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When The Bus Will Be Its Own Boss

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bus Thousands of cabs make their way through the streets of London. Hundreds of buses pick up and drop off passengers. Trucks carry their cargo. They are, of course, autonomous; like Google’s self-driving car, they all move without a driver. This vision is almost a cliche.

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The 9 Worst Performing Tech IPOs Of The Last Year

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burning money On the heels of our gallery looking into the best performing technology IPOs of the last twelve months, here is the other side of the spectrum, with help from CrunchBase data.

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New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

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95996_web Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles.

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SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

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screen-rocket LATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7 mission launch. Here’s a video of the explosion of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule: UPDATE: The SpaceX rocket seems to have broken apart entirely in what looks like a major mission failure.

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Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber

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uberrush2 Geographic saturation is the key to network effects and profitability in the ridesharing business. The more drivers Uber or Lyft have in a given region, the faster the pick-up times, the better the customer experience, and the more rider demand — which in turn allows drivers to earn more money, and attracts more drivers to the network.

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Facebook Open-Sources Infer To Help Developers Identify Bugs Before They’re Shipped

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16724650199_76465b19f9_o Facebook today announced that it is open sourcing Infer, a static program analyzer the company uses internally to find bugs in mobile code before it’s shipped. Internally, the company uses this tool to analyze the Facebook apps for Android and iOS, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and others.

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New Mobile Game Developer Ministry Raises €1.8M Seed To Build A Dream Games Team

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Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 18.16.46 Ministry, a new mobile game developer based in Helsinki has raised €1.8M in funding from Index Ventures, Initial Capital, Sunstone Capital and Proxy Ventures, among others.
To put that in context, Index backed Supercell; Initial backed Supercell and Super Evil Mega Corporation; Sunstone has backed multiple games companies; and Proxy was founded by the creators of Supercell

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Sextronauts Want Your Help Funding The First Porno Shot In Space

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Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 10.10.36 AM Another day, another attempt to shoot a crowdfunded pornographic film in space for three million dollars. PornHub has created an Indiegogo page to help support their effort to film the first porn in space, the aptly titled SEXPLORATION.

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Startups Are Hard In 100 Different Ways

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sisyphus The most important part of your startup is your brain. If your brain is not okay, then you are not okay and your startup will also not be okay. As a founder, your brain’s most common state will be stressed out. Anxiety, worry, and sleeplessness are expected. This is because you are trying to do something big with limited resources and time.

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Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

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apps-ios7 Today’s app stores each may host well over a million apps, but consumers only use roughly 26 or 27 of these per month, according to new data from Nielsen out today. However, the time they spend engaging with those apps is increasing – up 63 percent over the past two years, the study found.

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