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Join a live Q&A with Max Levchin today at 1pm PT/4pm ET – TechCrunch


Money makes the world go round, as the saying goes. But how and where we spend it are still very much up for grabs.

One person who has been pondering that question and providing answers very successfully is Max Levchin, and we’re very excited to have him as our special guest today on Extra Crunch Live, where we’ll be interviewing him as well as taking questions from the audience.

Levchin could not be more central to the story of Silicon Valley’s rise, and the rise of fintech, in the last twenty years. As one of the co-founders of PayPal, he’s been at the center of how we use the internet to send and spend money from its earliest days. And as the CEO of Affirm, one of the hottest fintech companies around today, you can safely say he’s still in the game and winning. Read More

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Tech Radar

Phillies vs Yankees live stream: how to watch the MLB series from anywhere today


The 2020 MLB season continues this week as the New York Yankees welcome Philadelphia for the first two games of a four-game interleague series – one that was originally postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Don’t miss a single pitch – here’s how to watch MLB online and get a Yankees vs Phillies live stream, no matter where you are in the world today.

Phillies vs Yankees: dates and times

Game 1 – Monday, July 27 at 7.05pm ET / 4.05pm PT
Game 2 – Tuesday, July 28 at 6.05pm ET / 3.05pm PT
Game 3 – Wednesday, July 29 at 7.05pm ET / 4.05pm PT
Game 4 – Thursday, July 30 at 7.05pm ET / 4.05pm PT Read More

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The Next Web

Trump says he will sign the order to ban TikTok today

TikTok might be looking at a ban in the US soon, as President Donald Trump said he could sign the executive order to block the app by Saturday.

According to a report from Bloomberg, Trump told reporters on Friday night that the app will be banned from the country,  “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.” 

[Read: TikTok’s CEO takes shots at Zuckerberg as it aims to continue to survive in the US]

He added that he “will sign the document tomorrow.” The President could issue an executive order or bar the short video app under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Read More

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The Verge

President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US today


President Trump has told reporters he’s planning to ban TikTok from operating in the US. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night. Bloomberg reports that Trump indicated he’s ready to sign a document to order the ban as early as today, either via an executive order or emergency economic powers.

“I will sign the document tomorrow,” said Trump on Friday night, indicating that a ban could take effect “essentially immediately.” Read More

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Tech Radar

Realme 6i goes on sale for the first time in India today

The Realme 6i will go on sale for the first time in India today. The device was launched in India last week. The Realme 6i is the third device in the Realme 6 series after the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro.

Realme 6i will go on sale via Flipkart for the first time at 12 noon. The Realme 6i 4+64GB model is priced at Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999 for the 6+64GB variant. It is available in Lunar White and Eclipse Black colour options.

Check out the Realme 6i on Flipkart

Realme 6i specifications

It flaunts a 6.5-inch Full HD+ screen with 90Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass protection. The screen aspect ratio is 20:9 and screen to body ratio is 90.5%. Under the hood, the device comes with an octa-core 12nm MediaTek G90T chipset clocked at 2.05 GHz and for graphics, you get ARM G76 GPU.  Read More

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TechCrunch

Join Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston for a live chat today at 12pm PT/3pm ET – TechCrunch


How has Y Combinator adapted its accelerator program to work through a pandemic? What does YC look for in a company in a year as rocky and unpredictable as this one?

Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston will join us on Extra Crunch Live later today to talk about all this and more, starting at 12 p.m PT/3 p.m ET.

Want to tune in? EC Members can find details for the live Zoom Q&A down below — and if you’re watching along live, you’ll be able to submit questions of your own.



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The Verge

How to watch NASA launch its next rover to Mars today


On Thursday morning, NASA is scheduled to launch its next rover to Mars, the beginning of a years-long mission to figure out if the Red Planet ever hosted life. The rover, called Perseverance, is equipped with instruments to look for evidence of ancient Martian microbes, but its prime goal is to excavate samples and leave them on Mars — so that one day they can be returned to Earth for study.

Perseverance’s ride to Mars is the Atlas V rocket, made and operated by the United Launch Alliance. Atlas V rockets have previously flown four NASA missions to Mars, including the Curiosity rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2012. For this flight, the rocket is equipped with four small boosters at its base to give the vehicle an extra boost during its initial climb and set Perseverance en route to Mars. Read More

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Tech Radar

How to watch the Red Sox vs Mets: live stream MLB on ESPN+ today and save big


The Boston Red Sox (1-4) couldn’t be off to a worse start in the 2020 MLB season, losing four of their opening five games at Fenway Park this July – first to the Baltimore Orioles (2-1) and now to the New York Mets (3-2). A change of scenery could well be a good thing for Ron Roenicke’s men given the circumstances, and they’ll look to properly find their feet tonight as this AL vs NL interleague series shifts to New York and Citi Field for games 3 and 4. Read on for details of how to get a Red Sox vs Mets live stream and watch all the MLB action online as baseball returns this summer. Read More

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The Verge

How the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook plan to defend Big Tech today


Ahead of the antitrust hearing that’s due to take place later today, the opening statements from the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have been published on the House Judiciary Committee’s website. Ranging in length from four to eight pages, the statements give us our best look yet at how Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg plan to defend their companies from this latest wave of antitrust scrutiny, and accusations that some of their actions harm consumers and stifle competition. Read More

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Engadget

‘Cuphead’ gets a surprise PlayStation 4 release today


Cuphead is inspired by arcade titles of the 80s and 90s, but its visual inspiration comes from classic animated movies and cartoon shorts of the 1930s. All 50,000 frames of animation were drawn on paper and inked by hand, and each level’s background is a watercolor painting. The game’s soundtrack is made of over three hours of orchestral, big band jazz music recorded live. The only thing that matches the attention to detail and authenticity is the game’s difficulty, which we’ve described as “tough-as-nails gameplay.” Read More