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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, …

Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS
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Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS

Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds, has landed a stratospheric round of funding to double down on its product and expanding its ecosystem of developers. The company, …