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Amazon Pay Places lets you pay for real-world shopping using your Amazon info, starting with TGI Friday’s orders
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Amazon Pay Places lets you pay for real-world shopping using your Amazon info, starting with TGI Friday’s orders

Amazon is today introducing a new feature called Amazon Pay Places, that allows customers to pay for in-store and order ahead shopping experiences using their Amazon app. That is, instead of using cash, check, credit or debit while shopping out …

‘To the Bone’ is a cringeworthy drama about anorexia that adds little to the conversation
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‘To the Bone’ is a cringeworthy drama about anorexia that adds little to the conversation

Lily Collins stars in ‘To the Bone’, a film about one woman’s experience with anorexia.

Spoiler alert: This review contains detailed information about the plot of To the Bone.

To the Bone, a Netflix film about one woman’s life-threatening …

Inside the Q2 2017 global venture capital ecosystem
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Inside the Q2 2017 global venture capital ecosystem

One thing is clear: The market for startup equity is on firmer footing now than it was three months ago. With two successive quarters of growth, both in the number of deals struck and the amount of money invested, as …

Facebook adds 200 flag frames to profile pics, because patriotism
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Facebook adds 200 flag frames to profile pics, because patriotism

Oh Facebook, what will you give us next?

Facebook just added almost 200 national flags to its Profile Frames feature, giving users an extra chance share their national pride with all their friends—or just make everyone quickly scrolling through their …

5 years after the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is just getting started
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5 years after the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is just getting started

It’s been five years since physicists at CERN reported (in the understated manner typical of scientists) that they had observed a particle “consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson.”

The discovery capped decades of theory and was an important triumph for …

Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B
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Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B

Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding.

Leading the round are Accelerated Digital Ventures, and Draper …

Ford details some of the big hardware challenges to overcome in self-driving
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Ford details some of the big hardware challenges to overcome in self-driving

Ford’s still keen on its mission of delivering a fleet of self-driving vehicles in operation by 2021, but their remain significant technical hurdles to overcome between now and then. Ford’s Chief Program Engineer for Autonomous Vehicle Development Chris Brewer detailed …

Radioactive boars have taken over towns abandoned after Fukushima
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Radioactive boars have taken over towns abandoned after Fukushima

Sure, eat me. Go ahead.

It’s been nearly six years to the day since a tsunami smashed into Fukushima, Japan, ruining the power and cooling systems of three nuclear reactors. The result was a "nuclear accident."

Residents could no longer …

Heinz actually uses the ad campaign from ‘Mad Men’ and we’re not sure what’s real anymore
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Heinz actually uses the ad campaign from ‘Mad Men’ and we’re not sure what’s real anymore

Draper pitches ads to Heinz execs.

It’s said that life imitates art. That seems especially true if you’re a ketchup company, and said art contains a bunch of free ideas for selling ketchup.

Heinz is pulling its latest ad campaign …

Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF
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Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband and wife duo has built a massive …