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Online liquor store Drizly just landed $34.5 million in fresh funding

Apparently, a lot of people realize at the last minute that they don’t have either beer, wine, or liquor in ...
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Tesla is suing alleged ‘saboteur’ for $167 million

Tesla is now seeking $167 million in a lawsuit against Martin Tripp, the former Tesla employee who CEO Elon Musk has ...
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Bees with backpacks? Gnat-sized systems turn swarms of bugs into sensor networks

Bees with “backpacks” can still eat, control their flight and perform other normal behavior.(University of Washington via YouTube)Bees with tiny ...
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Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found

Enlarge / A letter posted by Supermicro executives today announcing that an audit had found no evidence of claims of ...
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Photos and documents reveal Amazon’s future Queens home and how New York lured the company

A rendering of Amazon’s future office tower in Long Island City. (Photo via NYCEDC.com)Talent, real estate, accessibility, and killer views ...
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Google CEO won’t rule out relaunching in China

Members of the House Judiciary committee have today closely questioned Google’s CEO about the company’s intentions in China, following reports this summer ...
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An Amazon fulfillment center comes to ‘South Park’ and the tech giant is a Prime target for comedy

The “South Park” boys jump on their smartphones to buy a bunch of bike parts from Amazon. (Comedy Central screen ...
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Net neutrality bill 38 votes short in Congress, and time has almost run out

Enlarge / The dome of the United State Capitol Building in Washington, DC.Getty Images | Phil Roeder reader comments 26 ...
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Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube

Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site ...
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The Education Equation: What the numbers say about the state of U.S. public K-12 schools

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO and current L.A. Clippers owner, talks about the numbers behind education on the second ...
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WaveOptics nabs $26M as it sets its sights on lower-cost AR hardware

At the heart of the lightweight augmented reality glasses that you’ve been promised is a display engine that a handful ...
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What’s eating this 400-year-old painting? A whole ecosystem of microbes

Enlarge / The middle image shows the painting as it now appears, with close-ups of four centuries of damage and ...
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Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer

No one has any trouble tracking their steps today. But how can you make sure people know you’re doing it? ...
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Ultra-affordable ultrasound startup M-SCAN wins TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa just finished in Lagos, Nigeria, where 15 companies took the stage for the chance of winning ...
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Microsoft buys 300+ acres of land for $30M for ‘potential future use,’ growing European presence

(Microsoft Photo)Microsoft purchased a huge chunk of land in eastern Sweden that the company said it will hold on to ...
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Facebook relaunches search ads to offset slowing revenue

It’s an ad duopoly battle. Facebook is starting to test search ads in its search results and Marketplace, directly competing ...
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Putin Says He Only Heard Of Alleged Agent Butina After Her Arrest

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he had never heard of a woman who is accused of working as an unregistered ...
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Lyft is making it easier for people in food deserts to access groceries

Access to healthy food is particularly difficult in food deserts — areas where more than 40 percent of households don’t ...
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Can a climate change candidate win in 2020? Washington Gov. Jay Inslee thinks so

Gov. Jay Inslee talks tech regulation, climate change, and more at the GeekWire Gala. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)“We defeated ...
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Getting Vulcan up to speed: Part one of our interview with Tory Bruno

Enlarge / NASA Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen, left, and President and CEO for United Launch Alliance Tory Bruno ...
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Samsung embarrassingly partners with “counterfeit” version of Supreme

reader comments 85 with 48 posters participating Share this story Samsung had a product launch in China earlier this week, ...
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Sidecar says Uber ‘took illegal steps to undermine’ competitors in new lawsuit

Sidecar, an early player in the ride-hailing business, is suing Uber, claiming the billion-dollar business “stifled competition in the market for ...
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Red Hat donates a key open-source Kubernetes tool to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

(Pixabay Photo / cc0)Red Hat plans to announce Tuesday that it will donate an important tool that helps ensure Kubernetes ...
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Lift unveils an ultralight aircraft made for fun flights, with Seattle on its radar screen

Lift’s semi-autonomous Hexa ultralight aircraft is designed for recreational outings. (Lift Aircraft via YouTube)A startup created by Matt Chasen, the ...
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Crashing KubeCon: Has Istio become the new cloud-native darling?

