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Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter
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 Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot. While remembering your parking location is something Apple […]






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You can now save your Instagram Live streams to your camera roll
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 One of the unique things about Instagram Live is that the video has always been disappearing. After your live stream is over the content is deleted forever – unlike Facebook Live or Periscope which save your video so audiences can view it after the fact. Until now. The company just announced that broadcasters will have the option […]






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The “Terminator” of startups says he’s seeing two to four wind-downs a week
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 For the last 25 years, Marty Pichinson and the firm he cofounded, Sherwood Partners, has specialized in selling off the assets of startups when they fail, as well as helping them extend their runway so if they have to close down, they can do it the right way — in slow motion, versus at high speed. He’s […]






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Thirsting for a new media empire, Beautycon raises $9 million
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 With $9 million in new funding, Beautycon is ready for its closeup. Read More






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As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in news cratered
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 In 2000, Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all within six percentage points of one another in terms of their trust in the media, ranging from 47 percent to 53 percent. But since that time, figures for both Independents and Republicans have been declining, with Republicans generally declining at a sharper rate. Read More






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Uber president Jeff Jones is leaving the company amid turmoil
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 Things just seemingly keep getting worse at Uber, which now is reportedly losing its president Jeff Jones according to Recode. The departure comes amid a series of sexual harassment allegations as well as being hit by a lawsuit from Waymo — Alphabet’s self-driving car unit — that threatens to potentially kneecap its autonomous driving efforts. Uber […]






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Stevon Cook went from public housing to empowering public schools through tech training
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 There are roughly 22,000 tech companies in San Francisco, yet most local high school students have never set foot in one. Most don’t even know what a “startup” or a “venture capitalist” is. Stevon Cook, a former resident of San Francisco’s public housing system, is changing that through his work as chief executive of Mission […]






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The food delivery robots are coming! The food delivery robots are coming!
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 It’s not every day that you are wandering around your neighborhood and get a glimpse of the future. Yet there I was minding my own business when I bumped into what appeared to be a Yelp/Eat24 “delivery robot” cruising around San Francisco’s Mission District on a Friday afternoon. Read More






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IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology
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 IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure blockchain networks. The company introduced the idea last year, but this is the first ready-for-primetime implementation built using that technology.… Read More






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