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  • newThales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN
     Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales — in a deal worth around $5.43BN.  Read More
    - 35 mins ago 17 Dec 17, 11:11am -
  • newTo ICO or not to ICO?
     Sorry… I had to.For some actual wise words about crypto, read this. Read More
    - 10 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • newThe technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction
     As we grow as a culture, especially for newer generations, we need to start asking important questions: ‘how as a species do we begin the education process of device addiction?’ And more importantly, ‘how do we begin taking back control?’ R…
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 1:05am -
  • newDo good companies ICO?
     There has been a veritable explosion in the use of initial coin offerings (abbreviated ICO, sometimes also referred to as a token generating event or TGE, or a WTFLOL) to fund startups. Calculating the total investment in these offerings is complic…
    - 16 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 7:59pm -
  • newApple has a history of choosing cash over startups
     Apple has more cash than any other tech company on the planet. Yet, that hasn’t translated into spending on acquisitions. Over the past five years, Apple has spent the least on M&A out of all the “Big Five” most valuable U.S. tech companies.…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 6:15pm -
  • newGillmor Gang: Golden Goose
     The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 15, 2017. G3: Last Hope — Mary Hodder, Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort Page, Tina Hui, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Reco…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
  • newWelcome to CTRL+T, TechCrunch’s podcast about tech and culture
     Without further ado, it brings us great pleasure to introduce you to CTRL+T, a new podcast hosted by TechCrunch Reporter Megan Rose Dickey and Editorial Director Henry Pickavet.On this week’s episode, we discuss former Facebook executive Chamath…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • newNetflix will look for a repeat play in 2018 after a strong year
     Netflix had a pretty good year by very Netflix-y standards: it added a ton of subscribers; its international growth plans seem to be playing out as hoped; it cleaned up in the Golden Globe nominations, and users are watching a ton of Netflix.Whil…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Uber accused of espionage, bribery and hacking by former employee
     The $1.86 billion legal battle between ride-hailing giant Uber and Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo reached a pivotal moment today as the judge in the case released a damning letter based on the account of a former Uber employee. The letter al…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 17, 4:46am -
  • Crunch Report | Go-Jek Buys Three Startups
    Go-Jek buys three startups, the California Department of Public Health warns against being on your phone for too long and AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 17, 4:00am -

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  • newOne-stop guide to all 41 bowl games
    It's not all about the playoff. Don't sleep on the pre-Christmas games, as bowl season continues next week with Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic taking on Akron.
    - 4 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 8:05am -
  • newWeary Thunder return home after eventful reunion trip
    Thunder stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony got to visit their old locales on the same road trip, with triple overtime in Philadelphia in between.
    - 6 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 6:13am -
  • newHarden expecting to play through pain in knee
    Rockets guard James Harden said he almost sat out the Rockets' game Saturday with a bruised right knee but decided to play. Despite scoring a game-high 31 points, Harden said he expects to have the pain for an extended period of time.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 5:08am -
  • newLeBron: Level of play doesn't reflect my age
    LeBron James, in his 15th season in the NBA, said what he is achieving on the court has not been done a lot in league history, adding that he wants to "break the mold" and stereotype that older players cannot dominate the game as much as younger play…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 4:52am -
  • newChiefs win showdown with Chargers to surge back into AFC West lead
    Kansas City blasted past Los Angeles on Saturday to score a second straight win over a fellow AFC West front-runner and close in on the division title.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 4:49am -
  • newDos Anjos eyes title shot after routing Lawler
    Rafael dos Anjos made a solid case for being next in line against titleholder Tyron Woodley, after he put on a clinic against Robbie Lawler on Saturday night, sweeping the scorecards in a unanimous decision win at UFC Fight Night in Winnipeg.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 3:51am -
  • newLions showed potential in win over Bears, but are they trustworthy?
    Detroit clinched a .500 season and stayed in the playoff hunt with its win over Chicago, but is this truly a team capable of making a run?
    - 10 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 1:55am -
  • newMelo thanks Knicks, calls tribute 'bittersweet'
    Carmelo Anthony received a mix of cheers and boos in his first game back at MSG since being traded to OKC and said he hopes Knicks fans will remember him as "somebody who wanted to be here" and "remained positive through all the negative situations."
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 1:00am -
  • newSource: Fournette out as Jags eye playoff berth
    With the Jaguars trying to clinch their first playoff berth since 2007, RB Leonard Fournette will be held out vs. the Texans with a sore quad, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 12:45am -
  • newFigure skating needs uniforms!
    It's time to ditch the costumes that we see every year at the Winter Olympics and get the figure skaters of the world uniforms.
    - 12 hours ago 17 Dec 17, 12:14am -

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  • The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'
    A truth commission is trying to help Tunisia work through its recent past, televising testimonies from both the victims and perpetrators of state violence. Yet it's serving to divide rather than heal the country - and the police state is making a com…
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 17, 10:43am -
  • Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace
    U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process.
    - 9 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:04pm -
  • U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe
    Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers.
    - 9 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:03pm -
  • Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles
    The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result.
    - 9 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:01pm -
  • Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'
    Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous…
    - 9 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life
    The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life.
    - 9 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:45pm -
  • The New Saudi Arabia: Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has embarked on a path to reform his country. But to achieve his goals, he is quashing all forms of critique. That is the wrong way to go.
    - 16 days ago 1 Dec 17, 9:38am -
  • War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  
    The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised betwe…
    - 32 days ago 15 Nov 17, 11:10am -
  • The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On
    It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster.
    - 39 days ago 8 Nov 17, 10:28am -
  • 100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary
    It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care.
    - 40 days ago 7 Nov 17, 9:21am -

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