Category: Private

NASA is looking to buy Moon dirt from private companies – no return shipping required
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NASA is looking to buy Moon dirt from private companies – no return shipping required

NASA wants to procure samples of lunar soil from private contractors, the agency announced today in a blog post by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. This is part of the agency’s overall ambitions around returning humans to the Moon by 2024, and establishing a sustained human research presence there. NASA is asking for proposals from commercial…

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Trump: Private Border Wall ‘Was Only Done to Make Me Look Bad’
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Trump: Private Border Wall ‘Was Only Done to Make Me Look Bad’

President Trump says the construction of a privately-funded border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border was done to make him “look bad.” In a post on Sunday, Trump said he “disagreed with doing” a “very small (tiny) section of wall” by a group known as We Build the Wall, which raised at least $25 million from…

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Progressive VCs and private equity are using tech and analytics to revolutionize investing
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Progressive VCs and private equity are using tech and analytics to revolutionize investing

David Teten is an advisor to emerging investment managers and a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital. David writes regularly at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our counterparts in the…

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‘Private’ and ‘hidden’ mean different things to Facebook
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‘Private’ and ‘hidden’ mean different things to Facebook

Facebook’s leadership made a pretty heavy-handed indication this year that it believes Facebook Groups are the future of the app. They announced all of this alongside their odd declaration that “The future is private.” Now, Facebook is changing the language describing the visibility of privacy of groups. As the Groups feature has come front-and-center in…

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Biden: ‘If You Like Your Private Insurance, You Can Keep It’
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Biden: ‘If You Like Your Private Insurance, You Can Keep It’

Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged Americans who “like” their employer-based or private insurance plans could keep them under a sweeping healthcare reform proposal his campaign unveiled on Monday. Biden, who was instrumental in helping President Barack Obama pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA), made the promise during an AARP forum in Iowa when discussing…

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