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  • SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet
    by Darrell Etherington on August 5, 2020 at 12:01 am

    SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed

  • Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed
    by Kirsten Korosec on August 4, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets.  Judge Alsup said that home confinement would “[give] a green light to every future brilliant engineer to steal trade secrets. Prison

  • ‘Mulan’ is coming to Disney+ on September 4, for an additional price of $29.99
    by Anthony Ha on August 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Those wondering whether The Walt Disney Company would eventually give up on a traditional theatrical release for “Mulan” now have their answer. While the coronavirus pandemic prompted Disney to accelerate the streaming release of some movies like Pixar’s “Onward,” and to send certain lower-profile movies like “Artemis Fowl” straight to Disney+, until now the company has

  • Disney+ grows to more than 60.5M subscribers
    by Anthony Ha on August 4, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Disney+ had more than 60.5 million paying subscribers as of yesterday, according to The Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek. Chapek shared the number during a call to discuss the company’s latest earnings report, which covered the company’s most recent quarter ending on June 27. He was essentially offering an update on the 57.5 million

  • Software stocks set new records despite earnings, pandemic
    by Alex Wilhelm on August 4, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    You might have missed it, but amidst the current political-M&A-pandemic-election-disinformation news cycle we find ourselves in this week, SaaS and cloud companies reached new public market records. Yesterday, the Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud index closed at 2,035.54, a new record finish for the basket of software companies. And, today, the index broached the 2,040 mark before ceding

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