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Lenovo unveils ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 with a 15.6-inch 4K display, Intel 8th Gen/Xeon CPUs, up to 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD in a carbon fiber chassis starting…

Anton Shilov / AnandTech : Lenovo unveils ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 with a 15.6-inch 4K display, Intel 8th Gen/Xeon CPUs, up to 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD in a carbon fiber chassis starting at $1,949   —  Lenovo on Monday introduced its new ThinkPad P1 workstation, which brings together a 4K 15.6-inch display, high performance, and portability.

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Netflix says its CFO David Wells, who led the service’s international expansion to 190 countries, is leaving the company after 14 years (Steve…

Steve Kovach / CNBC : Netflix says its CFO David Wells, who led the service's international expansion to 190 countries, is leaving the company after 14 years   —  Netflix chief financial officer David Wells will step down, the company announced Monday.  —  The company said Wells will stay on the job until he can help choose a successor.

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Researcher details vulnerabilities in police body cams, like possibility for outsiders to track individual cams, alter video footage, plant malware,…

Lily Hay Newman / Wired : Researcher details vulnerabilities in police body cams, like possibility for outsiders to track individual cams, alter video footage, plant malware, and more   —  AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture …

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Social media pressure is here to stay as a tactic against advertisers and platforms that support shows like Infowars, because it works, as Sleeping…

Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post : Social media pressure is here to stay as a tactic against advertisers and platforms that support shows like Infowars, because it works, as Sleeping Giants shows   —  Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Matt Rivitz stumbled upon the Breitbart News website, which once called itself the “home of the alt-right.”

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RiskRecon, a SaaS platform providing cybersecurity assessments of third-party vendors, raises $25M Series B led by Accel Partners (Jonathan…

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch : RiskRecon, a SaaS platform providing cybersecurity assessments of third-party vendors, raises $25M Series B led by Accel Partners   —  In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top-secret submarine program.

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Researcher details how vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in wireless gateways could put emergency first responders and critical infrastructure at…

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica : Researcher details how vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in wireless gateways could put emergency first responders and critical infrastructure at risk   —  Gateways are supposed to make cops safer.  Many leak their locations in real time.  —  In late 2016, security researcher Justin Shattuck …

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Fintech startup funding trends: most growth is in real estate and crypto; wealth and investment startup activity is steady; payments, lending are…

Matt Harris / Fortune : Fintech startup funding trends: most growth is in real estate and crypto; wealth and investment startup activity is steady; payments, lending are least active   —  I've been proven wrong once again.  —  For eight years running, I've predicted that fintech investment is going to plateau.

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Samsung Investing $20 Billion In Futuristic Technologies – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Samsung Investing $20 Billion In Futuristic Technologies Ubergizmo Samsung has been one of the most profitable tech companies on the planet in recent years. It's putting its money to good use in order to ensure that it's not left behind in the future. The company has reportedly decided to invest up to $20 billion in ... and more »

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru

Another acquisition for French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar : It’s picked up Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru’s relatively recent rival offering, BeepCar, in what’s being billed as both an acquisition and a partnership. BlaBlaCar says the move is aimed at consolidating its international growth. “Through this acquisition, we are doubling down our commitment to develop carpooling in Russia, and to address growing Russian demand for a convenient and reliable long-distance mobility solution,” said co-founder and CEO Nicolas Brusson in a statement. Russia, a market which BlaBlaCar launched into via acquisition back in 2014  is now its largest market (with 15M users out of its global user base on 65M+). Whereas BeepCar, which only started in 2017, is reported to have passed five million downloads for its app as of Q2 this year. But close competition from a well-resourced, local Internet giant in a core strategic market where BlaBlaCar has  focused for growth likely meant this acquisition was probably only a matter of time. Financial terms have not been disclosed but it includes a marketing partnership — with BlaBlaCar committing to further promote carpooling through Mail.Ru Group platforms (so it’ll presumably be buying ads). While, from this fall, BeepCar traffic will be redirected to BlaBlaCar — thereby “driving” advertising revenue for Mail.Ru Group, as they put it (ho-ho). A spokeswoman for BlaBlaCar confirmed the BeepCar brand and platform will be going away as the service is being consolidated into BlaBlaCar’s platform. This  April the French startup also acquired a Paris-based rival, called Less. While, back in 2015 , it bagged its then biggest European rival, Carpooling.com, to dominate its home region. For its part, the Mail.Ru Group said it will focus on developing its larger verticals: Food delivery, classifieds, cross-border trade, and taxi ride-hailing services.

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When your Uber driver is a spy

Like other migrating beasts, hackers travel huge distances for feeding, breeding, and breaking things every summer -- at Defcon in Las Vegas. The way they move about the city is driven primarily by the availability of free booze at corporate parties...

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