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Self-driving cars have captivated the world. Now, a Brooklyn-based start-up called Voodoo Manufacturing wants to bring the same autonomy and safety to manufacturing, with a factory that makes 3-D prints of any imaginable design, staffed almost entirely by robots. Customers upload a design file to Voodoo's site. The start-up then manufactures their desired items in batches from one to 10,000 units per order.
Tech entrepreneurs and venture investors are heading to the White House tomorrow to meet with government officials, and the President, to discuss the potential impact of emerging technologies on industrial workers in the U.S. The meeting was organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, now led by Deputy CTO Michael Kratsios, formerly chief of staff for billionaire investor and PayPal founder Peter Thiel. President Trump has yet to appoint a Science Advisor to run the OSTP.
Revelations about its treatment of women have hurt its brand among investors, riders and engineers. The company is facing lawsuits on several fronts and has huge holes in senior leadership, which could make it hard to raise funding in the future, while shares of Lyft are suddenly in hot demand among investors. And as previously reported, Uber burns a lot of cash -- a reported $2.8 billion in 2016 alone -- to keep drivers and riders on its app.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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