Lightning Labs just raised millions from Jack Dorsey and others to supercharge blockchain transactions

Lightning Labs, a young, Bay Area-based startup, is trying to make it easier for users to send bitcoin and litecoin to each other without the costly and time-consuming process of settling their transactions on the blockchain. It has investors excited about its work, too. The company is announcing today that…

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Reality Star Lala Kent Isn’t Holding Back In Jennifer Lawrence Feud

It’s Lala Kent vs. Jennifer Lawrence ― again.  The Bravo reality star went in on the Oscar-winning actress after Lawrence called her a “c**t” on “Watch Watch Happens Live” this month.  “Not only did she call me that, she went on and on making fun of me and my relationship with my mom,” Kent…

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The nuanced challenges of antitrust and AT&T-Time Warner

It’s been almost 18 months since the boards of AT&T and Time Warner unanimously voted to sign an agreement to merge their two companies and create a content and distribution powerhouse. That deal, pegged at $108 billion including debt from Time Warner, would be among the largest corporate mergers in…

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Lawmakers Want Zuckerberg To Explain Misuse Of Facebook Data

Lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K. are demanding that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explain reports that political research firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign, secretly used 50 million users’ data. “I think he should explain to the American people how this happened, how many people were hurt, and most importantly…

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Rose McGowan Wishes Harvey Weinstein ‘A Happy F**king Birthday’

Actress Rose McGowan recorded a birthday message to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who she has previously accused of rape. “Happy birthday, Harvey Weinstein,” the “Charmed” star said in a video she shared on Twitter early Tuesday morning. “I told you we’d be coming. I told you 20 years ago, if I heard of…

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Weinstein Company Files For Bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in…

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Kim Wilde on aliens and her pop comeback

Image caption The star’s hits include Kids In America, You Came and Cambodia It’s hard to imagine Kim Wilde on the front line of a cultural war but, back in 1981, that’s exactly where she found herself. The irresistible success of Kids In America, Chequered Love and Cambodia threw the…

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