Elon Musk's SpaceX set to raise $500 mn: report
Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX plans to raise $500 million to help launch its satellite internet service, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. SpaceX will garner the funds from existing shareholders and a new investor, Baillie Gifford & Co, a Scottish money management firm that is also a major shareholder in the Musk-led Tesla Motors. The new funding round lifts SpaceX's valuation to $30.5 billion, the newspaper reported. [...]
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Project aims to explore untold stories of important women in male-dominated workforceThey include the women of Willesden bus garage who sparked a nationwide strike over equal pay in 1918, Joy Jarvis, who designed London Transport's distinctive “roundel” seat fabrics, and Hannah Dadds, the first female tube driver.The often untold or little-known stories of important women in the history of London transport are being highlighted as part of a new project, titled Where are all the [...]
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Chicken Licken advert showed a black man finding a foreign land and naming it EuropeSouth African regulators have banned a television advert that showed a black man discovering a foreign land and naming it Europe, ruling that colonisation is “not open for humorous exploitation”.The advert, for a chicken restaurant chain, tells a spoof story how the man leaves South Africa in 1650, sails overseas and, after many adventures, comes ashore and meets white local people [...]
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Our distinct skillsets and shortcomings mean people and robots will join forces for the next few decades. Robots are tireless, efficient, and reliable, but in a millisecond through intuition and situational awareness, humans can make decisions machine can't. Until workplace robots are truly autonomous and don't require any human thinking, we'll need software to supervise them at scale. Formant comes out of stealth today to “help people speak robot” says co-founder and CEO Jeff Linnell. [...]
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Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally has been appointed by the governor to serve the rest of John McCain's term in the Senate. McSally ran for the state's other open Senate seat in November but lost. CBSN's Anne-Marie Green has more. [...]
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President Trump has agreed to shut down the Trump Foundation. It has been under investigation by the New York attorney general's office, which is suing the charity for misuse of funds, including allegedly using donations to pay Trump legal bills. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has more. [...]
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The most beautiful Ferrari F40 love story
The Ferrari F40 is a very special car, but this example holds a special place in the heart of its owner. Petrolicious tells this great story [...]
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The company's owner said he wanted to "do something more" at the holidays for his 200 employees -- and did he ever [...]
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I'm pleased to announce that I'll be seeing you Varsovians tomorrow night at our pre-holiday meet-up. The Warsaw event, here, is on the 19th at WeWork in Warsaw. I've already chosen folks to pitch but please come and support your fellow start-uppers. Special thanks to WeWork Labs in Warsaw for supplying some beer and pizza for the event and, as always, special thanks to Dermot Corr and Ahmad Piraiee for putting these things together. See you [...]
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Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico
Authorities are searching for a man who went missing from a cruise ship bound for Mexico. [...]
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