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The death of the startup: is big tech squeezing out the competition?

Young firms struggle to compete as deep-pocketed companies like Facebook and Amazon clone products and consolidate their power<p>Facebook has been breathing down the neck of the group video-chat app Houseparty for over a year. The app, developed by the San Francisco startup Life On Air, has been a hit …

Startups

China’s rising authoritarianism has a stark human cost

Li Heping spent his career trying to hold Chinese Communist Party officials accountable for their darkest behavior. He believed in an authority higher than the party — China’s own legal system. And for that, he suffered tremendously.<p>Since the late ’90s, Li, a 46-year-old human rights lawyer, had …

China

Does placing a 'no valuables inside' sign in a car window deter break-ins?

Car burglaries are at epidemic levels in San Francisco<p>In San Francisco, where no automobile parked on the street is immune from glass-smashing thieves, some people have taken to posting signs on car windows announcing that there are no valuables inside.<p>The hope, of course, is that a thief will read …

California

Tech Pours Millions Into Lobbying While Pressure Mounts in Washington

Technology companies including Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. spent more than $10 million on federal lobbying in the third quarter, as Washington …

Government

Silverglate: How Robert Mueller Tried To Entrap Me

Harvey SilverglateSpecial Counsel Mueller: Fair prosecutor, or modern-day Grand Inquisitor?

Robert Mueller

Harvey Weinstein's ex-driver reveals twisted film chief's sick secrets

DISGRACED film producer Harvey Weinstein had sex with a woman in the back of his car as she begged him: “Don’t hurt me”, his ex-chauffeur reveals …

Harvey Weinstein

Maxine Waters vows 'I will go and take out Trump'

Shares 0<p>Doesn’t Maxine Waters have anything besides vowing to impeach President Trump?<p>The one-note liberal minstrel promised a group that benefits …

Maxine Waters

Nokia’s retro 3310 3G is coming to the US for $60 on October 29th

The 3G version of Nokia’s resurrected 3310 was announced in September as theoretically working in the US, unlike the 2G version released earlier this year. But at the time HMD Global, which owns the rights to Nokia phones, didn’t say when (or even if) the 3310 3G would be coming to the US.<p>Now, we …

HMD Global

Study: 1 in 6 deaths worldwide caused by pollution in 2015

Deadly Pollution<p>We all know that pollution, in general, is harmful to human health. But a study published in <i>T</i><i>he Lancet</i> has shown the true magnitude …

Pollution

Tennessee player flips off Alabama fans while down 20 points, after a TD he didn't score

Calling the 2017 University of Tennessee football season a disappointment is the understatement of the century. The Volunteers did begin the year 2-0, but then lost on a soul-crushing hail mary against Florida in the final seconds, and followed that up with a squeaker victory over a winless UMass …

College Football

A stylish and fun home for a family

If we told you that it's absolutely possible to balance cool modernity with fun family-friendly motifs, all in one apartment, would you believe us? …

Augmented Reality

Under 5 Minutes Drill to Improve Running Performance

This set of drills is a quick and easy supplement to any run, warm-up or strength workout you may have on your schedule. You can do them just about …

Stretching

This Purdue fake flea flicker is just as mean in a real game as it was during spring ball

This is just impolite.<p>Football is a game of adjustments and adjustments to those adjustments. Coaches spend lots of time seeking ways to deceive the opposition, and when the opposition figures it out, coaches need to find new means of deception.<p>The Purdue Boilermakers have done that. Look at this …

Purdue Boilermakers

Here Are the World’s 20 Best Cities for Shopping

Intro Deck:<p><i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure. For more stories like this, visit travelandleisure.com.</i><p><i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers know …

Italy

What Does It Mean to Be a Flexitarian? 10 Reasons You Should Try the Diet

Diets often tell us what we can't eat: Cut sugar. Cut oil. Cut dairy. Cut carbs. Cut red meat. If you've tried this approach to "healthy" eating, you likely know that it's hard to keep it up — and for many, restrictive diets can complicate our relationships with food.<p>Omnivores eat everything, while …

Nutrition

CNN host tries to bait Gold Star mother into bashing Trump — but she was having none of it

