Big Tech is swallowing the rest of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s deepening descent into wealth inequality is particularly stark when comparing Big Tech with the San Francisco Bay Area’s small businesses.

Consider: While Alphabet Inc.
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is building at a breakneck pace — Google’s parent company plans an 80-acre, mixed-use campus in downtown San Jose that will house 25,000 employees — and hiring at a steady clip, the services industry in the valley lays in ruins. Jobs in that sector tumbled 41% in 2020 amid a wave of closures and scaled-back operations at restaurants, beauty salons, and mom-and-pop stores, while Big Tech added tech jobs.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 teardown – see the internals of this smartphone –

Yesterday, Xiaomi officially released the Xiaomi Mi 11 in China. This is the first smartphone to come with a Snapdragon 888 SoC. Well, it didn’t take long for the first teardown of this device to appear online. Let’s take a look at what the internals of this smartphone looks like.

Xiaomi Mi 11 teardown

Like all teardowns, the unmasking of this phone involves first removing the SIM tray at the bottom of the phone near the USB-C interface. Then you can pry open all the glue of the plain leather back shell. After that, you can then remove the screws that fix the camera

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How much internet speed do you really need?

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Whether you’re moving to a new place or simply shopping around for new options, trying to figure out an internet plan can be more complicated than you might assume. Most plans have you pay for your internet speed and capacity, which prompts the question: How much internet speed do you really need?

Most internet service providers usually have a guide on their websites, but guides like those will sometimes try to upsell you on the benefits of faster speeds you might not actually need. The good news is that we’re here to help

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Delivery App Workers Experience Pay Cuts, Scams, and Unfair Penalties

Apps like Uber, Instacart and Postmates initially drew in gig workers with the promise of easy money (pick up a shift on your lunch break!), flexible hours, and unlimited earning potential. The reality, however, is that the apps’ workers face increasing challenges like low wages, scams, and penalties, all of which have been getting worse in recent weeks.

According to a report from Motherboard, Instacart has been temporarily suspending the accounts of Instacart workers who cancel deliveries, even in “no fault” special cases where no one was home or a minor ordered alcohol. Instacart says the suspensions happen when

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