Billionaire Reid Hoffman, one of the most powerful Democratic donors, is raising money for Cory Booker

Billionaire Reid Hoffman, one of the most powerful Democratic donors, is raising money for Cory Booker

Hoffman represents a new type of Democratic donor — one that is willing to fight the party establishment and rebuild it in his image. Reid Hoffman is hosting a high-dollar fundraising event for Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) later this month, a coup for Booker and a revealing move by Hoffman, who has so far kept his cards close to his chest in the 2020 race. Hoffman, one of the most closely watched donors in Democratic…

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Disney could take full control of Hulu, but that doesn’t mean subscribers’ favorite shows disappear

Disney could take full control of Hulu, but that doesn’t mean subscribers’ favorite shows disappear

Disney currently owns about 70 percent of Hulu, but Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed today that preliminary conversations with Comcast to purchase the remaining roughly 30 percent are underway. On the business side of things, that means Disney could finally expand Hulu into international territory without input from Comcast. Content wise, there are obvious questions about what Disney owning 100 percent of Hulu means for the future of content owned by WarnerMedia (AT&T) and NBCUniversal…

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Volvo’s Polestar 2 with Android Automotive is how all car software should be designed

Volvo’s Polestar 2 with Android Automotive is how all car software should be designed

The native Android Auto saga has a long and winding road, but we’re finally approaching the finish line. Google’s custom-built software for automobiles, now called Android Automotive OS and not to be confused with standard Android Auto mirrored from your smartphone, was first announced a couple of years back as a kind of compromise with an auto industry that realized it could never build software as good as Silicon Valley. It’s taken various forms, as…

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NASA’s plan to get to the Moon by 2024 isn’t ready yet

NASA’s plan to get to the Moon by 2024 isn’t ready yet

Members of Congress grilled representatives from NASA today over the agency’s failure to deliver a plan for getting back to the Moon within five years. The plan was supposed to be ready by mid-April but NASA officials say it’ll probably be a couple more weeks until the details are finalized and delivered. On March 26th, Vice President Mike Pence challenged NASA to return humans to the surface of the Moon by 2024 during a speech…

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Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed — by a Republican-controlled Senate committee

Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed — by a Republican-controlled Senate committee

The Senate Intelligence Committee has some more Russia-related questions for the president’s son. Donald Trump Jr. has been subpoenaed by a congressional committee investigating the Russia scandal — but the surprising twist is that it’s a Republican-controlled committee that has made the move. The Senate Intelligence Committee has demanded Trump Jr. return for further testimony about the Trump Tower Moscow project and other matters, as first reported by Axios’s Jonathan Swan, Alayna Treene, and David…

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What could the ‘A’ stand for in Pixel 3A? Let’s discuss

What could the ‘A’ stand for in Pixel 3A? Let’s discuss

Google has officially released the Pixel 3A, its latest smartphone that serves as a cheaper, midrange entry point into the company’s Pixel lineup. For more on the phone, check out Dieter’s review, but we’re here to talk about the Pixel 3A’s name. Or more specifically: what does the “A” stand for? Most of the Google Pixel 3A’s moniker makes sense on the surface: “Google,” who, you know, sells the phone. “Pixel,” to indicate that it…

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Driver strikes didn’t break Uber — but they showed gig economy workers are mad

Driver strikes didn’t break Uber — but they showed gig economy workers are mad

While Uber says the protests haven’t impacted their business today, the global day of action is still one of the strongest showings of drivers’ growing frustration. Uber and Lyft drivers in over two dozen cities around the world are participating in an international day of protest, calling for better wages and working conditions days ahead of Uber’s estimated $91 billion IPO. The day of action started this morning in Melbourne, Australia, where drivers showed up…

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Trump’s Iran policy is making war more likely

Trump’s Iran policy is making war more likely

The administration’s hardline stances and tough rhetoric have brought us to a tense standoff. The United States is in the midst of an extremely dangerous standoff with Iran — and President Donald Trump is mainly to blame. Exactly one year ago Wednesday, Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions from Tehran in exchange for the country agreeing to curb its nuclear program. That wasn’t enough for Trump, though, who…

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GM is trying to sell a closed factory to troubled EV startup Workhorse

GM is trying to sell a closed factory to troubled EV startup Workhorse

General Motors is in talks to sell one of the North American factories it recently closed. The potential buyer? Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based EV startup that has spent the last few years struggling to bring an all-electric pickup truck to market. The deal was prematurely announced by President Donald Trump in a tweet Wednesday morning. Trump has spent the last half-year chastising GM for closing the Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant in question (along with two…

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