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The venture firm SOSV has already raised its biggest fund to date, and it isn’t quite closed

SOSV, a sprawling, multi-stage venture firm that was founded as the personal investing vehicle of entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan after his ...
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Apple patches iOS App Store bug that was preventing app downloads

Apple is rolling out a fix for an App Store bug that was preventing users from downloading new iOS apps ...
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AWS expands cloud infrastructure offerings with new AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances

Amazon is always looking for ways to increase the options it offers developers in AWS, and to that end, today ...
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Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 new colleges

If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, ...
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Amazon earnings preview: Tech giant aims for another record quarter

The signature Amazon Spheres at the tech giant’s Seattle campus. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)In just a few hours, Amazon ...
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Amazon and Facebook land on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of dangerous workplaces in America

Inside an Amazon fulfillment center. (GeekWire Photo)Labor activists are calling out Amazon and Facebook over their treatment of workers in ...
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U.S. Slaps Travel Ban On Chechen Prime Minister

The United States has imposed an entry ban on Muslim Khuchiyev, the prime minister of Russia's North Caucasus Chechen Republic.The ...
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UK health minister leans on social media platforms to delete anti-vax content

Social media-fuelled anti-vaxxer propaganda is the latest online harm the U.K. government is targeting. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today ...
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Huawei pushes back on reports of government ties, claims employee ownership

Huawei’s controversial status in North America and Europe stems from a lot of different factors. At the heart of most ...
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Review: Sony’s new ‘Days Gone’ PS4 game brings a zombie apocalypse to the Pacific Northwest

(Sony Screenshots)The best moments in Days Gone are also its most intense. The game’s not-zombies, “Freakers,” aren’t much of a ...
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‘Not A Spy In The Traditional Sense:’ How The Butina Case Lifted The Lid On Alleged Russian Operations

WASHINGTON -- In the lexicon of U.S. counterintelligence, it's called "spot and assess," "access agents," and "backchannels." According to U.S ...
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Daily Crunch: Facebook is still growing

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered ...
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Comcast in talks to sell Hulu stake to Disney

Comcast is in talks about selling its 30 percent stake in Hulu to Disney, according to a report from CNBC ...
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Seattle-area groups embrace data to curb malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

(CDC Photo / James Gathany)When we think of what it takes to eradicate infectious diseases, we typically picture health efforts ...
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Nintendo stock slumps on slowing Switch sales

(Nintendo Photo)After more than two years of smashing records, sales for the hit Nintendo Switch console are starting to slow ...
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Facebook broke Canadian privacy law, joint probe finds

The latest damning assessment of Facebook’s trampling of user privacy comes from the Canadian and Columbia privacy commissioners — which ...
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Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Long before there was an autonomous vehicle industry, there was Project Chauffeur — a secret endeavor staffed by about a ...
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Tesla’s autonomy event: Impressive progress with an unrealistic timeline

Getty / Aurich Lawson / Tesla reader comments 1 with 1 posters participating Share this story There's an old joke ...
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Adobe shows off new color palette experiment for Illustrator

Adobe today used the OFFF festival in Barcelona to show off an experimental feature for its Illustrator vector drawing application ...
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Walmart unveils an A.I.-powered store of the future, now open to the public

Walmart this morning unveiled a new “store of the future” and test grounds for emerging technologies, including A.I.-enabled cameras and ...
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Google Stadia will support “a variety of business models”

reader comments 30 with 24 posters participating Share this story Google's Phil Harrison (you may remember him from his days ...
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Compensation data site PayScale valued at $325M after new private equity investment

Payscale CFO Mark Klebanoff. (Payscale Photo)As discussions swirl about gender pay disparities and more information becomes available about salary practices, ...
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Dog lovers at Rover try a new trick and officially expand into pet-sitting services for cats

(Rover Photo)Rover, the Seattle startup that built a thriving international business around dog sitting and walking, is barking up a ...
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Putin Rejects Criticism Of His Plan To Grant Russian Citizenship To Ukrainians

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected international criticism about his decision to ease the process of granting Russian citizenship to ...
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Days Gone impressions: Fun motorcycle times hampered by everything else

