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SparkLabs launches $50M fund for promising early-stage startups in Korea

 SparkLabs Group started in 2012 with a Seoul-based accelerator dedicated to boosting South Korea’s then-nascent startup ecosystem. Now it&a...

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Cubic Telecom gets $46.5M to connect cars and other devices globally

 As automakers ramp up their connected car initiatives, a company that has built a solution to link vehicles up to mobile networks globally has raised a signi...

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Social Capital to help startups go public without an IPO

 Silicon Valley venture firm Social Capital plans to help startups go public without the dreaded IPO process. And it’s something different t...

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Google is reportedly launching its next Pixel phones on October 5th

On October 5th, 2017, a year and a day after the October 4th, 2016, unveiling of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google will take to the stage again to announce its Pixel 2 gene...

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10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, AAPL, SNAP, GOOG)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Note 8, coming on September 15. The successor to the ill-fated N...

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Google expands its public Wi-Fi program for emerging markets to Indonesia

 Google is launching its public Wi-Fi program, which offers free connectivity at railway stations and other locations such as universities, in Indonesia, the...

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One of the most innovative sports games in years is coming to the Nintendo Switch

"Rocket League" is unlike any video game you've ever played. It's essentially a game of soccer, but with rocket-powered car...

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Flytrex launches an autonomous on-demand drone delivery service in Iceland’s capital

 Flytrex wants to prove that drones are a realistic option for on-demand logistics with a new delivery program that took off in Iceland’s ca...

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Zipline Launches Medical Supply Drone Deliveries in Tanzania

The California startup is expanding its service from Rwanda to its much larger neighbor...

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Blood-delivering drone company Zipline readies for launch in Tanzania

Zipline, a California-based robotics company that has made a name for itself delivering blood by drone in Rwanda, has just announced plans to operate its services in Tan...

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Crazy love: Joker-Harley Quinn 'criminal love story' in works - CNET

No joke: The "Suicide Squad" couple reportedly will reunite in the second Joker-focused movie announced in two days...

CNET
Nikon’s new D850 has 45.7 megapixels and enough features to tempt Canon shooters

Nikon has a new full-frame DSLR: the D850. Announced today, the D850 is a monster of a camera in terms of specs, and it’s one that will cost accordingly — the retail...

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Nikon D850, a thoroughly modern dSLR - CNET

The D850's body remains relatively unchanged from the D810 but there are some notable enhancements...

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How to preorder the Galaxy Note 8

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship, and now you can officially put in a preorder for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. In a limited promotional offer, the company...

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Crunch Report | Galaxy Note 8 Makes Its Return

We get a look at SpaceX’s Spacesuit, Galaxy Note 8 makes its return, a recap of YC Demo Day 2 and Apple’s latest iPhone could come on Septe...

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Google may unveil new Pixel handsets on Oct. 5 - CNET

Second-generation Android phones to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836, according to noted leaker Evan Blass...

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Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth is taking over the company’s consumer hardware efforts

 Veteran Facebook exec, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, is taking over consumer hardware efforts at the company, including secret p...

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Damore Case Could Spawn More Legal Headaches for Google

Fired Google engineer and his lawyer say others claim discrimination for political views...

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James Damore Case Could Spawn More Legal Headaches for Google

Fired Google engineer and his lawyer say others claim discrimination for political views...

Wired
Susan Fowler’s lawyers just told the Supreme Court why tech cos should eliminate arbitration agreements

 Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer whose blog post about the company’s internal workings eventually led to the ouster of its CEO Travis...

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This California city has a massive troll problem

Something is up in Bellflower, California — citizens there seem to have a lot of bile to spew.  Nearly a third of all the online comments ma...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 event replay (Podcast) - CNET

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 today with an impressive live show from New York, complete with an incredible interactive stage. Watch the replay of CNET's liv...

CNET
This algorithm cleverly recreates 3D objects from tiny 2D images

 With a lifetime of observing the world informing our perceptions, we’re all pretty good at inferring the overall shape of something we only...

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Google will let its cloud customers give up a huge advantage to save a wad of cash (GOOG, GOOGL)

When it comes to cloud computing, Google has long maintained that it has an edge: When a business customer uses Google Cloud, its software ru...

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Three things that every startup should consider before the fundraising tide goes out

 Now is the time for startups to engage in strategic planning so that future liquidity needs will be met. This article discusses market trends and how debt fi...

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In iOS 11, Safari will strip out Google AMP links for shared stories

 Anyone haunted by annoying link cruft will be relieved to hear that iOS 11 will transform Google AMP links back into their original forms when sharing a stor...

