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Revenue-based investing: A new option for founders who care about control

Does the traditional VC financing model make sense for all companies? Absolutely not. VC Josh Kopelman makes the analogy of jet fuel vs. motorcycle fuel. VCs sell jet fuel which works well for jets...

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‘This should go well’: Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag ‘lies & misinformation’

Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the social media giant’s track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘This should go well’: Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag ‘lies & misinformation’

Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the social media giant’s track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned. Read Full Article at RT.com

Pentagon expects US public to buy ‘we weren’t keeping inventory’ excuse about missing weapons sent to Syria, Iraq

US weapons worth some $715 million dollars were warehoused poorly and soldiers handling them did not keep receipts or records, so it’s impossible to tell how many, if any, ended up in wrong hands, the Pentagon says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pentagon expects US public to buy ‘we weren’t keeping inventory’ excuse about missing weapons sent to Syria, Iraq

US weapons worth some $715 million dollars were warehoused poorly and soldiers handling them did not keep receipts or records, so it’s impossible to tell how many, if any, ended up in wrong hands, the Pentagon says. Read Full Article at RT.com

ICE violates California state law by arresting two undocumented people at a courthouse

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested two people at a California courthouse Tuesday, violating a state law that prevents arrests at a courthouse while a person has a hearing pending or other legal business in court. According to the 2
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ICE violates California state law by arresting two undocumented people at a courthouse

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested two people at a California courthouse Tuesday, violating a state law that prevents arrests at a courthouse while a person has a hearing pending or other legal business in court. According to the 2019 state legislation, known as AB-668, immigration arrests made in judicial facilities require a warrant. Officials at the Sonoma County Superior Court said ICE’s action not only undermines local authority but furthers undocumented immigrants’ reluctance to participate in the justice system, the Associated Press reported. “It’s now going to put total fear in the community,” Sonoma County Public Defender Kathleen Pozzi told The Press Democrat. “People aren’t going to come to court. Victims will refuse to show up. Witnesses will refuse to show up … cases will have to get dismissed.” Despite violating state law by making the arrests without a warrant, ICE claimed federal law permits the agency “to make administrative arrests of removable aliens inside the United States.” “Our officers will not have their hands tied by sanctuary rules when enforcing immigration laws to remove criminal aliens from our communities,” David Jennings, ICE’s field office director in San Francisco, said in a statement to the AP.

«The Ringmaster»: When a documentary about the world's best onion rings serves up a sobering twist

Salon spoke to filmmaker Zachary Capp about trying to bring Larry Lang's addictive snack to the world's attention
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«The Ringmaster»: When a documentary about the world's best onion rings serves up a sobering twist

Salon spoke to filmmaker Zachary Capp about trying to bring Larry Lang's addictive snack to the world's attention

‘Deforestation can continue!’ German court allows Tesla to chop down trees for Berlin ‘Gigafactory’, overruling local activists

A German court has given a final green light to Tesla – the avowedly eco-friendly carmaker – to continue clearing a forest near Berlin to make way for a new factory, striking down last-ditch challenge from local environmentalists. Read Full Article at RT.
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‘Deforestation can continue!’ German court allows Tesla to chop down trees for Berlin ‘Gigafactory’, overruling local activists

A German court has given a final green light to Tesla – the avowedly eco-friendly carmaker – to continue clearing a forest near Berlin to make way for a new factory, striking down last-ditch challenge from local environmentalists. Read Full Article at RT.com

Active cases of COVID-19 drop for the first time ... but what's happening outside China is a concern

For the first time since a novel coronavirus was noted as the source of new respiratory infections and fever back in December, the number of active cases of what is now called COVID-19 fell on Thursday. The source of that drop is the region that has dominat
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Active cases of COVID-19 drop for the first time ... but what's happening outside China is a concern

For the first time since a novel coronavirus was noted as the source of new respiratory infections and fever back in December, the number of active cases of what is now called COVID-19 fell on Thursday. The source of that drop is the region that has dominated statistics about the epidemic: Hubei province in China. After a slow decline over a series of days, newly reported cases dropped dramatically in the latest report from the Hubei regional government, enough so that all of China notched just over 400 new cases while reporting over 2,000 new people as recovered.  That news is a little less sparkly than it might seem, as part of the reason for the low numbers in the latest report are some bookkeeping changes that removed a few hundred previously reported cases that had been double-counted. But if bookkeeping changes can generate a 14,000 surge in one day, it seems only fair that they should also result in a 300-case drop on another. What’s more worrisome on Thursday is what’s happening outside China. That news is less good.

