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Memo: the White House plans to host a roundtable on December 6 to discuss innovation with tech executives, including Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and…

Wall Street Journal : Memo: the White House plans to host a roundtable on December 6 to discuss innovation with tech executives, including Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and others   —  Guest list includes heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle  —  The Trump administration will hold a roundtable discussion …

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GM’s President Dan Ammann to become CEO of self-driving car unit Cruise; current Cruise CEO and co-founder Kyle Vogt will stay on as unit president…

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios : GM's President Dan Ammann to become CEO of self-driving car unit Cruise; current Cruise CEO and co-founder Kyle Vogt will stay on as unit president and CTO   —  General Motors on Thursday announced that company president Dan Ammann will take a new job as CEO of its self-driving unit, Cruise.

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Microsoft rolls out a search function, powered by Bing, for SwiftKey on Android in the US, UK, India, France, Canada, and elsewhere (Paul…

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat : Microsoft rolls out a search function, powered by Bing, for SwiftKey on Android in the US, UK, India, France, Canada, and elsewhere   —  Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey is today rolling out a search feature for Android users that lets them browse the internet for content directly from within the keyboard.

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Tidal is now available on Plex for $9.99/month, the first streaming music service to be fully integrated into Plex (Thomas Ricker/The Verge)

Thomas Ricker / The Verge : Tidal is now available on Plex for $9.99/month, the first streaming music service to be fully integrated into Plex   —  A milestone moment for the XBMC fork  —  Plex users can now stream Tidal music directly from the Plex app.  Moreover, subscribers can save up to $60 a year on the price of both Tidal and Plex Pass subscriptions.

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Iran’s professional currency traders seeking profit are increasingly using Telegram to spread misinformation about the Iranian rial, accelerating its…

Rohollah Faghihi / Foreign Policy : Iran's professional currency traders seeking profit are increasingly using Telegram to spread misinformation about the Iranian rial, accelerating its crash   —  Iranians are using the messaging app Telegram to spread fake news about the rial—and make a profit for themselves.

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Bengaluru-based vehicle sharing marketplace Drivezy raises $20M Series B led by existing investor Das Capital and others including Yamaha Motor Co….

Sindhu Kashyap / Yourstory.com : Bengaluru-based vehicle sharing marketplace Drivezy raises $20M Series B led by existing investor Das Capital and others including Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.   —  Drivezy has raised equity financing of $20 million for growth and asset financing of $100 million to add new vehicles.

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Qualcomm Ventures says it will invest up to $100M in startups building on-device AI, investing between $1M and $10M per deal (Kate Clark/TechCrunch)

Kate Clark / TechCrunch : Qualcomm Ventures says it will invest up to $100M in startups building on-device AI, investing between $1M and $10M per deal   —  Qualcomm Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the chipmaker, has plans to invest up to $100 million in artificial intelligence.

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Sennheiser’s HeadSetup software makes PCs and Macs vulnerable to MITM attacks due to flawed self-signed TLS certificate, which users should now…

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica : Sennheiser's HeadSetup software makes PCs and Macs vulnerable to MITM attacks due to flawed self-signed TLS certificate, which users should now manually remove   —  Poorly secured certificate lets hackers impersonate any website on the Internet.  —  Audio device maker Sennheiser has issued …

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Udacity says it will lay off 125 employees over the course of 2019 as part of a global restructuring plan and will close its Brazil office, losing 70…

Khari Johnson / VentureBeat : Udacity says it will lay off 125 employees over the course of 2019 as part of a global restructuring plan and will close its Brazil office, losing 70 staff   —  Online education provider Udacity announced the layoff of 125 employees starting today and over the course of early 2019 as part …

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The Army says Microsoft won a $480M contract for prototypes of AR systems for combat missions and training which could lead to 100K+ headset purchases…

Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg : The Army says Microsoft won a $480M contract for prototypes of AR systems for combat missions and training which could lead to 100K+ headset purchases   —  Microsoft Corp. has won a $480 million contract to supply prototypes for augmented reality systems to the Army for use on combat missions and in training, the Army said.

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