Enlarge / Your hopes for a lengthy, charisma-filled biker romp in Days Gone should be tempered for many reasons. One ...
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Signature of changing fundamental constants may hide in copper block

L. F. Pašteka/Comenius University reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story Once upon a time, I was ...
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Activist’s Home Searched In Ingushetia After Protests Over Chechnya Border Deal

Security officials in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia have searched the home of activist Akhmet Pogorov, one of the ...
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Malaria vaccine rollout is a gamble: An “imperfect” tool “used imperfectly”

Enlarge / A health surveillance assistant (HAS) gets malaria vaccine from its bottle into an injection to be administered to ...
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Amal and George Clooney partner with Microsoft on app to improve criminal justice oversight worldwide

Human rights attorney Amal Clooney and her husband, actor George Clooney, are partnering with Microsoft on a new app through ...
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Parliament In Kyiv OKs Bill To ‘Secure’ Ukrainian As Official State Language

KYIV -- Ukraine's parliament has approved legislation that its authors say will "secure" the use of Ukrainian as the official ...
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The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

The recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David Beckham to help raise awareness around the Malaria Must Die ...
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Belarus, Poland Stop Accepting Russian Oil Via Druzhba Pipeline, Citing Poor Quality

Poland and Belarus have stopped accepting shipments of Russian oil through the Soviet-era Druzhba pipeline, saying Western buyers in Poland ...
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Dozens Of World Leaders Arrive In China For Belt And Road Forum

Leaders from dozens of countries have begun arriving in China to attend the April 25-27 Belt and Road Forum in ...
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Putin, North Korea’s Kim Hold First Face-To-Face Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Far Eastern State University campus on Russky ...
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Labster scores $21M Series B to bring VR to STEM education

Labster, the Denmark headquartered startup building virtual laboratory simulations for STEM students, has raised $21 million in Series B funding ...
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Putin, Kim Hold ‘Meaningful’ Talks During First Face-To-Face Meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he had “very meaningful” talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two ...
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Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a ...
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Cooking tech startup ChefSteps, funded by Valve’s Gabe Newell, cuts jobs but says it will live on

Chris Young, CEO and co-founder of ChefSteps, demonstrating the Joule sous vide cooking device at the GeekWire Summit in 2016 ...
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Here’s how Amazon innovation guru Paul Misener uses machine learning at home

Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president for global innovation policy and communications, talks about Amazon’s “invention machine” at the Global Artificial ...
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First teaser for new Swamp Thing TV series brings on the straight-up horror

reader comments 29 with 25 posters participating Share this story Swamp Thing teaser trailer.DC Universe has dropped the first teaser ...
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Despite a down quarter, Tesla is planning new products — including car insurance

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Tesla Semi truck and an updated version of the Tesla Roadster at a 2017 ...
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Tesla reports big first quarter loss

Enlarge / Elon Musk. reader comments 85 with 58 posters participating Share this story After two back-to-back quarters of profits, ...
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How to source hard-to-fill programming positions

Zack Burt Contributor The competition is intense for great tech talent, and it’s even harder to find the most qualified ...
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Microsoft 3Q19 revenue up 14% on the back of strong cloud and, uh, Windows?

reader comments 36 with 33 posters participating Share this story In the third quarter of its 2019 financial year, which ...
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Elon Musk on taking Tesla private: ‘That ship has sailed’

Elon Musk would prefer if Tesla, which is known for its volatile share price and is among the most heavily ...
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Massachusetts offshore wind project gets green light at roughly 8.9 cents/kWh

Enlarge / A rendering of the Vineyard Wind installation. reader comments 111 with 56 posters participating Share this story Last ...
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F5 shares new details about its plans for NGINX after missing Q1 revenue targets

F5 Networks CEO Francois Locoh-Donou at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)The $670 ...
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Tesla plans to launch an insurance product ‘in about a month’

Tesla is developing an insurance product, which could be launched in about a month, CEO Elon Musk said during a ...
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Scientific wellness startup Arivale closes abruptly in ‘tragic’ end to vision to transform personal health

