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New letter: Top Uber officials engaged in illegal wiretapping, shady spycraft
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Enlarge (credit: Adam Berry / Getty Images News) The highly-anticipated demand letter written on behalf of a former Uber employee, which has become central to the unfolding drama that is the Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, was publicly released on Friday afternoon. As previewed in earlier court hearings, the “Jacobs Letter” outlines in detailed […]

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Top 10 Most Popular App Among The Millennials In 2017
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Mobile apps have become a savior for our daily lives and survival without them is impossible. There are some mobile apps that you cannot afford to not have in your smartphone. Here’s a list of top 10 popular apps among millennials. 1. MakeMyTrip Planning a trip or looking for a weekend gateway, all you need […]

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What Disney's Acquisition of Fox Means For the Future of Film and TV
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Disney announced on Thursday it had reached a $52 billion deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox. It is “the biggest and most consequential media merger in an era of big and consequential media consolidation deals,” reports Quartz. “The deal will have a lasting effect on film, television, and the internet.” […]

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Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million
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Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images News) A federal judge in Utah has agreed to let the US government sell off a seized cache of over 513 bitcoins (BTC) and 512 Bitcoin Cash (BCH). At current prices, that would yield approximately $8.4 million for the bitcoins and nearly $1 million for the BCH. In […]

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DOJ confirms new criminal probe linked to Waymo v. Uber lawsuit
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Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) A newly-released letter has formally acknowledged what was only briefly stated last month in a San Francisco courtroom: federal prosecutors have an open criminal investigation into Uber. Late last month, as part of the proceedings in the high-profile and ongoing Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, US District […]

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'Cards Against Humanity' Gives Out $1000 Checks
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An anonymous reader writes: In November “Cards Against Humanity” announced “a complicated holiday promotion” where people paid $15 for six surprises in December. (For the first surprise in the Cards Against Humanity Saves America promotion, “we purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to […]

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How tax changes may impact US startups
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 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 […]

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Bad news: Warmest climate models might also be most accurate
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Enlarge / Be cautious out there. (credit: Bill Green) Some people who reject the conclusions of climate science claim that the existence of any remaining uncertainty means few or no actions need be taken to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. In reality, though, uncertainty is ever-present in science, and it’s not necessarily our friend. A new […]

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Dubious claim of week: Air Force’s “EMP missile” could disable N. Korean ICBMs
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Frying computers like a CHAMP? (credit: Boeing) On Monday, NBC Nightly News broadcast a report claiming that White House officials had discussed using an experimental weapon to disrupt or disable a North Korean missile launch. The weapon in question, the product of the US Air Force’s Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), uses bursts […]

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