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FTC approves Amazon's $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods - CNET

Regulators' approval means the online retail giant can move ahead with plans to break into the $800 billion US grocery market...

CNET
Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition will come with three of the four most popular games made for the original version

Consumers who are lucky enough to get their hands on one of the new Super Nintendo Classic Edition consoles will not only be getting an inexpensive remake of the popular game...

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Uber reports big rise in bookings in second quarter - CNET

Ride-hailing startup's bookings increased 150 percent from a year ago, the company reports...

CNET
After Magic Leap acquisition, Dacuda founder forms PXL Vision

 Swiss startup Dacuda’s 3D scanning division was acquired by Magic Leap in February, but it seems the company’s founder, M...

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How Taylor Swift Could Use Her Internet Powers for Good

The pop star has the ability to grab the entire internet's attention with one tweet. Here's how she could use her influence to enact change...

Wired
Judge sides with YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein in copyright lawsuit

 Ethan and Hila Klein, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular H3H3 YouTube channel, appear to have won their legal battle against Matt Hosseinzadeh, a.k...

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This luggage cover rocks a giant photo of your face - CNET

Forget asking, "Is that my bag?" You will know for sure when your luggage is wearing a horrifyingly huge photo of your own mug...

CNET
Facebook is getting serious about making hardware with 'Aloha' video chat device

A new report from Business Insider confirms rumored details about Facebook’s efforts to create consumer hardware, and also says that longtime Facebook executive Andrew...

The Verge
'Last Jedi' reveals two new vehicles from upcoming film - CNET

The skies and the planets of the upcoming Star Wars film are about to get a lot more crowded with these new (and deadly) transport options...

CNET
Apple's autonomous car tech is 'where Google was three years ago' says someone who has seen it (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, TSLA)

Apple is still "playing catch-up" with its self-driving car technology, one person who's seen the tech says. The scaled down unit is sti...

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How Apple uses AI to make Siri sound more human - CNET

Research papers published by Apple detail the company's machine-learning technology. Also: Apple auditioned hundreds of candidates for Siri's new voi...

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Apple TV is losing badly to Roku and Amazon in the living room, survey finds

Apple TV is continuing to lose ground to Roku and Amazon in the living room, a survey by Parks Associates has found. The consumer research company sampled 10,000 US home...

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Wall Street alum Sallie Krawcheck just raised $32 million for her investing platform — here's what it's like to use it

Investing — when done right — is one of the best ways to make your money work for you, and it's critical for retiring comforta...

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iOS 11 Safari will turn Google AMP links back into regular ones when sharing

Apple is adding a subtle new feature to Safari in iOS 11 that will automatically strip out Google AMP URLs when a webpage is shared or copy and pasted, as spotted by Mac...

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Billionaires and big ag are joining venture investors to fund lab-grown meat

 The future of food is going to get weird. Read More...

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Floyd Mayweather is promoting a new cryptocurrency: 'You can call me Floyd Crypto Mayweather'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. can't seem to shake the cryptocurrency bug.  The undefeated boxing champion took to Twitter Wednesday to promote another initial coin offer...

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Floyd Mayweather is promoting another initial coin offering: 'You can call me Floyd Crypto Mayweather'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. can't seem to shake the cryptocurrency bug.  The undefeated boxing champion took to Twitter Wednesday to promote another initial coin offer...

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Virgin now lets you bring your own iPhone to $1-a-year deal - CNET

The sweet offer announced in June that gives switchers a year of unlimited data for a dollar is now available to existing iPhone owners, not just new buyers...

CNET
Galaxy Note 8: What you need to know (The 3:59, Ep. 272) - CNET

We break down everything Samsung announced at its big Manhattan phone launch...

CNET
We tried the $10-a-month movie theater service MoviePass — and it's more trouble than we expected

MoviePass recently announced it would slash the price of its all-you-can-watch movie buffet to a mere $9.95 a month. The service allows users to see up to one movie per day, e...

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Uber’s financials show company is still growing, despite the drama

 Uber’s past six months have been tumultuous with lawsuits and allegations of harassment. The company doesn’t even have a...

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Ojo wants to be the electric scooter for commuters, but it’s not there yet

Commuting in a busy city like San Francisco can be annoying — between all the cars, bikes, Boosted Boards and other electric gizmos zipping and weaving throu...

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Uber's sales more than doubled to $1.75 billion in the second quarter, despite all its drama

Uber may have tanked in the public's eyes, but its highly publicized scandals from the past few months appear not to have had much&nb...

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Does it really matter how much your startup raises?

 “How much money does it take to get a startup off the ground?” Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are faced with this...

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FTC green lights Amazon and Whole Foods deal

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.4 billion acquisition, which was annou...

