Ang pagpapalawig sa pagbebenta ng maagang ibon sa Makagambala sa Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch


Hindi namin ilibing ang nangunguna sa balita na ito, mga tagahanga ng pagsisimula. Kami ay nagbibigay sa iyo ng lahat ng mga propesyonal na procrastinator at mga pagkaantala sa oras ng pagkaantala sa isang oras ng linggo upang hilahin ang inyong sarili at puntos ang pag-save ng maagang ibon sa mga Pass sa Disrupt Berlin 2019 (11-12 Disyembre).

Ang pagpepresyo ng maagang ibon ay nananatili pa rin hanggang sa 15 Nobyembre sa 11:59 p.m. (CEST). Huwag hayaang maubusan ang huling oras na ito. Talunin ang oras ng pagtatapos, bumili ng pass ng maagang ibon upang matakpan ang Berlin at panatilihing hanggang sa € 500 sa iyong pitaka.

Ang isa sa maraming kamangha-manghang mga aspeto ng Pagkagambala ay ang pagkakataon na matuto mula sa isang hanay ng mga eksperto sa komunidad ng nagsisimula. Narito ang tatlong halimbawa lamang ng kaalamang maaari mong mahuli sa Pagkagambala. Gusto mo pa? Suriin ang buong agenda ng kaganapan.

Series Ang financing ay isang nakakalito na hayop at isa sa pinakamahirap na pakikitungo upang isara. Kung ang mainit na paksang ito ay nakikipag-usap sa iyo, huwag palalampasin ang talakayan ng panel na bumaba sa Extra Stage.

Ano ang kinakailangan upang taasan ang isang Series A kasama sina Jessica Holzbach (tagapagtatag, Penta) at Louise Samet (kasosyo, Blossom Capital). Ang mga pondo ng kapital ng Venture ay umusbong ngayong dekada, ngunit ang pagtataas ng pera ay mahirap pa rin para sa mga batang kumpanya. Ano ang hinahanap ng mga mamumuhunan sa mga koponan, sukatan at produkto?

Ang pagbabago ng klima ay katwiran na ang pinakamalaking isyu ng ating oras. Alamin kung paano ang isang tagapagtatag ay naging pagpapanatili sa kanyang negosyo.

Paano mabuo ang pagpapanatili bilang isang negosyo kasama ang Benjamina Bollag (tagapagtatag / CEO, Higher Steaks). Tulad ng pagbabago ng klima at ang mga epekto ng isang pag-init ng mundo ay nagiging mas mahalaga para sa mga mamimili na nakalantad dito, pakinggan mula sa isang developer ng karne na may edad na lab at iba pa kung paano bumuo ng pagpapanatili bilang isang negosyo.

Sino ang hindi magugustuhan ng isang kristal na bola sa mga banal na trend ng pamumuhunan para sa darating na taon? Mayroon kaming susunod na pinakamagandang bagay – minus ang hocus pocus.

Pamumuhunan sa 2020 kasama si Carolina Brochado (director ng pamumuhunan, SoftBank Vision Fund) at Tom Hulme (pangkalahatang kasosyo, GV). Walang nagbabago nang napakabilis ng mga trend ng pamumuhunan. Mag-aalok ang Brochado at Hulme ng mga pananaw mula sa kanilang karanasan kapwa sa lupa at mula sa 50,000 talampakan upang pag-usapan ang tungkol sa kung ano ang nasa tindahan ng 2020 para sa mga startup.

Maraming kaalaman at oportunidad na naka-pack sa dalawang maikling araw. Huwag palalampasin ang kompetisyon ng pitch ng Startup battlefield. Maging doon bilang 15-20 stellar startups vie para sa Disrupt Cup, pag-ibig ng mamumuhunan, pansin ng media at ang $ 50,000 na premyo.

Naghahanap para sa mga bihasang coder upang matulungan ang iyong pananaw sa buhay? Tumungo sa Extra Stage ng Crunch at panoorin ang mga finalist ng Hackathon na lumalagay sa mga gumaganang produkto na idinisenyo at itinayo sa 24 na oras na puno ng presyon. Sino ang mananalo ng $ 5,000 na premyo para sa pinakamahusay na pangkalahatang hack?

Ang pagkagambala sa Berlin 2019 ay naganap noong 11-12 Disyembre. Ito ay ito – isang dagdag na linggo. Mayroon kang hanggang 15 Nobyembre sa 11:59 (CEST) – isang dagdag na linggo upang bumili ng isang maagang ibon-pass sa Makagambala sa Berlin. Tapos na!

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LIVE: Chris Cox, Dating Chief Product Officer, Facebook, sa pakikipag-usap kay WIRED & # 039; s Lauren Goode

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LIVE: Kami ay nakatira kasama si Chris Cox, dating Chief Product Officer, Facebook, mula sa aming # WIRED25 summit sa pakikipag-usap sa WIRED na senior manunulat na si Lauren Goode.

