Once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is closing – report

Theranos was unable to find a buyer and aims to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash of $5m, Wall Street Journal reports

The once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is shutting down, according to a media report.

Theranos was unable to sell itself and is now looking to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash of about $5m in the upcoming months, according to an email the Wall Street Journal obtained that the CEO, David Taylor, sent to shareholders.

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Your carrier is slowing down Netflix and YouTube

Is Netflix or YouTube slow for you? It could be the fault of your wireless provider. A new study has brought to light the fact that major US carriers are taking advantage of the lax regulations after the death of net neutrality to throttle mobile video. Here’s how your provider is slowing down your favorite shows.

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Facebook and Twitter bosses testify to Congress on Russian meddling – live

Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg among tech chiefs called to testify – but Google bosses stay at home. Follow all the developments live

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Welcome to our live coverage of executives from Facebook and Twitter are testifying before Congress. This is their latest attempt to assure lawmakers that they are capable of protecting the upcoming midterm elections from foreign interference – but the loudest message so far may have come from Google, which is represented by an empty chair.

“The era of the Wild West in social media is coming to an end,” warned Senator Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in his opening remarks. “Where we go from here now is an open question.”

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