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Books by young inaugural poet Amanda Gorman become quick bes…

Upcoming books by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. (Amazon Images) Amanda Gorman touched a nerve. With her words, the National Youth Poet Laureate stirred a nation and worldwide audience watching the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Online, those new fans were moved to buy the 22-year-old’s books and sing ...

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Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to orbit, building on Paul …

Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747 jet, nicknamed Cosmic Girl, takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port with its LauncherOne rocket slung beneath its wing. (Virgin Orbit Photo) Eight months after an unsuccessful first attempt, Virgin Orbit finally lived up to its name today and used an innovative air-launch system ...

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Expedia’s Vrbo hit with backlash for not following Airbnb’s …

(Vrbo homepage image) Vrbo, the vacation rental platform run by Seattle-based Expedia Group, is getting some blowback online for not following the lead of competitor Airbnb, which announced this week that it was blocking and canceling reservations in the Washington, D.C., area during the upcoming Inauguration week. Following the violent ...

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Clothing rental service Armoire adapts to pandemic, raises c…

Employees from the Armoire team, before social distancing. (Armoire Photo) Like many tech startups, when the pandemic hit the U.S., Armoire braced for impact. Its clothing subscription rental business had its best month in February, but suddenly faced several headwinds. People no longer needed new clothes for the office or ...

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PATH releases new dashboard to help health officials make se…

(Path screenshot) Say you’re a health ministry staffer for a small country in the developing world or a health department leader in a tiny American county. Your boss has just assigned you to evaluate the more than 1,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests available worldwide and make a recommendation on which one ...

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Training angels: Fledge accelerator founder leads new course…

Michael “Luni” Libes, founder of Fledge. (Fledge Photo) Folks curious about making angel investments in promising startups can sign up for online training through the new Angel Accelerator program. The training is offered through Fledge, a Seattle-based worldwide network of accelerators, investors and mentors focused on supporting entrepreneurs internationally who ...

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