Atomico unveils Angel Programme to activate the next generation of European investors

Atomico, the London-based venture capital firm co-founded by Skype founder Niklas Zennström, has launched a new program to find, mentor and back the next generation of angel investors across various hubs in the European tech startup ecosystem. Dubbed the Atomico Angel Programme, and unveiled on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin,…

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Stephen King tweets 5 words about the ‘IT’ sequel, instantly goes viral

Stephen King wants you to know the second part of 'IT' is on the way…Image: Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Warner Bros. It’s not often you find yourself eagerly awaiting a fresh glimpse of a nightmare-inducing clown, but here we are. It’s now been well over a year since Andrés Muschietti’s…

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Trump, Democrats dig battle lines over new era of investigations

(CNN)Donald Trump just co-opted a new buzz phrase he hopes will define the next two years in politics: “Presidential harassment.” “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing the Stock Market big headaches!” Trump tweeted Monday, falsely blaming his foes for a sell-off motivated by jitters in the…

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In Red Dead Redemption 2, it is not always easy to do the right thing Games to Play Before You Die

Image: io interactive Hitman 2 is basically just a slightly more perfect version of Hitman, easily one of the best games of 2016. As sequels go, it doesn’t do much to shake things up. Mirrors work now, so if you’re sneaking up behind someone standing in front of a mirror,…

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Syrian radio host who satirized Assad and ISIS shot dead

(CNN)A Syrian radio host who satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents including ISIS has been shot dead in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Journalists Association said Saturday. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings. Fares set up Radio Fresh in 2013 to provide news on Syria…

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How 15 words from George H.W. Bush changed my life

(CNN)Though not unexpected, the news of President George H.W. Bush’s death deeply affected me. When I first learned of his passing on Saturday morning, I stared blankly at the television screen, as the memory of a moment long ago abruptly flashed before me. Peck shot us a withering glare, immediately…

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Move over Le Creuset? A new cookware startup founded by and for millennials is getting down to business

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine a product or industry that a new e-commerce startup hasn’t tried to remake already, from slippers to mattresses, from luggage to lipstick. Yet two childhood friends in New York have seemingly struck on a fresh idea: taking on the stodgy and often expensive world of cookware, where one’s options out of…

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Michael Cohen faces a stern disciplinarian as he awaits sentencing

(CNN)President Donald Trump is set to see the first sentencing in federal court of a onetime close ally for crimes that may have helped propel him to the White House. Cohen’s sentencing is certain to bring renewed scrutiny of his offenses — and their ties to Trump — and could…

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Neil Patrick Harris loves that his ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ character is awful

Image: flickr Netflix will adapt the beloved stories of children’s author Roald Dahl, including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Twits, and more. The new versions will be animated series as opposed to previous live-action film adaptations. “Netflix is known for innovative and high-quality storytelling,” added Gideon…

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This algae ‘curtain’ could make city buildings into urban trees Sharp Science

Image: columbia / sony “In this telling of the story, it truly could be anyone behind that mask — a little girl, a grizzled detective, a middle-aged sad sack, maybe even another unassuming New York kid — and all the people wearing it are better together than they are apart.” …

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