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Blue Aprons up IPO is not a surprise, as unicorns fare well in 2017

Blue Aprons IPO moved closer to reality this week as the firm set a price range for its shares. The company is set to go public at a higher IPO price than its last private round, undercutting worry that future unicorn IPOs may only point one direction: down. The meal-kit startup may IPO at a price between $15 and $17. At midpoint, Blue Apron is worthjust under $3 billionaccording toTechCrunch….

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China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna sidea patent to edit genes in the country. CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna lost a patent case to the Broad Insititute earlier this year when the court determined the Broad Insititute had an application markedly different than Charpentiers and Doudnas overall patent. UC Berkeley and Charpentiers team are fighting that decision in the U.S. Undaunted, Doudna told…

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

Washington( CNN) Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his therapy in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher string on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approaching that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, eyewitness remark, has shown no greater success in hindering Pyongyang’s steady parade towards developing nuclear weapons and the issue of missiles capability…

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How the presidents American Tech Council should tackle reforming government tech

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) They will discuss five major topics: how Washington can better procure technology; adaptation of private technology to government problems; tech workforce improvement; an exchange program to bring more engineers into the government; and finally, H1B visas. Having served as a senior officer in the federal government (in both the Bush and Obama Administrations), and after working privately as a venture capital investor, try to act…

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Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a real place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of the home decor and architecture game has been, for years, being able to place decor and furniture inside a customers actual space. Over the past decade, as mobile has taken off, that dream has been transferred from the desktop web…

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Sean Spicer said to be seeking a new role away from press briefings

Those familiar with developments in the situation read Trumps press secretary has reached out to possible successors at the podium as he aims a most strategic role White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a most strategic persona that would give him a limited vicinity in the daily White House press briefs, according to a senior administration official and three beings familiar with the potential changes….

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Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

Hugsy, a Dutch startup thats developing a smart blanketdesigned to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised 200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network. The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and co-founder Sylvie Claes was studying for her MSc in industrial design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The idea came from a collaboration…

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Otto Warmbier dead: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ North Korea regime

President Trump slammed North Korea’s “brutal regime” Monday after the death of college student Otto Warmbier, who was released by the communist nation in a coma last week. “Lot of bad things happened,” Trump said during a White House meeting with technology CEOs, but at least we got him home to be with his parents.” “It’s a brutal regime,” Trump went on, “and we’ll be able to handle it.”

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Trump tells tech CEOs that Washington needs to ‘catch up with the revolution’

At a meeting with top tech chairwomen Trump promised a conversion of outdated federal engineering, which astonishingly still includes floppy disks Donald Trump called for cleaning conversion of the federal governments engineering during the first session of the American Technology Council, to be defined by exec tell Recode . Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, for example, called on the government to are benefiting from the type of commercial engineering that Amazon…

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