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Kik launches beta product after $100 million ICO

Kik made waves last year after a successful $ 100 million ICO. Now the company has released its first beta product related to its Kin token. Called Kinit, it’s a simple wallet that enables users to earn, store, and spend its tokens. “Kinit is a fun, easy way to earn Kin, a new cryptocurrency made for your digital life. Earning ...

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Facebook paid $88 million this year to build out its Seattle area Oculus hub

Facebook continues to expand its VR ambitions in the Pacific Northwest. The company has been quietly growing its footprint 16 miles East of Seattle, in Microsoft’s backyard. A new analysis by real estate resource BuildZoom sheds additional light on the Menlo Park-based company’s efforts to build a satellite virtual reality HQ in and around Seattle. Over the last three years, ...

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ANGLR raises $3.3 million to create a Fitbit for fishing

ANGLR, a tracking system for fisherpersons, has raised a $ 3.3 million Series A to add AR and wearables to their already impressive package of fishing trip management and devices to help record fishing data. That’s right… they caught a big one! Nic Wilson and Landon Bloomer started this Pittsburgh-based company to build an app that can help record and ...

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Senators 'dismayed’ as new report reveals Pentagon overestimated F-35 savings by $600 million

A Senate committee has slammed the Pentagon’s beleaguered F-35 fighter jet program, for claiming that a $ 661mn spend on bulk-buying parts would help it save some $ 1.2 billion. The real amount is half that, it has been revealed. The Senate Appropriations Committee, which has recently greenlighted a boost in spending for the F-35 program, despite it being plagued ...

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Air pollution linked to 3.2 million cases of diabetes in 2016 – study

Obesity, poor diets, and sedentary lifestyles are the usual suspects when it comes to diabetes, but a new study says that air pollution is another major cause of the disease, linked to 3.2 million cases a year. For the study, which is the first to dig deep into the possible link between pollution and diabetes, researchers from the Washington University ...

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‘Not in a million years!’: Duterte defiant amid calls to apologize over ‘stupid God’ remarks

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he will not apologize for calling God “stupid” during a discussion about the Bible – this despite religious groups’ insistence that he is risking the wrath of a higher power. READ MORE: Duterte needs ‘psychiatric test’ – UN human rights chief Duterte was criticized by Christian groups who accused him of insulting God ...

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PUBG juggernaut hits 400 million users, and for a limited time, players can get the PC version for $19.99

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the progenitor and once-reigning champion of last-player-standing battle royale gaming that’s swept the video game world by storm, has hit over 400 million players globally across all platforms. As a perk and potential sop to bring new players to its personal computing platform, PUBG is offering the full version of its full-throttle game for $ 19.99 — ...

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Almost half of Indians out of drinking water by 2030, 600 million facing shortages – study

Hundreds of millions of Indians are in need of clean water and demand may twice exceed the available supply by 2030, a government think tank has warned. 200,000 people already die annually due to drought and water contamination. The second-largest population in the world is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history, with the situation deteriorating year by ...

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‘I can send you 25 million Mexicans, Shinzo’: Choice Trump quotes leaked from G7

A week after the disastrous G7 summit wrapped up in Canada, EU officials have leaked behind-the-scenes quotes from Donald Trump, giving insight into the bombastic, forthright style he deployed with other leaders. US President Donald Trump arrived late, departed early, and made a show of his truculence throughout the Quebec meeting, due to the trade disputes between America and the ...

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YugaByte’s new database software rakes in $16 million so developers can move to any cloud

Looking to expand the footprint of its toolkit giving developers a unified database software that can work for both relational and post-relational databases, YugaByte has raised $ 16 million in a new round of funding. For company co-founder and chief executive Kannan Muthukkaruppan, the new database software liberates developers from the risk of lock-in with any provider of cloud compute as ...

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