Clouds over a changing Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)What a difference a year makes. Kubernetes has been one of ...
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Putin’s East German Secret-Police ID Found In Archive, German Media Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s old East German secret police identity card has been found in the archives in Dresden where ...
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Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead

Getty Images | TwilightEye reader comments 130 with 96 posters participating Share this story A small Massachusetts town has rejected ...
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The Sun in its rearview mirror, Voyager 2 is in interstellar space

Enlarge / The Plasma Science Experiment, and the change in the solar wind it detected as Voyager 2 reached interstellar ...
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Uber manager in March: “We shouldn’t be hitting things every 15,000 miles”

Enlarge / NTSB officials inspecting the vehicle that killed Elaine Herzberg in a March crash in Arizona. reader comments 81 ...
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Women-focused co-working startup The Riveter raises $15M, plans to open 100 locations by 2022

Amy Nelson, CEO of The Riveter, speaks at a a live taping of the GeekWire podcast. (GeekWire photo / Kevin ...
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Former Russian Navy Officer Sentenced To 14 Years On Charge Of Spying For Ukraine

Retired Russian navy officer Leonid Parkhomenko has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after a military tribunal in the ...
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Huawei, Google, and the tiring politics of tech

The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers ...
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Technical tour-de-force traps positrons

Enlarge / An abstract illustration of high-energy subatomic particles colliding.Girolamo Sferrazza Papa | Getty Images reader comments 7 with 7 ...
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Verizon to take a charge of up to $6.7B due to Oath and redundancies

Verizon, the telecoms giant that is the parent of Oath (and therefore owns TechCrunch), has been through the re-organizational ringer ...
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Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has managed to avoid the public political grillings that have come for tech leaders at Facebook ...
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Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again

Dell just announced that it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company ...
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AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in ...
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Remitly expands coverage for mobile remittance program to 40 countries, nears 1K employee mark

Remitly today announced a major expansion, expanding its mobile remittance service to 40 countries across the world. Remitly CEO Matt ...
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Microsoft’s investment arm M12 announces winners of $4M Female Founders Competition

Acerta co-founder Greta Cutulenco (left) and Mental Canvas founder Julie Dorsey won the first Female Founders Competition. (Microsoft Photos)Microsoft’s investment ...
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Testing the first commercial VPN provider to offer WireGuard connectivity

Enlarge / We don't recommend specific VPN solutions, but we sure like analyzing them. reader comments 31 with 16 posters ...
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Spotinst launches budget serverless offering for containers

Spotinst has made a living finding budget resources on cloud platforms and reselling them to developers at a deep discount ...
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TechSee nabs $16M for its customer support solution built on computer vision and AR

Chatbots and other AI-based tools have firmly found footing in the world of customer service, used either to augment or ...
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‘Altered Beyond Recognition’: Solzhenitsyn Came Home To A Different Country In 1994

When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994, ending 20 years of exile, I was there as his train pulled ...
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Capture lets you grab real 3D models with your iPhone X’s powerful camera

Three dimensional modeling used to be hard. It used to require something at least as big as the Xbox Kinect ...
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InVision, valued at $1.9 billion, picks up $115 million Series F

“The screen is becoming the most important place in the world,” says InVision CEO and founder Clark Valberg. In fact, ...
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‘We’re going to find out if it’s a horrible idea’: James and Michelle Silva put a physical edition of their indie hit ‘Salt and Sanctuary’ on store shelves

On Tuesday, Ska Studios’s Salt and Sanctuary releases its “Drowned Tome Edition” for the Nintendo Switch. The package includes the ...
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Supermicro says investigation firm found no spy chips

Supermicro has sent a letter to its customers saying that it has found no evidence of malicious chips on its ...
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Mourners Bid Farewell To Russian Human Rights Icon

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Russian Soldier Detained In Armenia Over Woman’s Killing

Armenian authorities say they have detained a Russian soldier on suspicion of killing a woman in the northwestern city of ...
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Putin Hails Solzhenitsyn As ‘True Patriot’ On Centenary Of His Birth

MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin has praised late Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as a "true and real patriot" after unveiling ...
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A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised $100M in Series B

There is no shortage of up-and-comers jostling for a spot in China’s massive ecommerce industry, and oftentimes they pick a niche ...
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Russia Jails Former Police Officer On High Treason Charge

