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3 journalists leave CNN after retracted story

3 journalists leave CNN after retracted story

June 27, 2017 at 5:46 am 0 comments

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Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop.

The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are …

Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 24, 2017 at 6:03 am 0 comments

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Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday.

It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified …

For Binary Capital’s investors, a public apology may fall short

For Binary Capital’s investors, a public apology may fall short

June 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

In May of last year, venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital tweeted: “Big believers in ‘addition by subtraction’ for company culture. Bad apples impact others, and rest of team will thank you when they’re gone.”

We may never know …

The photo retouchers fighting for body positivity in fashion

The photo retouchers fighting for body positivity in fashion

June 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

Fake photos are everywhere.

When Sarah Krasley Kickstarted her customizable bathing suit line, she faced an ethical dilemma: should she Photoshop her models if her company mission was to make women feel more comfortable in swimwear? She went searching for …

Trump was invited to throw a first pitch on MLB Opening Day, but declined

Trump was invited to throw a first pitch on MLB Opening Day, but declined

June 20, 2017 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Have you ever seen this photo before?

Womp womp.

Hours after a report Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump was "in talks" to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, that …

Commission your own traffic and construction studies without ever leaving bed using SpaceKnow

Commission your own traffic and construction studies without ever leaving bed using SpaceKnow

June 18, 2017 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

The number of things that can be done from the comfort of one’s own bed has increased in recent years — shopping, banking and now geospatial analytics. Ok, it doesn’t sound sexy but it might give you a leg up …

Fairy wants to make daily housecleaning a thing

Fairy wants to make daily housecleaning a thing

June 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

A startup called Fairy wants to change the way consumers get their homes cleaned. Perhaps counter-intuitively, the company is betting the providing frequent, hotel-like housecleaning, it can actually lower the cost of the service and provide a higher quality of …

Survey says: Kids these days aren’t so into electric or autonomous vehicles

Survey says: Kids these days aren’t so into electric or autonomous vehicles

June 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

Conventional wisdom has kind of assumed that old fogies are afraid of self-driving cars and suffer from crippling range anxiety when it comes to EVs. Those youngsters, though, are all about autonomous electric cars — computers on wheels, if you …

Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

June 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm 0 comments

We’re healthy enough to IPO but we’re not going to just yet — that was the subtext of an interview that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston had on Bloomberg earlier this afternoon. Houston asserted, for the first time, Dropbox is profitable …

No one knows why dozens of humpback whales have died in the last couple years

No one knows why dozens of humpback whales have died in the last couple years

June 2, 2017 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

This just in: a mother-calf humpback whale combo is really cute.

Hey, humpback whale fans. We’ve got some really cute news and some really sad news about your favorite 80,000-pound mammal.

Let’s start with the grim: A troubling number of …