• Picnic, an online supermarket that delivers groceries in 125 Dutch and German cities, raises €250M, plans to build a new automated distribution center (DutchNews.nl)
  • Korean crypto exchange Upbit confirms it has lost 342K of ether worth ~$49M, suspends deposits/withdrawals, says losses will be covered with its own assets (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)

Qualcomm’s New Processor Brings 4G To Feature Phones As Company Eyes Growth in Developing Markets

With smartphone growth tapped out in many developed countries, the biggest opportunities remaining are in markets where consumers have considerably less disposable income. Qualcomm moved Monday to address this next wave with a renewed chipset for lower-end smartphones and feature phones (“candy phones”). From a report on Fortune: Dubbed the 205 Mobile Platform, the chips will allow less expensive smartphones and even feature phones to connect to 4G LTE networks,…

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Happiness is on the Wane in the US, UN Global Report Finds

From a report on The Guardian, shared by five anonymous readers: Happiness in the US is declining and is expected to continue on a downward path, with Donald Trump’s policies forecast to deepen the country’s social crisis. The US has slipped to 15th place in the World Happiness Report 2017, produced by the United Nations. The world’s economic superpower is well behind top-ranked Norway, although it remains above Germany in…

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Boston Public Schools Map Switch Aims To Amend 500 Years of Distortion

Students attending Boston public schools are now getting a more accurate depiction of the world after the school district rolled out a new standard map of the world that show North America and Europe much smaller than Africa and South America. From a report on The Guardian: In an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts”, city authorities are confident their new map offers something closer to the geographical truth…

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Ebay: Yes, Speedy Shipping Really Is a Thing With Us

Fast shipping is — finally — no longer all about Amazon. From a report on CNET: On Monday, eBay announced it will offer a new guaranteed-delivery program in the US starting this summer, pledging deliveries in three or fewer days for more than 20 million products. For the first time, Ebay’s shoppers will be able to filter searches to see only items guaranteed to arrive in one, two or three…

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