Ex-Apple engineers cook up cheaper, more powerful tech for self-driving cars, and Volkswagen is interested

Aeva’s third-generation chip draws on silicon photonics, a technology that’s previously been adopted in data center equipment, to power self-driving cars and advanced driver-assistance systems.
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Hackers allegedly emptied brokerage accounts with a simple email scam — here's how to protect yourself

Brooklyn prosecutors said in November that a Lithuanian man and an unknown co-conspirator emptied the brokerage accounts of hapless victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has an idealistic vision for the future of social media and is funding a small team to chase it

Bluesky will include up to five architects, engineers and designers charged with creating an open source and decentralized social media network.
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The end of the traditional IPO: Airbnb, GitLab and others consider direct listings as banks begin to come around

Evangelists promote direct listings as a better way to go public because companies can get the same result without selling a bunch of stock — and diluting existing shareholders and employees. Direct listings also offer a steep discount for new investors, who typically get the benefit of any immediate stock pop.
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