Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney resigns after being forced out as CEO

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Haney, who founded the buzzy athleisure brand in 2013, is exiting amid reports that the company is “hemorrhaging” money. Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney is leaving her company just days after its board reportedly forced her to step down as CEO . The 31-year-old was widely considered to be the public face of the direct-to-consumer athleisure brand, which she launched in 2013. Haney combined entrepreneurial hustle with social media prowess to build Outdoor Voices into a major player in the sports apparel space, becoming a minor celebrity in her own right. Behind the scenes, however, reports indicated the startup was burning through cash at an astonishing rate—and struggling to raise more. Read Full Story

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IAB, AANA trade words over advertisers avoiding news coverage of COVID-19

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Brand advertisers are reportedly avoiding advertising on news media websites around coronavirus coverage, prompting an urgent call from both publishers and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) for them to stop the practice and get behind publishers and the media community. And it’s a call that’s now provoked a response from the CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), John Broome, defending brand owners from cutting spend and preserving cash while reiterating the advertising community’s appreciation of trusted news sources and a commitment to working through issues.

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Give your kids a free MIT education, with this new STEM-focused site

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The legendary technology school launches a new website aimed at teaching K-12 students about AI. Not every child will grow up to attend MIT, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get a jump start on its curriculum. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced millions of students to learn from home, MIT Media Lab associate professor Cynthia Breazeal has released a website for K-12 students to learn about one of the most important topics in STEM: artificial intelligence. Read Full Story

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Warning: Your phone is an ‘adult pacifier’ that lulls you into oversharing personal information

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The reason, say researchers at the Wharton School, is that people perceive their phones as a safe zone, associated with comfort and familiarity. Want to maintain privacy and professional distance? Don’t reach for your phone. A trio of giant studies from the University of Pennsylvania shows that people disclose more personal information from smartphones than from computers. The oversharing takes place across social media, online reviews, surveys, and consumer ads. Read Full Story

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