🧹 Amazon to acquire maker of Roomba vacuum for roughly $1.7 billion.
Plus: This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting. This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting. And more…
Amazon to acquire maker of Roomba vacuum for roughly $1.7 billion. Amazon is acquiring iRobot for $61 a share, an all-cash deal that values the Roomba maker at $1.7 billion, the companies announced Friday. (Annie Palmer / CNBC)
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This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting. “This experiment has huge implications,” says Bernard Siegel, a patient advocate and founder of the World Stem Cell Summit. “One wonders what mammal could be next in line.” The answer is humans. Hanna tells MIT… (Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review)
The Cartwheel Galaxy Is the Webb Telescope's Latest Cosmic Snapshot. Scientists on Tuesday published the latest images from NASA's triumphant James Webb Space Telescope. The newest release documents the Cartwheel galaxy, which is about 500 million light-years from our planet and is aptly named for its wheel-like… (Anastasia Marks / The New York Times)
Clubhouse begins beta testing private communities called 'Houses' to foster curated interactions. Clubhouse, the social audio app that rose in popularity amid the pandemic, is looking to shake up its platform with the launch of private communities called “Houses.” The company's… (Aisha Malik / TechCrunch)
Startup founders' mental health is crumbling under the stress of a turbulent economic year and uncertain funding. Yet many suffer in silence.. Founders are struggling with their mental health as startups contend with dried-up funding. Many of them suffer in silence because they worry talking openly will shred their credibility. 'It's like don't ask, don't tell,' Josh Felser, a successful… (Melia Russell / Business Insider)
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