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Cnet

Plus, discounts on almost every Star Wars PC game ever made. [...]
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Even though it's filled with redactions, the "Jacobs letter" still gives a glimpse into allegations of Uber's "illegal intelligence gathering." [...]
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With less than 10 days until Christmas, some better-than-Black Friday deals are still available. [...]
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A San Francisco animal shelter fired a Knightscope security robot after a fracas over its role with nearby homeless. [...]
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Mashable

The disasters that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick left in his wake at his popular ride-hailing app company was one of this year's biggest tech industry stories. Now, as we wrap up the year, Uber (through a court case) has gifted us a letter detailing many of the company's alleged [...]
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Here are the words Donald Trump's White House has forbidden the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from including in documents being prepared for next year's budget, according to an unnamed CDC analyst who talked to the Washington Post: vulnerable entitlement diversity transgender fetus evidence-based science-based The analyst learned of the directive at a "meeting [...]
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Here's how not to apologize for years of sexual misconduct. People who subscribe to Mario Batali's email newsletter said they received a questionable apology that started off normal enough. SEE ALSO: Mario Batali stepping down from his business after sexual misconduct accusations "As many of you know, this week there has [...]
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The White House revamped its website Friday, and its new look proves it's possible for the Trump administration to make things even more opaque. The White House website is where the public comes to watch live videos of the president and press briefings, as well as access media statements and position [...]
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TechCrunch

The $1.86 billion legal battle between ride-hailing giant Uber and Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo reached a pivotal moment today as the judge in the case released a damning letter based on the account of a former Uber employee. The letter alleges that a special division within Uber was responsible for [...]
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Go-Jek buys three startups, the California Department of Public Health warns against being on your phone for too long and AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. All this on Crunch Report. Read More [...]
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8i, the New Zealand and Los Angeles-based augmented reality startup bringing celebrity personalities into immersive experiences, is laying off about half of its 70-person staff, according to a report in Variety and confirmed by the company. “Although we've made significant progress, we are continuously challenging our assumptions about where the [...]
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Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. Worth about $500,000 when they were seized, their worth has not ballooned to over $8.5 million — and there's no way the feds are letting that get away. Read More [...]
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Wired

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance, backed in part by the Koch brothers, tried to kill a municipal fiber-optic project to deliver high-speed internet access in Louisville. [...]
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Silicon Valley is slow to come to terms with the fact that it's become the new Wall Street. In 2018, that needs to change. [...]
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The Jacobs letter, a potentially key piece of evidence in the trade secrets lawsuit between Waymo and Uber, was made public—and boy do we have questions. [...]
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The editors of WIRED discuss some of their favorite products, and spot a few trends along the way. [...]
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