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FTC approves of Amazon and Whole Foods deal

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.4 billion acquisition, which was annou...

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FTC greenlights Amazon and Whole Foods deal

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is allowing Amazon to move forward in the process of purchasing Whole Foods. The $13.7 billion acquisition, which was annou...

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Samsung is releasing a new Gear VR because the Note 8 won’t fit in older headsets

Alongside the Galaxy Note 8 announced today, Samsung also revealed that it’s making yet another iteration of the Gear VR headset that’s designed to support the Note...

The Verge
Uber is still a growing business despite its leadership strife

Amid the arguments between investors and board members, and the continued search for a new CEO, Uber executives are eagerly sharing that its business continues to grow...

The Verge
The FTC says it won’t stop Amazon from buying Whole Foods

The Federal Trade Commission says it won’t attempt to block Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods, despite some calls for the agency to closely scrutinize the...

The Verge
Facebook is unifying its hardware efforts under a veteran exec and readying an ‘Aloha’ video chat device (FB)

Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is taking over all of the company’s consumer hardware efforts. That includes Oculus VR and Facebook’s ne...

Business Insider Tech
Google and Walmart's Partnership Will Be a Real Test For Amazon

If anyone can take a bite out of Amazon, it's the combined forces of Walmart and Google...

Wired
Google’s US search results will let people check if they’re depressed

People in the US who search Google for “depression” on their mobile phones will soon have the option to take a screening questionnaire to test whether they’re depr...

The Verge
Samsung smart speaker reportedly on the way - CNET

The company's mobile chief confirms to CNBC that Samsung is close to joining the crowded field of voice-activated smart home speakers...

CNET
CNET asks: Are you impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8? - CNET

Boom! The new Samsung flagship phone has finally been revealed! Are you impressed or disappointed? Are you going to buy it? We want to know...

CNET
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has received the green light from the FTC (AMZN, WFM)

The Federal Trade Commission has given Amazon the green light to proceed with its Whole Foods acquisition. In a statement We...

Business Insider Tech
Marijuana social media company Massroots is making a big bet on software (MSRT)

Massroots, a technology platform for cannabis consumers, is acquiring CannaRegs in a stock deal for $12 million, multiple sources told Business Insider on Wednesday.&a...

Business Insider Tech
Former CIA agent hopes to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

 Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? The former CIA agent, who got involved in what became known as the “Plame Affair,” has a...

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It’s Going to Be Hard to Create a New Joker—Even for Martin Scorsese

There's a new Joker movie reportedly in the works. Can it possibly get close to what's come before?...

Wired
Amazon opens its grocery delivery service to Amazon Business customers

 Amazon Business, the retailer’s free program for business customers offering fast shipping, discounts, purchase approvals, is now expanding...

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The new 'Uncharted' is the best $40 you can spend on gaming in 2017

The latest "Uncharted" game is a thrilling blockbuster set in an exotic place. It's full of explosions and adventure and long lost civi...

Business Insider Tech
Ex-CIA agent wants to take over Twitter to fire Trump - CNET

Commentary: Valerie Plame Wilson launches a GoFundMe effort to raise, oh, $1 billion to stop the president tweeting. She's currently a little short...

CNET
Sharp! Now you can buy scissors based on samurai katana - CNET

Want to slash through that water bill, or slice up that old love letter? Cut right to the chase with these cool Japanese offerings...

CNET
WeWork threw yet another epic summer camp for its employees and members — here's what happened

For the sixth year in a row, WeWork, the $20 billion company that rents out shared office spaces, has hosted an epic weekend-long summer camp for both its employees and th...

Business Insider Tech
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will suffer from the same problems as before

The new Galaxy Note 8 has incredible hardware performance and design. But the phone still has the same flaws as its predecessors. Samsung needs to fix its clunky phone softwar...

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Marijuana tech company Massroots is acquiring CannaRegs for $12 million (MSRT)

Massroots, a technology platform for cannabis consumers, is acquiring CannaRegs in a stock deal for $12 million, multiple sources told Business Insider on Wednesday.&a...

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This Disney AR app could be a stealth play for smart coloring books

 In our perambulations through the halls of museums, who hasn’t wanted to give paintings we pass by a little touch-up in a spontaneous act o...

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The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day 2

 Day two of YC S’17 brought us autonomous store checkout, cannabis genomics and at home fertility testing. We whittled down the strong day o...

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Could astronauts make tools from pee during long space trips? - CNET

Traveling through space for long periods means reusing everything, right down to atoms -- even those in human waste...

CNET
IBM has launched a study on the human microbiome and its role in disease

 How the bugs in our gut and elsewhere on our body affects our overall health still remains largely a mystery. But IBM is hoping to shed some light on the hum...