A Russian court has sentenced former police officer Aleksandr Zhitnyuk to 13 years in prison on high treason charges. The ...
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Fakescape: Czech Game Fights ‘Fake News’

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Crimean Lawyer Released After Serving 5-Day Term For 2013 Social Media Post

SIMFEROPOL -- Prominent Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been released from jail after serving a five-day term. A Russia-controlled court ...
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Russian National Guard Chief Sues Opposition Leader Navalny For Libel

The head of Russia's National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, has filed a lawsuit against opposition politician and anticorruption activist Aleksei Navalny, ...
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Hardware Club closes its $50 million fund

French VC firm Hardware Club just announced the final closing of its first fund. The firm will invest $50 million ...
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Veteran Rights Defender Alekseyeva To Be Buried In Moscow

MOSCOW -- Lyudmila Alekseyeva, a Russian human rights pioneer who challenged Soviet and Russian leaders for decades, is to be ...
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Molotov creates a VR coffee shop to watch TV together

French startup Molotov is slowly becoming the leading platform to stream TV in France. With a single account, you can ...
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Introducing the startups and agenda for Startup Battlefield Africa

At 9:30 AM local time, we kick off TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa, where 15 companies will take the stage, along ...
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World Doping Experts To Conduct Followup Audit Of Russian Agency

World anti-doping experts are expected In Moscow, as part of a follow-up audit of the Russian anti-doping agency after conditionally ...
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Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction

Apple has filed an appeal to overturn a court decision that could ban iPhone sales in China, the company said ...
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Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan

Walmart is continuing its strategy of revamping its businesses in Asia after the U.S. retail giant opened its first e-commerce ...
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Report: A manager at Uber’s self-driving unit warned executives about safety issues just days before fatal crash

Less than a week before a Uber self-driving SUV prototype struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last March, ...
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#SurfaceDrop: Seahawks star Russell Wilson births new celebration with Microsoft tablet during big win

Russell Wilson may have inadvertently invented the geekiest touchdown celebration of the NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was on ...
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Microsoft tops Forbes ‘Just 100’ list of most responsible companies

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)Microsoft has taken the top spot on the annual “Just 100” list ...
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U.S. Diplomat Warns Russia Will Use Gas Pipeline To Tighten Grip On EUrope

A top U.S. energy diplomat has warned that Russia wants to increase leverage over Europe and its grip over Ukraine, ...
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GoPro will move production of most U.S.-bound cameras out of China by next summer

China and the United States have been slapping each other with massive tariffs and more may come if the trade ...
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Leadership lessons: 5 startup tips from this Ironman CEO and venture capitalist

Arivale CEO Clayton Lewis. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)Clayton Lewis knows what it takes to win — both on the ...
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Sears seeks offers on stores Lampert needs for turnaround

Sears Holdings is shopping around its stores, looking to gauge what they’re worth in the open market while it weighs ...
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Google Lens arrives in iOS search app

Google is bringing its Lens visual search feature to the iOS Google app, giving iPhone users a new way to ...
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Images start to stream in from new crop of satellites after two launch extravaganzas

A satellite image of Beijing, captured by one of Planet’s SkySat spacecraft, shows the Chinese capital’s futuristic high-speed rail station ...
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Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

NEW YORK – Many companies, including McDonald’s and Kellogg, are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don’t expect your ...
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Latest Windows Insider build makes a major upgrade to, uh… Notepad

reader comments 78 with 61 posters participating Share this story There's a new Windows Insider build out today, and the ...
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Google accelerates Plus closure after another privacy lapse

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Google still is having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company ...
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Electric car industry group says Californians have now purchased 500,000 EVs

Enlarge / Nissan Leaf electric car plugged in and charging at an electric vehicle charging station in San Ramon, California, ...
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Two Russian Long-Range Bombers Arrive In Venezuela

Russia’s Defense Ministry has sent two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Venezuela, in an unusual display of Russian military force in ...
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Elon Musk promises big new Tesla Autopilot upgrade, but is it legal?

reader comments 86 with 54 posters participating, including story author Share this story Tesla CEO Elon Musk is famous for ...
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Tech leaders denounce new ‘public charge’ policy limiting green card eligibility

(Facebook Photo / Department of Homeland Security)Leaders of more than 120 U.S. companies are speaking out against what they see ...
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HypeHop is a product to fix sponsored videos