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Nai-post ni WIRED sa Biyernes, Nobyembre 8, 2019

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Tungkol sa kung ano ang partikular na nagtulak sa kanya upang umalis, ipinaliwanag ni Cox na, "Hindi ito isang bagay na naramdaman kong nais kong gumastos ng isa pang 13 taon sa social media. Nakita namin ni Mark na medyo naiiba ang mga bagay. . . Ako isipin kami ay pa rin pagsisiyasat u00a0bilang isang industriya, paano gawin ikaw balanse pagprotekta ang privacy ng mga tao impormasyon at nagpapatuloy u00a0sa panatilihin mga tao ligtas, ”sabi ni Cox.

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Sa kung ang paglipat patungo sa pag-encrypt ay bahagi nito, sinabi niya na sa palagay niya ang pag-encrypt ay "mahusay: at" Nag-aalok ito ng isang malaking halaga ng proteksyon, "ngunit nabanggit" iT tiyak na ginagawang mas kumplikado ang ilan sa mga bagay na iyon ”sa privacy kumpara sa balanse ng kaligtasan. Pinuno niya ang mga pagsisikap ng Facebook na bumuo ng mga paraan upang mahuli ang mga masasamang aktor kahit na sila ay protektado ng pag-encrypt. Kasama rito ang mga inisyatibo ng digital na literasiya sa Brazil at India nang maaga ng mga halalan, at nag-aalok ng mga sistema ng pagpapasa para sa pagpapadala ng mga kaduda-dudang impormasyon sa mga checker ng katotohanan. "Sa palagay ko ay may mga kalamangan at kaakibat sa mga sistemang ito at hindi ako hard-liner sa alinman sa kanila," sabi ni Cox, at binanggit na ang Facebook ay nabuo ay "sumasalamin sa nais ng mga tao."

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Tinanong si Cox tungkol sa pangunahing debate tungkol sa kung dapat pahintulutan ng Facebook ang pampulitikang advertising. "Sa palagay namin ang pampulitikang advertising ay maaaring maging mabuti at kapaki-pakinabang. Madalas itong pinapaboran at comers kumpara sa mga incumbents. "Gayunpaman, sa pagsusuri ng katotohanan, sinabi niya," Ako ay isang malaking tagahanga, "kahit na ang Facebook ay hindi inilalapat iyon sa mga ad na pampulitika. Pansinin niya na "Ako isipin ang kumpanya dapat mag-imbestiga at ay pagsisiyasat micro pag-target. . . kung mayroong daan-daang ng mga variant pagiging tumakbo ng ang malikhain pagkatapos u00a0ito nakakalito sa kumuha iyong armas sa paligid ano pagiging sinabi. "Nagtataguyod din siya para sa higit pang konteksto sa interface ng gumagamit na nakikilala ang mga ad na pampulitika. u00a0

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Si Chris Cox ay nagsasalita sa Wired25

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Sa susunod na mga proyekto ng Cox

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Mula nang umalis sa Facebook, sumali si Cox sa board ng advisory ng isang grupo na tinawag Acronym, na tumutulong sa pagbuo ng salansan ng teknolohiya at pagmemensahe sa mga progresibong kandidato. "Ito ay isang lugar saan aking pagdama ay na ang progresibo mayroon naging sa likuran sa ang kakayahan sa bumuo at paggamit bilang a pangkat imprastraktura na tumutulong ikaw mayroon a mabuti botante file, kung paano bumuo pagmemensahe - u00a0lang pangunahing pulitika sa 2019. ”

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Tinanong ni Wired ni Lauren Goode kung pinagsama niya ang kanyang sarili sa mga progresibo, kumuha ng pampulitika, at kung magagawa niya ito habang nasa Facebook pa rin. "Ganap hindi, ”tugon ni Cox. "At bakit ay na Ako isipin kailan ikaw sa a napaka u00a0matanda papel sa a platform, may tungkulin kang maging mas neutral sa iyong politika. ”

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Pagkatapos ay lumabas siya ng isang matapang na pahayag na pinagana ng kanyang kalayaan. "Sa palagay ko hindi dapat maging pangulo si Trump. Ang iba pang bagay na mahalaga sa akin ngayon ay ang pagbabago ng klima at hindi siya tutulong sa amin doon. "

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Na humantong sa Cox na tinatalakay na nagtatrabaho din siya upang payuhan ang pagsisimula ng San Francisco Mga Planet Lab, na gumagamit ng satellite imagery upang subaybayan ang pagbabago ng klima. "Ang pangitain ay sa magtayo ito maliit, tungkol sa sapatosbox-laki mga satellite kasama solar panel panel mga pakpak at mayroon a armada ng sila sa space, na ay tunay-oras imaging imaging ang Lupa. "

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Gamit ang data na iyon, ipinaliwanag ni Cox na maaari mong subaybayan ang mga wildfires, deforestation, halaman ng mga halaman ng karbon, methane gas at marami pa. Pagkatapos, "Ikaw maaari magsimula sa mag-ambag sa pagkakaroon a kalusugan sistema, saan ikaw ay talaga imaging imaging ang Daigdig bawat oras, at pagkatapos ikaw paglikha ilan pampubliko data itakda kasama mga tool na plug papasok desisyon gumagawa, mga bangko, seguro kumpanya, patakaran, mamumuhunan, mamamahayag, mag-aaral… ”

