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A little rain didn't dampen ThorDrive, a self-driving car platform based in Seoul, from launching its self-driving delivery service. Starting Thursday, driverless vans will drop off purchases from a hardware store in Silicon Valley — no human driver steering, accelerating, or braking required. In a demo ride Thursday in the pouring [...]
Source: Mashable
For the past few days, the internet admired the size of Knickers, the massive Australian cow (or technically a steer) who towers over his brethren. At six feet, three inches tall and weighing 1.4 tonnes, or roughly 3,086 pounds, Knickers is a behemoth who is difficult to match. But now a [...]
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Well that certainly backfired. Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are on the receiving end of substantial fines today. The SEC announced the two would-be cryptocurrency influencers failed to disclose that their support for shady initial coin offerings was in fact bought and paid for. Much like [...]
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It turns out Facebook did at one point consider selling its users' data. We now know this not because Facebook executives had a sudden urge for transparency, but because of a bungled PDF that wasn't properly redacted. SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg believes Facebook is at 'war,' report says That error, which was ...More [...]
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TechCrunch

A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists. The latest to land a massive check is Bright Health, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of affordable individual, family and Medicare Advantage healthcare plans in Alabama, Arizona, [...]
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NASA is ready to send astronauts back to the moon for the first time in more than 40 years. It won't be doing it alone, however. The agency is enlisting nine companies, large and small, to compete for a combined maximum contract value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 [...]
Source: Tech Crunch
more AWS re:Invent 2018 coverage
Since 2015, AWS has had a team of solution architects working with customers to make sure they are using AWS services in a way that meets best practices around a set of defined criteria. Today, the company announced a new Well Architected tool that helps customers do this themselves in [...]
Source: Tech Crunch
Alex Rosen Contributor Alex Rosen is managing director at Ridge Ventures. More posts by this contributor An inside look into a venture negotiation Building a Series A SaaS valuation estimator (2017 edition) It's now common in tech to describe data as “the new oil or electricity” — a fuel that will power innovation and company growth [...]
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Wired

Now the owner of the continent's largest bike-share company, Lyft's moving further into NYC's outer boroughs, in a move that Uber and Lime consider a snub. [...]
Source: Wired
At a cybercrime conference Thursday, Rod Rosenstein once again decried "going dark." [...]
Source: Wired
It's an international he said, he said showdown where somehow every party looks bad. [...]
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Adult Swim network will be airing 13 episodes of a 2032-set 'Blade Runner' spinoff—just part of a broader cultural push toward anime. [...]
Source: Wired
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