Rocket Lab'S Electron Rocket Will Go Reusable, With The Company Aiming For Mid-Air Helicopter Recovery

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In a 130-page court filing, Kik claims the SEC's lawsuit "twists" the facts about its online token: Catherine Shu


Kik Interactive has hit back at the Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that claims a $100 million token sale was illegal. The company, which owns Kik Messenger, filed a 130-page response today in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New Yo…

SpaceX successfully launches twice re-flown Falcon 9 for AMOS-17 mission: Darrell Etherington


SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 first-stage that had previously served two missions in July and November of 2018, today carrying its final payload, the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecomm. SpaceX had configured the Falcon 9 in its ‘expendable mode’ for th…

The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception: Kate Clark


How birth control delivery startups can better support women in today's political climate.

Comcast's $10 internet plan opens up to all low income and disabled Americans: Devin Coldewey


Low-income families face the same issues the luckier among us do when it comes to getting broadband: few options and fewer still that are affordable. Comcast, though simultaneously the source of many of these issues, has a good program for anyone facing finan…

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket will go reusable, with the company aiming for mid-air helicopter recovery: Darrell Etherington


Private rocket launch startup and SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab made a big announcement today: It’ll be looking to re-use the first stage of its Electron rockets, returning them to Earth with a controlled landing after they make their initial trip to orbit wit…

Indie developer flooded with racist, misogynist abuse after announcing Epic partnership: Devin Coldewey


The two developers of an indie game called Ooblets have been subjected to "tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands" of abusive messages following their decision to put their game on the Epic Games Store. It's a worrying yet entirely unsurprising exampl…

Disney will bundle Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ for a monthly price of $12.99: Anthony Ha


Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ will be available as a $12.99 monthly bundle with ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu. That means the full Disney bundle (it owns ESPN and — thanks to the Fox acquisition — has a controlling stake in Hulu) will cost the sam…

Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics begins deliveries in Texas: Kirsten Korosec


A year after coming out of stealth mode with $40 million, self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics will begin making its first commercial deliveries in Texas. Kodiak will open a new facility in North Texas to support its freight operations along with increa…

Facebook sues two app developers for click injection ad fraud: Zack Whittaker


Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. The company announced the legal action in a blog post Tuesday. “The developers made apps available on the Goog…

BlockFi, which lends money to cryptocurrency holders, just raised $18.3 million led by Valar Ventures: Connie Loizos


Last year, we told you about a New York-based startup that had begun lending cold hard cash to cryptocurrency holders who don’t want to offload their holdings but also don’t necessarily want so much of their assets tied up in cryptocurrencies. Today, that two…


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