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  • ‘It’s about time’: Shirley Chisholm, first black congresswoman, will get a statue

    Chisholm is finally being put on a pedestal amid a wider re-examination of her achievements and significance Fifty years after she became the first black woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm is finally being put on a pedestal amid a wider re-examination of her achievements and significance. New York City will erect a statue of Chisholm – also the first black person and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination – outside Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, officials recently...

    the Guardian
  • NASA will pay private companies up to $2.6 billion to get the US back to the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years

    It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and...

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  • OnePlus' 5G phone will launch on EE first, but will command a $200 to $300 premium

    OnePlus has stated its goal to be among the first to launch a 5G phone. That will happen in partnership with EE - the UK carrier will be the first in the world to offer OnePlus' 5G phone. This should also be Europe's first 5G phone. But CEO Pete Lau has warned that the 5G model will cost $200 to $300 more than the 4G phone (OnePlus is working on two models in parallel). Back to EE, the carrier will flip the switch on its 5G networks in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and...

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  • Apple is getting crushed after analysts predict that iPhone unit sales will shrink next year — which is the same time it will stop disclosing iPhone sales (AAPL)

    Apple shares are sliding on Monday after a series of bad data points for iPhone demand. JP Morgan analysts said that iPhone unit sales could decline on an annual basis in both 2018 and 2019.  TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo cut his forecast for iPhone XR shipments from 100 million to 70 million. Apple said earlier this month that it will no longer provide iPhone sales figures to investors.  Apple is down more than 4% on Monday after a slew of analyst reports suggested that...

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