I’ve been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content — you can find some of it on TechCrunch if ...
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Doom is 25 and co-creator John Romero is putting out a giant expansion for it

Twenty-five years ago, anyone old enough to navigate DOS was likely playing Doom every spare minute, assuming their parents weren’t ...
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Google’s search data shows YouTube’s influence over this season’s hottest toys

If there was any doubt about YouTube’s power to influence children, look no further than this year’s list of the ...
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Just pee in a cup for bladder cancer detection

reader comments 29 with 22 posters participating Share this story Bladder cancer is among the most common and deadly of ...
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Softbank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion

Softbank continues to invest in the future of transportation — this time in ParkJockey, a startup that has built a ...
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Amid reports of abandoned projects, Amazon says it’s still ‘excited’ about physical bookstores

The Amazon Bookstore at Seattle’s University Village. (GeekWire Photo.)Amazon Books was the tech giant’s first take on brick-and-mortar retail, starting ...
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Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report

A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems ...
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Qualcomm says a Chinese court has banned sales of older iPhones nationwide

Enlarge / A Chinese woman reacts while setting up the facial recognition feature on her iPhone X inside an Apple ...
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Accused Russian ‘Agent’ Butina Poised To Plead Guilty, According To Court Filing

A Russian woman accused of working as a foreign agent in the United States has reached a deal to plead ...
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Report: FBI opens criminal investigation into net neutrality comment fraud

reader comments 37 with 33 posters participating Share this story The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the use of ...
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Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users

Enlarge / The Google Plus (G+, or Google +) social network logo is seen in the company's offices behind Android ...
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CTRL-labs’ first dev kit is a gesture-tracking neural controller

The race to replace the mouse and keyboard has yielded a lot of weird tech, but as various hardware startups ...
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That was fast: OSIRIS-REx probe detects water on asteroid Bennu during approach

This mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx ...
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Doom’s next expansion pack, made by John Romero, will be free—or cost up to $166

reader comments 37 with 31 posters participating Share this story The logo for Sigil, a new map pack for the ...
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Google employees demand the end of forced arbitration across the tech industry

On the heels of an employee-led protest against Google, a group of 35 Google employees is banding together to take it ...
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US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law

A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed ...
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Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale today

TechBargains reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating Share this story Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we ...
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Tech Moves: OfferUp’s VP of product departs; UW hires Impact Hub managing director; and more

Chloe Harford. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Harford)—Chloe Harford has left her position as VP of product at digital marketplace OfferUp ...
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Stocks slip on China-U.S. tensions; oil resumes its slide

NEW YORK – Stocks around the world are falling Monday, and U.S. indexes are mostly lower after flirting with sharp ...
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Google Fit gets improved activity logging and a breathing exercise

Google Fit, Google’ s activity-tracking app for Android, is getting a small but meaningful update today that adds a few ...
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EagleView completes $90M acquisition of Australian aerial imagery firm Spookfish

(EagleView / Spookfish Image)Privately held aerial imagery and data analytics company EagleView Technologies has completed its previously announced acquisition of ...
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NASA says its Voyager 2 probe has entered interstellar space, six years after Voyager 1

This illustration shows the positions of NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble ...
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U.S. automakers urge Trump to push hard to open Japanese market

A trade group representing U.S. automakers urged the Trump administration to hold off further opening the American market to Japanese ...
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Krisp reduces noise on calls using machine learning, and it’s coming to Windows soon

If your luck is anything like mine, as soon as you jump on an important call, someone decides it’s a ...
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Pew: Social media for the first time tops newspapers as a news source for US adults

It’s not true that everyone gets their news from Facebook and Twitter. But it is now true that more U.S ...
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AR startup Blippar in danger of becoming a blip as shareholders fight over future funding

Blippar, the U.K.-based AR startup that raised more than $130 million, may be nearing the end of the road. The ...
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Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space

Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, ...
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WeWork opens startup incubator WeWork Labs in Portland as part of global expansion

WeWork Labs in London. (WeWork Photos)Co-working giant WeWork is expanding its WeWork Labs startup incubator concept to Portland, just a ...
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Uber reportedly files IPO paperwork, accelerating race with rival Lyft

Uber gets closer to going public. (Photo courtesy Flickr user Eliott Brown / cc2.0)Uber has filed preliminary documents to take ...
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Straight outta Linux: Cloud tech conference KubeCon will feature hip-hop star at ‘Ice Cube-Con’

