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Software eats shipping as unsexy Flexport scores $65 million

TechCrunch Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) – Sep 26 – Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don't even know what those words mean. It's the business of moving boats, trucks, and planes full of stuff across the world that's recently been neglected by technology. Historically…
Harjeet Unsexy Flexport scores $65 million as software eats shipping t.co/7KBF2qiZzQ via @techcrunch
Wesley Chan RT @felicisventures: Really proud of @Flexport accelerating pursuit of shipping w $65M Series B & continue our support, doubling down t.co/gArfXiuTVy
Aydin Senkut Disrupting a multi trillion industry (shipping) @flexport rocks on w $65M Series B; @typesfast @weschan t.co/JidXl7hYFE
Kevin Steger Unsexy Flexport scores $65 million as software eats shipping t.co/w03gGNHTFI
Garry Tan Go Flexport! Unsexy businesses = where there's muck, there's brass. t.co/iktJi3Psfz
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Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!]

boingboing.net Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) – Sep 26, 10:29 AM – I've written an open letter to HP CEO Dion Weisler on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, asking him to make amends for his company's bizarre decision to hide a self-destruct sequence in a printer update that went off earlier this month…
Jonathan Abrams RT @doctorow: Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!] t.co/qCuBYAgQYo t.co/1nyMMXCPpk
Kevin Marks RT @doctorow: Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!] t.co/qCuBYAgQYo t.co/1nyMMXCPpk
Jean-Louis Gassée RT @doctorow: Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!] t.co/qCuBYAgQYo t.co/1nyMMXCPpk
Joi Ito RT @doctorow: Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!] t.co/qCuBYAgQYo t.co/1nyMMXCPpk
Tim O'Reilly RT @doctorow: Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!] t.co/qCuBYAgQYo t.co/1nyMMXCPpk
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Alexander Muse Thank you for this. We need more people to speak out against a possible Hillary presidency. t.co/1C7nY3OQ02
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The New York Times is backing TheSkimm, the fast-growing newsletter that wants to be more than a newsletter

recode.net – Peter Kafka – Sep 26, 4:00 AM – Noam Galai / Getty TheSkimm, the fast-growing newsletter aimed at young women, has new backers, including the New York Times. The Times is part of a group of investors putting a total of $500,000 into the New York-based startup. TheSkimm…
Shervin Pishevar We at @sherpa are proud investors in the @theskimm. Remarkable founders. t.co/SvRAqY12qN
Jeff Robinson The New York Times is backing TheSkimm, the fast-growing newsletter that wants to be more than that t.co/GNQ8WGUF57 via @Recode
Jon Steinberg Awesome for both teams...makes perfect sense! t.co/jLLDNSAVHO
Hunter Walk With Fox & NYTimes as strategic investors, @theskimm is well-positioned for either a Trump or #HRC presidency t.co/vVw3DabIE1
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Fact-Checking the First Debate Live

nytimes.com – Sep 26, 6:21 PM – • Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump's tax plan: Mrs. Clinton said that Mr. Trump's tax plan would increase the federal debt by “over $5 trillion,” and that it would penalize middle-income families. The conservative Tax Foundation…
nihal mehta Our Fact Checks of the First Debate t.co/TZN0XYDSwH
Guy Kawasaki New York Times fact checks the debate. Who's the liar now? t.co/A41jKvcqfp t.co/fRm9YpEqNA
Ryan Sarver .@nytimes: Our Fact Checks of the First Debate t.co/hO9ABvrXHV
Sanford Dickert RT @jodikantor: The @nytimes fact checking blog basically says Clinton is crushing Trump on accuracy. t.co/Z3WuiInvVY
Zach Weinberg RT @paulkrugman: Do read the Times fact check t.co/XdvcaptJ2b Seems a bit one-sided so far.
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Trump: Pregnancy Is an 'Inconvenience' to Employers

nbcnews.com – by – May 26, 12:05 PM – Donald Trump has said that pregnancy is 'wonderful' - unless you're an employer. In an October 2004 interview with NBC's Dateline, Trump said pregnancy is 'a wonderful thing for the woman, it's a wonderful thing for the husband, it's certainly an…
Don Hutchison RT @BCAppelbaum: This is an unusually clear example of Donald Trump's comfort with looking into the camera and lying. t.co/QYmFq5wJkv
Josh Felser 'it's certainly an inconvenience for business' Trump responding to pregnancy. t.co/BbZptt1As3
Ryan Sarver RT @danprimack: Here is Trump saying pregnancy is an inconvenience to employees (which he just denied) t.co/CgWeHfNrUE
Dan Primack Here is Trump saying pregnancy is an inconvenience to employees (which he just denied) t.co/CgWeHfNrUE
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USA TODAY exclusive: Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn't pay his bills

