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Developer gets green light for $100M Drivers Club Miami project

Developer gets green light for $100M Drivers Club Miami project

South American developer Carlos de Narváez is moving forward with his $100 million luxury auto club project, Drivers Club Miami. Miami-Dade County commissioners unanimously approved the developer’s proposal to turn county-owned land just west of Miami Gardens into a “country club for cars,” according to a press release.
‘Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume

‘Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume

CHICAGO — Benjamin Thomas Wolf, an Illinois congressional candidate whose provocative campaign has captured national media attention, has smoked weed in front of an American flag, brandished an AR-15 in a campaign ad and is running ads on porn sites.
Google Flutter with AWS Lambda to build a serverless mobile app for movie listings

Google Flutter with AWS Lambda to build a serverless mobile app for movie listings

Google recently announced the beta release of Flutter at Mobile World Congress 2018. Flutter is new open-source mobile UI framework that’s used to build native apps for both iOS and Android. ......
Apple finds more serious supplier problems as its audits expand

Apple finds more serious supplier problems as its audits expand

Apple said on Wednesday it had found a higher number of serious violations of its labor and environmental policies for suppliers, such as falsifying work hours data, as it expanded the scope of its annual audit of conditions of workers making its iPhones and other products.
Gridlock U.S. officials pushing for drone identification requirement, new powers for Homeland Security and Justice

Gridlock U.S. officials pushing for drone identification requirement, new powers for Homeland Security and Justice

Baltimore —  Federal officials seeking to expand drone use around the United States said Tuesday they are pushing a pair of security initiatives to deal with what one called “the clueless, the careless and the criminal.”
Subscription-based virtual reality platform Terra Virtua launching this September

Subscription-based virtual reality platform Terra Virtua launching this September

A new virtual reality marketplace will go live later this year, allowing users to pay a monthly fee for full access to all virtual and augmented reality content. Terra Virtua is pitched as a 'Netflix for VR' allowing both Oculus and Rift owners to enjoy a growing library of games and other VR experiences .......
Virtual currencies are commodities, US judge rules

Virtual currencies are commodities, US judge rules

Virtual currencies like bitcoin can be regulated as commodities by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn ruled that the CFTC had standing to bring a fraud lawsuit against New York resident Patrick McDonnell and his company Coin Drop Markets, allowing the case to go forward.
Airbnb poaches Amazon’s Prime boss

Airbnb poaches Amazon’s Prime boss

Airbnb is bringing on Greg Greeley, Amazon’s current VP of Prime & Delivery Experience, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky wrote in a blog post today. His first day at Airbnb will be March 18.At Airbnb, Greeley will be responsible for leading the home-sharing startup’s Homes unit. The Homes unit entails Airbnb’s standard offering as well as its recently launched Plus offering, which is geared toward bougie high-end travelers who prioritize ........
WeWork Ups Pay for Brokers at Trio of Firms Who Find and Fill Coworking Space

WeWork Ups Pay for Brokers at Trio of Firms Who Find and Fill Coworking Space

WeWork has signed agreements with CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL in North America, offering brokers at the firms greater compensation if they find and fill coworking space, Commercial Observer has learned. WeWork is unique in that as we become more sales driven with our real estate approach we can partner with ......
Magic Leap raises $461 million in fresh funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Magic Leap raises $461 million in fresh funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Magic Leap still hasn’t released a product, but they’re continuing to raise a lot of cash to get there. The Plantation, Florida-based augmented reality startup announced today that it has raised $461 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, The Public Investment Fund. The Saudi Arabian fund contributed $400 million of the raise, with “new investors” fronting the rest, the company said.
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