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New York Times
Lyft Is Said to Explore IPO as It Raises $1 Billion Led by Alphabet
New York Times
Lyft raised $1 billion in a new investment led by CapitalG, the venture arm of Alphabet. Credit Stephen Lam/Reuters. SAN FRANCISCO — In an escalation of its ride-hailing war against Uber, Lyft has begun to explore going public in 2018 and is trying to ...

The Verge
Google will reimburse customers who overpaid for Pixel 2 at pop-up stores
The Verge
I spent a good amount of time at Google's New York City pop-up shop this morning, and while the product demo areas were great — and felt true to what you'd imagine a Google retail store to be — the actual buying process was anything but. Most of the ...

ZDNet
Android security: ​Google will pay $1000 for holes in these top apps
ZDNet
Google has teamed up with bug bounty platform HackerOne to open the Google Play Security Reward Program. Google runs its own bug bounties for Chrome, Android, and websites, and is now expanding the concept to popular Android apps in the Google ...

Fortune
Verizon Expects Big Sales for the Apple iPhone X
Fortune
Although sales of Apple's new iPhone 8 models appear to be slower than anticipated, Verizon is expecting a big pick up in sales for the more expensive iPhone X, which will be available for preorder starting next week. Only 5.5% of Verizon (VZ, +1.17%) ...

CNN
New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades
CNN
(CNN) A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems. The study, published ...

GameSpot
Big Nintendo Switch Update Released, Adds Nice New Features [Update: More Than We Realized]
GameSpot
A big new update for the Nintendo Switch is out now. Update 4.0.0 adds a number of notable and welcome features, perhaps the biggest of which are video capture support and the ability to transfer data to a new system. It's a big update. [Update: It ...

Gizmodo
Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon
Gizmodo
The Marius Hills Skylight, as observed by the Japanese SELENE/Kaguya research team. (Image: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University). For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant ...

The National Business Review
New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern
Washington Post
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed ...

9to5Mac
Tim Cook says Apple plans to keep Mac mini in the lineup, stops short of promising update
9to5Mac
It's been three years since the last Mac mini hardware refresh so there's been growing concern from fans of the standalone computer over its fate in the lineup. A new email response apparently from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a customer asking about the Mac ...

Slate Magazine
Here's How to Watch Uranus in the Sky
Slate Magazine
Thursday evening is a good time to take a few minutes to go outside, get some fresh air, and look up—because you'll be able to see Uranus, bigger and brighter than ever before. It won't be as close as the moon, of course, but for something that sits ...

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