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Profile of Joe Liemandt, founder of software company Trilogy and PE firm ESW Capital, which buys US software firms and replaces staff with cheap…

Nathan Vardi / Forbes : Profile of Joe Liemandt, founder of software company Trilogy and PE firm ESW Capital, which buys US software firms and replaces staff with cheap overseas talent   —  rom an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover …

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Behind Microsoft’s Airband Initiative as it partners with small ISPs, like Michigan’s PackerLand, to deliver internet to rural homes using existing TV…

Mike Murphy / Quartz : Behind Microsoft's Airband Initiative as it partners with small ISPs, like Michigan's PackerLand, to deliver internet to rural homes using existing TV towers   —  “You see that hill over there beyond the tree line?  That's Canada."  —  Pointing northwest, Steve Mason leads me and Cory Heigl …

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Inside US law enforcement’s hunt for British ISIS hacker Junaid Hussain, who used Twitter and other tools for spreading online propaganda and…

John P. Carlin / Politico : Inside US law enforcement's hunt for British ISIS hacker Junaid Hussain, who used Twitter and other tools for spreading online propaganda and recruiting   —  How a British hacker joined ISIS's top ranks and launched a deadly global cyber plot.  —  This text is excerpted from the book Dawn of the Code War …

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Profile of Mike Novogratz, whose merchant bank Galaxy Digital has raised $242M on Toronto Venture Exchange in August and is a major investor in crypto…

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times : Profile of Mike Novogratz, whose merchant bank Galaxy Digital has raised $242M on Toronto Venture Exchange in August and is a major investor in crypto startups   —  Mike Novogratz keeps crossing his fingers that this year's bitcoin crash, which has seen the cryptocurrency lose three-quarters …

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UK parliament seizes documents, first obtained in a US civil case, allegedly shedding light on Facebook policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica…

Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian : UK parliament seizes documents, first obtained in a US civil case, allegedly shedding light on Facebook policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant …

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Adobe: online sales rose to $6.2B on Black Friday, up 23% YoY, 33% of sales came from mobile devices; Cyber Monday sales are expected to reach $7.8B,…

Lauren Thomas / CNBC : Adobe: online sales rose to $6.2B on Black Friday, up 23% YoY, 33% of sales came from mobile devices; Cyber Monday sales are expected to reach $7.8B, up 18% YoY   —  - Online sales Black Friday jumped 23.6 percent from a year ago, according to a new report from Adobe Analytics.

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Predictim, a service using AI to generate character scores for babysitters based on years of online activity, provides questionable recommendations to…

Drew Harwell / Washington Post : Predictim, a service using AI to generate character scores for babysitters based on years of online activity, provides questionable recommendations to parents   —  When Jessie Battaglia started looking for a new babysitter for her 1-year-old son, she wanted more information …

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A look back at Diane Greene’s tenure as Google cloud boss: a struggle to catch up with AWS and Azure, and tension with Sundar Pichai on Github and…

CNBC : A look back at Diane Greene's tenure as Google cloud boss: a struggle to catch up with AWS and Azure, and tension with Sundar Pichai on Github and Project Maven   —  - Google poured resources into its cloud unit during Diane Greene's three-year run at the helm, but the company has still struggled against Amazon and Microsoft.

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Botkeeper, which automates bookkeeping workflows through its human-assisted AI platform, raises $18M Series A led by Greycroft and Google’s Gradient…

Technology Startups News : Botkeeper, which automates bookkeeping workflows through its human-assisted AI platform, raises $18M Series A led by Greycroft and Google's Gradient Ventures   —  Closing the books at the quarter end, managing invoices and categorizing expenses involve a wide array of complex tasks that are both laborious and prone to human error.

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Facebook’s in-app activity dashboard shows us that Facebook is just adding window dressing, not the overhaul it desperately needs (Charlie…

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News : Facebook's in-app activity dashboard shows us that Facebook is just adding window dressing, not the overhaul it desperately needs   —  On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook rolled out a new feature: an in-app dashboard that allows Facebook and Instagram users to calculate (and ideally manage) …

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Sources: Logitech has offered $2.2B+ to acquire Plantronics, a maker of unified communications systems, wireless headsets, and video-conferencing…

Reuters : Sources: Logitech has offered $2.2B+ to acquire Plantronics, a maker of unified communications systems, wireless headsets, and video-conferencing equipment   —  (Reuters) - Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc …

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