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Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:45:55 +0000


Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activityTime%26%238217%3Bs%20up%20for%20the%20Ticker%3F%20Facebook%20appears%20to%20axe%20feed%20for%20tracking%20your%20friends%26%238217%3B%26nbsp%3Bactivityticker goneingridlunden

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:14:29 +0000

(image)  As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has quietly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the right of your News Feed to summarize what all your friends have been liking, commenting on,… Read More(image)

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Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOEBitcoin%20futures%20are%20now%20tradable%20on%20the%26nbsp%3BCBOEstock tradingfitztepper

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:12:23 +0000

(image)  Bitcoin futures trading on CBOE, the world’s largest futures exchange, just launched at 5pm CT. Within a minute of the launch bitcoin spiked about 10% from ~$14,700 all the way up to $16,200 before settling a few minutes later to around $15,500, up about 5%. Now an hour after launching the actual price of bitcoin is still up, trading around $15,350. Currently the settlement price of… Read More(image)

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Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut downWhy%20gear%20rental%20marketplace%20Lumoid%20shut%26nbsp%3Bdownlumoid_box1sarahbuhr

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:49:32 +0000

(image)  Lumoid, a tech gear rental startup is no longer in business and its founder Aarthi Ramamurthy is moving on to Facebook. The startup launched as just a “crazy idea,” when it came out of Y Combinator four and half years ago, Ramamurthy wrote on a Facebook post this weekend announcing the shut down. Lumoid went on to raise nearly $6 million over the last four years. This spring,… Read More(image)

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New Altered Carbon trailer thickens the plot for Netflix’s new sci-fi seriesScreen Shot 2017-12-10 at 11.49.36 AMshieberj

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:10:53 +0000

(image)  The new trailer for Netflix’s latest science fiction series, Altered Carbon, finally gives viewers a window into the plot for its first season. Like the Richard K. Morgan cyberpunk novel on which it’s based, the first run of shows will focus on solving a murder most foul. In a world where the rich and elite can have their consciousness transferred to other bodies, essentially… Read More(image)

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In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GEIn%20spite%20of%20digital%20transformation%2C%202017%20did%20not%20yield%20the%20desired%20financial%20results%20for%26nbsp%3BGEBusinessman stepping down on steps with graph chartronjourn

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:06:50 +0000

(image)  GE is a great example of a traditional company that has recognized the need to transform into a digital organization, but by all measures 2017 has been a tough year for the industrial giant financially. The company stock price has tumbled, and last week it announced that it was laying off 12,000 employees in its power business worldwide. While you can’t attribute all of the… Read More(image)

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As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwideAs%20the%20federal%20government%20falters%2C%20technology%20is%20leading%20a%20rise%20of%20the%20rest%20in%20statehouses%26nbsp%3BnationwideScreen Shot 2017-12-09 at 11.25.12 AMshieberj

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:30:25 +0000

(image)  The tech revolution is no longer confined to Silicon Valley or the California statehouse. Earlier this week, Steve Case announced that his Rise of the Rest seed fund, designed to invest in innovation in the Mid West and other areas traditionally overlooked by investors, had raised $150 million with commitments from tech executives including Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. We are, as Peter… Read More(image)

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:53 +0000

(image)  It’s refreshing, in this difficult time, when technology and the tech industry seem trapped in a quicksand of endless ethical compromises and disconcerting emergent properties, to come across something tech-related of which one can say, awed, without complications or caveats: holy shit this is amazing. Which happened to me today! Let me share it with you. The Flying Eye Hospital,… Read More(image)

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Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing upNet%20Neutrality%20isn%26%238217%3Bt%20the%20only%20thing%20the%20current%20FCC%20is%20screwing%26nbsp%3BupFCC Chairman Ajit Pai Speaks At American Enterprise Instituteshieberjmetro_20171127_low income neighborhoods broadband subscribership-01

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:00:13 +0000

(image)  Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on a program to provide subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income households in cities and tribal regions around the country. Read More(image)

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This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedomThis%20is%20the%20future%20if%20net%20neutrality%20is%20repealed%3B%20the%20creeping%2C%20costly%20death%20of%20media%26nbsp%3Bfreedomfcc-GettyImages-464495738shieberj

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:30:30 +0000

(image)  When a country lacks an open internet, the government (and companies friendly with said government) are able to do anything from simply blocking or banning apps entirely (EG: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp for censorship or economic reasons) to more aggressive moves such as Egypt’s effective shutdown of their internet service providers. Read More(image)

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How tax changes may impact US startupsHow%20tax%20changes%20may%20impact%20US%26nbsp%3BstartupsSpreadsheet - Balance checkjglasner

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:11:06 +0000

(image)  In an effort to envision how the pending tax bill might affect U.S. startups and their investors, Crunchbase News reached out to tech industry taxation experts. We touched the M&A climate, tax treatment of interest expenses and whether rising costs of living in high-tax states will prompt an exodus to cheaper locales. Here, then, are some thoughts on the potential impacts. Read More(image)

