Y Combinator-backed mindfulness app Simple Habit raises $2.5 million

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These are the three things one Silicon Valley VC wants to hear on Snap’s...

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Citing FBI handling of Clinton emails, Donald Trump fires James Comey

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Wi-Fi radiation can be used to see through walls like they're made of glass

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Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

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Pinterest adds visual search guides to its Lens and a new CTO

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Google acquires Owlchemy Labs VR game studio

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While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million...

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Yoshitomo Nara. Don’t say goodbye. 1992–2000. Pencil on graph paper, 8 1/4 x 5 3/4″ (21 x 14.6 cm). Gift of David Teiger in honor of Agnes Gund. ©...

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