Ice Cube. (Photo via Mesosphere)Will Tuesday be a good day? It will be for those attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in ...
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Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging

You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and ...
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Rhapsody and Sony Music Entertainment bring ‘Powered by Napster’ streaming service to Japan

(BigStock Photo)Napster is coming to Japan. Or, at least, its underlying technology is. Seattle-based Rhapsody International and Sony Music Entertainment ...
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GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the ...
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Super-solid helium state confirmed in beautiful experiment

Enlarge / Computer artwork of the nucleus of a helium atom, or an alpha particle given off during radioactive decay ...
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Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users

Google+ was a bit of a disaster for the company when it was still alive, and now that it’s walking ...
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Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic's internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. reader comments 72 ...
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Kong launches its fully managed API platform

API platform Kong, which you may remember under its previous name of Mashape, is launching its new Kong Cloud service ...
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Tajik Blogger Attacked: Moscow Cop Looks The Other Way

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‘The Village Is Dying And No One Cares,’ says Russian Social Worker

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Original Content podcast: We sing the praises of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Controversial opinion here: The Coen Brothers are very good filmmakers and their latest movie, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” is ...
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Big shareholder at Yelp wants a board reshuffle

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Saying it’s lost patience with missteps and earnings shortfalls, a large shareholder at Yelp is seeking ...
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Amazon reportedly taking action against global staff over leaked or sold third-party seller data

The alleged leaking or selling of inside information about Amazon’ third-party merchants by Amazon’s own employees is now said to ...
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Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more

Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by ...
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Verizon announces 10,400 employees will voluntarily leave the company

Verizon today announced 10,400 employees are taking buyouts to leave the company. That’s about 7% of the company’s worldwide workforce ...
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Trello acquires Butler to add power of automation

Trello, the organizational tool owned by Atlassian, announced an acquisition of its very own this morning when it bought Butler ...
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At least one major carrier lied about its 4G coverage, FCC review finds

reader comments 13 with 13 posters participating Share this story Four months after receiving a complaint claiming that Verizon "grossly ...
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Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies

Solo.io, a Cambridge, Mass-based startup that helps enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies, is coming out of stealth mode today and announcing ...
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Prosecutors indict Nissan’s Ghosn for underreporting pay

TOKYO – Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly ...
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Q&A with Diversity VC’s Check Warner on newly launched Diversity & Inclusion guide for tech companies

If the last few years has seen a growing consensus that the tech industry has a diversity and inclusion problem, ...
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Let’s meet in Poland next week

I’m heading back to Europe to run a pitch-off in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland. Are you ready? The Wroclaw event, called ...
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How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool

Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads ...
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Elon Musk on 60 Minutes: “I do not respect the SEC”

reader comments 116 with 62 posters participating, including story author Share this story If anyone thought that Elon Musk had ...
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Google Maps’ new personalized suggestions come to iOS

A more personalized version of Google Maps is now arriving on iOS. At Google’s I/O developer conference earlier this year, ...
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Do You Know Your Pelmeni From Your Pierogi?

There are dumplings … and then there are dumplings! Across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, nothing inspires more ...
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Poroshenko Signs Law Terminating Ukrainian-Russian Friendship Treaty

KYIV -- President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a bill to terminate Ukraine's friendship treaty with Russia. In a ...
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Here’s why China’s launch to the far side of the Moon is a big deal

Enlarge / China launches Chang'e-4 lunar probe in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 8, ...
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It’s Not the Campaign Finance Violation or the Simple Private Transaction, It’s the Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

Andrew McCarthy has finally come around to the criminal behavior of the President, though he has found it in Trump’s ...
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New Stranger Things 3 teaser confirms 2019 release, reveals episode titles

reader comments 9 with 8 posters participating Share this story Netflix, YouTubeAs 2018 comes to a close, Stranger Things fans ...
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LSAT goes digital on Surface Go: Microsoft wins big contract for Law School Admissions Test tablets

The LSAT test on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet. (LSAC Photo)When tens of thousands of aspiring law school students sit ...
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Bashkortostan Supreme Court Cancels Bashkir Activist’s Fine

