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iPhone 8 Rumors, U.S. Startups Barometer, Equifax Cyberattack and more

iPhone 8 Rumors, U.S. Startups Barometer, Equifax Cyberattack and more
Anna Bazyma

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1) Apple is totally dependent on Samsung for the iPhone 8

The most important part of Apple’s upcoming iPhone is its screen, which is widely expected to use a newer kind of display technology called OLED. And the only company that can make them in large numbers up to Apple’s standards is also its top competitor in the smartphone market: Samsung.

Read more at Business Insider


2) Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers

Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyberattack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency, shedding light on one of the largest and most intrusive breaches in history.

Read more at Bloomberg


3) Bloomberg U.S. Startups Barometer

Bloomberg U.S. Startups Barometer, a new weekly indicator that tracks the overall health of the business environment for private technology companies based in the U.S.

Read more at Bloomberg


4) Facebook uncovers ‘Russian-funded’ misinformation campaign

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network. The company says $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017.

Read more at BBC


5) The ‘£1,000’ iPhone 8 might actually cost you £1,500

The phone is expected to cost $1,000 in the US and perhaps £1,000 in the UK for features like an OLED almost edge-to-edge screen, and augmented reality tech. But most people in the UK buy phones on contract, and will end up paying more like £1,500 over two years, says one analyst.

Read more at Business Insider 


6) 5 great tech brands you’ve probably never heard of

You’ll find out who they are, what makes them interesting, and which of their products are most worth checking out.

Read more at Business Insider


7) Insane facts that reveal how big Amazon has become

Amazon is hardly the same company it was in 1999, when e-commerce was still a relatively small industry and the budding online retailer exclusively sold books.

Read about these facts at Business Insider


8) Why Building R&D In Ukraine Is A Great Idea

Setting up an R&D lab in a country like Ukraine is not an outlandish idea anymore. Actually, speaking from the firsthand experience of running such an office in Ukraine for seven years, it can turn out pretty great.

Read more at Forbes


9) In Chicago, Using Data, Not Drama, to Combat Crime

Chicago is suffering from a surge in gun violence, much of it centered on a relatively small group of gang members concentrated in relatively small geographic areas. Using advanced analytics and smarter policing, the city can now identify and counterprogram against the worst of the worst.

Read more at Inc.Magazine


10) 18 Secrets From CEOs Whose Companies Won’t Stop Growing

Over the past decade, 39,921 businesses have appeared on the Inc. 5000Inc.‘s ranking
of America’s fastest-growing private companies. On the list’s 10th anniversary, we asked the founders of 25 (of the 142) remarkable companies that have earned a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 list 10 times or more to reveal how they’ve sustained and managed hypergrowth. What follows is a sampling of their sage advice.

Read more at Inc. Magazine