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Taranaki Mountainaires' new general manager aims to help get the club out in the community
Opunake’s Mitchell Langton is the new general manager of Taranaki’s premier basketball team. 
© 2021 4:55am 

Morgan Wallen says he's working on himself after racial slur controversy
After apologizing in February for a racial slur controversy, Morgan Wallen isn't planning on riding the success of his recent album. 
© 2021 CNN 4:36am 

Former 'Bachelor' star Colton Underwood: 'I'm gay'
Colton Underwood told Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" that he is gay in an interview that aired Wednesday morning. 
© 2021 CNN 4:36am 

-This startup wants to use technology to help solve Austin's housing shortage problem
-Connected Cannabis Co. raises $30 million to bring its designer weed strains to more states
-Vizio's rotating Elevate soundbar is $220 off at Wellbots
-Pale Blue Dot aims to be Europe's premier early-stage climate investor and has $100 million to prove it
-Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn
-Spotify's improved podcast charts now rank individual episodes
-Upstack raises $50M for its platform and advisory to help businesses plan and buy for digital transformation
-Amazon's redesigned Echo Buds offer improved noise cancellation for $120
-Plex raises $50M growth round to fuel ad-supported streaming, expansions
-Apple begins studying whether the Watch can predict COVID-19
-Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite is on sale for $20 for Prime members
-ZeroAvia's hydrogen fuel cell plane ambitions clouded by technical challenges
-Sunday raises $24 million seed round to build a fast restaurant checkout flow
-Ireland opens GDPR investigation into Facebook leak
-Parallels Desktop on M1 Macs now runs ARM Windows 10 at 'native speeds'
-Instagram's new test lets you choose if you want to hide 'Likes,' Facebook test to follow
-TCL’s latest concept phone combines a folding screen with a rollable one
-PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform
-TCL reveals three new affordable ‘20’ series smartphones
-Instagram is still trying to figure out the best way to hide likes
-Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites
-I can't believe it's not meat! Mycelium meat replacement company aims for summer launch of first products
-Watch Nintendo's latest Indie World Showcase here at noon ET
-AT&T will launch a 'digital learning platform' with WarnerMedia content

Europe seeks to limit use of AI in society
The rules are proposals and could take several years to become law. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 3:05am 

'Flyer beware' – the employment implications of overseas travel
OPINION: There are a range of questions you need to consider as the leave requests start coming in from staff keen to enjoy the bubble and travel to Aussie. ??????? 
© 2021 2:25am 

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Impact driven thinking has helped us stand out from the competition
OPINION: Most business owners think about how they can increase sales, whereas I started thinking how Duffle&Co could reduce waste and CO2 emissions. 
© 2021 1:35am 

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'Luther' isn't 'authentic,' BBC's diversity chief says
The BBC's diversity chief has said its hit detective series "Luther" is not "authentic" enough. 
© 2021 CNN 4:36am 

Justin Bieber says his drug problem was so bad that bodyguards would check his pulse as he slept
Justin Bieber has opened up about his transformation from wild child to reformed character. 
© 2021 CNN 4:36am 

Netflix adds Jamie Foxx to its star-driven roster of 'Embarrassing' sitcoms
Netflix premieres a sitcom this week with the self-explanatory title "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!," which stars Jamie Foxx and is inspired (and produced by) his daughter, Corinne Foxx. It's pretty much everything the exclamation point would suggest -- a star-driven exercise that's loud but not very good. 
© 2021 CNN 4:36am 

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-Plex's latest funding will boost its own streaming catalog while supporting others
-EU plan for risk-based AI rules to set fines as high as 4% of global turnover, per leaked draft
-A quick peek inside Fontinalis, one of Detroit's best-known young venture firms
-Spotify adds more livestream platforms to its virtual event listings
-An Australian company helped the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone
-Sony A1 review: The alpha of mirrorless cameras
-Large-scale CO2 removal startup Carbo Culture raises $6.2M Seed led by True Ventures

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-Creatively raises $5M to help creative professionals showcase and find work
-Ford's BlueCruise self-driving tech did a 110,000-mile road trip
-Amazon's latest Echo Buds are a shameless Apple knock-off
-Google Assistant can fill out your payment info for your next takeout order

Instagram is testing a feature that lets users choose if they want to see likes
Instagram is testing a feature that would let users decide if they want to hide likes on their own posts or posts from people they follow. 
© 2021 CNN 3:15am 

She started her Southland dog toy business Fun Diggity Dog as a side hustle, now it's a prize winning success
Louise Mackenzie says winning the Shop Local competition for her possum fur dog toy business will be a gamechanger that will take her to the next level. 
© 2021 2:25am 

-Russian President Putin gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot
-UPDATE 1-European powers warn Iran over fate of talks after 60% enrichment move
-QlikWorld Online 2021 Virtual Global Conference Brings Qlik Community Together To Activate Data for Impact
-UAE sets new ambitious timeline for launch of moon rover
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