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Capping a big month for coffee startups, Blue Bottle Coffee acquires Perfect Coffee

The term “coffee startup” may sound like a punchline to Silicon Valley observers eager to call “bubble” at any investment that doesn’t involve self-driving cars or other world-beating technology. But don’t tell that to Blue Bottle Coffee. Just a week after crosstown rival Philz Coffee raised $15 million, the Oakland-based specialty coffee roaster has acquired the [...]

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Join Cloudera founder and “Data God” Jeff Hammerbacher at our next San Francisco PandoMonthly

There are many reasons to be impressed by the next guest of PandoMonthly San Francisco, Jeff Hammerbacher. (If you don’t need the list, go here to get your $20 ticket now.) The first is that he cut his teeth as part of the very early Harvard/ Facebook mafia gang, that included a motley — but [...]

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The Golden Age of Jailbreaking Is Over

Your smartphone may be as powerful as a computer, but it’s also hobbled. You can only install apps on it from the walled garden of the official app store. Your options are limited to the small, vetted collection of "approved" apps as opposed to the unlimited options available for PCs. That’s where jailbreaking comes in. [...]

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io9 11 Most Useless And Misleading Infographics On The Internet | Jalopnik Ten Car Parts That Need To Be Totally Redesigned | Jezebel The Curious Case of the Zendaya Comment: Who’s the Real Idiot at E!? | Lifehacker Why the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules are Good for the Internet | Kinja Popular Posts Read [...]

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Strange new legal complaint alleges that Google tried to steal employees’ lunch

Google has just been slapped with another class action wage-theft lawsuit complaint. Unlike previous successful wage theft filings, however, this complaining obtained by Pando, is oddly vague. The complaint, “Rosa Gutierrez v Google,” filed in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, alleges that the search engine giant violated a number of California labor laws governing lunch time, daytime breaks, overtime [...]

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Our Chemicals Are Falling On Remote Parts of Antarctica In Snow

You probably haven’t heard of "cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes," but you’ve almost certainly rubbed them into your skin. They’re widely used in lotions and cosmetics to create that smooth, satisfying feel. And now scientists are finding—to their surprise—these chemicals in remote parts of Antarctica. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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