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Virtual telescope company Slooh is ready for the eclipse

 Slooh, a Connecticut-based company, makes it easy and now free to look at the night sky through any one of dozens of telescopes around the world. To use the service you simply log in and pick a telescope. If you want to take control you can begin to point the telescope at various spots in space or you can simply go along for the ride while a professional astronomer takes the reins. Slooh… Read More

Crunch Report | Essential Phone Now Available to Order

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is now available to order and ships soon, ZeroCater expands to providing snacks and Fat Lama is my new favorite startup name. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

 Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for violating the company’s hate speech policy, the company announced on Twitter. Apple removed it from the App Store in June for similar reasons. Read More

An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable TouchID and keep cops out

 TouchID has always been a legal grey area when it came to cops and border patrol asking you to fork over your phone. But with the new update in iOS 11, that no longer seems to be a problem. Read More

Original Tech helps banks offer better loan applications

 Americans apply for more than 250 million new financial products each year, but the majority of those applications are completed on paper or over the phone. A startup called Original Tech wants to change that by providing white-label software to improve loan applications completed online. Read More

?Airbnb for boats? startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound

 You don’t have to be rich or T-Pain to be “on a boat.” You can rent one plus a captain for the day from Boatsetter. And now it’s got boats in more than 300 locations around the U.S. since it just acquired rival maritime marketplace Boatbound. Read More

Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

Digital security key concept background with binary data code Cloud computing and the IoT have given rise to seemingly intractable security exposure. The good news is that a new technological advance could unleash the full promise of cloud computing and put IoT on the verge of everyday use by U.S. intelligence agencies and in the private sector. Called “homomorphic encryption,” it allows data to be queried and analyzed without decrypting it. Read More

New Star Wars movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the early stages

 The next standalone spin-off series set in the Star Wars universe could be focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who took Luke Skywalker under his wing in the original series, and who also helped train the child who would become Darth Vader. Variety reports that Disney is in the early stages of development on the project, with Stephen Daldry in talks to potentially direct. Read More

LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the internet

 You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of signals that aims to sort of personalize the experience for a normal user. But as time goes on and the competition for eyeballs continues to heat up,… Read More

Forever Labs preserves young stem cells to prevent your older self from aging

 Stem cells have the potential to become any type of cell needed in the body. Forever Labs, a startup in Y Combinator’s latest batch, is preserving adult stem cells with the aim to help you live longer and healthier. Read More

First round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

 The wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt SF 2017 is right around the corner, and with just a few short weeks until we kick off the best startup show in the Bay Area, we thought it was high time we released the first batch of tickets to the Disrupt SF Hackathon. Read More

Independent inquiry called for in FCC?s secretive cyberattack claims

 The FCC’s claim that its commenting system was attacked on the night of May 7 has been the subject of considerable controversy, but not because of the attack itself. The agency has been so reluctant to release any substantive details about the attack or the countermeasures it has taken since that Congress is calling for an independent investigation by the Government Accountability Office. Read More

Cloudflare CEO calls for a system to regulate hateful internet content

 Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince has called for the implementation of a framework to govern how the internet’s gatekeepers deal with cases like The Daily Stormer. This comes after a number of tech companies have revoked support for the neo-Nazi website for its close association with the violent far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville. Seven-year-old Cloudflare took the step of… Read More

Survey adds detail to patterns of sexism and harassment in the tech industry

 The problem of sexism is front and center in the technology industry right now, but for those not directly affected (read: men like me) the problem can languish in the middle: too close to see the scale of it, but not close enough to see the details. A new survey of tech workers fills out this picture nicely, and identifies interesting — and depressing — contrasts in… Read More

YouTube TV now available to 50% of U.S. households

 Following July’s expansion which tripled its footprint, Google today announced that YouTube TV is now available to 50 percent of U.S. households, thanks to a rollout to 14 new markets. The company is also pre-announcing its plans to move into 17 more major metros in the weeks ahead, as it continues its rapid march towards nationwide coverage. YouTube TV is one of many “skinny… Read More

Apple?s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

 Apple’s iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. This could have an impact in the automotive world, since it makes it a lot easier to bring virtual showroom experiences to potential car buyers and automakers via ordinary consumer devices. Here’s an example of what that could look like: Developer… Read More

Steve Jurvetson on why the digital divide needs to be addressed now

 Space and autonomous driving are longtime areas of interest for Steve Jurvetson, as is the digital divide that technology has helped create between the haves and the have-nots. We’re delighted to be able to explore these issues with Jurvetson during a fireside chat at our upcoming Disrupt SF show. Read More

Reddit rolls out its own video platform

 Reddit today is officially launching its own native video hosting across both desktop and mobile. The platform, still in beta, was one of the company’s promised initiatives following its recent $200 million round of funding that valued its business at $1.8 billion, announced earlier this summer. Video today, along with GIFs, make up a major part of the content shared across… Read More

Bitcoin wallet ?Blockchain? adds Ethereum support

 This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers. Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all your cryptocurrencies. Compared to many… Read More

Social Capital adds a new partner to the mix: Mike Ghaffary

 If you’ve worked in tech in the Bay Area over the last decade or more, you quite possibly know Mike Ghaffary, a USC grad who nabbed both his MBA and JD from Harvard before beginning to work his way through a number of well-known institutions. Read More

Entrepreneur Channel

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Leaders Who Make Good Decisions Do These 6 Things Constantly

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How to Make Sure Your Business Runs Smoothly While You're on Vacation

It's summer, which means it's vacation season. But, can you actually relax when you step away from your business?