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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:00:41 +0000

(image)  The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Dan Farber, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 8, 2017. G3: Last Hope — Mary Hodder, Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 8, 2017. @stevegillmor, @dbfarber, @fradice, @kteare, @DenisPombriant Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor Read More(image)

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Uber settles lawsuit with woman who accused executives of obtaining medical records after she was rapedUber%20settles%20lawsuit%20with%20woman%20who%20accused%20executives%20of%20obtaining%20medical%20records%20after%20she%20was%26nbsp%3BrapedHONG KONG-UBER-TAXI-COURTmdickey

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:38:12 +0000

(image)  Uber has settled its lawsuit with a woman (Jane Doe) who accused its now-former CEO Travis Kalanick, president of business in Asia Eric Alexander and SVP of business Emil Michael of improperly obtaining her medical records after she was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi, India. “A settlement has been reached and the Parties anticipate the case will be dismissed on or around January… Read More(image)

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Graphene running shoes will hit the market next yearGraphene%20running%20shoes%20will%20hit%20the%20market%20next%26nbsp%3Byear1920_g-seriesphoto211bheater

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:17:29 +0000

(image)  Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with with British sportswear brand inov-8 to bring graphene to footwear. Read More(image)

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The 5-year bootstrapped odyssey of Sno-Go, a snow bike for the everyday ski mountain visitorThe%205-year%20bootstrapped%20odyssey%20of%20Sno-Go%2C%20a%20snow%20bike%20for%20the%20everyday%20ski%20mountain%26nbsp%3Bvisitorsno-go_indiegogodancric

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:17:26 +0000

(image)  Skiing has always been something of a nightmare for me. I first “learned” how to ski in middle school, and still to this day don’t really understand how to stop. I once went to a “black diamond” mountain in Minnesota (read: gently sloping Midwest hill) and had to slam myself into the ground before skiing straight into the ski chalet. I’m hardly alone in my… Read More(image)

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Andy Rubin is back at Essential after leave of absence following reports of improper behaviorAndy%20Rubin%20is%20back%20at%20Essential%20after%20leave%20of%20absence%20following%20reports%20of%20improper%26nbsp%3Bbehaviorandy rubinmdickey

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:47:59 +0000

(image)  Essential smartphone startup founder Andy Rubin, who took a leave of absence last month in light of allegations of an improper relationship at his previous employer, has returned to work, Recode reports. Citing sources, Recode reports Rubin’s personal leave ended Friday. At the time of his leave, Rubin said he was taking time off to “deal with personal matters.” His decision… Read More(image)

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Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or busGoogle%20Maps%20will%20soon%20tell%20you%20when%20it%26%238217%3Bs%20time%20to%20get%20off%20your%20train%20or%26nbsp%3BbusGoogle Maps app iconfredericlardinois

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:07:38 +0000

(image)  Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey. The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, maybe most importantly, on your Android lock screen. To get started, you search for your… Read More(image)

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Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hoursHolography-based%203D%20printing%20produces%20objects%20in%20seconds%20instead%20of%26nbsp%3Bhoursholoprinterdevin

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:01:08 +0000

(image)  3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually make anything. That’s because additive manufacturing generally works by putting down an object one microscopic layer at a time. But a new holographic printing technique makes it possible to create the entire thing at once — in as little as a second… Read More(image)

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Jony Ive is leading Apple’s design team againJony%20Ive%20is%20leading%20Apple%26%238217%3Bs%20design%20team%26nbsp%3BagainJony Ivebheater

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:55:20 +0000

(image)  Two years ago, Jony Ive was promoted to chief design officer at Apple. The newly created role found the company’s beloved designer taking a break from day to day management of the team, handing the reins over to VPs Richard Howarth and Alan Dye. The duo took over the management of its industrial design and user interface design, respectively. Now Ive is stepping back into the part of… Read More(image)

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Kaspersky Lab: D.C. office ‘no longer viable’ and will closeKaspersky%20Lab%3A%20D.C.%20office%20%26%238216%3Bno%20longer%20viable%26%238217%3B%20and%20will%26nbsp%3BcloseEugene Kasperskytaylortechcrunch

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:49:10 +0000

(image)  Following months of controversy and conflicting accounts, Kaspersky is pulling back in D.C. As Bloomberg initially reported, the Russian security firm is closing its office in the U.S. capital. The D.C. office specialized in developing Kaspersky’s relationship with the U.S. government and supplying its software for federal contracts. Read More(image)

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Education technology meets its limitsEducation%20technology%20meets%20its%26nbsp%3BlimitsLimitless_NYCCFeature_10092015shieberj

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:30:09 +0000

(image)  Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention. Read More(image)

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