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The founders of a billion-dollar Israeli spyware startup accused of helping Saudi Arabia attack dissidents are funding a web of new companies that hack into smart speakers, routers, and other devices

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The founders of a billion-dollar Israeli spyware startup accused of helping Saudi Arabia attack dissidents are funding a web of new companies that hack into smart speakers, routers, and other devices

The founders of a billion-dollar Israeli spyware startup accused of helping Saudi Arabia attack dissidents are funding a web of new companies that hack into smart speakers, routers, and other devices

Becky Peterson | NSO Group has been accused of helping despotic regimes spy on dissidents. But it's not the only Israeli tech company selling spyware.

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Poop-testing startup uBiome has filed for bankruptcy. Some of its largest creditors are health insurers saying they're owed millions in refunds.

Emma Court,Erin Brodwin | The biggest claim comes in at $2.1 million and was made by a fraud specialist at health insurer Cigna.

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YouTube creator Collins Key on how a data-driven strategy helped him gain 19 million subscribers after an initial spark of fame from his magic act

Amanda Perelli | Collins Key said he used a data-driven strategy to grow his 19 million subscriber YouTube channel after appearing on "America's Got Talent."

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Barclays insiders say a hiring freeze is afoot as roles stay unfilled, bonuses get slashed, and senior staff flee

Rebecca Ungarino,Dakin Campbell,Trista Kelley | Barclays raised the bar for external hires, and it isn't filling vacancies in what some insiders call an ongoing informal freeze for some divisions.

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'Silicon Valley is like an annoying echo chamber': Here's how the CEO of a parking startup raised $117 million despite an army of VC naysayers

Callum Burroughs | "All those valet companies they wanted to back have blown up and the bubble has been proven wrong," SpotHero CEO Mark Lawrence told Business Insider.

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A LinkedIn ranking of top startups revealed 5 major trends that founders and investors shouldn't ignore

Sherin Shibu | Cannabis, sports betting, and micro-mobility are among the biggest trends that LinkedIn found among top startups this year.

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$32 billion Atlassian just made sweeping updates to its cloud products, as it changes with the times: 'We strongly believe cloud is our future'

Rosalie Chan | Anu Bharadwaj, Atlassian's head of cloud products, said customers were asking for more cloud features to popular products like Jira and Confluence.

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Bankrupt poop-testing startup uBiome was banking on CVS selling its tests — but the chain just turned it down

Zachary Tracer,Erin Brodwin | "Given the circumstances surrounding uBiome, we'll be stopping shipments and, in the event product has already arrived in store, marking it as 'do not sell,'" a CVS spokesperson said.

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The research chief at the world's largest hedge fund breaks down 3 things that will make the next financial crisis unique — and how political tensions could be at its core

Akin Oyedele | As concerns about the next recession flare, there are various uncertainties that investors must start grappling with.

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We spoke to the top recruiters in the booming cannabis business. Here are their 3 best tips for landing your dream job in the industry.

Jeremy Berke | The cannabis industry is growing rapidly, but it takes more than a passion for cannabis to land a role at companies in the field.

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