Quibi is partnering with the BBC on international news show for millennials

The BBC and Quibi are partnering to make a new daily international news show for millennials. The two companies said that the new programming, which will be featured as part of Quibi’s “Daily Essentials” programming, will be filmed in the Beeb’s central London headquarters five days a week and each segment will be five minutes […]

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Uber commits $200 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on trucking and Chicago

Uber Freight is establishing its headquarters in Chicago as part of Uber’s broader plan to invest more than $200 million annually in the region, including hiring hundreds of workers. Uber said Monday it will hire 2,000 new employees in the region over the next three years, most of which will be dedicated to Uber Freight […]

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Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to discuss election security, Facebook confirmed. “The purpose was to build on previous discussions and further strengthen strategic collaboration regarding the security […]

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Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership, as its called, will make seed-stage investments in inclusive fintech startups, defined as ventures that “that leverage technology to increase the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the […]

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What tech gets right about healthcare

Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the space, running headlong into it, only to fall on their faces. Theranos is a prime example of a founder with zero health background or understanding of the industry — […]

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Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy

Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Facebook is going back to college The future of work is so uncertain that perhaps the only possible job security exists for the person who can credibly claim to be […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the first volume of its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Helmed by Select Committee Chairman Richard Burr, the Republican from North Carolina, and Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner, who serves as Vice Chairman, the committee’s report “Russian Efforts Against Election […]

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Ebola and the ongoing global health emergency that no one is noticing

Mark Gallivan Contributor Mark Gallivan is the Lead Data Scientist at Metabiota, which provides risk monitoring services on global epidemics. On Wednesday the World Health Organization declared the ongoing – and now year-old – Ebola outbreak a global health emergency. The emergency declaration comes after a man became sick and brought the virus to the Congolese city […]

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Loon breaks its stratospheric balloon flight record with 223 days aloft

Alphabet’s Loon is gearing up for its first big commercial trial later this year, but it’s also breaking records in terms of pure performance. The company announced today that it just retrieved P-496, one of its balloon flight systems that earned the notable distinction of breaking the record for longest time spent continuously in the […]

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Huawei can buy from US suppliers again — but things will never be the same

U.S. President Donald Trump has handed Huawei a lifeline after he said that U.S. companies are permitted to sell goods to the embattled Chinese tech firm following more than a month of uncertainty. It’s been a pretty dismal past month for Huawei since the American government added it and 70 of its affiliates to an […]

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