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RBmedia launches with focus on digital media, acquires Audiobooks.com
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RBmedia launches with focus on digital media, acquires Audiobooks.com

A new digital media company is making its debut with a splashy acquisition: RBmedia, a new entity formed by combining eight brands focused on digital magazine and audio content, will acquire Audiobooks.com, the audiobook streaming and download service the offers …

Alphabet’s Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch
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Alphabet’s Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch

Designed with long-term medical research in mind, the Study Watch has a vastly different set of hardware requirements than your standard smart watch. The device was designed by Verily, the “V” in Google’s Alphabet, which is devoted to serious medical …

Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with ‘micro apps’
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Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with ‘micro apps’

In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps, but what about productivity tools for those enterprises that have no …

This classy one hitter is a major upgrade from the classic
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This classy one hitter is a major upgrade from the classic

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With seemingly endless ways to consume cannabis, the classic one hitter still remains a staple in most stoner’s collection of pieces.

Typically a metal or ceramic pipe about the size of a cigarette, a one hitter is one of …

Flying cars are never going to happen
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Flying cars are never going to happen

Keep dreaming.

No, you will not one day take a flying car to work.

Flying cars — thrust back into the spotlight thanks to the unveiling of Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk Flyer — have long resided in the realm of …

How it’s made: the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino
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How it’s made: the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

Image: mashable composite. max knoblauch; starbucks

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino is the season’s must-try beverage, like it or not.

With a whopping 59 grams of sugar per 16 ounce serving, the Unicorn Frap is an anomaly of a beverage. That being …

Uber’s biggest competitor just raised a record $5.5 billion
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Uber’s biggest competitor just raised a record $5.5 billion

Didi is still growing.

Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing raised more than $5.5 billion from investors, scoring the largest round of funding ever for a technology company to bankroll an expansion beyond China and into driver-less technology.

Didi, which drove Uber …

NASA files contain the eerie sounds from between Saturn and its rings
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NASA files contain the eerie sounds from between Saturn and its rings

Artist’s illustration of Cassini at Saturn.

On April 26, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before.

Cassini has already made some new discoveries thanks to its dive through the …

The Morning After: Thursday, May 4th 2017
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The Morning After: Thursday, May 4th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Get any interesting emails lately? Yesterday a fake Google Docs invite turned the internet upside down, but only temporarily. Also: Hulu dives into live TV and Netflix drops its first real trailer for The …

Snapchat launches self-serve ad manager
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Snapchat launches self-serve ad manager

Snap Inc wants the ad dollars of smaller businesses, not just giant brands. So today it’s launching its new self-serve ad manager for buying video Snap Ads. There’s also the new Snapchat Mobile Dashboard for tracking campaigns from your phone, …