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Instagram Artist Nick Lacey Turns Celebrities Into Punk Rockers And I Just Need The Rest Of The World To See It

If you were ever curious about how the Stranger Things cast would look tatted...

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31 People Who Are Struggling Through 2019 So Far

"I think I just got Naruto-zoned."

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The #DMXChallenge Lets Black Women Flex Their Never-Ending Versatility, And I'm Here For It

"Me getting potential new hairstyle ideas from the #dmxchallenge."

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Brian Heater

Segway-Ninebot’s new scooter drives to its docking station for a recharge

At an event in Beijing last week, Chinese scooter company Segway-Ninebot Group unveiled a trio of new products. The most compelling of the bunch was no doubt the KickScooter T60, which harnesses AI to drive itself back to the charging station.

The company says it will start piloting the products next quarter, with a timeline for commercialization realized some time early next year. “The pain point for scooter operators is to better maintain the scooters at a lower cost,” Ninebot...

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Jonathan Shieber

LA-based Brainbase raises $3 million for its intellectual property licensing management tech

It’s been nearly a century since Walt Disney first introduced Mickey Mouse to the world. In the ensuing decades, Disney, and the mythmakers of Hollywood have churned out storytelling franchises that are worth billions.

But the ways in which many of these mythmaking houses have kept track on the various characters they’ve come up with, and the partners they work with to have those characters live on in different forms, has been almost as antiquated as Steamboat Willie’s original 1928...

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Danny Crichton

The five technical challenges Cerebras overcame in building the first trillion transistor chip

Superlatives abound at Cerebras, the until-today stealthy next-generation silicon chip company looking to make training a deep learning model as quick as buying toothpaste from Amazon. Launching after almost three years of quiet development, Cerebras introduced its new chip today — and it is a doozy. The “Wafer Scale Engine” is 1.2 trillion transistors (the most ever), 46,225 square millimeters (the largest ever), and includes 18 gigabytes of on-chip memory (the most of any chip on the...

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Kirsten Korosec

Porsche is integrating Apple Music into the all-electric Taycan

Porsche said Monday it will integrate Apple Music into its upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car, the first time the music streaming service has been offered as a standalone app within a vehicle.

The announcement illustrates the latest efforts by Porsche to focus on digital entertainment in its vehicles as well as its further alignment with Apple.

The Apple Music integration will begin with the hotly anticipated Taycan. However, the relationship between Apple and Porsche won’t end at...

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Arman Tabatabai

Revenue-based investing: A new option for founders who care about control

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a Partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital. David writes regularly at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics

Does the traditional VC financing model make sense for all companies? Absolutely not. VC Josh Kopelman makes the analogy of jet fuel vs....

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Arman Tabatabai

Who are the major revenue-based investing VCs?

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a Partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital. David writes regularly at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics

This guest post was written by David Teten, Venture Partner, HOF Capital. You can follow him at teten.com and @dteten. This is part of an ongoing...

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Rare 1943 copper coin fetches $204,000 in auction

Don Lutes Jr. kept the 1943 copper penny he stumbled upon in his high school cafeteria seven decades ago in a safe behind a wall in his Massachusetts home.

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Incredibly rare US bank bills set to sell for $8 million at auction

Three of the rarest known US paper bills in existence, dating back to the 19th century, are expected to fetch up to $8 million when they are auctioned in Baltimore next week.

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This 'James Bond' Aston Martin is up for auction

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5, inextricably linked to "James Bond," is being auction by Sotheby's. CNN's Peter Valdes-Dapena has more.

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The man on the phone: What's it like making history's highest auction bid?

In November 2017 at Christie's New York, Alex Rotter uttered a phrase never before heard at an art auction: "Four hundred million."

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A 125-year-old dime just sold for $1.32 million

A Utah businessman paid $1.32 million for a dime last week at a Chicago coin auction.

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Lightning strikes just inches from a walking man

Video captured the moment lightning nearly struck Romulus McNeill's umbrella as he was walking down a sidewalk.

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Elton John defends Harry and Meghan, who face criticism over their use of private jets

Environmental campaigners have accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of hypocrisy by after the couple used private jets to fly to the south of France and Ibiza in two trips just days apart.

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Model's pregnancy post has fans inspired

Model Ashley Graham showed off her pregnancy stretch marks in a photo posted to Instagram, prompting a positive reaction from fans.

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