Genomics pioneer Lee Hood, left, and Clayton Lewis, the CEO of Arivale. (GeekWire File Photo)Arivale, the genetic testing and personal ...
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Scientists pull speech directly from the brain

In a feat that could eventually unlock the possibility of speech for people with severe medical conditions, scientists have successfully ...
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Apply to participate in the Hackathon at Disrupt San Francisco 2019

Great news for all you coders, hackers, developers and creative tech makers — our onsite Hackathon returns to Disrupt San ...
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Microsoft briefly becomes a $1 trillion company following strong earnings report

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the company’s 2018 Shareholder Meeting. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)Microsoft’s strong performance in the most ...
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The Oscars won’t change their rules to exclude streaming

It looks like movies produced by Netflix and other streaming services will be able to compete for next year’s Academy ...
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Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business

Even as its solar business declined in step with its overall earnings, Tesla is bullish on the prospects for the ...
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Boeing estimates cost of 737 MAX troubles at a billion dollars and counting

Boeing’s first 737 MAX makes its way through the assembly plant in Renton, Wash., in 2015. (Boeing Photo)Boeing’s first-quarter financial ...
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AT&T says 5G will be priced like home Internet—pay more for faster speeds

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. reader comments 100 with 69 posters participating Share this story AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson today said ...
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Washington passes ‘strongest clean energy policy’ in nation with carbon neutrality mandate by 2030

Gov. Inslee shakes hands with supporters at an event kicking off is 2020 presidential campaign. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg)Washington ...
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Tesla reports $702 million loss in first quarter

Tesla reported Wednesday wider-than-expected loss of $702 million, or $4.10 a share, in the first quarter after disappointing delivery numbers, ...
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Microsoft’s hardware division continues momentum, posts revenue jump of 21% to $1.3B

Microsoft’s Surface division is on a roll. After posting a staggering 39 percent revenue growth over the holiday season and ...
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You might hate it, but Facebook Stories now has 500M users

You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’ boring lives, but ...
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Samsung Galaxy Fold review: future shock

The Galaxy Fold has been the most polarizing product I can recall having reviewed. Everyone who saw it wanted to ...
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The Dispute over the Accusation Maria Butina Is a Spotter Distracts from Clear Case She Should Be Sent Home

Let me start by saying that I think the government should put Maria Butina, who is currently scheduled to be ...
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Slack to extend collaboration to folks who don’t want to give up email

As Slack gathered with its growing customer base this week at the Frontiers Conference in San Francisco, it announced several ...
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Azure revenue remains a mystery, but cloud services continue to drive Microsoft forward

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)One of these days, Microsoft will decide that it needs to break ...
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Microsoft beats expectations with $30.6B in revenue as Azure’s growth continues

Microsoft reported its quarterly earnings for Q3 2019 today. Overall, Wall Street expected earnings of about $1 per share and ...
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Facebook reserves $3B for FTC fine, but keeps growing with 2.38B users in Q1

A massive penalty hangs over Facebook’s head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. Facebook reached 2.38 ...
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Microsoft beats Wall Street expectations, posting $30.6B in revenue, powered by cloud division

Microsoft executives Brad Smith, Satya Nadella and Amy Hood. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)Microsoft rebounded from a rare revenue miss, ...
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After raising cash, Seattle cybersecurity startup Cyemptive acquires Adaptive Technology Group

Cyemptive CEO Rob Pike. (Cyemptive Photo)Seattle-area cybersecurity startup Cyemptive today announced the acquisition of Adaptive Technology Group (ATG), a 14-year-old ...
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NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid armageddon

When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...
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41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds

Forty-one percent of voice assistant users are concerned about trust, privacy and passive listening, according to a new report from ...
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Robotics VCs on what’s real, what’s coming, and what to keep in mind

Last week, at TechCrunch’s robotics event at UC Berkeley, we sat down with four VCs who are making a range ...
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Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

If you’re planning to attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 on July 10, then get ready to network like never before ...
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In meeting with Twitter chief, Trump complains about lost followers

Enlarge / Trump giving Jack Dorsey advice on how to run Twitter better, April 23.White House reader comments 197 with ...
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Airbnb wants to get into streaming media… because why not?

