuit Highlights Challenges Faced By Asians in Tech

inc.com — As Silicon Valley startup Palantir comes under scrutiny for its alleged discrimination of Asian job applicants, the situation is a reminder that although Asians too face challenges in a technology industry that struggles with a lack of diversity. Palantir, a Palo Alto-based startup worth $20 billion, is the subject of a lawsuit by the U.S.

How Snapchat's Spectacles Will Succeed Where Google Glass Failed

inc.com — Snap, the company formerly known as Snapchat, on Friday revealed its first non-app product: Spectacles, a pair of camera-equipped glasses designed to let users easily take photos and videos of life as they experience it. If this sounds familiar, that's because Snap's Spectacles are similar to Glass, Google's ambitious wearable gadget that ultimately failed in embarrassingly public fashion.

Why the Presidential Debates Matter So Much to Facebook and Twitter

inc.com — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be the title fight at Monday night's presidential debate, but Facebook and Twitter will be duking it out just as much. The two social networks will have dueling online streams of the broadcast, marking the first time the tech companies face off over live coverage of a major news event.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $3 Billion to End All Diseases By 2100

inc.com — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on Wednesday announced a $3 billion commitment toward helping find cures for all of the diseases facing humans by the end of the century. The initiative by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, is part of the couple's philanthropic efforts to better life for all children in their daughter's generation.

McLaren Denies Apple Acquisition Rumors

inc.com — McLaren Technology Group has vehemently denied rumors that it is the acquisition target of Apple following a report Wednesday morning that suggested it could fit into the iPhone maker's plans for a car. The British company, which makes race cars, sells sports cars and has a tech consultancy wing, said "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment."

California Marijuana Legalization Would Cause 'Sea Change' in Capital for Cannabis Startups

inc.com — Should California decide to legalize recreational marijuana this election, it will cause a flood of venture capital to enter the market for cannabis startups, investors said Tuesday speaking at a conference for marijuana companies in Oakland. A total of nine states will be voting to legalize marijuana in some capacity this November.

How ClassDojo, the 'Slack for Classrooms,' Plans to Make Money

inc.com — As she enters her third year of teaching third grade, Dianne Rhodes--better known to her students as Mrs. Rhodes--is also heading into her third year of using ClassDojo, a little app on her phone that has changed the way her classes are taught and how she communicates with parents.

Twitter Softens 140-Character Limit as Dorsey's Plan Begins To Take Shape

inc.com — Twitter is finally making it possible for users to send links, quote others, share GIFs and do much more without it counting against the 140-character tweet limit. The change, which went into effect on Monday, is the latest in a series of major new initiatives rolled out over the past month by the company.

Twitter's Thursday Night Football Live Stream Looks Like a Success

inc.com — Kicking off a package of 10 NFL Thursday Night Football game live streams, Twitter appears to have gotten off to a hot start. The company's online broadcast of the New York Jets-Buffalo Bills matchup drew high engagement figures and positive reaction from shareholders.
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Sep 28, 2016

RT @anneloehr: Despite broad representation in #tech, #Asians face hurdles when it comes to climbing up to executive ranks. https://t.co/TXwDlgWrPn @sal19

Sep 28, 2016

How this startup plans to make serious revenue from silly GIFs  http://www.inc.com/salvador-rodriguez/tenor-monetizing-gifs.html  my latest feature for @Inc

Sep 28, 2016

RT @Inc: How this startup plans to make serious revenue from silly GIFs @sal19  http://on.inc.com/2djRtTE 

Sep 27, 2016

"Sometimes Mexican people look Latin" Real ass quote tonight

Sep 27, 2016

Despite their broad representation at the entry level, Asians in tech face a tough time moving up  http://www.inc.com/salvador-rodriguez/asians-discrimination-tech-diversity.html 

Sep 27, 2016

Lamb burger at Trou Normand is probs the best burger I've had in SF #sogood

Sep 27, 2016

RT @Inc: Palantir's Discrimination Lawsuit Highlights Challenges Faced By Asians in Tech @sal19  http://on.inc.com/2dhqqIv 

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