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Extracting bias at TechCrunch [Internal]

Attn: TechCrunch editorial In light of the new New York Times social media guidelines, we at TechCrunch are issuing our own set of social media restrictions resources. Our new guidelines underscore TechCrunch’s pathological obsession with social platforms, but also call for our reporters to proceed with the utmost caution, expressing none …

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Europe launches atmosphere monitoring satellite

Europe has launched a satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth’s atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun’s radiation. The Sentinel-5P orbiter took off on time at 10:27 Irish time from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. “The Rokot carrier rocket successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome,” the Russian …

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The women speaking out against Harvey Weinstein

A stream of actors, models and ex-employees have come out, many anonymously, to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse dating as far back as the 1990s. The catalogue of allegations ranges from verbal harassment and physical intimidation to forced sexual contact. Some of the lesser complaints …

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Why Apple won't move the Mac to ARM

Apple did a marvelous job migrating macOS from Motorola 68000 chips to Power PC and then to Intel x86. With the amazing success of Apple’s ARM-based A series chips, speculation arises that they will do it again. But that misunderstands the dynamics driving Apple’s business. Sure, Apple would like to …

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Hiccup clears for Canada's TransMountain pipeline

Oct. 13 (UPI) — A Canadian energy regulator said it dismissed challenges to environmental issues on the Trans Mountain pipeline after the operator pulled a request for relief. The National Energy Board said it received a letter from those planning the expansion of the Trans Mountain that withdrew a request …

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Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan appeared at a premiere for the film Grindhouse in 2007 The scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her. In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon …

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IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game shop Humble Bundle

Online media giant IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the indie games storefront best known for its pay-what-you-want bundles that raise money for charity. The company says nothing will change for users and that “we will keep our own office, culture, and amazing team with IGN helping us further our plans.” …

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Why McKinsey is under attack in South Africa

An unfamiliar sight for McKinseyites MCKINSEY, a global management consultancy known for its discreet profile and rarefied air, is unused to the sort of tub-thumping popular revolt it is experiencing in South Africa. Such is public outrage over the Guptas, an Indian-born business dynasty accused of growing rich off their …

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