A heartbroken Gold Star mother had no intention to play politics on CNN Thursday when a CNN host pressed her to wade into the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump and Gold Star families.<p>What happened?<p>Sheila and Calvin Murphy appeared on CNN Thursday to discuss their son, 22-year-old …

Donald Trump

13 Slow Cooker Sides That’ll Go Perfectly With Any Main Dish

We’ve all had those moments where you thoughtfully plan out every aspect of your main dish, and then leave the sides to the very last minute. Maybe you’ll quickly steam some broccoli and boil instant rice, but the slow-cooked flavor just won’t be there. Don’t let the accompaniments be an …

Cooking

Faster, higher, twerkier?

Why stop at pole dancing at the Olympics? Let’s have groping and mud wrestling as well<p>The news that pole dancing has been formally recognised as a sport – and will now be considered for possible inclusion in the Olympics – fills me with delight.<p>Regular readers may be surprised. You might imagine I …

Feminism

The Best Time of Year to Split and Transplant Ornamental Grass | Home Guides | SF Gate

Deciduous, evergreen and semi-evergreen ornamental grasses come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, making them an ideal plant to add to your landscape. These grasses are low-maintenance and can be divided to make more plants. Propagating by clump division is an easy process, but you need to …

Gardening

How to Take Care of a Miniature Lemon Tree | Home Guides | SF Gate

Miniature lemon trees (Citrus limon) are evergreen tropical fruit trees, which stay small when grown in containers. The small varieties of lemon trees include dwarf trees like “Dwarf Lisbon” lemon, which grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 10. Many miniature …

Plants

This Halloween Menu Is for Chocolate-Lovers

Sometimes the front porch is the best place for a laid-back Halloween celebration. As you gather with friends and neighbors to welcome …

Holidays

Kyrie Irving doesn’t regret yelling profanity at fan who asked ‘Where’s LeBron?’

Kyrie Irving appeared to be yelling profane language at a fan in Philadelphia who shouted, “Where’s LeBron?!” in a video posted on social media on Friday night. You can’t actually see Irving yelling it, but he confirmed it was him the next day.<p>As stated above, there is NSFW language in the video …

Basketball

Billowing black smoke from blaze at old factory spurs warning of breathing hazard

West Virginia residents are being warned to avoid exposure to the billowing smoke from a fire at an old tool plant now being used for storing …

West Virginia

UCLA running back uses Oregon DB as a human ramp, stands on him, and falls into end zone for a touchdown

That’s one way to finish a TD run.<p>This touchdown makes me feel anxious, but it’s incredible:<p>In a game against Oregon on Saturday, UCLA’s Bolu Olorunfunmi darted through a hole between his right guard and tackle. He got almost all the way to the end zone untouched, but he ran directly into an Oregon …

College Football

Basic Beurre Blanc Sauce: Perfect for Fish and Seafood

Beurre blanc is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce that's great with fish or seafood. It's a relative newcomer to the culinary repertoire, having …

Seafood

NFL kneeling protests based on false claims and misleading media reports

The NFL players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in football stadiums across the country are engaging in protests based on false claims and misleading media reports that give the impression that police are killing African-Americans at a rate greater than they are killing …

Policing

Baking with booze: sloe gin, rum and stout recipes

As the nights draw in and the golden glory of autumn falls away, cosy evenings by the stove with a large glass in hand have never seemed more inviting. It's a commendable way to enjoy booze. But our best loved ales and liquors offer a new and exciting dimension to the traditional ingredient lists …

7 Feng Shui tips for attracting money into your home

If the lottery tickets and prayers haven't manifested as money in your pocket yet, maybe it's time to take a new approach and what could be easier …

Home Decorating

Magic coffee cake

20cm rectangle cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500ml milk<br>• 30g instant coffee<br>• 4 eggs, separated<br>• 150g caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 115g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/gas mark 2.<p>Heat the milk and coffee in a …

This Superfood Cheatsheet is Your Guide to Health

This Superfood Glossary is the Ultimate Cheatsheet to Health<p>Save this link on your phone and you'll never be confused at a juice bar again.<p>October …

Healthy Eating