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Nagtanong tungkol sa malaking responsibilidad ng tech para sa pagtugon sa pagbabago ng klima, sinabi ni CoxAko isipin sa ang napaka hindi bababa sa ito paggawa a pangako sa pagiging carbon-nhalimbawa. "

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Ang trabaho ng Acronym at Planet Labs ', dahil sa paniniwala ng Cox na ang data ng klima ay nagpapatunay ng pangangailangan para sa isang bago sa Oval Office. Habang hindi tinalakay ito ni Cox sa itaas, inilista siya ng Wired bilang bahagi ng Shasta Group, na sariling sasakyan ni Cox para sa pag-ambag sa mga proyektong ito. Gayunpaman, hindi siya handa na maglunsad ng isang buong kumpanya na kanyang sarili sa politika at klima. "Ako pa rin kaya bata u00a0sa ito bukid na Ako huwag mayroon tama na kumpiyansa sa aking nagmamay-ari kaisipan modelo ng ang mundo. "

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Napagpasyahan ni Cox na sa pamamagitan ng pag-abala sa mga empleyado ng malaking kumpanya at pagkakaroon ng mga pinuno ng koponan ay mas binibigyang pansin ang pagbabago sa klima, "Ako gawin isipin tech maaari humantong. ” u00a0

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Ang motivational speeches ni Chris Cox ay nasa gitna ng bagong oryentasyon ng empleyado ng Facebook. Ngunit makalipas ang 14 na taon sa social network, umalis ang punong opisyal ng produkto noong Marso sa gitna ng isang executive shake-up at bagong plano ng Facebook upang unahin ang privacy sa pamamagitan ng paglipat upang i-encrypt ang mga mensahe sa pagmemensahe. Walang mga detalye sa kanyang susunod na mga proyekto na isiniwalat. Ngayon (…)

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Si Josh Constine ay isang mamamahayag ng teknolohiya na dalubhasa sa malalim na pagsusuri ng mga produktong panlipunan. Kasalukuyan siyang isang Editor-At-Malaki para sa TechCrunch at magagamit para sa mga pakikipagsapalaran sa pagsasalita.

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Noong nakaraan, si Constine ay ang lead Writer of Inside Facebook sa pamamagitan ng pagkuha nito sa pamamagitan ng WebMediaBrands, na sumasaklaw sa lahat tungkol sa social network.

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Nagtapos si Constine mula sa Stanford University noong 2009 na may degree ng Master sa Cybersociology, sinusuri ang impluwensya ng teknolohiya sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa lipunan. Sinaliksik niya ang epekto ng mga kontrol sa privacy sa pagsasapanlipunan ng mga bata, meme popular na mga siklo, at kung ano ang nakakaimpluwensya sa pag-click sa rate ng mga link na nai-post sa Twitter.

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Tumanggap din si Constine ng isang degree sa Bachelor of Arts na may mga parangal mula sa Stanford University noong 2007, na may konsentrasyon sa Social Psychology & Interpersonal Proseso.

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Si Josh Constine ay isang bihasang pampublikong tagapagsalita, at may moderated sa higit sa 120 sa entablado na panayam sa 15 mga bansa na may mga pinuno kasama ang Facebook CEO na si Mark Zuckerberg, whistleblower na si Edward Snowden (sa pamamagitan ng on-stage na video conference), at ng U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Magagamit siya sa katamtamang mga panel at chats ng fireside, naghahatid ng mga keynotes, at hatulan ang mga hackathon at pitch na kumpetisyon.

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Si Constine ay sinipi ng The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantiko, BBC World Magazine, Slate, at marami pa, kasama na ang naitampok sa telebisyon sa Magandang Umaga, Amerika, The Ngayon Show, China Central Television, at Fox News. Si Constine ay niraranggo bilang # 1 pinaka nabanggit na tech mamamahayag sa prestihiyosong news aggregator na Techmeme.

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(Mga Disclosures: Pansamantalang pinayuhan ni Josh Constine ang lokasyon ng social friend na pagbabahagi ng lokasyon ng startup codenamed na 'Signal' na nakabase sa San Francisco bago tuluyang mawala sa 2015. Ang pagpapahalagang papel na ito ay tinanggal sa mga editor ng AOL at TechCrunch at nagtapos na. Ang kasintahan ni Constine ay u00e9e Andee Gardiner co-itinatag na startup accelerator Founders Embassy.Ang pinsan ni Constine na si Darren Lachtman ay ang tagapagtatag ng influencer sa pag-a-start ng advertising na si Niche na nakuha ng Twitter, at mula pa siya ay natitira at itinatag ang studio content studio na Brat.Hindi nagsusulat si Constine tungkol sa Founders Embassy o Brat.Matatag ang personal ni Constine mga kakilala na nagmula mula sa pabahay ng kolehiyo circa 2007 kasama ang mga tagapagtatag sa Skybox Imaging (ngayon Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat, at Robinhood, ngunit hindi nagpapanatili ng malapit na pakikipag-ugnayan sa lipunan sa kanila at hindi rin nakakaimpluwensya sa kanyang pagsulat. ngunit ang mga pinondohan lamang ng mga kumpanyang hindi niya nasasakop.Mag-aari si Constine ng isang maliit na posisyon sa Ethereum at Ang Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, ay hindi day-trade, at ibunyag ang kanyang mga posisyon nang direkta sa mga artikulo kung saan naaangkop. Si Constine ay hindi gumagawa ng pagkonsulta, pamumuhunan ng anghel, o pangangalakal ng pampublikong stock na lampas sa pampublikong stock invesment ng pag-aari ng kanyang mga magulang na wala siyang papel sa pamamahala o pagpapayo.)

