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Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

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Meal replacement drink Soylent will launch in the UK on Thursday with a different formula to its US equivalent.The firm has replaced seven ingredients and adjusted the mineral and vitamin content to comply with British regulations.Soylent was withdrawn from Canada in 2017 after reports that some people felt sick after drinking it.The firm said it was working with Canadian authorities to reinstate it.The Silicon Valley start-up became the largest crowd-funded food project when it launched in the US in 2013.It was marketed at busy professionals and the company originally suggested the product could replace meals regularly. It is named after a fictional artificial food called soylent that was featured in the 1966 sci-fi novel "Make Room! Make Room!".In the 1...
Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

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A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...
Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million

Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million

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Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced Sunday. Meredith announced that it was selling Time magazine for $ 190 million in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer. Meredith had completed the purchase of Time along with other publications of Time Inc. earlier this year. The Benioffs are purchasing Time personally, and the transaction is unrelated to Salesforce.com, where Benioff is chairman and co-CEO and co-founder. The announcement by Meredith said that the Benioffs would not be involved in the day-to-day operations or journalistic decisions at Time. Those decisions will continue to be made by Time's current executive leadership team, the announcement said. "We're p...
Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

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Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue with its "Instant Pay" feature and that drivers will be paid. Instant Pay allows drivers to be paid immediately for rides. The news organization reports the Uber spokesperson declined further comment. It's not known what caused the issue, when it began or how many drivers were affected. Meanwhile, frustrated and angry drivers are taking to social media, saying that they don't like working for free or that they need the instant payouts for gas.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News...