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Civilian crew blasts off on SpaceX rocket for groundbreaking trip without pilots

Three ordinary people and a billionaire are currently floating 360 miles above our heads, after the world's first all-civilian spaceflight blasted off this morning. SpaceX has shared some incredible footage of the Earth from its Dragon spacecraft, which is currently orbiting our planet at a higher altitude than the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope. It took off […]

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Genius Acquired for $80 Million by MediaLab, Which Is Making Layoffs at Music Lyrics Company

Genius Media, the widely used lyrics-database company formerly known as Rap Genius, has been acquired by app and internet media holding company MediaLab for $80 million. Genius confirmed its agreement to sell the company to MediaLab. “MediaLab’s commitment to investing in artists and fan-driven communities makes them the ideal partner to propel Genius forward,” Genius said in a statement to […]

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Pinterest accused of not paying female 'co-creator'

SAN FRANCISCO (NYTIMES) – When Pinterest went public in 2019, Ms Christine Martinez’s friends sent congratulations. She had worked closely with the founders of the digital pinboard in its earliest days, and her friends thought she would get rich alongside them. But as Pinterest’s stock price rose, turning its founders into billionaires, Ms Martinez realised she would not be compensated […]

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Videogame publisher EA delays launch of Battlefield 2042 by a month

FILE PHOTO: The Electronic Arts Inc., logo is displayed on a screen during a PlayStation 4 Pro launch event in New York City, U.S., September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(Reuters) -Electronic Arts has pushed the worldwide launch of its “Battlefield 2042” by a month to Nov. 19, blaming the pandemic’s impact on game developers, the videogame publisher said on Wednesday. […]

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Smartphones May Be Too Good

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. I’m going to pose an intentionally provocative question: What if smartphones are so successful and useful that they are holding back innovation? Technologists are now imagining what could be the next big thing. But there may never be anything else like the smartphone, the […]

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WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

(Reuters) – Facebook’s messaging service WhatsApp on Wednesday launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told Reuters.Slideshow ( 2 images )The test in São Paulo, Brazil, which allows WhatsApp users to find shops and services through a directory in the app, is the latest feature in […]

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