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Si Josh Constine ay isang mamamahayag ng teknolohiya na dalubhasa sa malalim na pagsusuri ng mga produktong panlipunan. Kasalukuyan siyang isang Editor-At-Malaki para sa TechCrunch at magagamit para sa mga pakikipagsapalaran sa pagsasalita.

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Noong nakaraan, si Constine ay ang lead Writer of Inside Facebook sa pamamagitan ng pagkuha nito sa pamamagitan ng WebMediaBrands, na sumasaklaw sa lahat tungkol sa social network.

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Nagtapos si Constine mula sa Stanford University noong 2009 na may degree ng Master sa Cybersociology, sinusuri ang impluwensya ng teknolohiya sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa lipunan. Sinaliksik niya ang epekto ng mga kontrol sa privacy sa pagsasapanlipunan ng mga bata, meme popular na mga siklo, at kung ano ang nakakaimpluwensya sa pag-click sa rate ng mga link na nai-post sa Twitter.

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Tumanggap din si Constine ng isang degree sa Bachelor of Arts na may mga parangal mula sa Stanford University noong 2007, na may konsentrasyon sa Social Psychology & Interpersonal Proseso.

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Si Josh Constine ay isang bihasang pampublikong tagapagsalita, at may moderated sa higit sa 120 sa entablado na panayam sa 15 mga bansa na may mga pinuno kasama ang Facebook CEO na si Mark Zuckerberg, whistleblower na si Edward Snowden (sa pamamagitan ng on-stage na video conference), at ng U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Magagamit siya sa katamtamang mga panel at chats ng fireside, naghahatid ng mga keynotes, at hatulan ang mga hackathon at pitch na kumpetisyon.

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Si Constine ay sinipi ng The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantiko, BBC World Magazine, Slate, at marami pa, kasama na ang naitampok sa telebisyon sa Magandang Umaga, Amerika, The Ngayon Show, China Central Television, at Fox News. Si Constine ay niraranggo bilang # 1 pinaka nabanggit na tech mamamahayag sa prestihiyosong news aggregator na Techmeme.

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(Mga Disclosures: Pansamantalang pinayuhan ni Josh Constine ang lokasyon ng social friend na pagbabahagi ng lokasyon ng startup codenamed na 'Signal' na nakabase sa San Francisco bago tuluyang mawala sa 2015. Ang pagpapahalagang papel na ito ay tinanggal sa mga editor ng AOL at TechCrunch at nagtapos na. Ang kasintahan ni Constine ay u00e9e Andee Gardiner co-itinatag na startup accelerator Founders Embassy.Ang pinsan ni Constine na si Darren Lachtman ay ang tagapagtatag ng influencer sa pag-a-start ng advertising na si Niche na nakuha ng Twitter, at mula pa siya ay natitira at itinatag ang studio content studio na Brat.Hindi nagsusulat si Constine tungkol sa Founders Embassy o Brat.Matatag ang personal ni Constine mga kakilala na nagmula mula sa pabahay ng kolehiyo circa 2007 kasama ang mga tagapagtatag sa Skybox Imaging (ngayon Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat, at Robinhood, ngunit hindi nagpapanatili ng malapit na pakikipag-ugnayan sa lipunan sa kanila at hindi rin nakakaimpluwensya sa kanyang pagsulat.Paminsan-minsan si Constine ay nagbabayad ng mga pakikipagsapalaran sa pagsasalita sa mga kumperensya. ngunit ang mga pinondohan lamang ng mga kumpanyang hindi niya nasasakop.Mag-aari si Constine ng isang maliit na posisyon sa Ethereum at Ang Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, ay hindi day-trade, at ibunyag ang kanyang mga posisyon nang direkta sa mga artikulo kung saan naaangkop. Si Constine ay hindi gumagawa ng pagkonsulta, pamumuhunan ng anghel, o pangangalakal ng pampublikong stock na lampas sa pampublikong stock invesment ng pag-aari ng kanyang mga magulang na wala siyang papel sa pamamahala o pagpapayo.)

