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Facebook Confirms It's Working on a New Internet Satellite | WIRED
Fiber optic cables are the gold standard of a good internet connection, but laying them can be expensive, and in some parts of the world, a …
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A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling
Inside state-sponsored trolling efforts that combine virtual hate mobs, surveillance, and misinformation to silence critical voices and spread disinformation
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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Is the Year’s Biggest Album. But Can You Find It in Stores?
"But FYE, an entertainment variety store that sells everything from “Jurassic Park” T-shirts to bluetooth gadgets, had also sold the most copies of “Scorpion” of all the stores surveyed — six between Sunday and Tuesday. It also still had 28 copies on hand, seven of them on display."
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Uber loses a 'precedential' victory, and some New York state drivers win 'employee' status
New York State labor review board makes a final ruling that three former Uber drivers were Uber employees for the purposes of unemployment insurance
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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Is the Year’s Biggest Album. But Can You Find It in Stores?
"Its CDs haven’t registered on the charts yet, and according to Nielsen, which tracks music-industry data, “Scorpion” sold 8,000 physical copies from July 13 through July 17 — a relatively microscopic figure that’s a powerful reminder of how little some artists need physical sales to drive their success."
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This is much better than the tranny freak show from last week.
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India may ban iPhone within 6 months if Apple keeps fighting TRAI and not allow DND App in iOS Store
Indian telecoms regulator TRAI mandates that all smartphone users should be able to install its anti-spam app by January; iPhone could be in breach of the regulation
3 minutes ago by joeo10
cyvcf2: fast, flexible variant analysis with Python | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic
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It's pretty freaking fasthttps://t.co/S7PtG3e5q4 pic.twitter.com/R2JSbSAr42

— Jedidiah Carlson (@JedMSP) July 20, 2018
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Senate Republicans drop bid to block Trump from helping Chinese telecom giant ZTE
US lawmakers drop provision that blocked lifting of ZTE sanctions, strengthen CFIUS authority to block Chinese investments in a compromise defense spending bill
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LinkedIn Rolls Out New Messaging Tools to Enhance On-Platform Connection
"You can now move out of the chat-like interface and expand the message compose box across platforms for those times when you just need a little more space to compose longer, thoughtful and more formal messages. This is available now on mobile, and coming in the next few weeks to desktop."
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Ray Bradbury's "The October Country" Turns Sixty
Ray Bradbury’s The October Country turns sixty. “The Dubliners of American Gothic”—that’s how Stephen King referred to Ray Bradbury’s first book, the little-known 1947 short-story collection, Dark Carnival. via Pocket
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‘Rideshare Rapist’ case exposes flaws in Lyft background checks
Lyft says it will enhance its background checks after revelations that an undocumented immigrant who has been charged with serial rape worked as a Lyft driver
6 minutes ago by joeo10
The World Cup led to a record-breaking number of app downloads and consumer spend in Q2
App Annie: there were 28.4B app downloads worldwide across iOS and Google Play in Q2, up 15% YoY as consumer spending grew 20% YoY reaching $18.5B
7 minutes ago by joeo10
Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic - POLITICO Magazine
Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face. via Pocket
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Comcast is totally okay with you not having an Xfinity set-top box
How Comcast is moving beyond the set top box as it rolls out its Xfinity X1 interface on smart TVs, starting with betas on Roku TV and some Samsung TVs
7 minutes ago by joeo10
Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic - POLITICO Magazine
Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face.
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Shared electric scooters probably won’t return to SF until August
San Francisco says it expects to issue permits for its 24-month electric scooter pilot program sometime in August, selecting from 12 applicants
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Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic - POLITICO Magazine
Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face. via Pocket
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Opinion | What If You Owned a Beach but Weren’t Allowed to Get to It? - The New York Times
In California, a long-running fight could be nearing a conclusion. At stake for the public is access to a magnificent coastline.
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What does sleep do?
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Google uses bizarre tactics to dominate rivals and confuse their customers, search engine claims
DuckDuckGo says that Google confuses customers by redirecting traffic from duck.com domain, which the search giant owns, to google.com
8 minutes ago by joeo10
What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer
Facebook executives struggle to describe a coherent strategy to deal with misinformation on the site; it's a hodgepodge of “exceptions to the exceptions”
9 minutes ago by joeo10
家里在一二线城市有很多套房是怎么的一种体验? #1870_水库论坛的专栏文章_微信文章_今天看啥
这个标题不是我起的。是知乎一篇大热的帖子。 那怎么说,也得上百万阅读了吧。最好是三百万阅读,哦,五百万次阅读。 via Pocket
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世纪之怼央妈认怂_叶檀_新浪博客
央行和财政世纪之怼,双方局级专家出面,斗了个天昏地暗。 via Pocket
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