The BOSS Network Hosts Free Event For Black Female Founders

The BOSS Network, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase and Advancing Black Pathways, will host a two-day virtual event to educate, empower and promote Black female founders on Dec. 4-5.

Black founders receive less than 1% of venture capital funds annually, and Black women founders account for less than that, according to the Harvard Business Review. Through the Minority Merchant Event series, The BOSS Network will provide a platform for Black women to discuss their experiences in launching successful businesses, provide a blueprint on how to build a successful business and share strategies that Black female founders can leverage to gain access to capital.

“The time is now to support these extraordinary women, who are breaking down barriers in technology and their respective industries, even in the midst of a global pandemic and a social unrest that has ignited a national dialogue on systemic racism,” states a press release for

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WFH FOMO: Almost three in five professionals are missing the opportunity to network

Do you feel a little isolated when you are working from home? Don’t worry, you are not alone. it seems like many of us are worried about the lack of networking opportunities and what companies are doing to support us.

As COVID-19 cases surge and restrictions return, going back into the office is still a distant reality. Managers are going to need to find creative ways to keep their teams engaged to avoid messing up employee career plans and meet their needs.

San Francisco, CA-based anonymous professional network Blind asked 1230 of its users in November what was giving professionals WFH FOMO and what steps their company was taking to support them.

The poll uncovered some of the benefits that companies offer to offset the challenges workers face when working from home and trying to communicate with their colleagues.

The poll showed that almost three in five (57%) professionals (including

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Meet the 26-year-old behind men’s support network Fella

  • Two years ago, Cambridge graduate and serial entrepreneur Richie Cartwright was facing an uphill battle against bulimia – which saw him consume more than 10,000 calories in a day. 
  • Now the 26-year-old founder has set up Fella, an online support network offering guidance to men suffering with eating disorders, which has been selected as part of Y Combinator’s 2020 startup cohort. 
  • Male patients make up less than 10% of anorexia and bulimia cases recorded in the UK – but experts believe those figures may not reflect reality, citing social stigma around men admitting to issues with body image or diet. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Two years ago, Richie Cartwright realized he had a problem. 

On a mild day in October 2018, the Cambridge University graduate, already the founder of a software startup, was walking the streets of central London and looking for something to eat. 

Settling on

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Inside Millennium Management’s sprawling network of hedge fund spin-offs

One could argue that Millennium Management’s greatest advantage over other hedge funds is its ability to keep talented people in-house.

Israel Englander wearing a suit and tie: More than 70 former employees of Englander have launched their own funds across the globe. Phil McCarten/REUTERS

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More than 70 former employees of Englander have launched their own funds across the globe. Phil McCarten/REUTERS

The massive hedge fund — which manages some $46 billion in assets across hundreds of teams — has a unique structure that lets portfolio managers operate in independent silos. The setup, which is grants PMs even more autonomy than fellow multi-strategy funds though with tight risk and loss parameters, helps billionaire founder Israel Englander convince staffers who might leave a more traditional fund to stay in-house — and recruit top talent into his firm. 


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However, despite that and given he launched the firm over 30 years ago, Englander has sprouted a network of hedge funds.

According to a Business Insider review of LinkedIn, media reports, and industry sources,

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YouTube Bans Trump-Friendly OANN For One Week After Network Touted Fake Covid Cure


YouTube blocked One America News Network (OANN) from posting new videos or earning money on its platform for one week after the conservative network promoted misleading information about the Covid-19 pandemic, Axios first reported, a move that comes as the network gains new attention amid President Trump’s feud with Fox News.

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It’s the first time YouTube has restricted the Trump-friendly network, according to Axios, though OANN has also violated YouTube’s Covid-19 misinformation policy before. 

The ban will block OANN from posting new videos on YouTube’s site and bar the network from earning money through YouTube’s “Partner Program.”

A YouTube spokesperson, Ivy Choi, told CNN the platform removed the video and restricted the network from its site

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Splunk acquires Flowmill for its kernel-level network monitoring technology

Information technology monitoring and analytics provider Splunk Inc. today announced plans to buy Flowmill Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based startup with a software platform that helps enterprises gain better visibility into their networks.

The terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. It’s expected to complete by Jan. 31, 2021. 

Troubleshooting networking issues can be tricky in large cloud and on-premises environments because it’s difficult to match data traffic streams to the systems generating them. Flowmill’s monitoring platform makes finding the source of traffic easier to help IT teams fix issues faster.

Behind the scenes, the platform uses a component of the Linux kernel called eBPF to match packets to systems and applications. Linux is the most widely used operating system in enterprise IT environments. The platform’s eBPF component, in turn, makes it possible to deploy code directly into the operating system kernel to collect low-level activity data about the applications

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When a hurricane blows out your internet, a drone can drop an instant Wi-Fi network

The deadliest hurricane in Puerto Rican history began as a cluster of thunderstorms off the western bulge of Africa on Sept. 13, 2017. Fueled by evaporation from warm tropical water just north of the equator, the storms began to form into circular bands and rotate around the area of low pressure moving west across the Atlantic Ocean. Three days later as the winds in those bands reached 75 mph, Hurricane Maria was officially born. 

After pummeling the Lesser Antilles, Maria approached Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as a powerful Category 4 storm. Traversing the island, the storm created devastation with violent winds (speed records were unreliable after land-based wind sensors were destroyed) and torrential flooding (almost 40 inches of rain fell on the mountain town of Caguas). Maria caused $90 billion in damage and, according to a George Washington University study commissioned by the commonwealth’s governor, left 2,975 people dead. 

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Vodafone Hit by Three-Hour Mobile Network Outage in Germany | Technology News

BERLIN (Reuters) – Vodafone said on Monday that operations on its German mobile network were returning to normal after the failure of control equipment caused a widespread outage lasting more than three hours.

The German unit of British-based Vodafone, the telecoms group with the most users in Europe, said its network was hit by problems in several regions at 1:50 p.m. (1250 GMT), leaving more than 100,000 mobile phone users cut off.

Tracking site Downdetector showed a steep spike in outages, with hotspots in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt and other cities.

Vodafone said the network problem had been caused by the failure of control equipment in Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin. The customers who were shut out of the network were reconnected at 3:30 p.m. and network traffic was normalising by 5 p.m.

“Our technical experts are working flat out on the exact root cause analysis and sustainable fault clearance.

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Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

A white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.

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The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and stickers praising Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager under investigation for shooting dead two Black Lives Matter protesters in Wisconsin in August.

According to the London-based Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), sales of the products fund two neo-Nazi extremist movements operating from Ukraine: Azov Battalion and Misanthropic Division. A number of UK far-right activists are believed to have been recruited by Azov Battalion to fight in the conflict in Ukraine.

a statue of a man: Ukraine-based Azov Battalion has sought to export its extreme ideology to the west.

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Ukraine-based Azov Battalion has sought to export its extreme ideology to

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Department of Industry stands up Australian Public Service Blockchain Network

The Australian government in February published a National Blockchain Roadmap centred on opportunities across the economy that it believed could be seized and enabled by the use of blockchain technology.

The roadmap contains 12 “signposts”, with one seeing the establishment of a group comprised of a bunch of government blockchain users.

Signpost four dictates the group would be created to discuss the learnings from existing government use cases, promote and diffuse these learnings across government, and identify further government use cases.

Speaking at the Digital Transformation Agency’s 2020 Digital Summit on Thursday, Chloe White, who is part of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources’ Emerging Technologies team, said this group has been focused on continuing to build capability in blockchain within government.

See also: Blockchain: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)

“Our goal is really to set up a network to uncover who are the public servants that are interested

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