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Inside Larry Page's flying car startups | Recode Daily: June 10, 2016

A Google co-founder's efforts to bring "The Jetsons" to life.

Google co-founder Larry Page (r)
Google co-founder Larry Page (r)
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.Google co-founder Larry Page has poured more than $100 million into two startups that want to build flying cars, the timeless nerd fantasy. The thing is, these companies are actually working on some promising, cutting-edge stuff. Here's a video of their engineers dancing in chicken costumes as part of a glider launch.
[Ashlee Vance and Brad Stone | Bloomberg]

.Twitter says that upward of 30 millions user passwords may have been stolen, although the company says that they were not taken from Twitter servers. This is a possible explanation for a few recent high-profile celebrity Twitter hacks. You should probably change your password.
[Robert McMillan | The Wall Street Journal]

.Snapchat has slowly been bringing on product designers, ex-Google employees and ex-Microsoft people for what appears to be a hardware project. The nature of the hirings suggests it's eyewear-related.
[Biz Carson | Business Insider]

.Food delivery startups have had a rough go of it lately, cutting staff and raising down rounds. On the new episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Lauren Goode talks with Munchery's Tri Tran about whether the model can actually work, and more food tech-related issues.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]

.Two Uber executives were convicted of "running an illegal transportation business" in France. Such legal challenges are part of why Uber is investing heavily in other new markets, like the Middle East and China.
[Mark Scott | The New York Times]

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