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Source: Browns considering Mayfield at No. 1

Baker Mayfield "definitely" has been a part of the Cleveland Browns' considerations with the No. 1 draft pick, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and the former Oklahoma QB cannot be ruled out as a possibility for the top overall selection.

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Trump begins state visit with Macron discussing his polls

President Donald Trump served up a dinner of Dover sole and political talk on the first night of his inaugural state visit, with intensive discussions over the Iran deal and Syria still to come on Tuesday.

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Melania gives a peek of state dinner decor

First Lady Melania Trump is prepared the first state dinner hosted by the Trump administration for French President Emanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.


Tim Hume

Rouhani just reminded Trump Iran can also pull out of international deals

Donald Trump would face “severe consequences” if he scrapped the international nuclear agreement with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday.

“I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly,” Rouhani said in a speech in Tabriz, amid growing fears Trump will pull the U.S. from the deal.

“If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences.”



Jonathan Shieber

BuildingConnected lands $15 million for its service linking contractors and developers

BuildingConnected, which provides software linking contractors and developers has raised $15 million from a strategic investor — Brookfield Ventures, the new venture arm from real estate developer Brookfield Asset Management.

The new investment bumps the total raised by BuildingConnect to $53 million. Previous investors in the company include Crosslink Capital, Brick & Mortar Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Homebrew, Bee Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

“It is rare to have an...


Taylor Hatmaker

Credit Karma expands its identity theft monitoring tool to include dark web data

Credit Karma is best known for being the only reason anyone is ever willing to peek at their credit score, but the company has other things it wants you to be less stressed out about too.

After introducing a free identity monitoring tool for its users late last year, Credit Karma is widening the scope of its fraud-fighting scans to include data from the dark web.

Credit Karma’s existing ID monitoring tool searches 4.5 billion public breaches for a user’s personal data, but the improved...


Brian Heater

Delivery robotics company Marble raises $10 million, with plans to move beyond food

San Francisco-based robotics company Marble announced this morning that it’s just closed a $10 million Series A. The round, which involves the likes of Tencent, Lemnos, Crunchfund and Maven, brings the startup’s total funding to $15 million.

In press material tied to the announcement, Marble’s careful not to get hung up on the whole food delivery label that’s been hung on the company since its early days. Instead, Marble’s now referring to itself as “the last-mile logistics...


Sarah Perez

Roku’s adds news to its free channel, including the new streaming network ABC News Live

Last fall, Roku launched its own channel to provide its cord-cutting customers with access to free movies and TV shows in a single destination. Today, it’s adding live news to its channel, too.

In partnership with ABC News and others, The Roku Channel will now feature live news streams and linear news programming, alongside its entertainment options.

ABC News will be the flagship partner for the launch, as Roku will be the exclusive over-the-top home for its new live and linear streaming...


Anthony Ha

Flipboard launches a new tech section

With recent changes, Flipboard has been placing a big emphasis on allowing readers to go deep on their interests. Now it’s adding even more features around one particular interest, in the Technology section of the Flipboard website and app.

“We want to make Flipboard definitive for tech insiders and enthusiasts,” said CEO Mike McCue .

This positions Flipboard as more of a direct competitor to a tech news aggregator like Techmeme, but with more curation from partners and from readers...

Fast Company

Ainsley Harris

Train For Your Mars Mission With Astronaut Chris Hadfield

The former International Space Station commander is teaching a MasterClass on space exploration

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has logged 4,000 hours in space. But his career may be defined by the five-minute, 30-second cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” that he filmed in 2013. The cover is so good that Bowie himself sung Hadfield’s praises in a Facebook post, declaring the music video “poignant.”

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Harry McCracken

Flipboard Wants To Be The Go-To News Source For Tech Mavens

From curation to presentation, the personalized magazine app is rethinking how it packages up the world of technology–with professionals in mind.

In 2010, when Flipboard debuted, it called itself a “social magazine.” At the time, that meant that it pulled in content from your friends’ Twitter and Facebook feeds and displayed them in prettified, browsable form on an iPad.

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Lindsay Tigar

12 Women Executives On How They Keep Their Cool in High Stress

We asked leaders from Uber to KIND snacks and more what they do to stay sane when everything starts to hit the fan.

Cohesive companies still experience periods of disarray, where office politics, client relations, and employee happiness falter. During these times of turbulence, it’s the top leadership who serves as an example for employees in order to help keep things running smoothly.

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DJ Pangburn

Berkeley Mayor: We Passed The “Strongest” Police Surveillance Law

Berkeley’s new surveillance ordinance is one of a growing crop of laws meant to put more control over surveillance in the public’s hands.

After over a decade of police departments acquiring even more powerful methods for gazing into private lives, and amid ongoing concerns about bias in policing, the city council of Berkeley, California, is attempting to aggressively curb police surveillance by law. On March 27, it unanimously passed an ordinance that broadly covers the city’s...

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Dami Lee

The director of Pixar’s Bao on the challenges of animating a living dumpling

The title of Pixar’s latest short film, Bao, has two meanings in Chinese: “steamed bun” or “precious treasure.” In the short, it could easily mean both. The bao in this film is a cute homemade dumpling that comes to life, turning into a weird little dumpling baby that delights the empty-nesting Chinese mother who made it. From there, the bao baby starts growing up. That sounds surreal on paper, and the execution is just as jarring. Writer-director Domee Shi has described it as a...

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Casey Newton

Flipboard introduces expanded tech coverage and private sharing features

Flipboard is expanding its editorial coverage of technology to include a broader selection of curated articles and product recommendations, the company said, which represents a modest step into e-commerce for the news-reading app. Starting today, people who follow “tech” on Flipboard will see recommended stories, videos, books, podcasts, and other products from publishers, generating money for both from affiliate links. The new tech section, which Flipboard says could serve as a model...

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Chris Welch

Roku Channel adds live news and curated movie collections

Roku has announced that its free Roku Channel is adding live, linear news programming from ABC News, Cheddar, and People TV.

The ad-supported Roku Channel is a quick way for new owners of the popular streaming devices to find free content. No, it doesn’t have new releases or a very comprehensive collection, but if you’ve already browsed Netflix or Amazon Video on a Sunday morning and come up empty, there’s always a chance you’ll find a very random movie worth watching.

And it seems...

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Thuy Ong

These sneakers are made from recycled chewing gum

Chewing gum is somewhat of a universal pastime, but the consequence is often the amount of gum left on streets when people spit it out. To reduce waste and litter, city marketing organization Iamsterdam, designer Explicit Wear, and sustainability company Gumdrop have collaborated to design a shoe from the recycled gum. Called Gumshoe, the shoe’s sole is made of recyclable compounds (known as Gum-Tec) produced by Gumdrop, and those compounds are made up of 20 percent gum.

“We discovered...

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Lauren Goode

Flipboard's Answer to Fake News: More Human Curation

The news aggregator is focusing on human curation at a time when people distrust the news.

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Matt Simon

Delivery Bots Have Awkward Sidewalk Interactions, Too

Marble wants to make these things proficient enough to find their own way around the people and the buskers and the intersections.

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