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How to make a fortune in space? Start with one here on Earth…
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Reg lecture shows where scientists AND VCs are boldly going next We all know the ambition of Silicon Valley’s finest know no bounds – not even gravity. So it’s no surprise that some of the world’s finest business minds are training their brain power and considerable fortunes far beyond our own, rather limited world.…

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NASA books space shuttle delivery truck
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‘Dream Chaser’ contracted for unmanned ISS deliveries NASA looks set to get back into the space shuttle business with the announcement of three International Space Station cargo delivery contracts, one of which has been handed to Sierra Nevada Corporation and its “Dream Chaser” vehicle.…

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Virus Attack on Chipmaker Could Delay Next iPhone
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A computer virus over the weekend disrupted the operations of the Asian manufacturer that makes chips for the iPhone and other devices offered by top shelf high-tech companies. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said that a virus outbreak Friday evening affected a number of computer systems and fab tools at its facilities in Taiwan. The […]

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Amazon Prime tunes into Audible Channels     – CNET
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The e-retailer’s membership service now includes Audible’s monthly service for short-form audio programs and a new rotating list of audio books.

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Facebook Working To Weed Out Fake Likes
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jfruh writes In the early days of brands on Facebook, it was crucial for companies to garner as many “likes” as possible to boost their image, and that led to some unethical businesses selling likes that came from fake accounts. Now Facebook is informing brands that they’re working to root out fake likes, leaving like […]

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What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money
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In the space of a few years Vitaliy Rizhkov launched three companies, closed two, sacked 100 staff and burnt through $1.5m of his money. Here's his story.

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Elon Musk Denies SpaceX Is Raising Money At ~$10 Billion …
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Musk has ambitious plans to establish a colony on Mars using the company's rocket technology. The Falcon Heavy Rocket, another new craft, aims to be one of the world's most powerful spacecrafts. It could be be tested by …

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2 degrees: The most important number you've never heard of
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(CNN) tl;dr version: You can vote on the first story I'll report as part of this new series on 2 degrees Celsius — which is the agreed-upon threshold for dangerous climate change. Go here … mammal; I flew to a lawless town in Alaska to learn why …

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Privacy guidance for drone operators issued by US agency
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 The NTIA has published best practice privacy guidelines for the use of commercial and non-commercial drones to gather personally identifiable data. The guidance was agreed by all the various stakeholders involved, including drone companies, consumer privacy groups and news organizations. Read More

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