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China Bicycle-Sharing Startup Mobike Gets Funding From Temasek, Others

Pic: ReutersChinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike said on Monday it has raised funding in a new round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, bringing its total new funding in 2017 to more than $300 million.

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Snap Bets On Hardware As Facebook Threat Looms

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook.

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Alibaba Extends Bricks-And Mortar Retail Push With Bailian Deal

Pic: ReutersSHANGHAI: Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with retail conglomerate Bailian Group, extending a push into bricks-and-mortar retail as online growth slows.

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New Zealand Court Rules Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited To U.S.

Pic: ReutersA New Zealand court threw out an appeal on Monday by German entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom against his extradition to the United States to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges.

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Here’s Why SpaceX’s Next Launch Is Going To Make History

SpaceX was all set to take off from the historic launchpad at Cape Canaveral this morning, but the unmanned mission was called off due to an engine nozzle issue.

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Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need To Pay Taxes

It’s possible that robots will take over some human jobs. In fact, it seems like it could be only a matter of time before they do. Increasing automation will lead to massive job displacement, and less people working means less employed citizens paying taxes. So, the question is, how will communities make up the difference if automation is inevitable in the future of employment?

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We May Have Found A Way To Detect Autism Before Symptoms Show

Some parents first notice that their child could be on the autism spectrum when certain symptoms arise at around 12 to 18 months of age. Perhaps the children don’t make eye contact with others or aren’t smiling when their parent walks through the door.

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Snapchat's Pitch To Investors: 'Bigger Isn't Better'

Snapchat's parent company has an unusual pitch for a tech IPO: Size doesn't matter.

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Facebook Is Playing An Increasingly Important Role In Activism

It's clear that Facebook played a big role in mobilizing people to participate in the global Women's March last month. And now researchers have determined just how much of an impact the social network had.

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Why buying used cars could put your safety at risk

Charles Henderson sold his car several years ago, but he still knows exactly where it is, and can control it from his phone.

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