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Quit Genius, backed by Y Combinator, wants to help you quit smoking

 Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult things a person can do. But despite the products out there to help, from nicotine patches and gum to ecigarettes to scary PSAs and government programs, few of these products actually get people to the point where they feel confident in their new nicotine-free life.
That’s where a new YC-backed company, Quit Genius, comes in.
Yusuf Sherwani… Read More

Sorry Arsenal: Liverpool & Tottenham backed by MOTD

Who will finish in the top four?

Gameweek 27 of the Premier League seems to have been decisive.

Newcastle’s win over Manchester United means that Manchester City will surely win the title.

Few may have doubted United’s ability to overtake City even before the Newcastle game. But Matt Ritchie’s winner seems to have convinced everyone that Pep Guardiola will lift the trophy this season.

But the race for the top four is heating up.

While Chelsea take on West Brom on Monday night, Liverpool beat Southampton and Arsenal lost to Tottenham.

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah earned Liverpool maximum points at Southampton.

Harry Kane’s brilliant header gave Tottenham local bragging rights against the Gunners.

Sorry Arsenal: Liverpool & Tottenham backed by MOTD

When the subject of which clubs will finish in the top four on Match of the Day, Arsenal got no love.

According to Alan Shearer, the Gunners are now out of the running for a Champions League berth in the league.

That leaves two spots for three teams.

While Man United are still tipped to finish second, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are fighting over two UCL sports.

Phil Neville seemed to suggest that Chelsea could fall out the top four.

Why? Because Antonio Conte’s side are in indifferent form, and they cannot be relied upon.

While over at Liverpool and Tottenham, they have rather settled starting XIs, while they’ve played some incredibly football, especially going forward, this season.

Also see: Bad news for Toby Alderweireld & Tottenham before Juventus.

Juventus vs Tottenham predictions: Champions League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

Toyota invests $69M in Japanese Uber rival backed by the taxi industry

 This week isn’t turning out to be great one for Uber in Japan. Two of its investors — Didi and SoftBank — are teaming up to launch a rival service, while one of its existing competitors has just landed a big cash infusion and highly influential backer after Toyota backed JapanTaxi. The auto giant said it will invest 7.5 billion JPY ($69 billion) into JapanTaxi, an… Read More