With So Many Options for Marketing Your Business, What Content Should You Promote Where?

Your company typically has seven layers of content marketing. Here are tips for each layer.

Being a 'Boss' Entrepreneur Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Selfish

To truly achieve success in business, save the drama for Netflix and choose gratitude and generosity instead.

26 Apps to Help You Create Epic Social Media Content on Your Smartphone

Mobile apps can help turn your images into great social media posts.

If You're Trying to Raise Money, Doing Any of These 9 Things May Scare off Investors

Avoid these mistakes and funding could be yours.

It Must Be Written In the Stars. Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Marijuana Should Be Legal.

Tyson, like his television predecessor Carl Sagan, finds no reason in science for cannabis prohibition.

The Accounting Industry's Death is Great News for Your Business

We're living during a watershed moment for accounting, which creates repercussions throughout the business world. A new normal will rise from the ashes of the archaic industry, and this revival will lower costs and increase transparency for businesses in every sector.

3 Ways Facebook Spaces Could Revolutionize the Business World

There's so much new information about the advertising revolution, but checking your options may save your business.

Want to Create a Video Presence? Here's How to Write, Shoot and Market Your Content.

Entrepreneur Network partner Salma Jafri walks you through her process of video production.

What Entrepreneurs With Bad Credit Need to Know Before Applying to Get a Loan

Your credit score is a major factor in your eligibility, but it's not the only factor.

How to Scale Your Marketing Without a Marketing Budget

Stop leaving money on your table. Begin with your "juicy carrot," and start profiting while you generate new leads and customers today.

12 Reasons Why Your Emails Aren't Driving Business

With the numerous methods out there to increase your conversions on email, choose one! It will bolster your business.

14 Weird Things We've Learned About Jeff Bezos

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Trump presidency is infused with white identity politics

2 GOP senators question Trump's competence

Analysis: Corker just went there on Trump

Bob Corker is no Donald Trump hater. Which makes what the Tennessee Republican senator said Thursday about the President all the more powerful.

These Trump voters back him on Charlottesville

Supporters in Kentucky react to President Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

Scott: Trump's 'moral authority is compromised'

Sen. Tim Scott added his voice Thursday to the chorus of Republican criticism over President Donald Trump's comments on the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying his moral authority was compromised by his statements.

GOP senators strike back in Trump's war of words

Sen. Bob Corker's questioning of the President's competence Thursday is the starkest signal yet that Republican senators are returning fire in the public and pointed battle Donald Trump has waged with members of his own party.

LIVE UPDATES: 2nd possible terror attack in Spain

Prime Minister calls van attack 'jihadi terrorism'

How the Barcelona attack happened

Many people have been killed and injured after a van plowed through a crowd on Las Ramblas avenue in Barcelona, Spain.

Witness: Attack sent 'tidal wave' of people running from scene

People on the scene recount what it was like as a van plowed through a crowded plaza in a popular Barcelona area

Barcelona terror attack: What we know

On Thursday afternoon, a van rammed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring at least 100.

Mags take on Trump and hate

Lemon calls out Trump's past flag criticism

CNN's Don Lemon examines President Donald Trump's evolving stance on Confederate symbols.

Secret Service probes posts by lawmaker

The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

USS Fitzgerald's leadership removed

The commanding officer, executive officer and senior non-commissioned officer of the USS Fitzgerald are due to be removed from their duties for cause amid the fallout surrounding the deadly collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.

Trump scraps Council on Infrastructure

President Donald Trump has ended plans for an Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a White House official told CNN Thursday.

American Cancer Society and Cleveland Clinic pull events from Trump resort

Trump and Graham feud over Charlottesville

The feud between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham over the President's response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued Thursday, with the South Carolina senator accusing Trump of stoking tensions, a claim Trump called "a disgusting lie."

Governor: Removing Confederate statues like removing 9/11 memorials

Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday condemned "both sides" of protesters in Charlottesville and equated the act of taking down Confederate statues to dismantling tributes to 9/11 victims.

Opinion: Don't fall into Bannon's trap

Everything we know about Steve Bannon's interview with Robert Kuttner, editor of the left-leaning American Prospect magazine, suggests that Bannon -- President Trump's chief strategist -- was being entirely candid about his political thinking in an unsolicited phone call to Kuttner.

CNN anchor to guest: Stop talking

GOP Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart defends President Trump's comments blaming both sides of the protest in Charlottesville for violence.

