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A Reddit mattress conspiracy theory got even weirder after top comment got deleted

  • A comment about mattress stores on the Reddit thread “What conspiracy theory do you 100% buy into and why?” recently received over 41k upvotes and sparked hundreds of responses in a matter of hours. And then it was mysteriously deleted. It’s tinfoil hat time. The Redditor — whose name we’re omitting just in case they’re currently on the run — theorized that popular retailer Mattress Firm was engaged in a money laundering scheme. The reasoning? Where the poster lives there are numerous stores within a couple city blocks of one another. And then came the replies. One poster stated “Surprise!…

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    12 hours 56 min ago

Netflix is now worth more than $100B

  •  Netflix crossed a fun milestone today, crossing the $100 billion mark for its market cap as it once again surprised industry observers with better-than-expected growth in its subscribers. We’ll get to the financial numbers in a minute but, as usual, the big story here is that it continues to wow Wall Street with impressive growth in its subscriber numbers. The company said it added… Read More

    13 hours 7 min ago

Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news

  •  Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corporation, today issued a statement calling for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news traveling through their platforms. In the statement, Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay a carriage fee, as cable companies do with pay TV, to trusted publishers that are posting their content on the social media platform. Read More

    13 hours 15 min ago

AltspaceVR CEO joins Facebook months after selling his startup to Microsoft

  •  After selling his social virtual reality startup to Microsoft in October, Eric Romo, the co-founder of AltspaceVR, is joining the competing social VR team at Facebook as its product director, where he will be “exploring how VR can help communities connect.” Romo is joining the team that has built Facebook Spaces, a social virtual reality app for chatting and collaborating. Read More

    13 hours 26 min ago

DJI Mavic Air leak points to an even smaller foldable 4K drone

  • DJI, maker of some of the most popular and impressive consumer drones on the market, including the DJI Mavic Pro, will launch a new drone at an event on Tuesday, January 23. 

    But, in advance of the official announcement, details and image have leaked. DroneDJ says it received the leaks from a tipster and has shared the details. DroneDJ has been the source of earlier leaks related to the drone, and was the first to report its likely name.

    Credit: DroneDJ

    The leaks show a new drone, called the DJI Mavic Air, that has its rotors on foldable arms, like those of the DJI Mavic Pro, making it extra portable. 

    Its styling is somewhere between the DJI Spark and the Mavic Pro, with a slim, mostly rectangular chassis, a camera mounted in front, and four arms for the rotors at each corner. 

    The DJI Mavic Air price is also believed to be somewhere between the DJI Mavic Pro's $999 (about £725 / AU$1,250) and DJI Spark's standard $499 (about £360 / AU$625) price tag.

    Credit: DroneDJ

    Included in the leaks were some details about the DJI Mavic Air's features and capabilities. Its battery may deliver a lengthy 21-minute fly time, while sensors on the drone help it avoid in-flight mishaps. 

    A 32-megapixel camera capable of 4K video is also believed to be on the drone with a gimbal mount. Similar to the DJI Spark, the DJI Mavic Air may also have gesture controls for use without a phone or controller.

    With the official event only a day away, all the details for the DJI Mavic Air will be confirmed soon.

    Via Mashable

    13 hours 28 min ago

Another short-lived, overfunded startup is shutting down: Primary Data

  •  A startup that’s operating in stealth mode raises an almost stunning amount of money before it releases a product. Investors write outsized checks to the outfit anyway because of the people involved in it, but before you know it, poof, the company is imploding, and the capital is gone. Read More

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Montana governor’s executive order could force ISPs to follow net neutrality rules

  •  The FCC’s wildly unpopular decision to kill net neutrality has sent legislators, companies and individuals scrambling for ways to keep the Obama-era regulations in place. A new bid by Montana Governor Steve Bullock would cut through much of the red tape and force internet service providers to abide by earlier net neutrality rules. Read More

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