UFA, Russia -- In a rare move, the Supreme Court in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan has cancelled a lower court's ...
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Ars Technica’s ultimate board game gift guide, 2018 edition

reader comments 25 with 23 posters participating Share this story If there's one thing board gamers love more than playing ...
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Moscow Residents Turn to Car-Sharing After Parking Crackdown

Tens of thousands of Moscow residents have taken up car-sharing to combat soaring parking costs and a dwindling number of ...
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Average Monthly Pension in Russia Is $210, State Fund Tells Media

The average monthly pension in Russia is 14,144 ($213 rubles), the state-run Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported Monday, citing statistics from the ...
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Microsoft Teams usage passes Slack in new survey; IT pros expect its presence to double by 2020

The free version of Microsoft Teams. (Microsoft Image)Microsoft Teams is now being used by more organizations than its rival Slack, ...
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EU Blacklists Nine People Over Ukraine Separatist Vote

BRUSSELS – The European Union has blacklisted nine individuals involved in the organization of last month’s elections in the areas ...
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Siberian Serial Killer Convicted for Murder and Rape of 60 More Women — Reports

A former Siberian policeman who is one of Russia's most notorious serial killers has been given a second life sentence based ...
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Seattle Children’s spin-out MDmetrix adds operating room capabilities, looks to expand

Dr. Daniel Low, an anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s, created MDMetrix with software engineer Matthew Goos in a quest for better visibility ...
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Former Russian Police Officers Jailed For Torturing Suspect To Death

A court in Russia's Urals city of Nizhny Tagil has handed prison terms to three former police officers convicted of ...
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World Cup Searched More Than Putin’s Election or Skripal Case in 2018, Yandex Says

The FIFA World Cup and the Winter Olympics were the two most searched events in Russia in 2018, according to ...
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Russia Did Not Interfere in Domestic Affairs of France, Kremlin Says

Any allegations that Russia helped whip up anti-government protests in France are slanderous, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday."We ...
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Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps

Google is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my ...
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Russian Priest Investigated After Flaunting ‘Gucci’ Lifestyle on Instagram

Russia's Orthodox Church is investigating one of its priests over a series of Instagram photographs in which he is seen ...
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Waggel launches ‘fully digital’ pet insurance

Waggel, a new ‘insurtech’ startup in the U.K., is officially launching today to offer what it describes as “fully digital” ...
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‘Angarsk Maniac’: Russia’s Serial-Killer Cop Gets Second Life Sentence For 56 More Murders

A former Russian police officer who was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison for the killings of 22 women ...
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Russian Director Serebrennikov’s Trial Adjourned Again

The embezzlement trial of Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has been adjourned again due to the hospitalization of ...
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France Investigates Possible Russian Influence on Yellow Vest Riots

Benoit Tessier / Reuters France opened a probe into possible Russian interference behind the country’s Yellow Vest protests, after reports ...
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Russia Overtakes U.K. as World’s Second-Largest Arms Producer, Report Says

Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the United States, according to a new report released by ...
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China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences

Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind ...
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Tencent Music sued by investor ahead of $1.2 billion US IPO

China’s largest music streaming service has had a whirlwind year. With 800 million monthly users across multiple apps and a ...
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Africa Roundup: Terragon’s Asia acquisition, Twiga Foods’ $10M raise, SimbaPay’s China payment service

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa SimbaPay launches Kenya ...
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Some things Jack Dorsey didn’t mention in his Myanmar meditation travelogue

Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Dorsey recently went on a birthday trip to Myanmar. As Dorsey recounted in ...
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Tencent-backed fleet manager G7 racks up $320M in funding

A sizable funding round is poised to heat up a race to automate China’s logistics infrastructure. Beijing-based fleet management company G7 ...
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Alibaba Group takes majority control of loss-making movie unit Alibaba Pictures with $160M share purchase

Alibaba Group announced today that it will increase its stake in Alibaba Pictures from 49% to 50.92%, making it the ...
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U.S. Remains No. 1 In Arms Sales, While Russia Rises To Second

The United States remains the global leader in arms sales, while Russia has surpassed Britain to take the No. 2 ...
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New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones

Enlarge / How has Tyrion Lannister survived for so long? Being high born helps, being male doesn't. His willingness to ...
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Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has ...
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50 years on, we’re living the reality first shown at the “Mother of All Demos”

