Sellers say China’s Amazons are forcibly putting discount stickers on their stuff

June 22, 2017

… in China are hooked on online shopping The seller said it occurred on the eve of 618, a big discount festival that JD.com was holding, similar to Black Friday in the U.S. Liebo found it was locked out of editing its own prices on the platform, and was obligated to sell at the rates listed. It eventually could not address the glut of orders received, and had to shut down its JD.com store front, Liebo founder, Tang Dafeng, wrote on a statement on Weibo. Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable “If I …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute or longer. This can happen repeatedly during the night, causing blood-oxygen levels to dip and putting a strain on the heart. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 20, 2017

… that’s pretty much all you have in terms of regulations. Guarantees that you won’t lose your ETH are feeble, and even the name of a known figure from the cryptocurrency world, like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, doesn’t mean much as recently explained by the man himself. 1. This is me socially precommitting that I will not be an advisor for future ICO projects. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 5. Most existing projects that listed me as an advisor …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… entrepreneurs concede that Google and Facebook have won and everyone else has lost,” Wilson wrote. Terry Kawaja, founder of investment bank Luma Partners, predicts that nine out of 10 current ad tech companies will disappear without successful exits. Publishers are in a similarly grim position. Most legacy magazines and newspapers still rely on print for the bulk of their ad revenue, and their online share is becoming even more marginal as their audiences shift from desktop to less …

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This dating apps wants to give you a space to meet your dates IRL

June 3, 2017

The IRL hive.Image: bumble Dating apps make it easy to connect with people, but what if they could also give you a place to meet up in the flesh? Bumble is doing just that. They’re opening an actual brick-and-mortar location in New York City for the month of June. It’s called The Hive, and its meant to give the apps users a place to mingle IRL. So what exactly is meant to happen in this posh yellow space? Whitney Wolfe, Bumbles founder and CEO, told Mashable: “It will follow …

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A startup of totally not vampires is selling teenagers’ blood to the rich so that they might live forever

June 2, 2017

… conquer it one blood bag at a time. SEE ALSO: A floating techno-libertarian city might be coming to the Pacific The California company, which made headlines in 2016 after it was reported that the investment firm of techno-libertarian (and not-alien-flesh-sack) Peter Thiel expressed interest in its efforts, is back in the news, after its founder spoke at the 2017 annual Code Conference. “Life-extension science is a popular obsession in Silicon Valley,” reads his talk description, …

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Google’s new London HQ may be the perfect office building

June 2, 2017

… HayesDavidson “The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces, and I can’t help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads, canals, and other infrastructure all layered up into the most connected point in London,” Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio, said in a statement. Image: HAYESDAVIDSON Influenced by these surroundings, we have treated this new building for Google like a piece of infrastructure too, made from a …

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Google’s AlphaGo is retiring after soundly beating world number one player

May 30, 2017

… co-founder of DeepMind (the Google-owned company that created AlphaGo), the AI has pretty much proven all it needed to in the Go arena. “This weeks series of thrilling games with the worlds best players, in the country where Go originated, has been the highest possible pinnacle for AlphaGo as a competitive program. For that reason, the Future of Go Summit is our final match event with AlphaGo,” he wrote in a blog post Saturday. …

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Now it’s Jeff Sessions’ turn to get trolled with projections on D.C. buildings

… Image: Robin Bell/Storyful Sessions wasn’t the only target, though. Other images included members of Trump’s cabinet (like “Mad Dog” Mattis and Linda McMahon), Trump himself, and calls for impeachment. Besides these two examples of projection protests, Bell has also previously targeted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. So keep your eyes wide open as the resistance takes its fight to the sides of buildings in D.C. Video via Storyful WATCH: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales …

May 21, 2017
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CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

… HILARIE CASH, founder, RESTART (via telephone): I’m still amazed at how many people do dismiss it as a silly idea — even plenty of people in my own field. SEGALL: For those who specialized in technology addictions, what goes on inside your head looked similarly to what goes on inside your head when you’re dealing with other addictions. CASH: The regions of the brain that light up when engaged in to your smartphone, those are the same regions of the brain that are engaged when …

May 16, 2017
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What It’s Like To Spend A Day In The Life Of The Women’s March Leaders

… Mendoza and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, the youth and family coordinator of the Womens March,in mid-April. Both women have a young child and partner and live in Brooklyn. As youd expect, their partners share care-taking responsibilities in their families. They have careers aside from the Womens March Mendoza as a filmmaker and business co-founder and St. Bernard as a clothing designer. Their careers allow the flexibility needed to work on the Womens March, which is often a full-time job itself. …

May 15, 2017
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