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What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly?

 Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, ...

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Talk to your teen about Snapchat Ghost Mode, and track their time

Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TODAY Published 10:50 a.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 3:14 p.m. ET July 15, 2017 CLOSE Tech+Life Columnist Jennifer Jolly addresses parents concerns over Snapchats’ new Snap Map feature. She shows how to turn ...

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Instagram Direct one-ups Snapchat with replay privacy controls

 Messaging is the heart of Snapchat, so after cloning and augmenting Stories, Instagram is hoping to boost intimate usage of Direct with privacy controls not found elsewhere. Now when you send an ephemeral photo or video from the Instagram Direct ...

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7 days from fringe to mainstream: How a conspiracy theory ricocheted around the web

CLOSE David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School recorded video of his barricaded classmates during Wednesday’s massacre in Parkland, Fla. One day later, he said, “this is completely unacceptable.” AP LOS ANGELES — Just days after a deadly ...

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Sonos One is the speaker to beat for those who want great sound and smarts

 The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here, now, it can be hard to cut through the various narratives surrounding the options out there and ...

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6 tech gadgets to make your college life easier

In college, tech products can help students stay fit, keep organized and have fun. Same. (Giphy) Here are six gadgets that can make your life easier in college. 1. The Fitbit Charge 2 — $129.99 Staying in shape in college ...

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Programming as craft

 Can programming be a craft? I was thinking about this as I was reading Matthew Crawford’s excellent book The World Beyond Your Head. Much like Crawford’s earlier work Shop Class as Soulcraft, he argues that craftsmanship is an activity that ...

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Amazon, Google and Apple under pressure to remove NRA streaming channel

CLOSE Companies being urged to cut ties with the gun rights group, advocating a NRA boycott. Veuer’s Nick Cardona has that story. Buzz60 A screen shot of NRAtv, the streaming site of the National Rifle Association.(Photo: USA TODAY) SAN FRANCISCO ...

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Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts

 What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after debuting ...

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How to upgrade your computer for every age student

CLOSE Columnist Marc Saltzman guides parents on how to shop wisely for back to school computers in this weeks Surf Report. USA TODAY Lenevo All-in-one(Photo: Lenevo) Good news for students (and parents) facing the inevitable computer upgrade: there’s never been ...

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