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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest in investing immediately. It’s a clever addition to the demo day model. You can watch the live stream at 3pm PST here. 21Squared – 21Squared is the first fashion app dedicated to help plus-size women find the perfect outfit. 65% of American women are considered plus-sized but […]

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The real reason Donald Trump can’t stand the Russia probe

Washington (CNN)Over the weekend, we learned that White House counsel Don McGahn spent 30 hours talking to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office about the ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians and the idea that Donald Trump himself may have sought to obstruct the investigation. Trump built a massive real estate and marketing empire by staying out of the fray. He would come in […]

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Move Over Chardonnay: Is Picardan the Next Great White Wine?

There are 1,368 grape varietals in the world but most Americans drink wine made from just about 20 different types. But now a small group of winemakers is hoping an old-but-new variety joins that elite group. Picardan, an obscure white wine grape originating in the Rhne wine region in southeastern France, is experiencing an American renaissance of sorts after almost going extinct. Even though it is one of the 13 certified grapes permitted for the Chteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, there was just a little more than an acre of […]

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Facebook is getting in on the movie ticket battle royale

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ben Margot/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9723065a) Entrance to AMC Bay Street 16 theater is seen, in Emeryville, Calif. AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass AMC Theatres-Subscription Service, Emeryville, USA – 20 Jun 2018Image: Ben Margot/AP/REX/Shutterstock In AMC‘s continuing quest to invigorate moviegoing and destroy MoviePass, the company has now joined up with Facebook to offer users another ticket-purchasing option, Deadline reports. Starting […]

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Facebook is getting in on the movie ticket battle royale

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ben Margot/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9723065a) Entrance to AMC Bay Street 16 theater is seen, in Emeryville, Calif. AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass AMC Theatres-Subscription Service, Emeryville, USA – 20 Jun 2018Image: Ben Margot/AP/REX/Shutterstock In AMC‘s continuing quest to invigorate moviegoing and destroy MoviePass, the company has now joined up with Facebook to offer users another ticket-purchasing option, Deadline reports. Starting soon, Facebook users will have the option to buy tickets […]

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Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It’s Safe

When news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were dismayed. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with signs that the midterm elections are already being targeted, they worry this is exactly the wrong time to roll out a new method. Experts who spoke to […]

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Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It’s Safe

When news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were dismayed. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with signs that the midterm elections are already being targeted, they worry this is exactly the wrong time to roll out a new method. Experts who spoke to […]

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10 Best Customer Service Companies You Should Learn From

Ask any ‘Pretty Woman’ fan and they’ll gleefully recount that unforgettable scene when Julia Roberts hits Rodeo Drive for a shopping spree. Remember the revenge-bliss scene in the 1990s romantic fantasy? So it happens that Vivian visits a fancy boutique to buy herself a nice dress where she is spurned by the snooty salespeople. Later, she buys a slew of obscenely expensive outfits and then returns – dressed to the nines and carrying handfuls of shopping bags – to the one boutique that had shunned her. “You […]

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Vandals set education secretary Betsy DeVos’s $40m yacht free

The yacht, which was docked in Ohio, is one of at least 10 owned by the DeVos family A $40m yacht, with no one at the helm, set adrift and leaving destruction in its wake: some might see it as an apt metaphor for the Trump administration. Its also what happened over the weekend when the Seaquest, a superyacht owned by the US education secretary, Betsy DeVos, was reportedly untied from its dock by vandals in Huron, Ohio. According one of at least 10 owned by the […]

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