Airbnb is looking to book a place in the streaming media business. The company best known for its controversial marketplace ...
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Out of bounds: Why basketball players believe they weren’t last to touch ball

Enlarge / Boston Celtics' Al Horford and Indiana Pacers' Thaddeus Young chase a ball out of bounds during a March ...
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LEGO Braille bricks are the best, nicest, and in retrospect most obvious idea ever

Braille is a crucial skill for children with visual impairments to learn, and with these LEGO Braille Bricks kids can ...
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Ex-Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor reveals new solo indie project ‘Intergalactic Space Empire’

Chris Taylor speaks at the VentureBeat GamesBeat Summit today. (Screenshot via Twitch stream)Today at the annual GamesBeat Summit in Los ...
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Mary Meeker raises $1.25B for Bond, her debut growth fund

As the Kleiner Perkins empire crumbles, Mary Meeker builds her own. The author of the Internet Trends Report has $1.25 ...
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Pinterest employee #1 launches blockchain art market MakersPlace

Pinterest is a great place to find digital art but a terrible place to sell it. The fact that anything ...
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Merck research chief Roger Perlmutter touts Seattle biotech strength after $300M Immune Design deal

Roger Perlmutter speaking at the 2019 Life Science Innovation Northwest conference in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / James Thorne)Two months after ...
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EPA administrator asked to back up climate claims made on TV with science

Enlarge / Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler listens as President Donald J. Trump leads ...
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It’s now easier to find work-from-home jobs in Google Search

Over the course of the last year or so, Google started adding more job search features to its search engine ...
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Bumble’s ‘Private Detector’ uses AI to detect dick pics

Dating apps are finally leveraging AI to clean up users’ chat messages. Badoo has introduced a new feature coming to ...
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Microsoft is considering dropping its Windows password expiration policy

Microsoft has proposed scrapping a policy in Windows that requires users to periodically change their login password. In a blog ...
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Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast

In the future, everyone will have a podcast — and by “future,” I mean like mid-2020. But one step at ...
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Motor technology from Model 3 helps Tesla boost Model S range 10%

Sean Gallup/Getty Images reader comments 48 with 37 posters participating, including story author Share this story Tesla's Model S is ...
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The creators of Kubernetes to discuss its past and future at GeekWire’s 3rd annual Cloud Summit

Heptio co-founders Joe Beda, CTO, and Craig McLuckie (right). (Heptio Photo)This June will mark the fifth anniversary of Kubernetes, an ...
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Spencer Rascoff reveals his post-Zillow life after longtime CEO departed real estate giant in February

Spencer Rascoff in his office at Zillow headquarters in downtown Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)Spencer Rascoff misses working side-by-side ...
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Vue.ai raises $17M to equip online retailers with AI smarts

Vue.ai, a U.S/India startup that develops an AI platform to help online retailers work more efficiently and sell more, has ...
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Are women better gamers than men? This startup’s AI-driven research says yes

Last year the Gosu.ai startup, which has developed an AI assistant to help gamers play smarter and improve their skills, ...
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Wizards of the Coast hires games industry vet James Ohlen to open new studio in Austin

James Ohlen. (Wizards of the Coast Photo)Gaming veteran James Ohlen has been lured back to the industry he took a ...
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Docker and Arm team up to speed adoption of containerized applications on Arm servers

Containers, orchestrated. (Photo courtesy Flickr user Jumila / cc2.0)It’s not clear how many developers are actually using the Arm cloud ...
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Blockchain startup incubator launching in Portland to help develop enterprise technologies

The new blockchain startup incubator will open in Portland’s Pearl District. (Flickr Photo / Randy Kashka)An incubator designed to support ...
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Microsoft earnings preview: What to watch as tech giant shares latest financial update

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)Microsoft is locked in a three-way race for the title of the ...
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The Oscars decides Netflix is OK after all, following DOJ warning

