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A look at nascent efforts to stream video games, as latency seems set to drop even lower with the proliferation of data centers and 5G rolling out…

Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal : A look at nascent efforts to stream video games, as latency seems set to drop even lower with the proliferation of data centers and 5G rolling out   —  By making game consoles unnecessary, streaming could dramatically broaden the videogame market  —  Technology giants are trying to bring …

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A ruling against a shareholder of Tencent’s WeBank put 12.6M shares up for auction on Taobao, which, as of Nov. 2017, had processed ~610K such…

Iris Deng / South China Morning Post : A ruling against a shareholder of Tencent's WeBank put 12.6M shares up for auction on Taobao, which, as of Nov. 2017, had processed ~610K such judicial auctions   —  - A court ruling against the fourth largest shareholder of WeBank has put 12.6 million shares in the private online lender up for auction on Taobao

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UK’s Privacy International files complaints against Oracle, Acxiom, Criteo, Quantcast, Tapad, Equifax, and Experian over potential GDPR violations…

Rebecca Hill / The Register : UK's Privacy International files complaints against Oracle, Acxiom, Criteo, Quantcast, Tapad, Equifax, and Experian over potential GDPR violations   —  ‘Lesser-known’ names escape public scrutiny, claims Privacy International  —  Privacy International (PI) has filed complaints of …

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Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio says it has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $1.94B in cash (Ismail…

Ismail Shakil / Reuters : Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio says it has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $1.94B in cash   —  (Reuters) - Software company Apptio Inc (APTI.O) said on Sunday it had agreed to be bought by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $1.94 billion in cash.

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Waitlisting apps like Yelp’s Nowait are increasingly popular with customers and businesses but critics wonder if the convenience is worth the privacy…

Alfred Ng / CNET : Waitlisting apps like Yelp's Nowait are increasingly popular with customers and businesses but critics wonder if the convenience is worth the privacy trade-offs   —  I hate having to wait.  But do I hate it enough to give up my privacy?  —  This dilemma popped up on a Wednesday night in October …

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Sue Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, explains the need for a new partnership between the intelligence agencies and…

Emily Dreyfuss / Wired : Sue Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, explains the need for a new partnership between the intelligence agencies and Silicon Valley   —  SUE GORDON, THE principal deputy director of national intelligence, wakes up every day at 3 am, jumps on a Peloton …

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Andrew Moore, Google Cloud’s new head of AI, on mistakes companies make in adopting AI, working with US military, and China’s importance to Google’s…

Will Knight / MIT Technology Review : Andrew Moore, Google Cloud's new head of AI, on mistakes companies make in adopting AI, working with US military, and China's importance to Google's AI plans   —  Andrew Moore is the new head of Google's Cloud AI business, a unit that is striving to make machine-learning tools and techniques …

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Qualtrics had 2017 revenue of $289.9M; with the $8B acquisition, Accel and IVP’s stakes are each worth $1B+, and the Smith family’s stake is ~$2.6B…

Alex Konrad / Forbes : Qualtrics had 2017 revenue of $289.9M; with the $8B acquisition, Accel and IVP's stakes are each worth $1B+, and the Smith family's stake is ~$2.6B after taxes   —  Utah-founded cloud unicorn Qualtrics was set to have one of tech's most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings this week.

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Qualtrics had 2017 revenue of $289.9M; with the $8B acquisition, Accel and IVP’s stakes are each worth $1B+, and the Smith family’s stake is ~$2.6B…

Alex Konrad / Forbes : Qualtrics had 2017 revenue of $289.9M; with the $8B acquisition, Accel and IVP's stakes are each worth $1B+, and the Smith family's stake is ~$2.6B after taxes   —  Utah-founded cloud unicorn Qualtrics was set to have one of tech's most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings this week.

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Bitcoin evangelist and educator Andreas Antonopoulos reflects on the first 10 years of blockchain (Colin Harper/Bitcoin Magazine)

Colin Harper / Bitcoin Magazine : Bitcoin evangelist and educator Andreas Antonopoulos reflects on the first 10 years of blockchain   —  As Bitcoin approaches its 10th anniversary, its community, old and new, has begun taking stock of how a decade has come to alter or define the cryptocurrency — and what Bitcoin has done to alter or define the decade.

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Nested, a UK-based online real estate agent that provides a cash advance to new home buyers before they sell their old home, raises £120M in…

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch : Nested, a UK-based online real estate agent that provides a cash advance to new home buyers before they sell their old home, raises £120M in equity and debt   —  Nested, the London-based “data-driven” estate agency that provides a cash advance to help you buy a new home before you've sold your old one …

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Sources: Facebook pressured Palmer Luckey to say he supported libertarian Gary Johnson despite his years-long support of Trump; Luckey’s exit package…

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Facebook pressured Palmer Luckey to say he supported libertarian Gary Johnson despite his years-long support of Trump; Luckey's exit package was $100M+   —  Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley

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