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Google says it is too expensive and time-consuming to compile and hand over salary records to the US government in the gender pay case (Sam Levin/The Guardian)

10 hours 55 min ago

Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Google says it is too expensive and time-consuming to compile and hand over salary records to the US government in the gender pay case  —  Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case

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Nuzzel launches Nuzzel Pro, with no ads, keyword filtering, and dark mode, for $10/month or $100/year (Joseph Lichterman/Nieman Lab)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:40pm

Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Nuzzel launches Nuzzel Pro, with no ads, keyword filtering, and dark mode, for $10/month or $100/year  —  The news aggregator this week launched Nuzzel Pro, which is ad-free, lets users filter stories, and use a dark mode.  —  Nuzzel — the tweet-link-aggregation app that a certain kind …

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Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M (Ryan Mac/BuzzFeed)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:10pm

Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M  —  Snap has acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer based in Los Angeles that should give the company added muscle in its push into hardware.  —  Snap's interest in drone manufacturers has been rumored for months …

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HTC releases Link mobile VR headset in Japan that pairs with U11 phone; new headset is not part of Vive brand (Ben Lang/Road to VR)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:25pm

Ben Lang / Road to VR:
HTC releases Link mobile VR headset in Japan that pairs with U11 phone; new headset is not part of Vive brand  —  In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company's Vive brand.  The move comes just a week after the company announced …

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Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:07pm

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices  —  Move would follow similar announcements from Qualcomm, Google  —  Offloading tasks to dedicated chip may improve iPhone battery  —  Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software …

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Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March (Marc Schneider/Billboard)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:30pm

Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March  —  A replacement for Toig, who was the company's third CEO since its launch, will be announced soon.  —  Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years.

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A court in Rome lifts a ban issued in April that blocked the Uber Black service across Italy (The Local)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:10pm

The Local:
A court in Rome lifts a ban issued in April that blocked the Uber Black service across Italy  —  The Local  —  A court in Rome has lifted a ban blocking the Uber Black service across Italy, which had been in place since April 7th.  —  The initial ban upheld a complaint filed by taxi unions …

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San Francisco-based food delivery startup Sprig, which raised over $56M, says it is shutting down (Biz Carson/Business Insider)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:57pm

Biz Carson / Business Insider:
San Francisco-based food delivery startup Sprig, which raised over $56M, says it is shutting down  —  The San Francisco food-delivery startup Sprig will be shutting down Friday, Business Insider has learned.  —  The company had raised over $56 million from Silicon Valley's top investors for its new spin on food delivery.

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Change.org raises $30M led by LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman; Sam Altman and Bill Gates invest too (Leena Rao/Fortune)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:20pm

Leena Rao / Fortune:
Change.org raises $30M led by LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman; Sam Altman and Bill Gates invest too  —  In 2006, newly minted Stanford grad Ben Rattray sat at a Starbucks in Silicon Valley, pitching LinkedIn founder and early Facebook investor Reid Hoffman to fund his idea for a political website.

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Qualcomm agrees to pay BlackBerry $940M for royalty fees smartphone maker overpaid between 2010 and 2015 (Natalie Gagliordi/ZDNet)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:25am

Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Qualcomm agrees to pay BlackBerry $940M for royalty fees smartphone maker overpaid between 2010 and 2015  —  Qualcomm has agreed to pay the full amount on or before May 31.  —  BlackBerry revealed Friday that it has reached a final settlement agreement with Qualcomm for $940 million.

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