Wednesday , December 12 2018

Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones – TechCrunch

Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones – TechCrunch U.S. authorities will soon have the authority to shoot down private drones if they are considered a threat — a move decried by civil liberties and rights groups. The Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act …

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JFrog lands $165 M investment as valuation jumps over $1 billion – TechCrunch

JFrog lands $165 M investment as valuation jumps over $1 billion – TechCrunch JFrog wants to change the way we deal with software updates. Instead of large numbered updates you have to manually download, it sees a future of continuous delivery where software is delivered as binaries and updated in …

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Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup – TechCrunch

Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup – TechCrunch One can only imagine what it was like to work at Uber in the years leading up to Susan Fowler’s infamous blog post. Many of the company’s leaders were said to be overly-competitive, sexist …

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Presidential alerts we really hope Trump won’t send… – TechCrunch

Presidential alerts we really hope Trump won’t send… – TechCrunch Move over Twitter, President Trump now has the power to send every phone in the land a simultaneous message — thanks to the new “presidential alert”, tested by FEMA yesterday. What’s it for? The idea is to enable the president of …

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Multicoin Leads $10 Million SAFT Sale for Ethereum Scaling Startup Skale

Multicoin Leads $10 Million SAFT Sale for Ethereum Scaling Startup Skale Blockchain startup Skale Labs raised nearly $10 million in an effort to develop a blockchain scalability infrastructure for ethereum, the company announced Thursday. The startup says in a press statement that it raised $8.86 million in a Simple Agreement …

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Zunum Aero bets on hybrid electric engines for its small commuter jet – TechCrunch

Zunum Aero bets on hybrid electric engines for its small commuter jet – TechCrunch The traditional aviation industry typically moves rather slowly, but over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of upstarts that are challenging the status quo both in the general and commercial aviation business. One of …

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