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Yesterday   Tesla is suing five former employees for stealing trade secrets in what looks like ridiculously obvious fashion. On Wednesday evening, Tesla filed two lawsuits against former employees and the self-driving startup Zoox, as spotted by The Verge.

2 Days Ago   Theranos is dead. But will the dream of a device that can analyze multiple health factors from a small amount of blood be buried along with it?

2 Days Ago   The city of San Francisco is coming for e-cigarettes. And, for Juul, it's personal. Officials in San Francisco have introduced a four-pronged policy proposal to curb the use, manufacture, and sale of e-cigarettes.

4 Days Ago   Facebook is once again touting its attempt to solve a problem it helped create. The company announced Monday that it would provide select researchers access to information about news deserts, which are places with little to no local news coverage.

5 Days Ago   Can simply "being mindful" while, say, sipping a kale smoothie, constitute a mindfulness practice? Some experts say, yes! But what being mindful means to you — especially when you're posting about that moment on Instagram — may constitute a different version of mindfulness than the one that has prompted medical studies and attracted serious adherents across the globe.

5 Days Ago   With 14 potential candidates and no clear frontrunner, there's already a lot to keep track of in the 2020 democratic primaries — but there's also a lot of opportunity.

5 Days Ago   Lady Gaga took her Hollywood golden age persona to a new level Thursday when she surprised a crowd at a Hollywood music venue to perform some jazzy standards.

5 Days Ago   Qualcomm has won a victory against Apple in a sideshow to the main legal struggle between between the two tech giants. A San Diego jury has found that Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents regarding iPhone startup and battery life, according to Reuters.

7 Days Ago   Well that was one hell of a party. On Thursday night, Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model Y to a pumped-up crowd of Tesla fan boys, employees, investors, and media at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, CA.

10 Days Ago   Do you hear that? Oh, it's nothing. Just the rumblings of CHANGE. Amazon may end a third-party vendor policy that prohibits merchants from selling their wares at lower prices outside of Amazon Marketplace, according to a new report from Axios.

11 Days Ago   Snapchat loyalists just got some vindication about the shady tactics Instagram used to compete with the original ephemeral photo sharing app. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger spoke on a keynote panel at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival on Monday.

11 Days Ago   The US is trying to recruit Germany in its campaign against Huawei. In a letter sent by the United States ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell, the United States has warned Germany that it will reduce intelligence sharing if Germany allows Huawei to build its 5G infrastructure, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

14 Days Ago   Wouldn't it be nice if Amazon did the right thing? On Friday, senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plans to break up Big Tech, including Amazon.

14 Days Ago   Medium has reinvented itself many times over, but one facet of its identity seems to be sticking: it's becoming the writing platform of choice for billionaires, billionaire politicians, and anti-billionaire politicians alike.

14 Days Ago   Now this is what we call a power move. Elizabeth Warren published a blog post on Medium that matter of factly stated that it's time to break up three of the most powerful companies in the country.

15 Days Ago   Residents of Rue Cremieux, a cobblestone street lined with pastel-colored houses in the 12th arrondissement in Paris, have a problem: the Instagrammers have taken over. On Thursday, the BBC reported that Parisians who live on Rue Cremieux have asked Paris' city council to erect a gate blocking off access to their street at peak hours.

16 Days Ago   The latest battle between arch-enemies Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump could be the internet. On Wednesday, Democratic legislators introduced a new bill in both the House and the Senate that would reinstate net neutrality.

16 Days Ago   Apple is no longer serving pettiness at the Genius Bar. Apple will allow Apple stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs) to repair iPhones that have non-Apple replacement batteries, according to documents obtained by MacRumors.

17 Days Ago   We're jealous of Canada again, and not just for their healthcare. Google won't run political ads during Canada's 2019 election, according to The Globe and Mail.

18 Days Ago   Facebook is in hot water once again for how it is using the phone number users may have only provided to Facebook for security reasons. On Twitter on Friday, Jeremy Burge, the editor of Emojipedia, called out Facebook for its phone number lookup settings.

21 Days Ago   You know it's a good day at Facebook when the words "teenagers," "research," and "lying" are in the news. In January, an investigation from TechCrunch found that Facebook was paying people, including teenagers, $20 to monitor their internet and phone use.

22 Days Ago   Amazon just introduced a new way to help Prime members feel less guilty about ordering a bunch of packages. The e-commerce giant announced Thursday the creation of "Amazon Day." Now, Amazon Prime customers can opt to receive all of their purchases on the day of the week of their choice.

22 Days Ago   Well this is flipping fantastic. Motorola has previously been devilishly mum about rumored plans for a new smart, foldable flip phone — it responded to reports that a Razr for the foldable screen era was coming with an animated shruggie.

23 Days Ago   Imitation is the sincerest form of petty theft. Facebook invited some page owners to try out its Fan Subscription service Monday night, a new feature that directly competes with Patreon.

24 Days Ago   Microsoft agreed to take hundreds of millions of dollars to help soldiers kill — but don’t worry, the company’s CEO says it’s for the sake of democracy.

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