Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports. More than a decade after Apple disrupted the music industry and Amazon upended retail, the tech heavyweights have set their sights on a new arena ripe for change: live sports. Emboldened by their deep pockets and eager to boost… (Tripp Mickle / The New York Times)
James Howells wants 2 robot dogs to help find bitcoin in dump. James Howells threw out a hard drive to a landfill in 2013 that contained 8,000 bitcoins. He has an $11 million business plan to excavate the drive and recover the bitcoins. The plan includes budget for two robotic dogs from Boston Dynamics. Get… (Isobel Asher Hamilton / Business Insider)
Elon Musk's Friendship With Sergey Brin Ruptured by Alleged Affair. Elon Musk engaged in a brief affair last fall with the wife of Sergey Brin, prompting the Google co-founder to file for divorce earlier this year and ending the tech billionaires' long friendship, according to people familiar with the matter. Their… (Kirsten Grind / Wall Street Journal)
Every startup wants an extension round, but there aren't enough to go around. As venture funding continues to slow, founders are scrambling to extend their runways, regardless of how much cash they already have in the bank. But the startups that need the cash infusions the most are running into the most trouble. Last week, I… (Rebecca Szkutak / TechCrunch)
Tesla Looks to Open Its EV-Charging Network. Tesla is trying to tap into public funding to build electric-vehicle chargers, as it moves to open some of its U.S. Supercharger network to EVs made by other manufacturers. The EV-market leader is bidding for a portion of billions in federal and… (Jennifer Hiller / Wall Street Journal)
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