A good boy being fed at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Chewy, a pet-focused online retailer acquired for $3.3 billion by PetSmart in 2017, filed for an initial public offering on Monday.

The bottom line: Chewy has managed to successfully enter and grow in an e-commerce market where Amazon already played, with revenue climbing 50% last year to $3.5 billion. But it also will join a long line of other unprofitable tech companies going public, with a $268 million net loss for 2018.

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Newsrooms abandoned as pandemic drags on

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Facing enormous financial pressure and uncertainty around reopenings, media companies are giving up on their years-long building leases for more permanent work-from-home structures. Others are letting employees work remotely for the foreseeable future.

Why it matters: Real estate is often the most expensive asset that media companies own. And for companies that don't own their space, it's often the biggest expense.

Dark clouds envelop feel-good Pinterest

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Pinterest set out to be a bright spot in cutthroat Silicon Valley, but now stands to see its reputation forever tarnished by allegations of mistreatment and a toxic culture by women who held senior roles at the company.

Why it matters: Even a company known for progressive policy decisions and successfully combatting hateful and otherwise problematic content isn't immune to the systemic problems that have plagued many tech companies.

Big Tech pushes voter initiatives to counter misinformation

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Tech giants are going all in on civic engagement efforts ahead of November's election to help protect themselves in case they're charged with letting their platforms be used to suppress the vote.

Why it matters: During the pandemic, there's more confusion about the voting process than ever before. Big tech firms, under scrutiny for failing to stem misinformation around voting, want to have concrete efforts they can point to so they don't get blamed for letting an election be manipulated.