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Binary Capital reportedly delays closing new fund amid controversy

In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and the resignation of Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck, the firm has delayed closing its second fund, Axios reports. Caldbeck issued a statement saying he would take an indefinite leave of absence after multiple women in the tech industry allegedthey faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from him. The Information first reported the stories, with Caldbeck putting out the statement late Friday. Its not clear how much information LPs in Binary Capitals upcoming fund had before the stories went out yesterday. But either…

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Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

And what’s more, this section of the electorate is now “anyone’s to play for”, Caroline Macfarland, director of think tank Common Vision, says. Breaking down the boundaries to politicians Image copyright Reuters “These are people who aren’t concerned with immigration, but are worried about the environment,” says Dr Sloam. “The environment wasn’t even an issue in this election. Here, young people can have more influence in the debate.” Dr Avril Keating, director for the Centre for Global Youth at the UCL-Institute of Education agrees: “Younger people tend to be more…

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Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas theyll probably quietly mutter that theyre just growing their business. We really dont hear about Houzzs business that often. Except now the company says it has raised $400 million led by Iconiq Capital, with Sequoia,Zeev Ventures and GGV also participating in the round. The new financing round values the startup at $4 billion, according to Bloomberg, making it one of the higher valued consumer startups and…

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Art Gallery's summer display challenges Canada 150 – Tbnewswatch.com

Tbnewswatch.com Art Gallery's summer display challenges Canada 150Tbnewswatch.comCree Stevens is a local Indigenous artist, who says she's made uncomfortable with the celebration of Canada 150. “I'm uncomfortable with the idea because we've been here longer than 150 years,” Stevens said. “The thought that we're celebrating the … Read more: www.tbnewswatch.com

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Ivanka Trump Ordered Deposed In Suit Accusing Her Of Ripping Off Shoe Designs

In a statement filed with the court June 16,Trump said she had no involvement in the conception, design, production or sale of the Hettie shoe, the sandal at the center of the suit by Florence shoemaker Aquazzura. She said her only involvement was afinal sign-off of each seasons line after it was first reviewed and approved by the companys design team. Trumps public statements regarding active and comprehensive brand management lead to a reasonable inference that the shoe at issue would not have been released without her approval, U.S. District…

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Taking a ride in MITs self-driving wheelchair

Over the past few months, CSAILs (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)self-driving wheelchair has become a familiar sight around the MIT halls. Its a nice little rolling advertisement for the labs work and more importantly, its a great opportunity to test the mobility device in a real world setting. As students wander by in groups, deep in conversation or face down in their smartphones, their paths are unpredictable and collisions are a very real possibility. This kind of real world testing is exactly why the chair exists in the…

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Man Cited For Driving Motorcycle Through Crowd Of Trumpcare Protestors

Around 20 protestors, including seniors and people with disabilities, were staging a die-in by lying on the street outside of the San Francisco Federal Building on Wednesday afternoon, CBS San Francisco reported. The man rode his motorcycle down the wrong way on Seventh Street, through the crowd, then turned and drove through the crowd again, activist Emily Lee told KRON4. San Francisco police surrounded Dillon with their guns drawn, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, before citing himfor reckless driving and releasing him. He was definitely targeting us, she added.It…

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5 burning questions Blue Aprons IPO is about to answer

Blue Apron will be going public in short order, kicking off the second big major consumer IPO of 2017. Its nowhere near as big as Snap, but the company at the top end of its IPO pricing will be valued at around $3.2 billion as it looks to raise nearly $600 million. The companys IPO comes at an interesting time as we approach the midpoint for 2017, which has seen a big wave of IPOs since Snap went public at the beginning of the year. But since Snap went public,…

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Nebraska Democrat fired for saying he was ‘glad’ Rep. Scalise was shot

Washington (CNN)A member of the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday morning after an audio recording of him surfaced on YouTube saying he was “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished the Louisiana Republican was dead. “This motherf***er, like, his whole job is like to get people [to] convince Republicans to f***ing kick people off f***ing health care,” Montag can be heard saying in the recording in reference to Scalise.

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UK detects 34 high-rise apartment building with unsafe siding – CBC.ca

CBC.ca UK discovers 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding CBC.ca Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities told 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety exams. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after … Grenfell Tower – London Evening Standard Evening Standard all 971 news articles >>

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Coinbase is reimbursing losses caused by the Ethereum flash crash

Earlier this week, GDAX, the digital currency exchange run by Coinbase,experienced a flash crash in its USD Ethereum market. Within seconds the price of ETH crashed from ~$320 to as low as $0.10. While the price recovered quickly, the rapid price movement caused many traders to experience margin calls or stop loss orders, resulting in potentially severe losses. While many initially thought the flash crash was the result of nefarious work, GDAX eventually confirmed that there was no indication of wrongdoing or account takeover. Instead, the flash crash was the…

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Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover

Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover to Chinese sovereignty, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. During his time in the city, Xi will inspect People’s Liberation Army troops at their garrison, visit a Chinese-Hong Kong construction project, and swear in Carrie Lam as the next Hong Kong Chief Executive. “The Chinese regime is trying to squeeze out the space that we have in Hong Kong and is a threat to our freedom and democracy,” said Lee Cheuk-yan,…

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Headstart wants to better analyze candidates to fit them with the best jobs

Nicholas Shekerdemian has a pretty typical startup story: he dropped out of college, met up with a technical co-founder and then ended up starting a company. ButShekerdemian, who at the time was helping match English teachers with Chinese citizens, wanted to start a company that would solve his own problem: actually getting a job at a cookie cutter company where everyone else applies. So he started a company calledHeadstart, which is geared toward fitting the right candidates with the right jobs and cutting down on all that needless hold-ups that…

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