Douglas Engelbart during his 1968 demonstration. SRI International reader comments 25 with 20 posters participating, including story author Share this ...
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Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock may open for tours in 00002 years, project chief says

Workers install the 10,000 Year Clock inside an underground chamber in Texas. (Long Now Foundation)With $42 million in funding from ...
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‘Are you there, God? It’s me, Alexa.’ Tech and religious leaders ponder the future of AI together

Brandon Lee, Canadian Consul General to the Pacific Northwest; Ken Malott, a campus minister at the University of Washington, and ...
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Eleven researchers publish sharp critique of EPA fuel economy logic

reader comments 49 with 37 posters participating Share this story In this week's edition of Science, eleven researchers from prominent universities ...
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Hundreds Rally In Kazan Against Government’s ‘Lawlessness’

Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan region, to protest against what organizers ...
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GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

WASHINGTON – General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker ...
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Information in Amended DNC Lawsuit Reveals that Roger Stone Is at Significantly Greater Risk for CFAA Indictment

Back in November, I wrote a post considering whether Roger Stone could be charged in a CFAA conspiracy. I noted ...
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Microsoft-funded U.S.-China tech institute GIX graduates first class, reveals student projects

Inside the GIX building in Bellevue, Wash. (GeekWIre Photo / Taylor Soper)The latest milestone for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) ...
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At NPR, an army of temps resents a workplace full of anxiety and insecurity

WASHINGTON – Julia Botero was happy to catch on, and determined to stay on, at NPR. After completing an internship ...
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Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Champion of Human Rights, Dies at 91

Mikhail Metzel / TASS Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who headed the oldest Russian human-rights organization and was a driving force behind the ...
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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 2, 2018

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories ...
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JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, ...
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Greenland’s melting snow makes new a hockey stick (graph)

Enlarge / Staring down the barrel of an ice core drill.Sarah Das / WHOI reader comments 16 with 12 posters ...
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Spokane Federal Credit Union CEO Charlotte Nemec has taken an uncommon path to the top

For Charlotte Nemec, overseeing Spokane Federal Credit Union isn’t just about managing day-to-day operations, it’s about building relationships with people.“It’s ...
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Russia’s Lyudmila Alekseyeva Remembered As A ‘Force Of Nature’ And ‘Giant’ Of Human Rights

Human rights defenders and diplomats are praising Lyudmila Alekseyeva and her lifetime commitment to the struggle for justice in the ...
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Avista deal began to unravel over the summer with Ontario elections

A hearing in Olympia in May offered hints that Avista Corp.’s sale to Hydro One Ltd. was headed for trouble.Ontario’s ...
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Tesla may consider buying idle GM plants

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he may be willing to buy some of the ...
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Motley Fool: Garbage Greatness

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) owns a network of garbage-collection routes, waste-processing facilities and landfills that would be hard, if not ...
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Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Children talk to their toys as if they’re really listening, sometimes confiding in dolls and stuffed animals.Now toys are actually ...
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Late Trash Is Better Than No Trash At All

It is a weekend well into December, so far that there is really no college football between now and the ...
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Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of ...
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Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process ...
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Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded ...
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‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ unearths the wacky world of corporate musicals: Where did they go?

The cast of Dava Whisenant’s documentary, “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” does their big production number. The film’s central character, comedy writer ...
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Russian Rights Activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva Dies At 91

Lyudmila Alekseyeva, a veteran defender of human rights and a prominent Russian opposition figure, has died in Moscow. She was ...
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GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

DETROIT – General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city ...
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Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

Marcus Stroud and Brandon Allen met six years ago as roommates at Princeton University. The pair bonded over a common ...
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Trump Says Mueller Investigation Has Failed To Find Collusion Evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump says Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has failed to find evidence that he colluded with Russia ...
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SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor ...
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The nation-state of the internet

The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on ...
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How a ‘driveway moment’ with Microsoft’s Brad Smith led to the creation of nonprofit Code.org

Microsoft President Brad Smith. (GeekWire photo / Kevin Lisota)As 2018’s Computer Science Education Week comes to a close, a key ...
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Like ‘Lepers’: Big Plans In Russia’s Far East Leave Locals On Wrong Side Of The Tracks

SVOBODNY, Russia -- In the center of this Far Eastern city sits the neat new brick office building that houses ...
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Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged

reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! ...
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