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Daily Crunch: Layoffs at HQ Trivia

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1. HQ Trivia lays off ~20% as it preps subscriptions

The cuts hit HQ’s HR, marketing and product engineering teams, according to LinkedIn profiles of employees let go. The cuts could further hamper morale at the startup following a tough first half of the year.

It also could leave the company short-handed as it attempts to diversify revenue with the upcoming launch of monthly subscriptions.

2. Tesla shows off next-gen automated emergency braking stopping for pedestrians and cyclists

The upcoming features include automatically engaging the brakes on a vehicle when the system detects a pedestrian crossing the car’s path, and doing the same for a cyclist.

3. Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

The trade group for U.K. internet service providers nominated Mozilla for the title because of a proposed security feature that ISPs say will allow users to “bypass U.K. filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the U.K.”

4. Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design


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