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The Morning After: Monday, May 22nd 2017

A smiley isn’t just a smile for everyone.Israeli court says emoji can signal your intent Emoji are always open to interpretation, and when the person reading them is a judge, there could be tangible consequences. A court in Israel has ordered a couple to pay $2,200 for using emojis that ...

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8 bold biohacks that blur the line between human and machine

From metrics apps to wearables, many of us are already outfitted with an array of gadgets to help us collect wellness data and streamline our day-to-day lives. However, a group of individuals known as “grinders” are taking this technological integration a step further. These real world cyborgs are going under the ...

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NBC and Viacom are making original shows for Musical.ly

While Musical.ly hasn’t confirmed Bloomberg’s report yet, it’s not that hard to believe that it’s cooking up originals for its users. It’s already working with Seventeen to create a fashion and beauty series for the platform and with the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards in an effort to develop more ...

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Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin. It took  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been ...

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Uber responds to claims it charges what 'you're willing to pay'

Accusations that upfront pricing benefits Uber rather than drivers are nothing new. Blogger Christian Perea at The Rideshare Guy complained that Uber was secretly overcharging passengers and not paying drivers, and there was a lawsuit filed alleging the same thing this past April. According to Bloomberg, Uber’s head of product ...

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Uber threatened to fire engineer at center of Waymo trade secret lawsuit

Uber has issued a sternly worded letter to Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving technology unit Waymo. The gist? Comply with the court’s orders or risk being terminated. Levandowski is the former technology lead for Google’s autonomous vehicle unit and co-founder ...

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