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Uber deploys JUMP scooters and bikes in Santa Monica

Uber deploys JUMP scooters and bikes in Santa Monica
Following approval from the city of Santa Monica, Uber is deploying bikes and its first set of scooters via JUMP, the bikeshare startup it acquired earlier this year. Although these are Xiaomi Ninebot scooters, Uber says it’s branding them with JUMP for the sake of consistency when it comes to its personal electric vehicle services. “JUMP is a leader...

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at unhinged rally

During a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified to Congress last week that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school. The audience — attending the event in support of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress  — loudly...

Trump shamelessly mocks Ford as more Kavanaugh dirt surfaces

Trump shamelessly mocks Ford as more Kavanaugh dirt surfaces
If President Trump's statement Tuesday morning that it's a "very scary time for young men in America" had you screaming into the void, just wait until you watch him mock Christine Blasey Ford. At an evening rally in Mississippi, Trump ridiculed Ford's emotional testimony against his Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who Ford says sexually assaulted her when...

Christine Blasey Ford has not been contacted about FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations

Christine Blasey Ford has not been contacted about FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations
On the heels of reports that the FBI is pushing to wrap up its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lawyers representing his most prominent accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, said they are still waiting to hear from investigators. Citing sources, NBC News reported Tuesday that federal agents would not interview Ford, who also...

The new Surface lineup shows Microsoft has mastered playing it safe

The new Surface lineup shows Microsoft has mastered playing it safe
Let me save you some time: Microsoft's new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 don't mess with a good thing. They're all the same as before, more or less. Microsoft clearly was reluctant to tinker with the line, design-wise, instead updating some key specs, putting in current silicon (Intel's 8th Gen Core CPUs), and adding...

Facebook says there's no evidence ‘so far’ that hackers accessed third-party apps

Facebook says there's no evidence ‘so far’ that hackers accessed third-party apps
Less than a week after revealing that 50 million Facebook users may have had their accounts compromised by hackers, the company is trying to allay concerns that the massive hack could get even worse.  The worry — which has been raised by a number of security professionals in recent days — is that hackers who were able to get...

New York tax officials investigating allegations Trump committed ‘outright fraud’

New York tax officials investigating allegations Trump committed ‘outright fraud’
Tax officials in New York state said they will be “vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation” after an extensive New York Times story alleged President Donald Trump committed “instances of outright fraud” by dodging taxes and boosting the money he got from inheritances. The investigation, published Tuesday, claimed that Trump’s parents, Fred and Mary, transferred over $1 billion...

Here are the newest additions to Microsoft’s Surface line

Here are the newest additions to Microsoft’s Surface line
Want excitement? Here’s something approaching that. Today’s Microsoft October event wasn’t exactly a blockbuster, but product lead Panos Panay did mention that this this is the most new Surface products the company has crammed into one event. There was a lot of stuff to get through in the hour or so — though the majority of the announcements...

Internet.org project helps restore millions of broken Wikipedia links

Internet.org project helps restore millions of broken Wikipedia links
The web it turns out is a fragile place. Companies, governments, educational institutions, individuals and organizations put up and take down sites all the time. The problem is that the web has become a system of record, and when links don’t work because pages no longer exist, the record is incomplete. With the help of volunteers from Internet.org,...

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America
In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the market for mobility and logistics startups in Latin American region has changed dramatically. The Didi deal was perhaps the first big acquisition for a Latin American startup in recent years and a starting...

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Maine women and the betrayal of Susan Collins’ silence on Kavanaugh

Maine women and the betrayal of Susan Collins’ silence on Kavanaugh

PORTLAND, MAINE — Frustrated. Angry. Betrayed. That’s how Maine women described their feelings in the days since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified that Supreme...