Dogecoin Chaos and Minimalist Smartphones

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AMID BITCOIN AND DOGECOIN CHAOS, COLLEGE STUDENTS AND GRADUATES INSIST THEY’RE GOING LONG ON CRYPTO

60% of young people see crypto as a long-term investment (though only 21% of college students and recent graduates have actually invested in it). marketwatch // Plus: Younger investors are calling bitcoin “boomer coin.” cnbs

INFO WARS: HOW THE HADIDS ARE INFLUENCING THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CRISIS

“With Bella and Gigi’s combined Instagram reach of 108 million followers, the significance cannot be understated of two of the biggest ‘It Girls’ in the world being Palestinian women who have publicly denounced Israel and called for an end to a military occupation that has been normalised in mainstream political opinion, and supported by successive Western governments.” dazed // Related: Mia Khalifa dubs Gal Gadot 'Genocide Barbie' after Israel-Palestine statement. paper

GOOGLE’S FIRST RETAIL STORE, WHERE IT WILL SELL PHONES AND OTHER GADGETS, TO OPEN THIS SUMMER IN NEW YORK

The first-ever Google store (how is that possible?) will offer an “immersive” experience selling Pixel phones, Fitbit wearables, and Pixelbooks. Gen Z and millennials both value in-person retail, but Google’s going to have to do a lot better than opening what sounds like a Best Buy outpost to get young shoppers into their stores. cnbc // Related: Like Google itself, the company’s new AI dermatology app has a diversity problem. vice

THIS MINIMALIST SMARTPHONE IS FREE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAILS AND CLICKBAIT

Aimed at Gen Z, this understated gadget that allows calls, texts, and…that’s about it was designed by new ex-Googlers. Would you make the switch? hypebae

BRYNN WALLNER OF DIMEPIECE IS CLAIMING A SPACE FOR WOMEN WHO LOVE WATCHES

Wallner — who Vogue recently calledthe millennial watch connoisseur” — is giving a platform to watch-wearing young women (and building a business while she’s at it). glossy

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