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"Most of them are not drive-thru testing centers, they're drive-thru sampling centers. So what we plan to do is make sure they are drive-thru testing centers, and provide people with results on the spot."

Culver City-based XPRIZE gave out $5 million to groups that are making faster, cheaper COVID tests. Some are already on the market. Reporter Breanna De Vera has the story.

Blizzard fires 50 people amid shift away from live events.

Netflix considers licensing original content to other media companies.

Google to cut app store fee by half on developers' first $1 million in sales.

In first, Uber agrees to classify British drivers as 'workers.'

Elon Musk made a song about NFTs, and he's selling it as an NFT.

Google and Headspace collaborate on new mindfulness resources for kids.

Encrypted messaging app Signal gets blocked in China.

Parler casts its reboot as a fight for free speech.

Startup founded by 'Survivor' champ debuts airless bike tires based on NASA rover tech.

Leaked documents in dropped FTC probe of Google reveals what regulators failed to grasp.

COVID-19 Tests ‘Cheaper Than a Latte’

XPRIZE named five winners developing tests that take less than 12 hours, cost $15 or less and are relatively less painful than the nasal swabs. Read more>>

Facebook Fails to Stop Spanish-Language Misinformation

Facebook is letting misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines and election fraud run rampant through posts in Spanish, say advocacy organizations. Democratic Congressman Tony Cárdenas said he'll press Zuckerberg on the issue in hearings next week. Read more>>

Flowspace Is a Plug-and-Play Warehouse for Ecommerce

Maker of software that helps businesses manage warehousing and fulfillment needs, Los Angeles-based Flowspace has taken advantage of the boom in ecommerce. Read more>>

Two Female Founders on Managing Motherhood and Career

Cuyana founder Shilpa Shah and Health-Ade Kombucha founder Daina Trout offer Behind Her Empire podcast advice they would give their younger selves or any woman thinking about building family and empire. Read more and listen here>>

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