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Billionaire tech CEO Todd McKinnon slams Crossfit and disassociates himself from the group over the founder’s controversial tweet about George Floyd

Tech billionaire Todd McKinnon has announced he is disassociating himself from the fitness organisation Crossfit after its founder made offensive statements about George Floyd. The Okta CEO has been a very public supporter of Crossfit for years. In 2017, he even competed in its premiere competition that ranked him among […]
Billionaire tech CEO Todd McKinnon slams Crossfit and disassociates himself from the group over the founder’s controversial tweet about George Floyd
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Tech companies have cancelled 12 high-profile conferences so far, causing an estimated economic loss of $1 billion amid coronavirus concerns. Here’s the full list.

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is forcing tech companies to adapt as remote work and suspended travel become realities. Some of the biggest tech conferences of the year are being cancelled as well, as companies heed the CDC’s advice to “modify, postpone or cancel mass gatherings.” Facebook’s F8 conference, […]
Tech companies have cancelled 12 high-profile conferences so far, causing an estimated economic loss of $1 billion amid coronavirus concerns. Here’s the full list.
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The CEO behind one of the hottest IPOs of 2019 just helped email startup Front raise $59 million in a push to reinvent business email and take on Microsoft Outlook

Front just raised $US59 million in Series C funding, in a round that included prominent software executives from hot companies like Zoom, Atlassian, Okta and Qualtrics. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and Atlassian President Jay Simons are among those who participated. Front is taking on Outlook and Gmail with a team […]
The CEO behind one of the hottest IPOs of 2019 just helped email startup Front raise $59 million in a push to reinvent business email and take on Microsoft Outlook
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$10 billion identity startup Okta launches a $50 million venture capital fund to invest in startups using blockchain and AI

At its customer conference Oktane, cloud identity manager Okta announced a $US50 million fund to invest in the next generation of identity and authentication startups. The fund will focus on early-stage investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain startups. The fund’s first investment is in Trusted Key, a blockchain-based […]
$10 billion identity startup Okta launches a $50 million venture capital fund to invest in startups using blockchain and AI
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Obama: There’s a misperception that government workers don’t work hard

In America, the term “government worker” has become synonymous with the idea of an unambitious person who works scant few hours for the pay. But it’s a myth that government workers don’t work hard, former President Barack Obama said on Wednesday speaking at a tech conference in Las Vegas. And […]
Obama: There’s a misperception that government workers don’t work hard
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