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Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday.
Microsoft Wants You to Touch the VR World With a Giant CLAW

Microsoft Wants You to Touch the VR World With a Giant CLAW

What Microsoft Research lacks in cinematography skills, it’s making up for with super-fun solutions to virtual reality’s biggest problem: the lack of real-world feedback. In a blog post published late last week, Microsoft detailed four different experimental methods for delivering haptic feedback, ...
Announcing Bitwise

Announcing Bitwise

Feynman's blackboard quote "What I cannot create, I do not understand" never fails to give me goosebumps. I've always been obsessed with how things work under the hood--physical contraptions as well as abstract concepts. Most engineers and programmers I've met are motivated by building things, ....
Investors bullish on bitcoin now that the 'Tokyo Whale' has stopped selling

Investors bullish on bitcoin now that the 'Tokyo Whale' has stopped selling

News that an influential bitcoin holder is taking a break from selling has added to a bullish case for the digital currency. A trustee of defunct Tokyo bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox sold more than 35,000 bitcoin, worth about $400 million at the time, to pay off creditors, according to details of the sale published by a company trustee last week.
Apple's Eddy Cue said a Netflix or Disney acquisition is unlikely

Apple's Eddy Cue said a Netflix or Disney acquisition is unlikely

Apple is not in the business of acquiring large companies, said Eddy Cue, senior vice president of software and services — and is thus unlikely to buy a big media company like Disney or Netflix. "Both Netflix and Disney are great partners of ours," Cue said at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas on Monday. 
Some venture capital firms are publicizing their sexual harassment policies for the first time

Some venture capital firms are publicizing their sexual harassment policies for the first time

A group of venture capital firms are publicizing their sexual harassment policies, some for the first time, as part of a new directory co-led by one of the women who publicly accused a VC of harassment.
Immersive VR set to raise £6m in Dublin and London IPO

Immersive VR set to raise £6m in Dublin and London IPO

Educational virtual reality (VR) company Immersive VR Education is due to make its initial public offer (IPO) on the Dublin and London stock exchanges today (12 March). The company is aiming to raise £6m (€6.7m) in investment by listing on Dublin’s Enterprise Securities Market and the AIM in London.
John Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key Remind Investors to Be Careful with Bitcoin

John Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key Remind Investors to Be Careful with Bitcoin

Despite the fact that “discussions of new technology tend to age badly,” John Oliver focused Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight discussing just that. “Technology, the thing that will make television so high def that I will no longer be allowed to appear on it,” he said.
Sessions Targets Immigration Protections As States Consider Sanctuary Policies For Marijuana

Sessions Targets Immigration Protections As States Consider Sanctuary Policies For Marijuana

California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing back against Jeff Sessions, telling reporters that the attorney general acts "more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer." The comments came after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state, challenging its sanctuary laws on immigration.
Going Up and Down the VC Roller Coaster

Going Up and Down the VC Roller Coaster

While those are important milestones which seem like orderly steps in a process, I don’t think founders fully appreciate the amount of volatility that goes into most investment decisions. I liken the approach to going up and down a roller coaster.
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