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Ang opisyal na salita ay bumaba mula sa mga pederal na awtoridad sa isang potensyal na sanhi ng sakit sa misteryo na nakakaapekto sa mga gumagamit ng vape: Ang Vitamin E acetate, isang kemikal na natagpuan sa ilang mga vaping na produkto na ipinakita upang maglasing sa mga baga nang matagal. Ang paghahanap ay tinawag na isang "pambihirang tagumpay" ngunit malayo sa huling salita sa sitwasyon.

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Nakalulungkot, ang kondisyon ay naangkin na ang buhay ng hindi bababa sa 39 katao, at higit sa 2,000 kaso ang naiulat na kolektibong mula sa bawat estado ngunit ang Alaska. At present the only advice offered has been to stop vaping altogether.

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Sa isang teleconference ng media, ang mga ulo ng pagsisiyasat mula sa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ay ipinaliwanag ang batayan para ituro ang daliri sa Vitamin E acetate. Ang sangkap ay nabanggit bilang isang posibleng problema ng maaga ngunit ang kamakailan lamang na pagsubok ay itinatag ito bilang isang hinihinalang bona fide, paliwanag ng koponan.

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Ang mga halimbawang kinuha mula sa baga ng 29 na biktima ng kondisyon ay ipinadala mula sa 10 iba't ibang mga estado, at ang bitamina E acetate ay natagpuan sa kanilang lahat. “These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate as the primary site of injury within the lungs,” said Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC .

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Bagaman sumang-ayon siya na ang katibayan na ito ay isang "pambihirang tagumpay," sinabi niya na sa kasalukuyan ay isang correlative finding u2014 more research is required to establish sanhi, lalo na ang mekanismo ng pinsala, kahit na ang ibang gawain ay nagawa sa lugar na iyon.

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"Ang nakaraang pananaliksik na hindi CDC ay nagmumungkahi na kapag ang inuming si vitamin E acetate, maaari itong makagambala sa normal na pag-andar ng baga," sabi niya.

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"Mahalagang tandaan na ang mga natuklasan na ito ay hindi pinipigilan ang iba pang posibleng mga compound o sangkap na maaaring maging sanhi ng mga pinsala sa baga," patuloy niya. "Maaaring may higit sa isang sanhi ng pagsiklab."

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Ang pantay na mahalaga ay ang mga istatistika na kasangkot sa mga mapagkukunan ng mga sangkap na pinag-uusapan. Tulad ng nabanggit kanina sa pagsisiyasat, isang malaking bahagi ng mga nagdurusa mula sa kondisyong ito ay ang paggamit ng mga produktong THC, at partikular na nakuha sa pamamagitan ng mga hindi regulated na mga channel tulad ng mga negosyante sa kalye.

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Ang bitamina E acetate ay maaaring naidagdag para sa layunin ng mahalagang pagputol ng produkto, binanggit ni Schuchat bilang tugon sa isang katanungan sa tawag.

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"Maaaring gawin ito para sa hindi sinasadya na layunin, o layunin ng kita, ng pag-dilute ng mga materyales, gawin itong maganda at marahil hindi kinakailangang gumamit ng mas maraming THC o iba pang mga aktibong sangkap," aniya.

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Other potentially dangerous chemicals have been identified in vape products when heated and aerosolized, including many that even the creators might not have predicted.

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Ang pag-alam ng isang potensyal na salarin ay hindi nakukuha sa gitna ng problema, na kung saan ang kemikal na ito (marahil sa iba pa) ay nakapagpatayo ng mga buwan o taon sa mga baga ng mga madalas na gumagamit ng vape. Ang paggamot ay isang kahanay na linya ng pananaliksik, ngunit ang pag-alam ng hindi bababa sa isang sangkap na responsable ay dapat na kapaki-pakinabang.

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Ang naunang payo ng CDC ay nakatayo pa rin, ang mga opisyal ay nabanggit: Pinapayuhan nila ang pag-iwas sa vaping nang buo, dahil napakakaunting mga kontrol sa kasalukuyan kung saan pinapayagan ang mga sangkap sa mga produkto ng vape, at kung ano ang dapat ipahayag sa packaging, o sa katunayan kung ang mga deklarasyong iyon ay nasa anumang paraan tumpak.

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Will this be as poorly attended as SF Disrupt and essentially a series of agendaed and scripted press conferences?

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To learn more about the next wave of consumer startup investment outside Silicon Valley, Iu2019m speaking to leading B2C-focused investors in various hubs about the trends they’re excited about right now.u00a0

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Consumer health and banking startups were recurring areas of interest, and there’s a sense that apps and product brands which provide a deeper sense of community are an untapped opportunity.

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner at Union Square Ventures

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At USV, we are focused on opportunities that broaden access by leveraging technology to increase value and decrease cost in big buckets of consumer spend. In doing so, we are looking for ways to make products and services previously available to a select segment available to many more. In particular, we have been investing in areas of consumer health where the delivery mechanism not only makes the care more convenient but also more affordable and higher quality; products and platforms in financial services that change the traditional underlying model to drive financial health for a mass customer; and opportunities that create new access to education both for kids and lifelong learners.u00a0

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Within each of these segments, I’ve been very interested in how new communities are forming inside products–users that come for a specific offering are forming allegiance and increasing engagement by interacting with other users. I think that is a trend we will only see accelerate.

