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Ex-Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm just lost 3 partners in 2 weeks, and it signals more changes to come

Ex-Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm just lost 3 partners in 2 weeks, and it signals more changes to come

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Social Capital is bleeding top investment partners. The venture firm, run by legendary investor Chamath Palihapitiya, has lost three partners - Tony Bates, Marc Mezvinsky, and...
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T-Mobile and Sprint say they need to merge so America can beat other countries to 5G

T-Mobile and Sprint say they need to merge so America can beat other countries to 5G

1 hour ago   |   The Verge   |   6 articles

T-Mobile and Sprint filed public interest statements to the Federal Communications Commission today. The 700-page filing is part of the companies' bid to merge , which they say...
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M.Gemi & Quip Are Succeeding With A 'Minimally Awesome Product' Philosophy

2 hours ago   |   Forbes

Today, brands and retailers should not feel compelled to deliver the perfect final solution at launch. Rather, they should borrow from the wisdom of Silicon Valley and rely on...
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Couple uses Facebook to raise over $4.5M to reunite immigrant families - CNET

2 hours ago   |   CNET   |   2 articles

Several Silicon Valley leaders have also spoken out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward migrant families crossing into the US.
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There's a Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway

2 hours ago   |   GeekTyrant

I know we don't post a lot of Broadway musical stuff on the site, but Micheal Jackson is getting his own Broadway musical and as a fan, that's pretty rad! I recently took my...
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A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space - an idea Jeff Bezos once said had 'all sorts of practical problems'

A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space - an idea Jeff Bezos once said had 'all sorts of practical problems'

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Spinlaunch has raised $40 million to develop a catapult to launch small and medium-sized payloads into orbit. The company wants to use kinetic energy, sourced from ground-based...
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‘Street Masters' Brings Double Dragon to Your Tabletop

‘Street Masters' Brings Double Dragon to Your Tabletop

2 hours ago   |   Episodes

Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for Game the Game , where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays them with fantastic...
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Cyan Banister to tell her story at Disrupt SF

3 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

When we look around at some of the Silicon Valley superstars, it's easy to wonder how they got here. Was it luck? Brute force? Wits? Charm? At Disrupt SF, Founders Fund partner...
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Fintech newcomer Brex launches credit card for startups

3 hours ago   |   ZDnet

The company also announced that it's raised $50 million in new venture capital from Silicon Valley investors, including PayPal cofounders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin.
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Google's A.I. tools can predict death risks more accurately than hospitals

Google's A.I. tools can predict death risks more accurately than hospitals

3 hours ago   |   Digital Trends

Google is beating hospitals at their own game - at least when it comes to death risk assessment. Google's Medical Brain team has begun training its A.I. system to evaluate the...
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PlayStation Hits re-releases top PS4 games on the cheap

PlayStation Hits re-releases top PS4 games on the cheap

The PlayStation 4 has built up a sizable library of great games over the past five years, and soon, you'll be able to get some of them on the cheap. Sony today announced its... Read more ...

Google Podcasts app download on Google Play

Google Podcasts app download on Google Play

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Nintendo isn't abandoning the 3DS, despite its absence at E3

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Apple Releases iOS 12 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple Releases iOS 12 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple today made iOS 12 Beta 2 available to developers. This build focuses on resolving bugs and performance problems found in the first beta. Those who write apps for Apple... Read more ...

Verizon will stop selling real-time location data to third-party brokers

Verizon will stop selling real-time location data to third-party brokers

Verizon has pledged to stop selling data that can pinpoint the location of its mobile users to third-party intermediaries, according to The Associated Press. Verizon is the... Read more ...

Android Oreo 8.1 Beta for Nokia 2 now available. How to enroll & get the update

Android Oreo 8.1 Beta for Nokia 2 now available. How to enroll & get the update

Nokia 2 has finally received the Android Oreo 8.1 Beta via the Nokia Beta Labs. HMD CPO Juho Sarvikas has confirmed this by taking to twitter and making the announcement. New... Read more ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook says family separations at US border are ‘inhumane' and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook says family separations at US border are ‘inhumane' and ‘need to stop'

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the United States border “inhumane” during remarks he made in Dublin on... Read more ...

ARK's third expansion, Extinction, likes its critters large

ARK's third expansion, Extinction, likes its critters large

Sure, you might have tamed yourself an entire stable full of T-Rexes, but humans aren't the apex predators in ARK: Survival Evolved anymore. At least, that's the only... Read more ...

T-Mobile and Sprint say they need to merge so America can beat other...

T-Mobile and Sprint say they need to merge so America can beat other countries to 5G

T-Mobile and Sprint filed public interest statements to the Federal Communications Commission today. The 700-page filing is part of the companies' bid to merge , which they say... Read more ...

Here's why experts are skeptical of the ‘gaming disorder' diagnosis

Here's why experts are skeptical of the ‘gaming disorder' diagnosis

The World Health Organization has added “gaming disorder” to its diagnostic handbook , but experts argue that we still don't know enough to claim that gaming disorder exists... Read more ...