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Now in Tech: 1/3/2018
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Liz Page
By Liz Page
Jan 03, 2018

Telegram blocked amid intensifying protests in Iran

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Telegram, the most popular encrypted messenger in Iran, has been blocked by the Iranian government amid intensifying nationwide protests. The messaging app was used by activists to coordinate and organize protests. Now the protesters are in a difficult place with limited effective alternatives for communication.


When a thing is scarce, it becomes precious.

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Very few have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3.  Toro, a P2P car rental service has a few Model 3 rentals nationwide, but at a pretty hefty price. The lowest is in DC area for $232 a day and the highest goes up to $700 per day in California.

 LaVar Ball NBA founder?

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LaVar Ball has a pretty big mouth, but he hasn't leaped to saying something factually ridiculous. For a short time on Tuesday, Google made the father of Laker's rising point guard the founder of NBA, as a Google search showed "LaVar Ball" as an answer to "NBA founder" in a large box on the page. But as a matter of fact, LaVar did found a league by himself: Junior Basketball Association (JBA) according to Wikipedia.


Spotify in big trouble


Spotify has been sued by a song licensee company for copy right infringement for $1.6 billion in damages. Spotify is allegedly using songs without acquiring proper license or compensating music publishers. The music-streaming startup has a record high 60 million paying users and is expected to go public this year with a valuation of $20 billion.


Airbnb won lawsuit against property landlord


Airbnb won a lawsuit against Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) as a California judge dismissed Aimco's case for arguing that Airbnb is deliberately incentivizing tenants to breach leases. 

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