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David Tisch, Founding Partner at BoxGroup

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People are bored on their phones, not of their phones. I am most excited to meet founders working on consumer apps that bring happiness and fun to a mass consumer audience, as I continue to believe we are in the early days of mobile and the app store is not dead.

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These apps may look like a game, they may be a game, or they may be a new feed, but TikTok, Twitch, HQ, Yolo and other Snap app kit apps, Tinder and others have shown consumers want new apps, the barrier for adoption and retention isu00a0 just very high. All apps and games have a half-life, creating something with a very long one is really hard, but the demand is sitting on the phone scrolling thorough feeds, waiting for some new fun. We are excited about apps that allow people to interact with others in different ways, in new worlds, using new hardware, or new interfaces.

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With the rise of the sober curious movement, we invested in Kin Euphorics, offering consumers a sexy option to an alcoholic drink, creating a social experience around a non-alcoholic beverage that doesnu2019t exist in the market today. With beer sales decreasing five years in a row, brands like Heineken are offering alcohol-free alternatives catering to this growing audience.

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With the decline of religion, we have seen the rise of what we call the u201crise of the alternate community.u201d Consumers are looking for ways to connect online and offline based on specific interests. Examples of this in our portfolio include The Wonder, a membership model for familyhood, Peanut, a social network for modern motherhood, and Co-Star, an astrology app.

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With this initiative, a16z wants to democratize cryptocurrencies. Dixon and the a16z team has been involved in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space for seven years, and the firm now wants to share some of its learnings with entrepreneurs.

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This way, it could give a boost to the crypto community, which could create investment opportunities for a16z down the road u2014 a16z says clearly that participating in the crypto startup school doesn’t mean you’ll receive an investment from a16z. It also positions a16z as a thoughtful investor when it comes to crypto startup investments u2014 not just for participants of the crypto startup school but for the crypto community at large.

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The program is looking for 20 to 25 teams, which should represent approximately 40 participants. You should have prior experience when it comes to building software products, but you donu2019t need to be a crytpo expert. Participants can expect 12 to 15 hours of lectures, workshops, mentorship and networking opportunities per week.

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Recently, I shared the responses from several London-based investors; today, we spoke to eight of New Yorku2019s top consumer VCs:

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Consumer health and banking startups were recurring areas of interest, and there’s a sense that apps and product brands which provide a deeper sense of community are an untapped opportunity.

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner at Union Square Ventures

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At USV, we are focused on opportunities that broaden access by leveraging technology to increase value and decrease cost in big buckets of consumer spend. In doing so, we are looking for ways to make products and services previously available to a select segment available to many more. In particular, we have been investing in areas of consumer health where the delivery mechanism not only makes the care more convenient but also more affordable and higher quality; products and platforms in financial services that change the traditional underlying model to drive financial health for a mass customer; and opportunities that create new access to education both for kids and lifelong learners.u00a0

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Within each of these segments, I’ve been very interested in how new communities are forming inside products–users that come for a specific offering are forming allegiance and increasing engagement by interacting with other users. I think that is a trend we will only see accelerate.

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David Tisch, Founding Partner at BoxGroup

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People are bored on their phones, not of their phones. I am most excited to meet founders working on consumer apps that bring happiness and fun to a mass consumer audience, as I continue to believe we are in the early days of mobile and the app store is not dead.

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These apps may look like a game, they may be a game, or they may be a new feed, but TikTok, Twitch, HQ, Yolo and other Snap app kit apps, Tinder and others have shown consumers want new apps, the barrier for adoption and retention isu00a0 just very high. All apps and games have a half-life, creating something with a very long one is really hard, but the demand is sitting on the phone scrolling thorough feeds, waiting for some new fun. We are excited about apps that allow people to interact with others in different ways, in new worlds, using new hardware, or new interfaces.

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Anu Duggal, Founding Partner at Female Founders Fund

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With the rise of the sober curious movement, we invested in Kin Euphorics, offering consumers a sexy option to an alcoholic drink, creating a social experience around a non-alcoholic beverage that doesnu2019t exist in the market today. With beer sales decreasing five years in a row, brands like Heineken are offering alcohol-free alternatives catering to this growing audience.

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With the decline of religion, we have seen the rise of what we call the u201crise of the alternate community.u201d Consumers are looking for ways to connect online and offline based on specific interests. Examples of this in our portfolio include The Wonder, a membership model for familyhood, Peanut, a social network for modern motherhood, and Co-Star, an astrology app.

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Recently reelected, Indonesian President Joko Widodou00a0announced a desire to move the nation’s capital from Jakarta to the East Kalimantan region, citing environmental concerns, the most exigent of these being the fact that Jakarta is literally sinking due to the uncontrolled extraction of groundwater. Widodo said he wished to separate Indonesiau2019s government from its business and economic hub in Jakarta.

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However, what would a move from Jakarta do to Indonesiau2019s burgeoning startup economy?

