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Apple seeks major newspaper allies for its subscription bundle
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While rumors indicate Apple has bigger plans for its subscription bundle than just news, it has to start somewhere. In order to get that rolling, Recode reports it has opened discussions with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Pos…

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Fortnite hits 15 million installs on Android
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Circumventing the Google Play store wasn’t exactly a gamble for Epic, given the fact that Fortnite is essentially a license to print money. But even by its own standards, the game is posting some impressive numbers three weeks after hitting Android. In a blog post this week, Epic noted that the wildly popular sandbox survival […]

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Russia Thinks Someone With a Drill Caused the Recent ISS Air Leak
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Last week, NASA discovered a small pressure leak on the International Space Station. U.S. and Russian crew members managed to trace the leak to a 2mm breach in the orbital module of the Soyuz MS-09 vehicle and patch it with epoxy. The drama might have ended there, as it was initially presumed that the breach […]

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Myanmar jails Reuters reporters who uncovered military atrocity
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Reporting the news isn’t illegal, unless you’re in Myanmar. The Southeast Asian country this week sentenced two reporters from Reuters to seven years in jail in response to an investigative report that uncovered atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims by the army. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters staffers, have been in custody since […]

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Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs
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After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of that $70 million target, signaling confidence from investors that it’ll become profitable and beat out key competitors in the […]

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FBI refutes Trump claim that Clinton’s private email server was hacked by China
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The meme that launched a veritable fleet of investigations. (credit: Kevin Lamarque / Getty Images) The Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a terse statement today regarding President Donald J. Trump’s allegation via Twitter that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private mail server had been compromised by the Chinese government. The official statement, issued by […]

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‘The Walking Dead’ season one is out on the Switch
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Earlier today, Nintendo revealed a bunch of new indie games are coming to the Switch (including the excellent Into The Breach). But the news wasn't over: The first season of Telltale's graphic adventure/guilt simulator The Walking Dead is available t…

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Rebuilding employee philanthropy from the bottom up
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In tech circles, it would be easy to assume that the world of high-impact charitable giving is a rich man’s game where deals are inked at exclusive black tie galas over fancy hors d’oeuvre. Both Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Benioff have donated to SF hospitals that now bear their names. Gordon Moore has given away $5B […]

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Mass shooting at Madden Championship Series event in Florida leaves several dead
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At least eleven people have been shot and four people were killed in a mass shooting attack at a livestream event debuting the new “Madden NFL 19” game at an arcade in Jacksonville, Fla., according to local news reports. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office confirmed on Twitter that one suspect was dead at the scene and […]

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