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Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future
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Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 These days, it seems like everyone with extra cash has some kind of pricey drinking habit. It might be fine wine, craft beer or cocktails. […]

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“Inventor of email” appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt
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Enlarge / A booth in support of Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), displays an ‘Photoshopped’ image of Warren wearing a Native American headdress inside the Conservative Political Action Conference Hub at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Lawyers […]

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The Best Defense Against Fake News in Social Media
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IBM just showcased Project Debater, and it just won against a top human debater using actual facts. We need the production version of this tool yesterday. Fake news is getting worse. We have always had issues with politicians and con artists trying to convince us down is up and to get us to do things […]

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2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and will USB-C replace Lightning?     – CNET
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What went down in iPhone news this week.

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Facebook Will Harass You Mercilessly If You Try To Break Up
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schwit1 shares a summary from PJ Media: Breaking up with Facebook is apparently as difficult as breaking up with a bad boyfriend or girlfriend who won’t accept your decision. That’s the experience Henry Grabar of Slate had when he stopped signing on. He stopped logging in on June 6 and stayed off Facebook for ten […]

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Report: Lucasfilm puts Obi-Wan film “on hold” after underwhelming Solo debut
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Lucasfilm) The film news and reviews site Collider posted an exclusive report on Wednesday concerning the fate of future Star Wars films—and in particular, a long-rumored, not-yet-announced film focused on the classic character Obi-Wan Kenobi. Citing “sources with knowledge of the situation,” Collider confirmed that all pre-production for Lucasfilm’s unnamed […]

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Hits, Misses and Drama at E3 2018
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E3 had the usual hits and misses this year, and more drama than most of the games on the screens. With a strong lineup of first-party titles plus better third-party support, Nintendo is the comeback king. However, the battle for hardcore gamer dollars continues to be fought between Microsoft and Sony. With no new hardware […]

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George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9—and it was awful
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Enlarge Friday morning was going pretty well, all things considered. I was at my desk, editing some photos and having breakfast. Then Lee Hutchinson pinged me on Slack and ruined it all. “It’s even worse than we could have possibly imagined,” said my boss. “And, as Han Solo said, I can imagine a lot.” Accompanying […]

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Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education
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This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, […]

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