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Shifting administrative governmental hubs

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According to Widodo, studies have determined that the best site for the proposed new capital is between North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kertanegara, both located in East Kalimantan. The basis of this selection is due to studies highlighting the regionu2019s relative protection from natural disasters, especially when compared to other regions. This would definitely be a benefit for the governmental heart of Indonesia, ensuring continuous administrative functions in a disaster-prone region. Other governments have separated administrative centers from their economic hubs with varying degrees of success, with some examples being Brazilu2019s creation of Brasu00edlia, as well as Koreau2019s projected move from Seoul to Sejong.

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What is most interesting to note from prior examples is that these newer branched-out cities are non-surprisingly, heavily government-centric. In Brasu00edlia, roles tied to the government make up nearly 40% of all jobs, while in Sejong, a lack of facilities like public transit and commercial mall space cause many to commute into Sejong for government work, instead of permanently settling in the area. Given the semi-undeveloped nature of East Kalimantan, these anecdotes are quite troubling if the government is actually moving to North Penajam Paser or Kutai Kertanegara.

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These facts raise the question of economic impacts of such governmental moves. In fact, one may even opine that while these moves do allow for governmental growth, ultimately, they may hurt the country economically due to a divestment between both government and economic hubs. In this specific instance, it is most important to analyze the impact of such a move on Indonesiau2019s startup economy, as the nation is one the worldu2019s leaders in startup growth.

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Indonesiau2019s startup economy

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Indonesia has emerged as a startup hub within Southeast Asia in recent years, with its population of over 260 million marking it as the worldu2019s fourth-most populous country. Additionally, Indonesiau2019s mobile-first population has enabled the full embrace of the internet era, with 95% of all internet users in Indonesia connected to the web via a mobile device.

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Similarly, startup growth has boomed in the island archipelago, with several Indonesian-based unicorns disrupting local, regional, and global economies. Softbank-backed ecommerce giant Tokopedia is currently in talksu00a0for a pre-IPO funding round, while emerging super-app Gojek controls significant portions of the ride-sharing industry in Asia, simultaneously expanding intou00a0separate industriesu00a0to include digital payments, food delivery, and evenu00a0video-streaming. Additionally, online travel portal Traveloka (in which Expedia has a minority stake) has recentlyu00a0entered the financial services space, furthering its impact within Asia. These specific examples of high-growth startups demonstrate a population hungry for innovation, further driving the developing startup economy.

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The crowded landscape of programs teaching non-technical people to become software developers has been a proving ground for a new model of education financing: income share agreements (ISAs). With an ISA, students avoid paying tuition upfront or taking out private loans, instead paying a percentage of their income for a time after graduation after they’re earning a minimum income.

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The model aligns education providers with students’ career outcomes, and one startup is staking a claim to be the leader in the space; Kenzie Academy, a year-long program with a physical campus in Indianapolis u2014 and a student body that’s 66 percent online u2014 announced a partnership with Community Investment Management (CIM) earlier this week that provides $100 million in debt to cover the operating costs associated with students who defer payment through ISAs.

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Kenzie co-founder and CEO Chok Ooi says that core to Kenzie’s mission is the goal that its graduates “can stay in the heartland and attract more jobs so that someone coming out of the Midwest no longer has to move to Silicon Valley or New York to have a successful career in tech.” This $100 million is one of the largest commitments yet to financing ISAs and Kenzie is using it to recruit a more diverse population of students who may not be able to afford tuition or qualify for student loans otherwise.

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I interviewed Ooi to understand how Kenzie differentiates itself from competitors, how it has iterated its model to improve retention and job placement and how he expects the ISA market to evolve over the next couple years. Here’s the transcript of our conversation, edited for length and clarity:

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Eric Peckham: The landscape of software developer training programs is crowded. Where did you see an opportunity to do something different, and how do you position Kenzie relative to others in the market?

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Chok Ooi: My co-founder came from Galvanize, so we observed firsthand the proliferation of tech and coding boot camps. These are typically short-term, three-to-five month programs and they tend to do well serving people with college degrees. I would say that they are disrupting the masters’ program space. We saw a major gap in programs that serve a much larger demographic of people who are much earlier in their development. People who never went to college, or did a little bit of college and dropped out, or just never had a professional work experience. A three-month training is insufficient to get them to a point where they could land a technical job and be successful.

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We saw an opportunity to bring high-quality tech education to the American heartland that is 12 months in length. For about two-thirds of our students, this is their first post-secondary credential training.

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We are giving them not just the technical skills, but elements from a traditional four-year college as well, like critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

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Compared to those other bootcamps or training programs, is Kenzie targeting different job outcomes for its graduates?

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We did a survey of our students that asked them to name the top five tech companies they desired to work for. None of the Silicon Valley companies made the list other than Salesforce. Indianapolis is the second largest Salesforce office outside of San Francisco. The rest of the companies our students named were companies like DMI and Zylo that people in Silicon Valley don’t hear about but are doing very well in the Midwest. Their friends work there. They’re a fabric of the community. If we really want to create job opportunities for the rest of America, we cannot adopt the Silicon Valley mindset.