USA TODAY – Steve Reilly – Jun 9 – During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza. The family…
Sanford Dickert RT @alexisgoldstein: Trump faces 60 lawsuits for stiffing people, 24 violations of Fair Labor standards t.co/iYSOWGsx0Z t.co/L7Um0NkMJC
Ben Huh RT @sacca: No wonder he can't get anyone smart to work for him, @realDonaldTrump doesn't pay his bills and rips off workers. t.co/5x578ozNhO
Matthew Ocko RT @jonathanalter: USA TODAY exclusive: Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn't pay his bills t.co/iE47AYkJL8 via @usatoday Times editorial missed this.
nihal mehta RT @sacca: No wonder he can't get anyone smart to work for him, @realDonaldTrump doesn't pay his bills and rips off workers. t.co/5x578ozNhO
Chris Sacca No wonder he can't get anyone smart to work for him, @realDonaldTrump doesn't pay his bills and rips off workers. t.co/5x578ozNhO
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Trump really did tweet about Chinese climate change 'hoax

PolitiFact – During her take-no-prisoners foreign policy speech on June 2, Hillary Clinton reminded listeners of controversial things that Republican presidential rival Donald Trump has said over the years. At one point, Clinton said, 'Donald Trump says climate…
Sunil Paul you can't run from the facts @realDonaldTrump you say Climate Change is a 'hoax' t.co/6JXak10gXq #debatenight
Jimmy Wales RT @AdamSerwer: Trump said he did not call climate change a chinese hoax. He did. That's whopper number two. t.co/n9oXaO6VWz
Jimmy Wales RT @xirzon: #Debates Here are some of Trump's collected, idiotic comments about #climatechange: t.co/4dk3NBdGtt
John Landry RT @politifactlive: LIVE FACT-CHECK: Clinton mostly right on Trump climate change hoax line. t.co/gbhjG2qDi3 t.co/uYBnsIiBCZ
Eric Paley RT @mims: Fact check: 'Yes, Donald Trump did call climate change a Chinese hoax' #Debates t.co/FyHvw1r8E5
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Handing over the reins

Puppet – Luke Kanies – Sep 26 – Earlier today, I shared the news with my team at Puppet that I am stepping down as CEO of Puppet. Sanjay Mirchandani, our president and COO, will be taking on the role of CEO. To explain why I'm doing this, I'm going to share with you the same…
Matthew Ocko RT @puppetmasterd: I'm happy to announce I'm handing over the role of CEO to Sanjay Mirchandani. I explain why here: t.co/DzfvxQOcvs
Adam D'Augelli RT @puppetmasterd: I'm happy to announce I'm handing over the role of CEO to Sanjay Mirchandani. I explain why here: t.co/DzfvxQOcvs
John Furrier Puppet (labs) founder passes the ball to COO - Luke is a cool and smart dude and so is Sanjay #CubeAlums t.co/YqK7l4KGrE
John Furrier One #CubeAlum Founder hands CEO role to #CubeAlum COO @theCUBE community is a buncha smart people t.co/YqK7l4KGrE
Rick Turoczy RT @puppetmasterd: I'm happy to announce I'm handing over the role of CEO to Sanjay Mirchandani. I explain why here: t.co/DzfvxQOcvs
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Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality

wsj.com – Christopher Mims – Sep 25, 9:43 AM – To judge by recent claims, “fully autonomous” self-driving technology is just around the corner. Uber Technologies Inc. is offering Pittsburgh residents rides in autonomous Ford Fusions. Ford Motor Co., BMW AG, Volvo Car Corp. and…
Kevin Moore This. It will take 'decades'. Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality t.co/hkQpyTSV9Z
Brendan Wallace Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality - WSJ t.co/Dh3M0AkrbB
Bernard Moon Self-driving hype doesn't reflect reality t.co/iyzdib0eI8 via @WSJ
Jean-Louis Gassée RT @counternotions: ''fully autonomous' self-driving technology is just around the corner' t.co/M2YKKjE8ZB (The corner comes in 2, 5 or 25 years.)