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You might have been to a great music festival before. Have you ever been made just for you? It's probably not. You can use the app to imagine what that festival will look like. The promo poster for a fake festival will be generated based on your listening habits, if you sign in with your Spotify credentials.

The password manager LastPass said it was investigating a security incident after its systems were compromised for the second time this year. It's not clear what data may have been accessed, investigations are still underway.

This week, Openai opened up access to their new chat-style interface, which allows you to interact with their new language-generationai through a simple chat style interface. It allows you to chat with a robot and create passages of text. Darrell used it to quickly write a cheat sheet for Pokemon.

This week, Amazon Web Services hosted its annual re:Invent conference, where the company shows off what's next for the cloud computing platform that powers a huge chunk of the internet. What are this year's highlights? A low-code tool for serverless apps, a pledge to giveAWS customers control over where in the world their data is stored, and a tool to run city-sized simulations in the cloud were some of the pledges made by the company.

Ivan Mehta writes that Elon Musk has suspended the account of the man known as Ye after he posted antisemitic messages.

Every year in December, the company shipsWrapped, an interactive feature that takes your listening data for the year and presents it in a super visual way. This year it has the basics, like how many minutes you streamed, but it is also branching out with ideas like "listening personality", a system that puts each user into one of 16 camps.

I was hoping to not have a layoffs story for a week. The CEO of DoorDash explained this week that they hired too quickly during the Pandemic and are laying off 1,250 people.

According to Ron Miller, Bret Taylor was named board chair at Twitter and co-CEO at the time. He doesn't have a job one year later. Taylor says he is going back to his entrepreneurial roots.

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I was expecting things to be quiet last week due to the holiday, but they still had great shows.


The members-only paywall has something to do with it. This week, the most read thing was by the members of the group.

Reclaim.ai has raised $10 million over the last two years without giving up a board seat. What is the way? Henry is a co- founder of Reclaim.ai

Rebecca Szkutak wonders why there are so many consultant-led venture capital funds.

DocSend co- founder and former CEO Russ Heddleston wrote about the importance of raising money in times of greater scrutiny.