I’ve been getting tons of ‘wrong number’ spam texts, and I don’t hate it?

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The text that arrived at 3:51PM on Monday, March 28th, seemed innocent at first.

“Mr. Steven,” it read, “I am very sorry, after our communication and understanding during this period of time, I feel that we are not suitable in some ways.”

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 8:00am
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Sony had to make a PC gaming monitor because the PS5 isn’t enough

Sony InZone M9
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

It’s no mystery why Sony made a PC gaming monitor that can also work well with the PS5. The PC gaming business is simply too big to ignore, and it’s just money on the table that’s otherwise up for grabs by other monitor makers.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 10:00am
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The Station: Robotaxi roadblock and Tesla layoffs hit Autopilot team

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Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B.

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 7:00am
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Crypto platform Vauld suspends withdrawals, trading and deposits amid financial challenges

Vauld, a Singapore-headquartered crypto lending and exchange startup, has suspended withdrawals, trading and deposits on its eponymous platform with immediate effect as it navigates “financial challenges,” it said Monday.

The three-year-old startup — which counts Peter Thiel-backed Valar Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and Pantera Capital among its backers and has raised about $27 million — said it is facing financial challenges amid the market downturn, which it said has prompted customer withdrawals of about $198 million since June 12.

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 3:19am
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Juragan Material is simplifying Indonesia’s complicated construction supply chain

Indonesia’s construction industry is large and growing quickly, but a lot of supply procurement is still done the old-fashioned way, through phone calls and text messages. Juragan Material wants to make things easier with a B2B marketplace for building materials from curated suppliers.

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 2:08am
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Despite crypto ban, China’s tech talent rides the global web3 wave

Despite China’s sweeping bans on cryptocurrencies, domestic web3 talent is quietly flourishing, with many venturing beyond the country’s border.

From offering crypto derivative products to to making NFT games, Chinese web3 entrepreneurs’ footprint is far-reaching worldwide. We spoke to a dozen Chinese founders and investors to find out how this group is trying to build global web3 businesses while still keeping their roots in China and taking advantage of the home country’s abundant tech talent.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 9:55pm
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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

You’ve brushed off your Keynote skills, you’re giddy that you’re finally going to be able to start paying yourself a living wage, and you are excited to start pitching your startup’s next round of funding to your investors. It’s heady times, for sure, but hit the other pedal there for a moment, friend — you may be forgetting something.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 2:00pm
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Tracking Klarna’s plunging valuation

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. This will include everything from funding rounds to trends to an analysis of a particular space to hot takes on a particular company or phenomenon.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 10:16am
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Bluejacking vs. Bluebugging vs. Bluesnarfing: What's the Difference?

Bluetooth is a handy feature and an increasingly important one as more phones lose their headphone ports. However, it can also open the door to attacks like Bluejacking, Bluesnarfing, and Bluebugging. If you want to stop these attacks, you first need to know what they are.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 10:00am
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