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Apex EV concept will gamify the track experience with augmented reality - Roadshow

Set for a Geneva Motor Show debut, the Apex AP-0 will ensure track instruction comes with a futuristic twist.
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Apex EV concept will gamify the track experience with augmented reality - Roadshow

Set for a Geneva Motor Show debut, the Apex AP-0 will ensure track instruction comes with a futuristic twist.

Baby Yoda Funko, animatronic toy and more Star Wars merch debuts - CNET

Fans' patience for The Child toys are rewarded with an animatronic figure, a Build A Bear, a Funko figure and more.
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Baby Yoda Funko, animatronic toy and more Star Wars merch debuts - CNET

Fans' patience for The Child toys are rewarded with an animatronic figure, a Build A Bear, a Funko figure and more.

Gold climbs to 7-year high as coronavirus seen impacting global growth

Even as the number of new coronavirus cases in China slowed, new research suggesting the virus was more contagious than previously thought added to the alarm
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Gold climbs to 7-year high as coronavirus seen impacting global growth

Even as the number of new coronavirus cases in China slowed, new research suggesting the virus was more contagious than previously thought added to the alarm

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One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain

Yesterday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Flip Z sold out online. What, precisely, that means, is hard to say, of course, without specific numbers from the company. But it’s probably enough to make the company bullish about its latest wade into the folda
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One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain

Yesterday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Flip Z sold out online. What, precisely, that means, is hard to say, of course, without specific numbers from the company. But it’s probably enough to make the company bullish about its latest wade into the foldable waters, in the wake of last year’s Fold — let’s just say […]

Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Got your sights set on attending TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14 in San Jose? Spend the day with 1,000 or more like-minded founders, makers and leaders across the startup ecosystem. It’s a day-long deep dive dedicated to current and evolving mobility a
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Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Got your sights set on attending TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14 in San Jose? Spend the day with 1,000 or more like-minded founders, makers and leaders across the startup ecosystem. It’s a day-long deep dive dedicated to current and evolving mobility and transportation tech. Think autonomous vehicles, micro-mobility, AI-based mobility applications, battery tech […]

An Adidas experiment and whole new exterior facility head to ISS next month

March 2 is the planned launch date for SpaceX’s 20th ISS resupply mission, which is bringing the usual supplies and goodies, plus a payload of interesting experiments from partners and paying customers. And a big expansion to Europe’s Columbus Mod
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An Adidas experiment and whole new exterior facility head to ISS next month

March 2 is the planned launch date for SpaceX’s 20th ISS resupply mission, which is bringing the usual supplies and goodies, plus a payload of interesting experiments from partners and paying customers. And a big expansion to Europe’s Columbus Module. The most ridiculous has to be Adidas’s “BOOST in Space” effort. The company creates its […]

Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its “TurnStyle” technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
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Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its “TurnStyle” technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it appears the app is ready nonetheless. Quibi is now listed on both Apple’s […]

SpaceX’s spin-outs are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local
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SpaceX’s spin-outs are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub […]

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New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to life

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The New Zealand man convicted of murdering a British backpacker he met on a dating app has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday
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New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to life

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The New Zealand man convicted of murdering a British backpacker he met on a dating app has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday in December 2018. She ...

