The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception – gpgmail

Eleven million women in the U.S. live more than an hour from an abortion clinic, a number expected to increase as facilities close up shop following new restrictions on women’s healthcare in several states. Planned Parenthood and other leading nonprofits continue to put up a good fight while private “mission-driven” companies in the burgeoning women’s […]

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Comcast’s $10 internet plan opens up to all low-income and disabled Americans – gpgmail

Low-income families face the same issues the luckier among us do when it comes to getting broadband: few options and fewer still that are affordable. Comcast, though simultaneously the source of many of these issues, has a good program for anyone facing financial hardship, and several new groups now qualify for $10 connectivity. The “Internet […]

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Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket will go reusable, with the company aiming for mid-air helicopter recovery – gpgmail

Private rocket launch startup and SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab made a big announcement today: It’ll be looking to re-use the first stage of its Electron rockets, returning them to Earth with a controlled landing after they make their initial trip to orbit with the payload on board. The landing sequence will be different from SpaceX’s […]

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Indie developer flooded with racist, misogynist abuse after announcing Epic partnership – gpgmail

The two developers of an indie game called Ooblets have been subjected to “tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands” of abusive messages following their decision to put their game on the Epic Games Store. It’s a worrying yet entirely unsurprising example of the toxic elements of the gaming community and their strangely unlimited […]

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Disney will bundle Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ for a monthly price of $12.99 – gpgmail

Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ will be available as a $12.99 monthly bundle with ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu. That means the full Disney bundle (it owns ESPN and — thanks to the Fox acquisition — has a controlling stake in Hulu) will cost the same amount as Netflix’s standard U.S. plan. That’s also about $5 less […]

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Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics begin deliveries in Texas – gpgmail

A year after coming out of stealth mode with $40 million, self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics will begin making its first commercial deliveries in Texas. Kodiak will open a new facility in North Texas to support it freight operations along with increased testing in the state. The commercial route There are some caveats to the […]

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Facebook sues two app developers for click injection ad fraud – gpgmail

Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. The company announced the legal action in a blog post Tuesday. “The developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware,” said Jessica Romero, director of platform enforcement […]

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BlockFi, which lends money to cryptocurrency holders, just raised $18.3 million led by Valar Ventures – gpgmail

Last year, we told you about a New York-based startup that had begun lending cold, hard, cash to cryptocurrency holders who don’t want to offload their holdings but also don’t necessarily want so much of their assets tied up in cryptocurrencies. Today, that two-year-old company, BlockFi, is announcing $18.3 million in Series A funding led […]

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What tech gets right about healthcare – gpgmail

We often hear how tech just doesn’t get the healthcare industry but how is it helping where government and big pharma can’t? Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 7 hours Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the space, […]

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