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Gecko-inspired robot could clean up space debris

Gecko-inspired robot could clean up space debris Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Learn more about Thomson Reuters products: Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source: Reuters Technology

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McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation

McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing the firm he set up (and largely built in his own image). McClure is the latest venture capitalist to be ensnared in the industry’s investigations into alleged sexual misconduct by investors with women that they were supposed to be mentoring or backing financially or simply professionally. News of McClure’s…

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Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China Thousands of police have been deployed in Hong Kong as the territory marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain with a series of lavish events. China’s President Xi Jinping will join celebrations on Saturday, including a flag-raising ceremony and a fireworks display over Victoria Harbour. Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing demonstrators are expected to march through the streets over the weekend. A huge security operation is in place with large parts of the city shut down. Mr Xi will oversee…

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British Airways cabin crew begin two-week strike in pay dispute

British Airways cabin crew begin two-week strike in pay dispute LONDON Some British Airways cabin crew began a two week strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute, risking further brand damage and travel disruption, although the airline said most passengers would be able to fly. Members of BA’s “mixed fleet” cabin crew – those who work on both long and short-haul flights – have been in conflict with BA since last year over wage offers which the Unite trade union has described as “poverty pay”. Although the pay dispute…

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Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom

Game publisher GameMine inks a million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing company GameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Africa mobile carrier Vodacom Group to bring GameMine’s subscription-based mobile games to the South African market. More than 175 GameMine titles will be distributed to Vodacom subscribers ad-free and free of charge during a promotional trial period. “GameMine recognizes the distinct value and importance of South…

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Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash

Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash By Bernie Woodall| FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Venus Williams was sued on Friday by the family of a Florida man who died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash that police say was the fault of the world’s former top-ranked tennis player. A civil complaint filed Friday, days before the revered Wimbledon tournament, claims that Williams was negligent in the June 9 crash near her Florida residence in Palm Beach Gardens. A passenger in a small…

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Real estate site Redfin files for IPO

Real estate site Redfin files for IPO Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. The Seattle-based company unveiled its filing, suggesting that it will raise $100 million, a placeholder that is subject to change. The timing of the filing suggests that Redfin is likely to debut in late July or early August. Because of the JOBS Act, most companies can wait until 15 days before their investor roadshow to reveal their filing. And almost all of them take advantage of this. This was a long time…

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Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage

Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage By Laila Kearney and Melissa Fares| NEW YORK NEW YORK A doctor who lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday, killing another physician and wounding six other people before taking his own life in a burst of apparent workplace-related violence, officials said. The gunman, wearing a white medical lab coat, stalked two floors of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and apparently tried to set himself on fire, officials…

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Politics 

NI talks standoff cannot go on much longer, says James Brokenshire

NI talks standoff cannot go on much longer, says James Brokenshire The absence of devolved government in Northern Ireland “cannot continue for much longer,” Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said. He spoke after another day of talks between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin ended with no deal. Theresa May phoned DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s northern leader, Michelle O’Neill on Friday evening. The PM told them her government was committed to doing all it could to help parties reach a successful conclusion. ‘Running the…

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Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop

Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop Snap Map is Snapchat’s plan to tie together its online content with ways to augment your offline reality, and its got the patent to back it up. Augmented reality location startup Drop tells TechCrunch that Snap Inc acquired its intellectual property in 2015 including its “Location-based messaging” patent. In 2013, Drop developed an app that would let you post photos or text to a certain location like a landmark or business, and your followers would get an alert to check it…

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