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Accenture Interactive to acquire adtech company Adaptly, which helps marketers buy targeted ads across online platforms including Amazon, Google, and…

Lara O'Reilly / Wall Street Journal : Accenture Interactive to acquire adtech company Adaptly, which helps marketers buy targeted ads across online platforms including Amazon, Google, and Facebook   —  Purchase gives Accenture Interactive access to targeted-ad technology that plugs into platforms including Google, Amazon and Facebook

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Amazon starts selling the 3rd-gen Chromecast as well as the older Chromecast Ultra, nearly a year after it promised to sell the devices again (Corbin…

Corbin Davenport / Android Police : Amazon starts selling the 3rd-gen Chromecast as well as the older Chromecast Ultra, nearly a year after it promised to sell the devices again   —  Amazon pulled the Chromecast from its online store in 2015, after it instated a new rule that only streaming devices that supported Prime Video could be sold.

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Amazon starts selling the 3rd-gen Chromecast as well as the older Chromecast Ultra, nearly a year after it promised to sell Chromecast devices again…

Corbin Davenport / Android Police : Amazon starts selling the 3rd-gen Chromecast as well as the older Chromecast Ultra, nearly a year after it promised to sell Chromecast devices again   —  Amazon pulled the Chromecast from its online store in 2015, after it instated a new rule that only streaming devices that supported Prime Video could be sold.

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Sources: stablecoin project Basis, backed by Bain Capital, GV, and a16z, is closing and returning most of the $133M capital raised, due to regulatory…

Frank Chaparro / The Block : Sources: stablecoin project Basis, backed by Bain Capital, GV, and a16z, is closing and returning most of the $133M capital raised, due to regulatory issues   —  One large Basis investor said “this is an extraordinarily talented team with an extremely ambitious vision tackling a very difficult problem.

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Tech companies should automatically turn off irrelevant ads based on info users share, such as ads for baby gear when a pregnant person has a…

Gillian Brockell / Washington Post : Tech companies should automatically turn off irrelevant ads based on info users share, such as ads for baby gear when a pregnant person has a stillborn child   —  Dear Tech Companies:  —  I know you knew I was pregnant.  It's my fault, I just couldn't resist those Instagram hashtags — #30weekspregnant, #babybump.

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Samsung upgrades its two-in-one Notebook 9 Pen with a new 15-inch option, 8th-gen Core i7 chip, updated S Pen and a promise of 15 hours of battery…

Joshua Goldman / CNET : Samsung upgrades its two-in-one Notebook 9 Pen with a new 15-inch option, 8th-gen Core i7 chip, updated S Pen and a promise of 15 hours of battery life   —  With its updated Notebook 9 Pen two-in-one laptop, Samsung is targeting creative professionals who want the flexibility of both a laptop …

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Source: Samsung Galaxy 10 series will be unveiled Feb. 20, with prices starting at ~$840 for S10 Lite, ~$1,000 for the 6.1-inch, and ~$1,130 for the…

Holly Brockwell / Gizmodo UK : Source: Samsung Galaxy 10 series will be unveiled Feb. 20, with prices starting at ~$840 for S10 Lite, ~$1,000 for the 6.1-inch, and ~$1,130 for the S10+   —  Listen up, Samsung fans: we've got a bumper leak about the upcoming Galaxy S10 for you.  —  Some details of the new phone have already slipped out …

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