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Page, Cook & Sandberg to join Trump’s tech summit

Last week, USA Today shared an article reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has invited top technology leaders to a summit in Manhattan at Trump Tower on December 14.

Here are a few more leaders reportedly attending: Those who will be attending (although most of the companies declined to comment to …

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Movies could hit iTunes after just two weeks in theaters

Apple wants to provide high-priced early movie rentals to its users, reports Bloomberg, and is in talks with film studios to make that happen. Sources say that the company is pushing to make movies that are still in theaters available for on iTunes. The move would seriously disrupt the already …

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‘I am utterly disgusted’: Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki takes AI down a peg

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki often receives comparisons to Walt Disney. But a recent clip shows Miyazaki, the co-founder of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, dishing out criticism as brutally as Gordon Ramsay.

The clip shows Miyazaki, director of animated films such as “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke” and “Spirited Away,” reacting …

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SpaceX Will Wait Until January To Launch Rockets Again

SpaceX has said that it plans to return to launching Falcon 9 rockets in early January, just four months after a mission exploded on the launchpad.

The rocket startup said in a statement that it was wrapping up its investigation into the incident on Sept. 1 and were giving themselves …

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Honda invests in Southeast Asia-based Uber rival Grab

Southeast Asia’s Grab, a ride-sharing rival to Uber, has welcomed a new backer after Honda announced a strategic, undisclosed investment in the company today.

Grab raised a $750 million round led by SoftBank at a valuation of $3 billion in September, yet still it is adding more backers. This …

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Bill Gates, Jack Ma and John Doerr are pouring $1 billion into a clean energy fund

Bill Gates is spearheading a tech industry-led effort to invest more than $1 billion in clean energy companies.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, to be officially announced Monday, has backing from 20 investors, including Gates, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, Khosla Ventures’ Vinod Khosla, and SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.

“Too often, we let …

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