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Kenzie Academy co-Founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

Kenzie Academy co-founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

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So how do you evaluate technical aptitude and critical thinking in the admissions process? What’s that process look like, and how has it evolved over the last couple of years? What have you learned in order to make that more effective?

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Prior to founding Kenzie, I started a company nine years ago called AglityIO. The model for AgilityIO was similar to companies like Andela. We were trying to solve the talent crunch in the Bay Area by recruiting and training people with the raw talent in Vietnam. Today, that company works with Google, Uber, NerdWallet, Meetup.com and 150 other tech companies. So Iu2019ve experience in developing processes to identify raw talent in this context.

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As people are doing the online assessments, we collect data points of how long it takes for them to solve the problem, what their different decision points are and things like that. Then as they get enrolled in Kenzie, we continue to collect attendance data, grades, and then placement data and use that to look at success and failure cases. We constantly refine our assessment.

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Are you seeing any particular pattern or cluster in the applications youu2019re receiving or the candidates youu2019re accepting in terms of prior field of employment or aspect of their background?

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These projects often focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, and since Microsoft is on a mission to infuse all of its products with more AI smarts, it’s no surprise that it’s also seeking ways to integrate Microsoft Research’s innovations into the rest of the company.

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Across the board, the company is trying to find ways to become more innovative, especially around its work in AI, and it’s putting processes in place to do so. Microsoft is unusually open about this process, too, and actually made it somewhat of a focus this week at Ignite, a yearly conference that typically focuses more on technical IT management topics.

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At Ignite,u00a0Microsoft will for the first time present these projects externally at a dedicated keynote. That feels similar to what Google used to do with its ATAP group at its I/O events and is obviously meant to showcase the cutting-edge innovation that happens inside of Microsoft (outside of making Excel smarter).

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To manage its AI innovation efforts, Microsoft created the Microsoft AI group led by VP Mitra Azizirad, who’s tasked with establishing thought leadership in this space internally and externally, and helping the company itself innovate faster (Microsoft’s AI for Good projects also fall under this group’s purview). I sat down with Azizirad to get a better idea of what her team is doing and how she approaches getting companies to innovate around AI and bring research projects out of the lab.

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“We began to put together a narrative for the company of what it really means to be in an AI-driven world and what we look at from a differentiated perspective,” Azizirad said. “What we’ve done in this area is something that has resonated and landed well. And now we’re including AI, but we’re expanding beyond it to other paradigm shifts like human-machine interaction, future of computing and digital responsibility, as more than just a set of principles and practices but an area of innovation in and of itself.”

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Currently, Microsoft is doing a very good job at talking and thinking about horizon one opportunities, as well as horizon three projects that are still years out, she said. “Horizon two, we need to get better at, and that’s what we’re doing.”

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It’s worth stressing that Microsoft AI, which launched about two years ago, marks the first time there’s a business, marketing and product management team associated with Microsoft Research, so the team does get a lot of insights into upcoming technologies. Just in the last couple of years, Microsoft has published more than 6,000 research papers on AI, some of which clearly have a future in the company’s products.

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Securing a green card can feel overwhelming for people in Silicon Valley who were born in India and China. But with the right help and guidance from a skilled immigration attorney, the process can be simpler, smoother and more successful.

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Limits written into existing immigration laws on both the number of green cards issued each year, as well as the number of green cards available based on country of origin, leave some waiting half a century or more for a green card, with people from India and China facing the longest wait times for employment-based green cards.

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In this fiscal year, which ended on October 31, 226,000 family-sponsored green cards and 141,918 employment-based green cards were available. And the per-country cap, which is the maximum number of green cards available to individuals born in a particular country, was 25,754.u00a0

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Although these U.S. laws pose an extra challenge for people born in countries with the highest demand for green cards, if you were born in India or China, there are some things you can do to mitigate this wait.

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Ang EB-1A green card for extraordinary ability does not require an employer sponsor or even a job offer, which means itu2019s one of the few self-petition green cards. To demonstrate eligibility,u00a0you must be able to show you have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and that you and your work have received national or international acclaim.u00a0

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Individuals who apply for the EB-1A do not need to obtain labor certification (as required of employers). That means the process is simpler and can be much faster than typical employment-based green cards. Also, an individual applicant may have more flexibility to change jobs than if an employer applied on their behalf.

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Ang EB-1B green card for outstanding researchers and professors requires an employer to sponsor you. Candidates for the EB-1B green card must demonstrate great achievements in their academic field.u00a0

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And finally, the EB-1C green card for multinational managers and executives enables an employer to bring an executive or manager who has been working abroad over to the U.S. to live and work. The EB-1C candidate must have worked outside the U.S. for the employer for at least one year.

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This Cato Institute analysis estimates individuals born in China and India face waiting eight and nine years, respectively, for an EB-1 green card.u00a0Despite the small and growing backlog for EB-1 green cards for individuals born in China and India, it still remains one of the quicker options.
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