David Attenborough to voice Netflixs nature conservation series, Our Planet

Netflix has persuaded everyone’s favorite naturalist, David Attenborough, to voice its forthcoming original nature documentary series, Our Planet, which is slated to put conservation squarely in the frame, not just offer glorious animal eye-candy. It’s a timely moment to focus on conservation, with climate change posing existential threats to global…

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One-year-old Bracket Capital is already an investor in Lyft, Bird, Airbnb and Coinbase

Bracket is led by Yalda Aoukar and Jihan Bowes-Little, co-founders and managing directors based in Doha, Qatar and Los Angeles, respectively. The two relative unknowns, in venture at least, have had successful careers at private equity groups and hedge funds, recently opting to steer their careers in different directions. “Venture,…

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Twitter removes thousands of accounts that tried to dissuade Democrats from voting

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. Some 10,000 accounts were removed across late September and early October after they were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, the company…

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The Minte raises $2.25 million in seed funding to bring hotel-style housekeeping to luxury residences

As an MBA student at the University of Chicago’s Booth school, Kathleen Wilson was struck with an idea while looking at businesses that provided daily housekeeping in one of her classes. Given the density and physical structure of many apartment buildings, she wondered why a housekeeper couldn’t similarly push a…

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The US economy added better-than-expected 250,000 jobs in October

Washington (CNN Business)The US economy added 250,000 jobs in October, significantly exceeding expectations, the government announced Friday. “That was a tremendous number by any standards,” Trump said. “And that’s despite the hurricanes. I’m sure these hurricanes, they were massive. They had a big impact.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics said…

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Minor league pitcher dies in car crash in Dominican Republic

(CNN)A minor league pitcher in MLB’s Cincinnati Reds’ organization has died and two other baseball players were hospitalized after a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Saturday morning, the Reds said. “We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of…

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