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Facebook and Google allegedly cut a deal that reduced ad competition
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Facebook and Google allegedly cut a deal that reduced ad competition

The antitrust cases against Facebook and Google might have some additional fuel. The New York Times says it has obtained documents from Texas’ antitrust lawsuit elaborating on a “sweetheart deal” (first mentioned by the Wall Street Journal) Google ga… Continue Reading…

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Asics used EEGs to prove that, yes, running makes you happier
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Asics used EEGs to prove that, yes, running makes you happier

It’s taken as read that exercise can make you happier, healthier and more resilient, at least if you actually enjoy running. Asics, with an eye on selling you a new pair of sneakers, recruited a researcher from Kings College London to put some number… Continue Reading…

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Signal recovers from a day-long service outage
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Signal recovers from a day-long service outage

Signal has learned first-hand that there really can be too much of a good thing. As Android Police reports, Signal has recovered from an outage that plagued the secure chat service for over a day. Messaging and even sign-ins became unreliable as the… Continue Reading…

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Audi and BMW shut down car subscription programs
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Audi and BMW shut down car subscription programs

More car subscription services are running into trouble. According to Autoblog, Automotive News has learned that Audi and BMW are respectively ending and pausing their services. Audi is winding down its Select program on January 31st with no mention… Continue Reading…

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Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time
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Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time

Virgin Orbit’s second launch demonstration flight has been smoother than its first. The company has carried customer satellites into space for the first time after the Cosmic Girl host aircraft successfully deployed the LauncherOne rocket over the Pa… Continue Reading…

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'Hitman 3' owners won't have to buy earlier games to play their maps
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‘Hitman 3’ owners won’t have to buy earlier games to play their maps

IO Interactive’s plans to let Hitman 3 players use earlier games’ locations might not have panned out as planned, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to re-buy those first two titles. The developer has promised that PC gamers who own Hitman or Hitman 2… Continue Reading…

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Homebrew Labo kit gives you a full-body 'Mario Kart' workout
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Homebrew Labo kit gives you a full-body ‘Mario Kart’ workout

Do you feel like your body is going to waste when you play Mario Kart on your Switch? Mike Choi might have a way to keep you in shape. The self-professed “hardware hacker” has built a concept Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit that gives you a full workout… Continue Reading…

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15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund
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15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor 15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability Launching is easy; fundraising is …

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Original Content podcast: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz have a good time in ‘Pretend It’s A City’
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Original Content podcast: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz have a good time in ‘Pretend It’s A City’

The concept behind the new Netflix documentary series “Pretend It’s A City” is pretty straightforward: Author Fran Lebowitz talks, while Martin Scorsese (who’s both director and an on-camera presence) listens and laughs. Lebowitz’s musings across seven episodes are organized by loose themes, such as “Metropolitan Transit” and “Library Services,” with …

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Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media
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Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

As the U.S. heads into one of the most perilous phases of American democracy since the Civil War, social media companies are scrambling to shore up their patchwork defenses for a moment they appear to have believed would never come. Most major platforms pulled the emergency break last week, deplatforming …

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