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The case for tenured voting

By | 2017-03-11T06:33:56+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

It’s hard to get too worked up about unequal voting rights, which are seen by public market investors as giving founders too much control, while viewed by founders as necessary to protect their companies from short-term shareholders. The reality is that only a minority of companies can command these terms, most famously Google,

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Oculus catches a break as TRT lawsuit is dismissed

By | 2017-03-11T05:16:06+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

In its quest to embrace a virtual world, Oculus has had to spend a lot of time navigating the legal world. Today, they seemed to have caught a good break. A lawsuit filed against Oculus by Total Recall Technologies (TRT) was dismissed by a northern California court. This was the main other looming

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Houston, Kalanick and Zuck walk into a headline

By | 2017-03-10T23:35:18+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Facebook|

And a bar called SPiN, where photos of them playing ping pong have the tech media in a great mood this Friday. The reason? At the same time as Houston’s birthday fun, SPiN was also holding its own, separate “Babes & Balls” party with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as the theme. Let’s start from the

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Self-driving coalition gains safety and mobility members

By | 2017-03-11T04:02:09+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets — founded in April 2016 by Ford, Lyft, Uber, Volvo and Waymo — doubled its membership this week. But rather than adding more car manufacturers and tech stars, the coalition has added several organizations that have a real stake in the implementation of self-driving cars: Mothers Against Drunk Driving,

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Verizon Ventures and R/GA partner to launch a digital media ‘venture studio’

By | 2017-03-11T02:54:54+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GA’s global COO and managing partner of R/GA Ventures, explained that the interactive agency’s “venture studios” started out similar to other startup accelerator programs, but they’ve expanded to provide access to “financial capital, creative capital and client relationship

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Hulu’s new live TV service scores A&E’s channels, loses Viacom

By | 2017-03-11T01:45:12+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Hulu’s forthcoming live TV streaming service is starting to shape up. Today, the company announced it scored a deal with A&E Networks, which will bring six more channels to the core package, including A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, FYI, and Viceland. The deal follows others Hulu has made with CBS, 21st Century Fox, and

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Waymo files for an injunction against Uber’s use of its self-driving tech

By | 2017-03-11T00:40:46+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Waymo has taken the next step in its suit against Uber, which it says took confidential proprietary information regarding how to make its custom-built LiDAR components for use in Uber’s autonomous driving technology. The suit alleges that Otto founder Anthony Levandowski took the information while employed at Waymo when it was still Google’s self-driving

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Huawei P10 review: The Mini-Mate

By | 2017-03-10T23:47:50+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Introduction Huawei P10 marks one big leap for the P series, but one small step for the Mate lineup. The newly announced P10 builds on everything the P9 introduced last year - the beautiful design is now striking, the top-notch screen got even better, the balanced performance became monstrous, and of course, the

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How The Last Mile helped Kenyatta Leal walk from prison in San Quentin to a job in tech

By | 2017-03-10T23:38:28+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast. More posts by this contributor: Prison spending is 5x more than higher education, and ~10 percent of

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Pink Xiaomi Mi Note 2 might be on the way

By | 2017-03-10T21:27:27+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

The Mi Note 2 is still Xiaomi's top of the line phablet, and it looks like it might be getting a new color option soon. So far, the Chinese company has announced three hues for the handset, namely black, silver, and gold. But these may be joined by another one in the near

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