Enlarge / An Oscar statuette.Getty Images | Christopher Polk reader comments 71 with 57 posters participating Share this story Netflix ...
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Leaked report: crashed Russian Air Force MiG-31 was shot down by wingman

reader comments 69 with 48 posters participating, including story author Share this story Russian Air Force MiG-31 radar Almost exactly ...
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iFixit’s Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown reveals how the phone is dying

reader comments 70 with 64 posters participating Share this story These plastic bezels and their "light adhesive" are all that ...
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Tech companies are doubling down on family leave to improve recruiting and diversity

Employees gather at Outreach’s Seattle HQ. (Outreach Photo)Competition for talent in the tech industry is cut-throat, leading many companies to ...
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Windows 10 May 2019 update blocked for anyone using USB or SD storage

Enlarge / Better unplug all these if you want the new Windows version. reader comments 81 with 61 posters participating ...
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F5 decided to buy NGINX after coming within weeks of unveiling a competing cloud application-management product

F5 is getting ready to move into the F5 Tower (left) in downtown Seattle over the next few months. (Wikimedia ...
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Aide to Libyan Commander Visits Moscow as a Sign of Haftar’s Closeness to Russia

A high-ranking aide to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was in Moscow on Wednesday, a sign of Haftar's closeness to Russia ...
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Russia Charges Baptist Pastor In A Sign That Its Religious Clampdown Could Be Spreading

MOSCOW -- In Verkhnebakansky, a town just outside Novorossiisk on Russia's Black Sea Coast, Baptists gather in a small house ...
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Pew: U.S. adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more demographic; 10% create 80% of tweets

A new report out this morning from Pew Research Center offers insight into the U.S. adult Twitter population. The firm’s ...
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Report: Cheaper Switch coming by June

Mark Walton reader comments 73 with 46 posters participating Share this story A new, cheaper version of the Switch will ...
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Managed By Q launches a new task management feature for office managers

Managed By Q, the office management platform recently acquired by WeWork, has today announced the launch of Task Management. The ...
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High school football programs lean on crowdfunding to afford Vicis’ high-tech helmet

The ZERO1 Youth helmet. (Vicis Photo)Football is still America’s game in American high schools, drawing more than a million athletes ...
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SoftBank to invest $1B into German digital payments provider Wirecard in new fintech partnership

SoftBank is making a huge investment into one of the providers of the kind of digital commerce infrastructure that underpins ...
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A court ruling ‘chalking’ illegal could make way for more privacy-invasive tech

If you’ve ever had a parking ticket, there’s a good chance you know what “chalking” is. A federal appeals court ...
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Getaround acquires European car rental platform Drivy for $300 million

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing startup that launched at TC Disrupt back in 2011, is making moves to become a global ...
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Audible now offers live customer service through Alexa devices

Alexa devices just got a new use case: live customer service help. This morning, Amazon’s e-book company Audible announced the ...
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Twitter to offer report option for misleading election tweets

Twitter is adding a dedicated report option that enables users to tell it about misleading tweets related to voting — ...
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Audible launches live (aka human!) customer service feature on Amazon Alexa devices

Audible, the audiobook company owned by Amazon, is launching a new option for its customers to talk with a live ...
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Ford invests $500 million in electric car startup Rivian

Enlarge / Will startup Rivian be the first company to bring a battery electric truck to market? Deliveries start next ...
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South Indian Ocean has seen a record number of major hurricanes this season

Enlarge / Mozambiqueans are seen at desolated buildings following the Cyclone Idai in Sofala region in Beira, Mozambique on March ...
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Ford invests $500m in Rivian and intends to build a vehicle on Rivian’s EV platform

Rivian today announced a major investment from Ford. The 115-year old automaker is investing $500 million into the Michigan-based EV ...
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Electron qubit non-destructively read: Silicon qubits may be better

reader comments 21 with 13 posters participating Share this story I suspect that if you asked an engineer at Intel ...
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Docker developers can now build Arm containers on their desktops

Docker and Arm today announced a major new partnership that will see the two companies collaborate in bringing improved support ...
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Embrace raises $4.5M for its mobile application performance management platform

Embrace, an LA-based startup that offers a mobile-first application performance management platform, today announced that it has raised a $4.5 ...
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Putin Simplifies Russian Citizenship Process for Eastern Ukrainians

