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A history of Google’s relationship with China from its first foray in 2006 to Project Dragonfly, and how Google hopes to reenter China in the era of…

Matt Sheehan / MIT Technology Review : A history of Google's relationship with China from its first foray in 2006 to Project Dragonfly, and how Google hopes to reenter China in the era of AI   —  It used to be that while Google wanted China, China really needed Google.  Not any more.  —  Google's first foray into Chinese markets was a short-lived experiment.

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As Huawei comes under government scrutiny worldwide, a look at the company’s aggressive culture that encouraged employees to bend the rules, up to a…

Raymond Zhong / New York Times : As Huawei comes under government scrutiny worldwide, a look at the company's aggressive culture that encouraged employees to bend the rules, up to a point   —  SHENZHEN, China — Earthquakes, terrorist attacks and low oxygen levels on Mount Everest could not hold them back.

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Rakuten: Amazon’s share of US online sales can dip to ~20% around Thanksgiving only to soar to ~50% before Christmas, as users trust Amazon to deliver…

Karen Weise / New York Times : Rakuten: Amazon's share of US online sales can dip to ~20% around Thanksgiving only to soar to ~50% before Christmas, as users trust Amazon to deliver on time   —  SEATTLE — Olivia Zimmermann started her holiday shopping early this year, buying a Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy for her sister.

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Despite challenges in penetrating the US market, Huawei says it has shipped over 200M smartphones in 2018 globally, up from last year’s 153M units…

Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET : Despite challenges in penetrating the US market, Huawei says it has shipped over 200M smartphones in 2018 globally, up from last year's 153M units   —  Huawei has set a record for itself by shipping more than 200 million smartphones in 2018, the company said in a statement Sunday.

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Cloud Imperium, the developer of a yet-to-be fully launched space sim Star Citizen, raises $46M at a $460M valuation after crowdfunding $211M over six…

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch : Cloud Imperium, the developer of a yet-to-be fully launched space sim Star Citizen, raises $46M at a $460M valuation after crowdfunding $211M over six years   —  The story of the game Star Citizen and Cloud Imperium, the company developing it, is almost too ludicrous to believe …

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How a US shutdown affects its cybersecurity workforce: NIST among worst-hit agencies with 85% staff furloughed, DNI’s analysis and operations staff…

Justin Lynch / Fifth Domain : How a US shutdown affects its cybersecurity workforce: NIST among worst-hit agencies with 85% staff furloughed, DNI's analysis and operations staff cut by 60%   —  America's federal cybersecurity workforce will see sharp reductions if Congress fails to pass a spending bill to keep the government open …

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Temi, a startup that plans to officially launch its telepresence robot in January, raises a $21M Series B led by Alibaba’s ex-CTO, bringing total…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Temi, a startup that plans to officially launch its telepresence robot in January, raises a $21M Series B led by Alibaba's ex-CTO, bringing total raised to $83M   —  Temi, a robotics startup headquartered in New York, is betting big on its eponymous Temi telepresence product — and it's taking new investors along for the ride.

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France, Germany, Italy, and UK secure EU approval to grant €1.75B in state aid to a joint microelectronics project, expecting €6B…

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters : France, Germany, Italy, and UK secure EU approval to grant €1.75B in state aid to a joint microelectronics project, expecting €6B more from private investors   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France, Germany, Italy and Britain secured EU approval on Tuesday to grant 1.75 billion euros …

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As Snap hits an all-time low, sources describe Evan Spiegel’s instinctual and imperious management style that can stifle dissent and led to the…

Wall Street Journal : As Snap hits an all-time low, sources describe Evan Spiegel's instinctual and imperious management style that can stifle dissent and led to the redesign debacle   —  Snap, once seen as a viable competitor to Facebook, is struggling after the CEO ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular

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Crew, a chat app targeting businesses that employ shift workers like multi-store retailers and fast-food chains, raises $35M Series C (Ingrid…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Crew, a chat app targeting businesses that employ shift workers like multi-store retailers and fast-food chains, raises $35M Series C   —  When it comes to shift workers communicating with each other in the workplace when they are not face-to-face, gone are the days of cork announcement boards.

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How Alexa has used machine learning to get smarter over the last year, with a 25% error rate reduction, carrying over context from one query to the…

Brian Barrett / Wired : How Alexa has used machine learning to get smarter over the last year, with a 25% error rate reduction, carrying over context from one query to the next, more   —  IT'S FAIR TO say that when Amazon introduced the first Echo speaker in the fall of 2014, most people weren't quite sure what to make of it.

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Amazon “automated machine” punctures bear spray can, 24 employees hospitalized

Enlarge / Employees fufill online orders at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (credit: Bess Adler/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) On Wednesday, 24 Amazon employees working in a Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, warehouse were sent to five different area hospitals after a 9oz canister of bear spray was deployed. Early reports that the canister was punctured by an Amazon robot have not been confirmed by either Amazon or the Township's communication official, John Nalbone. Nalbone told Ars that Robbinsville first responders only reported that an "automated machine" was to blame, which could mean anything from a programmed robotic arm to an automated conveyor belt. (Of course, may readers of Ars would agree that defining the meaning of "robot" is more than just an exercise in trivia. This  Wired article explores the topic more deeply.) On Wednesday evening, one of the 24 people hospitalized was in critical condition, while another 30 were treated on the scene, ABC News says . Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Employment BOOST Announces Cyber Monday Deals for Industry-Leading…

Expert professional and executive resume writing firm Employment BOOST is offering the largest savings on Cyber Monday in company history this year to give job seekers or those considering a job... (PRWeb November 21, 2018) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/employment_boost_announces_cyber_monday_deals_for_industry_leading_professional_resume_writing_services_and_interview_coaching/prweb15937673.htm

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