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News articles on Facebook now include publisher logo - CNET

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the update is part of larger effort to help news organizations boost subscriptions...

CNET
Galaxy Note 8 doesn't work with older Gear VR headsets - CNET

Guess what? You need another VR headset...

CNET
Hulu’s live TV service now supports web browsers on PC and Mac

Hulu with Live TV can now be streamed using web browsers on PC and Mac, expanding the service beyond the mobile devices and set-top boxes it’s already on. Live TV chan...

The Verge
Roku is the top streaming device in the U.S and still growing, report finds

 Roku isn’t only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it’s increasing it. That&a...

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English teaching service VIPKID raises $200M and reportedly hits a $1.5B valuation

 VIPKID, an online English teaching tool, announced today that it has raised $200 million in financing. That financing round values the company at $1.5 billio...

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Samsung’s virtual reality strategy has an upgrade problem

 Today, Samsung showed off its flagship Note 8, the device has a big, beautiful screen, the S Pen and a battery that’s a little bit smaller...

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We talked to the most bullish Apple analyst on Wall Street about the iPhone 8, AR and China (AAPL)

Thousands of tech enthusiasts, developers, journalists, and other Apple fans are set to gather in California next month for one of the most anticipated tech events of the yea...

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With SpaceX in the mix, check out all these modern spacesuit designs

 SpaceX’s new spacesuit design got photographed for the first time today, and it’s a high-fashion option for extra-atmosph...

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New Overwatch animated short tells Mei's harrowing backstory - CNET

It's been over a year since Overwatch's launch, but Blizzard continues to churn out great animated shorts to keep the fandom going...

CNET
Comedy Central is going to air all 254 episodes of 'South Park' for 8 days before the new season premieres

Get ready "South Park" fans.  Leading up to the show's season 21 premiere on September 13, Comedy Cent...

Business Insider Tech
With $2.6 million in funding, Gabi wants to get you a better deal on insurance

 Most people are overpaying for car or home insurance, but many don’t know by how much or even how to compare different plans or carriers. T...

Techcrunch
Lane warnings, blind-spot monitors could prevent 50,000 crashes each year - Roadshow

New research from the IIHS shows these two safety systems are worth their weight in gold...

CNET
This machine lets you charge your device wherever you are in the room

Wi-Charge is a long-range wireless charging system that lets you charge your device wherever you are in the room. With absolutely no cord necessary, the range can be up to 10...

Business Insider Tech
Snapchat is offering discounts to lure small businesses to run ads on the platform (SNAP)

Snapchat is offering discounts and incentives to help brands recut their videos into the vertical format. The incentives appear to be targeted at small brands...

Business Insider Tech
Samsung confirms it’s working on a smart speaker

Samsung is already working on getting into the smart speaker market. DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile division, confirmed the news to CNBC today at its Galaxy Not...

The Verge
Uber promotes 7 people to the VP level

 It’s promotion season at Uber, as detailed in my post about Uber’s new approach to performance reviews. As part of this r...

Techcrunch
Facebook now lets you shoot 360-degree photos inside its app

Facebook has allowed users to upload and view 360-degree photos for a little over a year now, but the social media platform is also adding the ability to capture them, t...

The Verge
Here's everything leaving Netflix in September that you need to watch right now (NFLX)

Netflix has announced the titles that will be leaving its streaming service in September, so make sure to catch a few of these movies and TV...

Business Insider Tech
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Rejects the Pod-Based Automotive Future

Mercedes-Benz's latest convertible concept says "no" to a depressing, commoditized future...

Wired
Watch Samsung announce the Note 8 in 8 minutes

The Galaxy Note 8 is official, marking Samsung’s final move to get past the Note 7 incident and onto bigger, less (literally) explosive things. For a quick recap of wh...

The Verge
Why does Samsung think you’d be willing to spend nearly $1,000 on a Galaxy Note 8?

I’ve been looking at the $930 starting price for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, scratching my head in bewilderment, looking at that price again, and furrowing my brows...

The Verge
'Raging Joker'? Bring on the Scorsese Batman villain movie - CNET

Commentary: The "Raging Bull" and "Taxi Driver" director's gritty, hard-boiled filmmaking is perfect for Bruce...

CNET
Facebook confirms it will add subscriptions to instant articles

You will soon be able to subscribe to publications after reading their stories in Facebook’s instant articles, the company confirmed Wednesday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg con...

The Verge
Unbreakable rubber bands that are 200 times stronger than steel are coming soon

The world's largest rubber band manufacturer is putting graphene, the strongest material in the world, into its bands. With the right amount of graphene, the band...

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