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree making it easier for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports ...
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Ukraine Cries Foul As Russia Offers Path To Citizenship In Separatist Areas

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree simplifying the procedure for people living in parts of eastern Ukraine held ...
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Russian FSB Says Two Participants In Basayev’s 1999 Attack On Daghestan Detained

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says that two alleged members of a group led by late Chechen separatist field commander ...
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Guidemaster: The best Qi wireless charging pads for your smartphone

Valentina Palladino reader comments 90 with 57 posters participating Share this story Wireless charging has a long way to go ...
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Siberia Rushes to Extinguish Fast-Spreading Wildfires

Wildfires tore through nearly 20 towns in the grasslands of southeastern Siberia between April 19-22. The fires injured at least ...
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Considering methane leaks, is moving from coal to natural gas all that good?

Enlarge / DUNKIRK, NEW YORK, 2016: A NRG-owned coal-fired energy facility that planned to convert to a natural gas facility ...
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Members Of Outlawed Russian Nationalist Group Sentenced In Siberia

NOVBOSIBIRSK, Russia -- A court in the Russian city of Novosibirsk has convicted three members of an outlawed nationalist opposition ...
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Reduce, Recycle, And Feed The Worms: A Russian Activist Aims For Zero Waste

Anna Kondratyeva, an environmental activist in the Russian city of Perm, is trying to reduce her household's waste to nearly ...
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Kim Jong Un Arrives In Vladivostok To Meet Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived by train in Russia's far eastern port city of Vladivostok on April 24, ...
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Reuters Corrects Story Saying Venezuela Is Avoiding U.S. Sanctions by Funneling Oil Sales Through Russia

Reuters has corrected a story it published on April 18 saying Venezuela is funneling cash flow from oil sales through ...
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U.S. Envoy Warns Russia With ‘Warship Diplomacy’

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has boarded one of two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers that arrived in the Mediterranean ...
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UK gives Huawei an amber light to supply 5G

The UK government will allow Huawei to be a supplier for some non-core parts of the country’s 5G networks, despite ...
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Kim Jong Un Looks to Putin for Help Dealing With Trump Whiplash

Kim Jong Un, like Vladimir Putin, has enjoyed flourishes of bonhomie with Donald Trump only to see the relationship fray ...
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Kim Jong Un Makes Landmark First Trip To Russia

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was greeted with pomp, ceremony, and heavy security as he arrived in Vladivostok on ...
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Putin’s Closest Ally Fears Takeover as Kremlin Plots Succession

President Vladimir Putin may look beyond Russia for a mechanism to keep power after his current term ends. That’s making ...
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Holded, the ‘business operating system’ for SMEs, gets €6M in Series A funding led by Lakestar

Holded, the Barcelona-based startup that offers a SaaS to help SMEs with a range of business tasks, has raised €6 ...
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Along Russia’s Border to Norway, a Big Show of Military Force

Sounds of explosion rocked through the borderlands as 1,000 forces and more than 340 military vehicles, tanks and aircraft engaged ...
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First Russian Found Guilty Under ‘Disrespect’ of Authorities Law – Reports

Russian authorities have issued the first guilty verdict under a new law criminalizing “blatant disrespect” toward the authorities for online ...
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U.S. expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

DETROIT – U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles ...
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Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the ...
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Warren Buffett sees most newspapers as ‘toast’ after ad decline

Warren Buffett, the man behind a print-media empire that includes the Buffalo (New York) News and Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald, doesn’t ...
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Back to the same record, but it’s a different stock market

Stock investors had to go on a harrowing round trip over the last seven months, but the market may be ...
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U.S. new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market ...
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Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

DETROIT – Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles ...
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AV8 Ventures launches with $170M to invest in digital health, mobility and enterprise tech

AV8 Ventures has closed on €150 million (about $170 million) for its debut early-stage venture capital fund to invest in ...
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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Arrives in Russia for Summit With Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his ...
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Google launches new search engine to help scientists find the datasets they need

Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web. Now, it ...
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A new Tesla Model S can now drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a single charge

