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Domino's Launches E-Bike Delivery To Compete With UberEats, DoorDash
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Domino’s is planning to become more competitive with on-demand apps like DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats by delivering pizzas with custom electric bikes. According to TechCrunch, the pizza company has partnered with Rad Power Bikes to deploy hundreds of e-bikes across corporate-owned stores later this year in Baltimore, Houston, Miami and Salt Lake City. From the […]

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SpaceX successfully launches twice re-flown Falcon 9 for AMOS-17 mission
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SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 first-stage that had previously served two missions in July and November of 2018, today carrying its final payload, the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecomm. SpaceX had configured the Falcon 9 in its ‘expendable mode’ for this mission, which means it made use of all available fuel on board to carry […]

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The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts
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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the option of technical support from Microsoft, including mentoring in mixed-reality technologies and […]

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Justice Department launches antitrust probe into big tech
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Enlarge / Top officials have decided monopolies aren’t fun and games. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong) The Department of Justice is launching an antitrust probe into some of the world’s biggest and most influential tech companies, the agency announced Tuesday. The department’s Antitrust Division, which is responsible for reviewing and enforcing issues relating to […]

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Celo Launches Decentralized Open Source Financial Services Prototype
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Forbes notes that other financial transaction platforms hope to benefit from Facebook’s struggles in launching its Libra cryptocurrency — including Celo. The key value proposition of the assets running on top of the [Celo] platform is that they are immune to the wide swings in volatility that have plagued leading crypto assets in recent years. […]

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Alphabet’s Wing launches OpenSky, a safety app for Australian drone operators
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Drone delivery service Project Wing (or just Wing as it’s now called) graduated from Google X last year to become an independent Alphabet business, and recently won governmental approval to operate in the suburbs outside Australia capital, Canberra. There, its service delivers food, coffee, pet supplies, and more to area residents. Related to these efforts, […]

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The Galaxy Note 10 launches August 7
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Samsung’s invitation. [credit: Samsung ] Samsung has officially announced the launch event for its next flagship smartphone. Galaxy Unpacked 2019 takes place August 7 at 4pm ET, when the company will show off the Galaxy Note 10 in all its glory. Samsung sent out invitations to the press today for Galaxy Unpacked, and the invite […]

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Rocket Lab successfully launches seventh Electron rocket for ‘Make It Rain’ mission
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Private rocket launch startup Rocket Lab has succeeded in launching its ‘Make It Rain’ mission, which took off yesterday from the company’s private Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. On board Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket (its seventh to launch so far) were multiple satellites flow for various clients in a rideshare arrangement brokered by Rocket […]

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US Launches Cyber-Attack Aimed At Iranian Rocket and Missile Systems
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The US has responded to a recent rise in Iranian cyber-activity and the shooting of an unarmed drone last week by launching cyber-attacks against Iran’s military IT systems. From a report: The cyber-attacks were carried out by US Cyber Command with the direct approval of US President Donald Trump, the Associated Press reported on Sunday, […]

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