'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter: Trump will resign

The ghostwriter of "The Art of the Deal" thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.

Ex-MLBer says he still supports Trump

Kevin Durant: 'I won't' visit White House

Panel laughs at guest's lack of details

During a panel discussion about Donald Trump and race, CNN contributor Jack Kingston admits he doesn't have the details to back up an incident he brought up during the debate.

Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India

A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India.

Dad believes he's found Natalee Holloway's remains in Aruba

The father of Natalee Holloway, the American teen who disappeared in Aruba back in 2005, says he and a private investigator found human remains in Aruba that may be his daughter's body.

Mom forced to choose between son & US Open

Protesting NFLer doesn't want Kaepernick label

Inside North Korea's 1-star airline

North Korea's aviation industry has long been a source of intrigue and fascination for travelers from around the world, even when the country's diplomatic hostilities aren't in the news.

Pilot: Airplanes like 'dinosaurs from the 1960s'

This is not a destination that sees a lot of seasoned business travelers. Airline lounges, frequent flier miles, hotel points, car rentals? Not here.

Passenger's strange moves caught on camera

An airline passenger does headstands in her seat. Jeanne Moos says a flight attendant wouldn't stand for it.

Photos of Earth from a window seat

Globetrotting for business might sound exciting, but the reality is a lot of time spent staring out of plane windows.

Are these the coolest airline uniforms ever?

From the psychedelic go-go boots of the 1960s to Virgin Atlantic's iconic red Vivienne Westwood uniforms -- cabin crew uniforms are constantly evolving.

White nationalist: 'Make white privilege great again'

White nationalist Richard Spencer tells CNN's "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" he'd like to "bathe in white privilege."

Woman retakes vacation photos 30 years later

You can't revisit the past, but thanks to modern photography, you can try to recreate it. Just ask Lisa Werner.

50 natural wonders for your bucket list

Water, fire and ice have combined to make some of the most spectacular scenery in the world -- from giant crystal caves to mud volcanoes and rock formations that look like works of art.

Disney's 'Star Wars' hotel is coming

Hold on to your light sabers! Disney has unveiled a new way to experience the universe of Jedi, droids and wookiees -- an immersive "Star Wars"-themed hotel.

Is this the best design of 2017?

An Olympic flag for refugees and a knitted hat worn in protest against Donald Trump have been named among the year's best designs.

Look closer: That's not a photo

Photorealism -- the process of replicating a photograph through a different medium -- was once considered a fad, but the 1970s arts movement has stood the test of time.

Do you know them? Vietnam vet looking for these strangers

My dad's first Instagram post went up on January 10, 2015.

Tina Fey's suggestion for coping with Charlottesville

Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared on NBC's "Weekend Update Summer Edition" to discuss the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the removal of Confederate statues.

Work in the gig economy? Keep these 5 things in mind

So you're thinking of jumping on the gig economy bandwagon.

Spotify deletes white supremacist music

Spotify is deleting white supremacist songs after a music industry publication alerted the company to their presence on the streaming service.

Trump's uneasy alliance with execs implodes

Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

What the white supremacist view of history leaves out

The chilling tactics of the Justice Department

Ellis: Trump showing us America's reality on race

Donald Trump's controversial remarks in the wake of the Charlottesville riots have inadvertently made two significant contributions to our national conversation about race.

How we can prevent Barcelona-style terror attacks

The attack on one of Barcelona's historic streets Thursday is the latest in a series of vehicle ramming incidents in the West that have killed 128 people since 2014.

Has Trump really united the Democrats?

Striking similarities between KKK and Islamist jihadis

2017 mortgage rates now at 3.04% APR (15 yr.)

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'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter predicts Trump will resign

The ghostwriter of "The Art of the Deal" thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.

Ivanka Trump silent after her father causes outrage

Sequestered on a brief holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Calling BS on BMI: How can we tell how fat we are?

Alternative cancer therapy doubles risk of death

Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Can you really go blind staring at an eclipse?

On August 21, the moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse.

Obi-Wan Kenobi film may be coming to the 'Star Wars' galaxy

'Logan Lucky' finds winning hand in low-key caper

A star-studded caper from "Ocean's Eleven" director Steven Soderbergh, "Logan Lucky's" business model is at least as interesting as the film itself, designed to bypass the major studios. The result is a breezy, slight, Southern-flavored movie where the cast appears to be having enough fun to prove mildly infectious.

Every actor who has ever played James Bond

Daniel Craig will be taking his martinis shaken, not stirred, for a fifth time as James Bond. Here is a look at the other actors who have gone "undercover" as 007.

Tom Cruise injured on 'Mission: Impossible 6' set

Production on the latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is on hold as star Tom Cruise recovers from an ankle injury sustained on set, the film's studio confirms to CNN.

Anna Faris offers relationship advice

Anna Faris had some words of wisdom for a caller on her podcast, and some are viewing it as insight into her marriage with Chris Pratt.

'Iron Chef' contender shows off her culinary neighborhood

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