Tesla has announced that it has extended the range of its Model S vehicle to 370 miles and Model X ...
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How Microsoft is opening AI’s algorithmic ‘black box’ for greater transparency

Erez Barak, senior director of product for Microsoft’s AI Division, speaks at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference in Seattle. (GeekWire ...
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The IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public

It’s been an exciting couple of months for startup employees and public market shareholders alike, as a growing number of ...
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Review: Avengers Endgame is three of Marvel’s best films, rolled into one

Enlarge / The beginning of the End... game. reader comments 24 with 17 posters participating, including story author Share this ...
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Tech Moves: Madrona Venture Labs staffs up; Washington State Opportunity Scholarship executive director departs; and more

Naria Santa Lucia. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)— Naria Santa Lucia announced that she’ll be stepping down from her role ...
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Swirling patterns in Starry Night match those in gassy star nurseries

Enlarge / The bold blue and yellow swirls of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night (1889) share turbulent properties with the ...
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a very silly movie, but it ends in exactly the right way

With just a few days until the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel fans everywhere are probably wondering A) Who dies?? ...
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Crap artists rejoice! MS Paint is getting a last-minute reprieve

Enlarge / Who needs Aurich's artistic talents, anyway?Peter Bright reader comments 57 with 41 posters participating Share this story Long, ...
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Millimeter-wave 5G isn’t for widespread coverage, Verizon admits

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. reader comments 31 with ...
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Amazon claps back at Elizabeth Warren over claims of anti-competitive behavior

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Flickr Photo / Elizabeth Warren)In a rare public rebuke, Amazon responded to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the presidential ...
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Amazon patents a ‘gust resistant location marker’ to defy wind and downdraft in drone deliveries

An Amazon patent drawing for a “gust resistant location marker” shows a delivery drone approaching the device. (Amazon illustration via ...
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JetSuiteX to launch $99 flights between Oakland and Seattle’s Boeing Field in July

JetSuiteX flies out of private air terminals on Embraer 135 aircraft. (JetSuiteX via PRNewsfoto)JetSuiteX says it’s starting air service between ...
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Jack Dorsey just met with Trump to talk about the health of Twitter’s public discourse

Twitter’s co-founder and CEO historically doesn’t have the most discerning tastes when it comes to who he decides to engage ...
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Amazon’s migration to Bellevue continues as tech giant set to scoop up key development site

Illustration for GeekWire by Guillaume Wiatr.Amazon’s growth in its original hometown of Bellevue, Wash. is getting a major boost. The ...
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Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective

Enlarge / The since-suspended account for the empty "news site" The Globus was at the center of a 5,000 bot ...
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Postmates has launched in 1,000 new cities since December

Postmates is expanding like crazy ahead of an initial public offering expected later this year. The food delivery business has ...
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Manufacturing giant Aebi Schmidt hit by ransomware

Aebi Schmidt, a European manufacturing giant with operations in the U.S., has been hit by a ransomware attack, TechCrunch has ...
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Singapore’s SalesWhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams

SalesWhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople generate leads, has announced a Series A round ...
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Why unicorns can raise $1 billion but can’t figure out diversity and inclusion

Sarah McMillian Contributor Sarah McMillian leads sales at Temboo. She has been recognized as a leader in diversity and inclusion ...
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Tumblr – finally – enables HTTPS for all accounts

Better late than never, Tumblr has rolled out HTTPS across its entire site. In a brief post on Tumblr’s engineering ...
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Check out all the demos from TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

We’re incredibly proud of the programming we put together for this year’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI. It’s my personal ...
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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Self-Promoting Republican Lawyer Scorned

Yesterday, Jerry Nadler subpoenaed Don McGahn, both to appear and testify on May 21, but also to turn over a ...
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EBay beats with revenues of $2.6B and EPS of $0.67 as restructuring takes shape

As eBay continues to work through a restructuring strategy, the e-commerce marketplace and online auction pioneer reported earnings for the ...
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Intel puts 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 5GHz turbo option in a laptop processor

Enlarge / An eight-core/16-thread Coffee Lake die. reader comments 77 with 47 posters participating Share this story The first processors ...
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Snapchat revives growth in Q1 beat with 190M users

