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CEO of HQ, the Hottest App Going: If You Run This Profile, Well Fire Our Host
Every day, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fire up their smartphones and log onto HQ, a live trivia app that has attracted enormous online buzz and been called the Future of TV in the past week. The co-founder and CEO of the app, however, threatened in a tirade to fire its star host simply for speaking to press on Monday. HQ Trivia allows users all around the world to tune in and participate in twice-per-day live trivia shows where they have the chance to win real cash.
Nov 21, 2017 8:15PM - The Daily Beast (thedailybeast.com)
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Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for allowing dozens of unauthorized drivers
Colorado authorities have issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber for authorizing drivers who had prior disqualifying criminal or vehicle-related offenses. According to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Uber allowed 57 drivers over the last 18 months who should not have been permitted to drive for the company.
Nov 21, 2017 6:28PM - Ars Technica (arstechnica.com)
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Mulaka studio Lienzos video series explores Tarahumara mythology and culture
Mulaka explores the legends and culture of the Tarahumara, a group of indigenous people who live in northwestern Mexico. Nintendo featured it in itsindie game showcasewith a trailer that highlighted its vibrant colors and stunning desert landscape. Its the second game from Mexican indie studio Lienzo, and its slated for release in 2018 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
Nov 21, 2017 4:16PM - VentureBeat (venturebeat.com)
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Inside Facebooks early efforts to attack TV
Watch, Facebook's three-month-old hub for original shows, has yet to produce any commercial hits. The Facebook-funded shows that have been renewed for second seasons all share the same trend of initial spikes in viewership followed by steep declines. Facebook is judging the success of shows largely based on the repeat viewersthat comeback to watch subsequent episodes, rather than the sheer number of viewsthe shows garner.
Nov 21, 2017 3:05PM - Business Insider (businessinsider.com)
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HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business
Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isnt designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 are forbidden from ordering cars. So how are children supposed to go from one activity to the next when theirparents are busy? Well, theres carpools or nannies, but a ridesharing startup called HopSkipDrive is combining these concepts by hiring drivers that double as caregivers.
Nov 21, 2017 12:00PM - TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
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As Silicon Valley Gets Crazy, Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
Venture capital, the financial fuel for new companies, is also concentrated on the coast. More than 50 percent of all venture capital money spent in the United States goes to companies in California alone, according to the National Venture Capital Association. But some investors, led by people like Mr.
Nov 19, 2017 10:21PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
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Why Im leaving Silicon Valley
Heres something I never thought Id say: this is my last week in Silicon Valley. This post is a personal one. Rather than sharing insights on Blockchain or Javascript, Id like to walk through my inner journey the past few years.
Nov 19, 2017 7:21PM - Medium (medium.com)
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100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less
This list describes cryptocurrencies. Each gets four words. There are many.
Nov 19, 2017 6:00PM - TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
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The battle for control of data could be just starting
Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to the worlds largest technology companies. The battle to regain control over that data could be starting in earnest. I saw a couple of examples of this in stories I wrote this past week.
Nov 19, 2017 5:30PM - TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
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Blockchain could change everything for real estate
This changes everything. Thats how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries.
Nov 18, 2017 8:11PM - VentureBeat (venturebeat.com)