May 27

📸 A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate

Plus: The Collison Brothers Built Stripe Into A $95 Billion Unicorn With Eye-Popping Financials, First-quarter GDP declined 1.5%, worse than thought; and more…

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A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate. For $29.99 a month, a website called PimEyes offers a potentially dangerous superpower from the world of science fiction: the ability to search for a face, finding obscure photos that would otherwise have been as safe as the proverbial needle in… (Kashmir Hill / The New York Times)


The Collison Brothers Built Stripe Into A $95 Billion Unicorn With Eye-Popping Financials. Inside Their Plan To Stay On Top. Billionaire brothers John and Patrick Collison built Stripe into one of the world’s most-hyped, highest valued — and profitable! — startups, worth some $95 billion. Now they must stave off going from disruptor to disrupted. (Alex Konrad / Forbes)


First-quarter GDP declined 1.5%, worse than thought; jobless claims edge lower. First-quarter GDP declined at a 1.5% annual pace, worse than the 1.3% Dow Jones estimate and a writedown from the initially reported 1.4%. The pullback in GDP represented the worst quarter since the pandemic-scarred Q2 of 2020. Initial jobless… (Jeff Cox / CNBC)


Broadcom to acquire VMware in massive $61B deal. Sometimes when there is smoke, there is actually fire. Such was the case with the rumors of Broadcom's interest in VMware this past weekend. It turns out that fire was burning hot and today… (Ron Miller / TechCrunch)


Apple Supplier Faces Worker Revolt in Locked Down China Factory. Violent clashes, mounting infections and vacant factory floors: the turmoil that's engulfed tens of thousands of workers at an Apple Inc. supplier in Shanghai is a troubling symptom of China's extreme efforts to keep factories humming during its… (Bloomberg)


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