Dostavista, the “crowdsourced” same-day delivery service founded in Russia but operating in several countries, has raised a $15 million Series B. Leading the round is Vostok New Ventures, with ...

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(CNN)A British man has broken a cycling speed record, hurtling down a runway at over 174 miles per hour (280 km/h) on a custom-made bike in what he called the "biggest rush you'll ever experience." Neil Campbell, 45, broke the men's record for fastest ...

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Uncork Capital, the now 15-year-old, early-stage venture firm formerly known as SoftTech VC, has closed up two new pools of committed capital totaling $200 million: $100 million for its sixth ...

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google's concerns ...

Leaks in a retaining wall could actually be a good thing
A: Your wall is probably just fine. If it were a leakproof dam without another route for the water to escape, you would have a bigger problem. Retaining walls, like yours, need to hold back soil as well as the pressure that develops within it as the ground ...   Washington Post  
MIT developed Wi-Fi technology that could seriously improve Netflix binge watching
Streaming services like Netflix are worthless without an active internet connection, and your binging sessions will suffer some serious interruption whenever there’s no decent Wi-Fi or cellular ...   BGR  
To Curb Hate Speech Online, Beto O'Rourke Says Hold the Platforms Hosting That Shit Responsible
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants to stem the spread of hate speech on the internet after several recent mass shootings, including one in O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso earlier this ...   Gizmodo  
Insider Reveals Samsung's 30 Minute Charging Galaxy Smartphones
Thinking of upgrading to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10? That makes sense because it gets a lot right and is truly unique in several areas, but pull the trigger and you might also be missing out on a real game-changer next year. Gold plated leak superstar Evan ...   Forbes  
Trade disputes have tech device giants splitting along U.S.-China lines
Even the unseasonable downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of the executives and officials gathered on the Indonesian island of Batam to cut the ribbon on a new Pegatron Corp factory. The men exchanged jokes as they took shelter under a white canopy, and ...   Seattle Times  
Report: FTC, FCC Squabbled About Who Is Responsible for Cracking Down on VoIP Robocalls
As automated Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems fueled a national robocall epidemic estimated at tens of billions of bogus calls annually, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal ...   Gizmodo  
The MLB/YouTube Partnership Is Off To A Strong Start
Just as Google established itself over the years as the "go-to" resource for just about any question imaginable, YouTube has become the definitive online resource. Want to build a bat house in the parking lot of a home improvement center? Go to YouTube.   Forbes  
How Portugal Became the Epicenter of Sustainability for the Wine Industry
While climate change is affecting every industry across the globe, the agricultural sector—wine in particular—is reeling from it. Wine growers constantly face new adversaries in the vineyard ...   Fortune  
Amazon Says It Can Detect Fear on Your Face. You Scared?
Amazon announced a breakthrough from its AI experts Monday: Their algorithms can now read fear on your face, at a cost of $0.001 per image—or less if you process more than 1 million images. The news sparked interest because Amazon is at the center of a ...   Wired  
A VC who worked on Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype says it provided a valuable lesson about why the best startups are 'bought not sold'
Microsoft's acquisition of Skype was one of its biggest acquisitions of the past decade, and for Paul Murphy, who worked on the deal, it was a sign of the best practices for a business. The $8.5 billion acquisition came about as part of an irreconcilable ...   Business Insider