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NASA, Russia Join Forces to Explore Deep Space

NASA and Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, said Wednesday they are partnering to explore what they refer to as “the deep space gateway concept.” Both agencies, as well as other International Space Station partners, see the gateway as a strategic component...
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House Passes Self Drive Act, Bipartisan Driverless Car Bill, Paving Way for Driverless Trucks

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved landmark self-driving car legislation, the SELF DRIVE Act. The legislation, H.R. 3388, is the first bill passed at the federal level to address self-driving technology. aims to improve consumer safety by reducing...
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WhatsApp Nets More Than One Billion Daily Users

Messaging app WhatsApp now averages more than one billion daily users each day, according to parent company Facebook. Facebook made this revelation in its Q2 2017 earnings report, stating that WhatsApp users now send 55 billion messages and 4.5...
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Tech Firms Urge FCC to Shelve Plans to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

The Internet Association, a group representing major tech firms including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, on Monday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end plans to reverse 2015 rules prohibiting ISPs from manipulating the speed of consumers...
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London-Based Startup Blockchain Receives $40M in VC Funding – Largest Series B in Fintech...

London-based startup Blockchain, a leading software platform for digital assets, announced last week that they have raised a Series B of $40 million with Lakestar and GV (formerly Google Ventures) with additional participation from Nokota Management and Digital Currency...