Snapchat appears to have turned the corner after a year of flat or negative user growth thanks to a strong ...
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Snapchat fully rolls out reengineered Android app, boosting usage

After a year of its user count shrinking or staying flat, Snapchat is finally growing again, and more growth is ...
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New Sesame Street-themed PSA encourages kids to reduce mobile device use

Device addiction plagues us all — even Apple CEO Tim Cook. But children with phones and tablets are even more ...
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Listen up: We’ve detected our first marsquake

Enlarge / An artist's rendition of the InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars. The seismometer is in the ...
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The master list of PR DON’Ts (or how not to piss off the writer covering your startup)

When it comes to working with journalists, so many people are, frankly, idiots. I have seen reporters yank stories because ...
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How to pitch to a (tech) journalist

Startup growth comes from many places, but one option is through “earned media” — stories and mentions in the press ...
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Squarespace makes its first acquisition with Acuity Scheduling

Squarespace is announcing its first acquisition today, a 13-year-old company called Acuity Scheduling that allows businesses to manage their online ...
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Russian Court Fines First Defendant Under New Law On Insulting Authorities

An unidentified person in Russia's Novgorod Oblast has become the first person to be convicted and fined under a controversial ...
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Group Nine hires Brian Lee to lead its commerce business

Group Nine Media has hired Brian Lee to as its first executive vice president of commerce. Lee held a similar ...
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Luxury consignment e-tailer The RealReal to enter the unicorn club with new funding

The RealReal, an online retailer for authenticated luxury consignment, has authorized the sale of up to $70 million in new ...
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The OnePlus 7 (and 7 Pro) are launching May 14

reader comments 21 with 18 posters participating Share this story OnePlus is gearing up to release a new smartphone, the ...
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Locus Robotics raises $26 million for warehouse automation

Warehouse automation is all the rage in robotics these days. No surprise then, that another emerging player just got a ...
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Alphabet’s Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone

Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google’s X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the ...
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Check out Batman’s and Marty McFly’s rides at the Petersen Museum

reader comments 17 with 13 posters participating Share this story The BTTF DeLorean DMC-12 has actually been on display at ...
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Augmented writing platform Textio now predicts what you want to say

(Textio Image)Textio, a Seattle startup that helps companies write better job listings, today introduced a new feature that uses artificial ...
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China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities

The Chinese government has been using a private company jointly owned by a U.S. investment firm and its Chinese counterpart ...
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Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone

Tim Cook thinks people should get off their iPhones and decrease their engagement with apps. The Apple CEO, speaking at ...
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Microsoft Paint will remain part of Windows 10, as 34-year-old favorite lives on

(Microsoft Illustration)For years it’s felt like Microsoft Paint’s days were numbered, but the 34-year-old sentimental favorite keeps hanging on. The ...
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Dealmaster: Save on a bunch of PC accessories in Amazon’s Gold Box sale

Ars Technica reader comments 8 with 7 posters participating Share this story Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another ...
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Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far-right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections

Facebook has quietly removed three far-right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content ...
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Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the ...
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Waymo picks Detroit factory to build self-driving cars

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle technology startup under Alphabet, is setting up shop in a Detroit factory on American Axle & ...
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How multiyear contracts with big business are changing the economics of the cloud

Pinterest rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, April 18. The company’s long-term contract with ...
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Russia Launches New Submarine Believed Capable Of Carrying Nuclear-Armed Drones

Russia has launched a special-purpose, nuclear-powered submarine that is believed capable of carrying nuclear-tipped underwater drones that when fully developed ...
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You can now take your Amazon returns to all Kohl’s stores

It’s one thing to be able to get everything delivered to your doorstep, it’s another to then have to actually ...
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Spawned by Google, Wing wins FAA’s air carrier certification for drone deliveries

Wing’s drone makes a delivery. (Wing Photo)Alphabet’s Wing venture has stolen a march on Amazon’s plans for drone domination by ...
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Inslee appoints Jennifer Snider to Clark County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Jennifer Snider to the Clark County Superior Court today. She will replace Judge James Rulli who ...
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