Steven Melendez, Fast Company

Steven Melendez

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Past articles by Steven:

This graphic design platform boosted its power with generative AI

Canva, one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023, introduced generative AI to its already popular graphic design platform, enhancing its power. → Read More

How Microsoft VP Tom Burt protects individuals and governments from cyberattacks

Microsoft’s VP for customer security and trust used the legal system to thwart a Russian-backed cyberattack against Ukraine. → Read More

This new startup aims to build the first ‘decentralized, physical museum’

Arkive will buy artworks selected by its members and lend them to existing museums around the world for display. → Read More

This VR gallery highlights famous stolen works of art by Rembrandt and Van Gogh

The virtual gallery lets users with a Meta Quest headset or simply a smartphone view five works that have been stolen from prominent museums around the world. → Read More

eBay launches a new ‘Vault’ facility for storing valuable trading cards

Expensive trading cards bought and sold on the platform can now be securely held in eBay’s climate-controlled facility even as they change hands. → Read More

Silicon Valley has given tens of thousands to Republican organizations that back pro-gun politicians

Google’s affiliated NetPAC gave $30,000 each to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee in the past year—both of which have used gun control opposition to drum up voter support. → Read More

A new Senate report finds the government is unprepared to stop ransomware attacks

The Senate Homeland Security Committee finds limited data makes it hard for officials to respond to the growing wave of ransomware attacks. → Read More

This startup helps solo workers stay focused with a ‘Peleton for coworking’

Flow Club lets subscribers join and host remote coworking sessions that let them share motivation and keep on track. → Read More

Tome wants to bring work presentations into the social media age

More than just an improved PowerPoint, Tome lets users build and edit stories with a few taps, integrating text, images, and embeddable content, and more. → Read More

Kickstarter’s CEO is stepping down, citing “personal reflection”

CEO Aziz Hasan is departing after a three-year tenure, with COO Sean Leow to serve as acting CEO. → Read More

Here’s what to know about the reported hack on Okta

Okta, which helps people at more than 15,000 organizations securely log in to online systems, said the issue was limited to a January hack attempt. → Read More

‘Flooded with our blood’: Zelenskyy urges all American companies to leave Russia now

The Ukrainian president also called for further sanctions against Russian politicians who don’t oppose the war. → Read More

Bitcoin price rises along with sanctions on Russian currency: Here’s why

Sanctions have already cut the value of the Russian ruble, sending Russians looking for safer currency havens. → Read More

Massive Slack outage reveals the need for alternative office communications

If Slack (or your company’s preferred chat platform) goes down, do you have a backup plan? → Read More

Netflix is giving the Bitcoin heist couple the ‘Tiger King’ treatment

That was fast. Netflix has already green-lit a documentary series on the colorful couple accused of laundering billions in a crypto heist. → Read More

IRS says it will stop using facial recognition after controversy over verification

The tax agency had been working with a third-party company called to set up a system to verify taxpayer identities. → Read More

Journalist emails targeted in hack on WSJ other News Corp media outlets

The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and other outlets were affected by an attack that News Corp’s cyber consultants say is linked to China. → Read More

Sony is buying Bungie in the latest mega deal for video gaming

The deal for the ‘Destiny’ developer follows Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. → Read More

Yubo isn’t trying to be TikTok. But it does want to pay creators

The Gen Z-centric social media app is letting users send rewards to popular streamers—soon to include real-world currency. → Read More

‘Be afraid and wait for the worst’: What to know about the Ukraine cyberattack

Dozens of Ukraine government sites were struck by hackers after talks between Russia and Western countries failed to ease tensions. → Read More