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Kik Raises $50M From Tencent To Become The “WeChat Of The West”

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kik3 Kik, the Canadian company behind the messaging app of the same name has announced $50M worth of funding from one of its partners, China’s Tencent (also the biggest internet company in China). This funding puts Kik’s total at $120.5M.

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Company Awarded Patent For ‘Space Elevator’

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space-elevator-close-up The space game is hot and only the strongest are going to survive.

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Study Says 80% Of Apple Watch Users Are Already Using Apple Pay

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apple-watch-event0320 Well it turns out that people who are willing to drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on gadgets like to use gadgets to spend more dollars. An exclamation point-laden report released today from Wristly, an organization that Apple has cited in the past, detailed the pretty impressive impact that Apple Watch has had on adoption of the Apple Pay service.

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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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Tesla Model S Digital Weaknesses To Be Exposed By Hackers Next Month

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Does your car have zero-days? The Tesla Model S does, according to researchers, who plan to reveal five previously-unknown, unpatched vulnerabilities at the Defcon hacker conference in August.

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The 20 Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now

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The Simplest, Cheapest, Most Effective Task Management Solution I've Found

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Managing a To-Do List has been the bane of my existence for more years than I care to think about. As the CEO of a growing company I tried out countless Task Management Software programs along with exploring about every To-Do App that got released. Yet, no matter how many [...]

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Earth-Moon Combination Is Likely Very Rare, Study Confirms

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Some 4.53 billion years ago --- roughly 300 million years into the history of our early solar system --- a Mars-sized planetary impactor slammed our young planet virtually head on.  The collision cast dust and debris and a sizeable portion of our mantle and crust into Earth orbit and eventually [...]

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