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Sources: Snap held talks to buy AR startup Blippar before Blippar closed its California office; SAP also considered acquiring Blippar’s computer…

Shona Ghosh / INSIDER : Sources: Snap held talks to buy AR startup Blippar before Blippar closed its California office; SAP also considered acquiring Blippar's computer vision team   —  - Snap held talks to buy Blippar just months before the augmented-reality startup shut down its Californian office in an urgent bid to cut costs.

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Sources: AT&T in talks to acquire AppNexus, which operates one of the largest independent ad exchanges; source says AppNexus won’t sell for less than…

Alex Heath / Cheddar : Sources: AT&T in talks to acquire AppNexus, which operates one of the largest independent ad exchanges; source says AppNexus won't sell for less than $2B   —  AT&T is in talks to acquire the advertising company AppNexus, Cheddar has learned.  —  Privately-held AppNexus operates …

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Symantec: a hacking campaign launched from China, with the likely intention of espionage, breached satellite and defense companies in the US and…

Joseph Menn / Reuters : Symantec: a hacking campaign launched from China, with the likely intention of espionage, breached satellite and defense companies in the US and Southeast Asia   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators …

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PayPal to buy Hyperwallet, which helps individuals and small firms receive payments for goods and services they sell on online marketplaces, for about…

Peter Rudegeair / Wall Street Journal : PayPal to buy Hyperwallet, which helps individuals and small firms receive payments for goods and services they sell on online marketplaces, for about $400M   —  Hyperwallet helps individuals and small firms receive payments for goods and services that they sell on online marketplaces

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Facebook launches Brand Collabs search engine to connect brands and creators for sponsoring and product placement deals; Facebook is not currently…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook launches Brand Collabs search engine to connect brands and creators for sponsoring and product placement deals; Facebook is not currently taking a cut   —  Facebook wants to help connect brands to creators so they can work out sponsored content and product placement deals, even if it won't be taking a cut.

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Anchor brings its free suite of mobile podcasting tools to the iPad, following its relaunch earlier this year as a podcast creation platform (Sarah…

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : Anchor brings its free suite of mobile podcasting tools to the iPad, following its relaunch earlier this year as a podcast creation platform   —  Following its relaunch earlier this year as a podcast creation platform, Anchor today is bringing its suite of mobile podcasting tools to the iPad.

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San Francisco-based Peek raises $23M Series B and inks partnership with Google in push to digitize travel activities (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : San Francisco-based Peek raises $23M Series B and inks partnership with Google in push to digitize travel activities   —  Peek, a U.S. startup aiming to digitize the travel activities industry, has pulled a $23 million Series B round of financing and uncorked a partnership with Google that will help increase its visibility.

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GitHub expands its GitHub Education service to any school for free, offering access to GitHub Enterprise or Business Hosted accounts and training for…

Matthew Hughes / The Next Web : GitHub expands its GitHub Education service to any school for free, offering access to GitHub Enterprise or Business Hosted accounts and training for teachers   —  Software development isn't just about writing code.  It's also about what you do with that code — testing, documenting, and proper source management.

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GitHub Education is now free for schools

GitHub, the code sharing and collaboration platform that Microsoft is acquiring , today announced that its GitHub Education suite of services is now available for free to any school that wants to use it to teach its students. GitHub previously trialed this program with a few schools and is now making it widely available. It’s worth noting that GitHub has long been available for free to individual students and teachers who want to use it in their classrooms. GitHub Education goes a step beyond this and offers schools access to GitHub Enterprise or Business Hosted accounts, as well as access to training, dedicated support for the school’s head of IT or CTO — and swag. As part of this program, students also get access to the Student Developer Pack, which offers free access to tools and credits for services like Datadog, Travis CI and DigitalOcean. To participate in this program, a school has to make GitHub available to all of its technical departments, make sure that its faculty and students receive regular announcements about the service and send one person from each department to GitHub’s Campus Advisors training.

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US Office of Government Ethics says in advisory that executive branch staff must report digital currency holdings since it’s property held for income…

Stan Higgins / CoinDesk : US Office of Government Ethics says in advisory that executive branch staff must report digital currency holdings since it's property held for income production   —  Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.

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Estonian startup Veriff, which develops a SaaS platform to help companies verify identities, raises $7.7M Series A led by Mosaic Ventures (Steve…

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch : Estonian startup Veriff, which develops a SaaS platform to help companies verify identities, raises $7.7M Series A led by Mosaic Ventures   —  Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding.

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