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In the murky world of ICOs, this young founder aims to lead the way

 When it comes to initial coin offerings, or ICOs, there’s plainly a lot that investors still don’t understand. Though start-ups and founders have raised more than $1 billion so far 2017 by selling custom-made virtual currencies to anyone willing to buy them, it’s

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Crunch Report | SEC Starts Regulating ICOs

Smallest spacecraft ever launched makes it into low-earth orbit, the SEC starts regulating ICOs and a new dating app only for verified Twitter users. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Microsoft further pledges Linux loyalty by joining Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Linux is the future, and even closed-source champion Microsoft has gotten onboard. The Windows-maker is not only contributing to many open source projects, but developing software for the Linux desktop, with programs such as Skype. You can even install Linux

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Alphabet Q2 2017 by the numbers: $26 bn revenue, $3.5 bn profit

There are four key areas where digital businesses can make a significant profit, and Google’s parent company Alphabet appears to be gaining in all four of them according to its latest earnings report. In a recent call to reveal its results, Alphabet

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Fruitfly malware starts infecting Macs

A new version of the Mac malware dubbed Fruitfly has been spotted in the wild, and it’s unclear if the latest macOS is vulnerable to it or not. This is according to former NSA hacker and chief security researcher at

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Medium acquires Talkshow Industries, with CEO Michael Sippey becoming Medium’s head of product

 Medium has a new head of product, while the startup behind the defunct texting app Talkshow appears to be done for good. Talkshow Industries was led by Michael Sippey, who’d spent two years as vice president of product at Twitter.

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WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

 Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat’s Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That’s despite it being relegated to a

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Going down: Elon Musk shows off The Boring Company’s car elevator

A descending platform for vehicles won’t be the most difficult engineering problem that Elon Musk needs to solve with his tunneling venture The Boring Company. But progress is progress, and the multi-tasking CEO has shown off his latest step forward

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Going down: Elon Musk shows off The Boring Company’s car elevator

A descending platform for vehicles won’t be the most difficult engineering problem that Elon Musk needs to solve with his tunneling venture The Boring Company. But progress is progress, and the multi-tasking CEO has shown off his latest step forward

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Why modern cyber attacks require a multi-step plan

The world is once again reeling from a massive ransomware attack that either severely impacted companies’ operations or caused them to take a closer look at their ability to identify, contain and remediate these incidents. As attacks on enterprise networks

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Action-packed Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16251 arrives on the Fast ring, with cross-device web-browsing and more

It’s been two weeks since Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 build to Insiders on the Fast ring. Build 16241 came with a sizeable number of improvements and fixes, with a large number of those focused on the Mixed

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ConeXware releases PowerArchiver 2017

Despite the rise of fast broadband and various social sharing cloud services, it’s always wise to archive your files for distribution. Indeed, in many cases you never know who is going to download your shared files, so you want to

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The Cruelty and Cynicism of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

David Remnick on Donald Trump’s Twitter announcement of a ban on transgender Americans in the military, and Trump’s own evasion of Army service. Go to Source

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Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, July 26th

Peter Kuper’s Daily Cartoon considers the five stages of employment in Donald Trump’s White House. Go to Source

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eMarketer’s 2017 forecast puts Roku ahead of Chromecast and others in the U.S.

 Roku may be the most-used connected TV device this year, edging out Chromecast, Fire TV and Apple TV, according to a new 2017 forecast from eMarketer released this morning. The firm estimates that 38.9 million U.S. users will use a

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Off The Record sessions will tackle the big topics at Disrupt SF

 At TechCrunch Disrupt, thousands of rapt attendees watch great interviews on stage only to feel a bit disappointed. Why? They can’t get follow up on the discussion afterwards to address their specific questions. So at Disrupt SF (Sept. 18-20) we

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Lego-like bricks and bots aimed at making coding fun

As we dive headfirst into our automated future, getting our kids interested in coding is becoming just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. The latest project to join efforts from Fisher-Price, Google and Osmo is Algobrix, a Lego-compatible learning

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Lego-like bricks and bots aimed at making coding fun

As we dive headfirst into our automated future, getting our kids interested in coding is becoming just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. The latest project to join efforts from Fisher-Price, Google and Osmo is Algobrix, a Lego-compatible learning

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How to enable portable mode in Paint.NET

In recent days, there has been a great deal of interest in the supposed loss of Paint, followed by the bizarre, inexplicable delight people felt when it transpired the app will live on in the Windows Store. The (subjectively) brilliant

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Kestrel tiny house lets owners soak in the tub and drink in the view

One of the benefits of commissioning a tiny house from scratch is the flexibility offered. Whether you want additional sleeping space, a walk-in closet, or even a climbing wall exterior, it can all be done. The customer who approached Rewild

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