Alaska eyes options for Real ID access as deadline looms

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The state is pursuing an expansion location for motor vehicle services in southwest Alaska, an official said Thursday, ahead of a fall deadline for special licenses many will need to board commercial flights in the U.S. Department of Ad
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Alaska eyes options for Real ID access as deadline looms

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The state is pursuing an expansion location for motor vehicle services in southwest Alaska, an official said Thursday, ahead of a fall deadline for special licenses many will need to board commercial flights in the U.S. Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka told House lawmakers ...

Israel calls on Belgium to scrap parade over anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Thursday called on Belgium to scrap this weekend's annual Carnival parade after last year's featured a float with anti-Semitic caricatures. The carnival in the industrial city of Aalst has its roots in the Middle Ages and often feat
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Israel calls on Belgium to scrap parade over anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Thursday called on Belgium to scrap this weekend's annual Carnival parade after last year's featured a float with anti-Semitic caricatures. The carnival in the industrial city of Aalst has its roots in the Middle Ages and often features satirical floats that take shots at local ...

Sanders' 'summer camp' in Vermont becomes fodder in debate

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Can a socialist own a summer house? That's the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Mike Bloomberg posed Wednesday night as he tried to brand Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite in Wednesday night's fiery Democratic presidential primar
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Sanders' 'summer camp' in Vermont becomes fodder in debate

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Can a socialist own a summer house? That's the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Mike Bloomberg posed Wednesday night as he tried to brand Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite in Wednesday night's fiery Democratic presidential primary debate. “The best known socialist in the country happens to ...

MGM Resorts hack affected a reported 10.6M former guests

LAS VEGAS (AP) - MGM Resorts International has confirmed the company was hacked after a report was released detailing information from more than 10 million former hotel guests was compromised. ZDNet released a report Wednesday revealing 10,683,188 guests wer
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MGM Resorts hack affected a reported 10.6M former guests

LAS VEGAS (AP) - MGM Resorts International has confirmed the company was hacked after a report was released detailing information from more than 10 million former hotel guests was compromised. ZDNet released a report Wednesday revealing 10,683,188 guests were affected after the company's cloud server was hacked, the Las Vegas ...

Historic Lithograph Reveals Anamorphic Views of Razed Bank of Philadelphia

In 1832, artist John Jesse Barker added depth to a drawing by Philadelphia-based William G. Mason to create an optical illusion titled “Horizontorium.” Part of a tradition of anamorphic works, this depiction of the Bank of Philadelphia is one of t
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Historic Lithograph Reveals Anamorphic Views of Razed Bank of Philadelphia

In 1832, artist John Jesse Barker added depth to a drawing by Philadelphia-based William G. Mason to create an optical illusion titled “Horizontorium.” Part of a tradition of anamorphic works, this depiction of the Bank of Philadelphia is one of the two surviving works looking at the historic financial building designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. At the time, it was the unofficial bank of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that sat at the southwest corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. More

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Solo on list of eligible players for 2020 Hall of Fame

Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is among the first-time eligible players on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame
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Solo on list of eligible players for 2020 Hall of Fame

Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is among the first-time eligible players on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame

Flubs and flameouts: NBA's top 10 disappointments

The NBA just celebrated its best and brightest stars during an exciting All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Now, as the players return from their week-long break, it’s time to talk about the worst and dimmest. It was difficult to winnow this list, but here, in no
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Flubs and flameouts: NBA's top 10 disappointments

The NBA just celebrated its best and brightest stars during an exciting All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Now, as the players return from their week-long break, it’s time to talk about the worst and dimmest. It was difficult to winnow this list, but here, in no particular order, are the NBA's 10 biggest disappointments of the 2019-2020 season: Brooklyn Nets 'superteam' The Nets were winners of NBA free agency for a few days last summer, signing BFFs Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan and trading for Taurean Prince. Then the Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard and traded for Paul George. Whoops. Still recovering from Achilles surgery, Durant hasn't played a game, and Irving, who has played in only 20 games, may miss the rest of the season with a mysterious shoulder injury. That's probably for the best anyway. When Kyrie plays, the team is 8-12; when he sits, the Nets are 17-16 -- the third season in a row his teams have played better without him. Notice a trend?  The Nets, 28-25 at this point last season, are

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