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Chris O'Brien

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European Correspondent, VentureBeat and Senior Writer, Rude Baguette — VentureBeat

European Correspondent for @VentureBeat. Previously @latimes and @mercnews.

Reddit hosts Crackle's first episode of ‘StartUp’, a dark drama about entrepreneurship — While the startup culture has been played for some well-deserved laughs in recent years, a new drama from Sony's video streaming service Crackle is taking a much grittier look at the world of entrepreneurship. If you want to see how bleak, you can now check out the first hour-long episode, which Crackle has just shared on Reddit.

HP fights to survive decline of the printer market — When the old tech giant Hewlett-Packard official split last October, it was clear which of the two new companies was likely going to have the tougher road. Hewlett Packard Enterprise got the slightly more desirable parts of the business: Servers, software, storage, networking and services.

Apple CEO Tim Cook hosting fundraising dinner for Hillary Clinton tonight — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives in Silicon Valley today where she'll be hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook at a fundraiser. The location of the event still remains under wraps. But earlier this summer, Buzzfeed reported that people invited were being asked to contribute up to $50,000.

Rovio reveals 'Angry Birds' movie sequel plans as company posts revenue gains — After several tough years, the Finnish company behind the "Angry Birds" gaming franchise is finally getting some good news that it's eager to brag about. The company took the unusual step today of announcing revenue figures for the first half of 2016.

Happy Internaut Day: 25 years ago today the World Wide Web opened to the public — On this day back in 1991, a British researcher working in Switzerland made and a little thing called the World Wide Web was suddenly open to the public. And now, 25 years later, it's safe to say the WWW has changed just about every aspect of our lives.

The summer that changed everything for Uber: China, self-driving cars, and a risky future — Following a series of bold strokes over the past three weeks, Uber has charted a new path toward the future. Whether this trajectory will take the ridehailing giant into the stratosphere or over a cliff, well, that's harder to say.

Nokia Technologies president on the future of his 'startup': 'Anything is possible' — Rolling back the clock two years, the image of Finland's Nokia was sufficiently battered that most executives could have been forgiven for steering well clear of it. But not Ramzi Haidamus, who was then enjoying a successful run at Dolby Laboratories. Haidamus was approached by Nokia to take the helm of a tantalizing new initiative: Nokia Technologies.

Big Imagination just hauled its 747 Boeing art plane 500 miles across the desert to Burning Man — After decades of inspired art cars flocking to Burning Man, perhaps the only way to top them was to drag an entire 747 jet to the annual desert gathering. Which is what the Big Imagination Foundation has just done. Over the past two years, the non-profit has been transforming a Boeing 747 in the Mojave Desert into a mobile art installation.

Apple's Tim Cook arrives in China bearing gifts: A new research center and environmental help — Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week as the company seeks to boost its image there after two rough quarter of iPhone sales. Chinese state media reported that during a meeting with Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Cook said Apple would be opening a new research center in China within the next year.

Cisco Systems may whack up to 14,000 jobs in third mass layoff since 2011 — Cisco Systems may fire up to 20 percent of its global workforce as it seeks to grapple with shifts in networking technology and slowing growth. A report today from tech news site CRN indicated the number of job cuts could be between 9,000 to 14,000 and would likely be announced within the next couple of weeks.
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Aug 23, 2016

@pdwn @dascritch Maybe behind, but there are many, many good ones already on Netflix. IE: "Une Village Française."

Aug 23, 2016

Buzzfeed movies: 9 Black Girls Who Look Absolutely Flawless As Harley Quinn: The Trilogy.

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