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Published: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:41:27 -0400

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Delta SkyMiles customers who are enrolled in CLEAR can now use fingerprint as boarding pass at Reagan Washington National Airport (Thuy Ong/The Verge)

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:20:06 -0400

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(image) Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Delta SkyMiles customers who are enrolled in CLEAR can now use fingerprint as boarding pass at Reagan Washington National Airport  —  But only at DCA for now  —  Customers flying Delta can now board using just their fingerprints at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) if they wish.










Shyp ends Chicago, LA, and New York service, leaves San Francisco Bay Area as its only market, refocuses on small businesses, lays off employees (Harry McCracken/Fast Company)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:30:08 -0400

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(image) Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Shyp ends Chicago, LA, and New York service, leaves San Francisco Bay Area as its only market, refocuses on small businesses, lays off employees  —  The company is leaving most of its markets and retooling its service to serve small businesses rather than consumers—tough decisions that it hopes will lead to profitability.




Intel files a public statement with ITC accusing Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices in Qualcomm vs Apple case (Steven Musil/CNET)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:05:05 -0400

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(image) Steven Musil / CNET:
Intel files a public statement with ITC accusing Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices in Qualcomm vs Apple case  —  Intel says Qualcomm's patent spat with Apple is really about quashing competition from Intel.  —  Intel has jumped into the fray surrounding the Apple-Qualcomm patent spat …




Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal says he is leaving in August after five years at the company (Matthew Lynley/TechCrunch)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:35:06 -0400

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(image) Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal says he is leaving in August after five years at the company  —  Aditya Agarwal, who came in to Dropbox from its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company.  —  He announced his departure in a post on Facebook.




After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:35:22 -0400

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(image) Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system  —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.




AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi confirms he left the company, says he is going to "work on something new", calls claims of misconduct untrue (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:30:17 -0400

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(image) Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi confirms he left the company, says he is going to “work on something new”, calls claims of misconduct untrue  —  “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform's co-founder.







Lyft announces it is opening Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto to develop its own "open self-driving system" (Sarah Buhr/TechCrunch)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:15:05 -0400

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Lyft announces it is opening Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto to develop its own “open self-driving system”  —  Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles.  It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division …










Sources: Swedish e-commerce payments firm Klarna raises around $250M at a $2.5B valuation from private equity firm Permira (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:50:09 -0400

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(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Swedish e-commerce payments firm Klarna raises around $250M at a $2.5B valuation from private equity firm Permira  —  Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked …