Today in technology

Chinese mobile phone maker, Huawei, recently released a phone with 50X zoom capabilities and it's... sparking privacy concerns.  And before anyone makes a reference to how "the telescope was invented long ago lol," I want to remind you that a telescope cannot send information to everyone on the planet in less than a minute.

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Remember that viral trivia game? HQ Trivia?

According to multiple sources, more than half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, whom they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired some core supporters of the mutiny, leading to a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Store rank.

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Zoom > Pinterest

Despite being less than half the size of Pinterest, Zoom is being given a higher valuation in the public markets. Zoom reported revenue in its latest fiscal year of $330.5 million, while Pinterest generated sales of $755.9 million.

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This will never get old

Following the second launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, all three of the rocket’s booster cores successfully landed back on Earth. The two outer cores of the rocket touched down on SpaceX’s two concrete landing pads at Cape Canaveral, Florida near the site of the launch. The center core touched down on one of the company’s drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Seeing the unseeable

Astronomers released humanity's first image of a black hole Wednesday. The picture reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the "nearby" Virgo galaxy cluster. It looked like a flaming orange, yellow and black ring.

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To beat them, join us.

Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel unveiled a new plan this week to let other apps embed the best parts of Snapchat rather than building their own half-rate copies. They're offering this service through a platform called Snap Kit.

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I'm looking at you, Tim

By coating the gold nanowire in a type of electrolyte gel, Thai was able to create a circuit that withstood an unprecedented 200,000 charge cycles in the span of three months of testing, during which time there was no loss in performance, nor were any nanowires fractured by repeated use. Mya had just been “playing around” when she made the discovery by applying the gel, says Penner.

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12-Figure Income

Oil giant Saudi Aramco released its 2018 financials, which is a pretty big deal for a few billion reasons (pun intended) but mostly that for decades the Saudi Arabian government has kept the earnings of Saudi Aramco private.

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Product and distribution

I've been known to argue that all business boils down to is product and distribution. While it may be an oversimplification (we can talk about it), there's one industry where the distribution side of things is really heating up: Gaming.

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