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First Public Impeachment Hearing Flops, Drawing 13 Million Viewers
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First Public Impeachment Hearing Flops, Drawing 13 Million Viewers

Wednesday’s highly anticipated public impeachment hearing amounted to a ratings flop, with only 13 million viewers tuning in, according to reports. The hearing, which featured Bill Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official, was teased as a “bombshell, given House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) allocating Democrats more time…

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Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short
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Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short

House Democrats’ first impeachment inquiry public hearing on Wednesday was widely panned as the two career diplomats who testified failed to offer clear allegations of wrongdoing against President Donald Trump, and Democrats running the show found themselves on defense in response to the Republicans in the minority who were aggressive and effective in pushing their…

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UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab
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UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab

Electrification in the automotive industry isn’t just about consumer cars: There are plenty of commercial and specialist vehicles that are prime candidates for EVs, including in the healthcare industry. Take the new UCLA mobile surgical lab developed by Winnebago, for instance — it’s a zero-emission, all-electric vehicle that will move back and forth between two…

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Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music
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Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music

This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to try out new ideas and features to see how people would react. It soon thereafter tapped former Vine GM Jason Toff to join the team as a product manager. The first apps to emerge from…

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The first hires are the hardest
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The first hires are the hardest

What makes someone take the risk of working at an early-stage startup? Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor More posts by this contributor Welcome to this edition of The Operators, a recurring Extra Crunch column, podcast and YouTube show that brings you insights and information from inside of tech companies. Our guests are execs with operational…

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After its first earnings miss in two years, Amazon shares get walloped in after-hours trading
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After its first earnings miss in two years, Amazon shares get walloped in after-hours trading

Amazon shares fell by nearly 7%, or $118.38, in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company reported its first earnings miss in two years. Financial analysts had predicted that the launch of one-day shipping would eat into Amazon’s earnings, but even with the forewarning investors pummeled the stock after the market closed. It didn’t help…

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Feast your eyes the first interstellar comet ever directly observed
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Feast your eyes the first interstellar comet ever directly observed

The solar system has another interstellar visitor, but there’s no question of this one being an alien spacecraft. It’s a true comet and the first we’ve ever confirmed that comes from interstellar space, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured some amazing imagery of it. Good thing, too — because it’s never coming back. You probably…

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The first spacecraft that can service satellites to extend their life launched today
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The first spacecraft that can service satellites to extend their life launched today

Up until now, commercial satellites have essentially been disposable. Even the massive, multi-ton ones that can have service lives spanning a decade or more eventually just become so much space trash once they’re out of fuel, or they experience some kind fo terminal mechanical failure. A new spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman and launched aboard…

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