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VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking

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 TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior — which suggests he tried to use his influence as an investor to encourage the woman to drop the allegations against him. Read More

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The Internet Has Feelings About the Ken Doll’s New Man Bun, Plus More Memes of the Week

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Ken, meet Twitter. Twitter, meet the new Ken. You two are going to have a lot of fun together.

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Why now?

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 Sexism in tech (and elsewhere) has always been an open secret but it seems we’ve hit an inflection point. More women are now willing to expose that secret. Read More

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There’s a better way to build your startup

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 If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has a worldwide presence in hundreds of cities, millions of app downloads,12,000 full time employees and thousands more working for your service, chances are they would start it. Every startup… Read More

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How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

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 In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates. With San Francisco and New York’s annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech community has come in a few short years. While there’s still plenty of work to be done, we’re happy to… Read More

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Watch SpaceX launch 10 satellites into orbit with a Falcon 9 live right here

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 SpaceX is attempting its second launch in under 48 hours today at 4:25 PM EDT (1:25 PM PDT), from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch will be the second for client Iridium, a global telecommunications and data provider. The payload for today’s launch includes 10 satellites that make up the second batch of a total of 75 SpaceX is launching into space to help complete… Read More

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Watch SpaceX Launch Its Second Rocket in 48 Hours

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It’s the fastest turnaround yet for two SpaceX launches.

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Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked Singularity

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Recent calculations tie together two conjectures about gravity, potentially revealing new truths about its elusive quantum nature.

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Airbus’ High-Speed Racer Helicopter Cruises at a Wild 250 MPH

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The helicopter-plane hybrid uses rotors and triangular wings to overcome some pesky physics.

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Australia wants Five Eyes to squeeze tech firms on encryption

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 The political rhetoric against strong encryption continues to crank up. Reuters reports today that Australia will be pushing for greater powers for countries to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the so-called ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence network. Read More

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