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House Energy and Commerce Committee chair says the FCC’s Ajit Pai has refused to brief the committee on carriers’ selling of real-time location data…

Dell Cameron / Gizmodo : House Energy and Commerce Committee chair says the FCC's Ajit Pai has refused to brief the committee on carriers' selling of real-time location data   —  Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown …

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Apple COO Jeff Williams testifies that Qualcomm refused to sell chips for newest iPhones amid legal battle, says $7.50/iPhone fee for Qualcomm patents…

Shara Tibken / CNET : Apple COO Jeff Williams testifies that Qualcomm refused to sell chips for newest iPhones amid legal battle, says $7.50/iPhone fee for Qualcomm patents too high   —  Apple wanted to use Qualcomm's 4G LTE processors in its newest iPhones, but the chipmaker wouldn't sell to it, Apple's operating chief testified Monday.

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London-based Scape Technologies exits stealth, says it has raised $8M seed for its camera-based positioning tech that it says is far more accurate…

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch : London-based Scape Technologies exits stealth, says it has raised $8M seed for its camera-based positioning tech that it says is far more accurate than GPS   —  Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund …

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In-car video analysis tech demoed at CES aims to help carmakers and ride-hailing firms gather data to sell while enhancing safety by observing driver…

Alexandria Sage / Reuters : In-car video analysis tech demoed at CES aims to help carmakers and ride-hailing firms gather data to sell while enhancing safety by observing driver behavior   —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you.  —  This week at CES, the international …

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Alibaba launches A100, an initiative for helping enterprises and merchants digitize their operations, initially for partner companies in its ecosystem…

Meng Jing / South China Morning Post : Alibaba launches A100, an initiative for helping enterprises and merchants digitize their operations, initially for partner companies in its ecosystem   —  - The programme will initially involve companies, such as major brands and merchants, that are partners in Alibaba's ecosystem

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Research: global VC investment for 2018 reached $300B+, up 55% YoY, across 34K+ deals, up 32% YoY, with $100M+ rounds accounting for over 56% of the…

Jason D. Rowley / Crunchbase News : Research: global VC investment for 2018 reached $300B+, up 55% YoY, across 34K+ deals, up 32% YoY, with $100M+ rounds accounting for over 56% of the capital   —  Make no bones about it: 2018 was one heck of a year for the global venture capital market, and the fourth quarter closed it out on strong footing.

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Intel’s Nervana, a neural network chip for inference-based workloads, will lack a standard cache hierarchy, and software will directly manage on-chip…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Intel's Nervana, a neural network chip for inference-based workloads, will lack a standard cache hierarchy, and software will directly manage on-chip memory   —  At a press event at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Intel announced the Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP-I) …

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Plex is in talks to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions as soon as this year, taking on Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video…

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : Plex is in talks to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions as soon as this year, taking on Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels   —  Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year.

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Dozens of government websites rendered insecure or inaccessible due to 80+ expired TLS certificates that haven’t been renewed due to the US government…

Lindsey O'Donnell / Threatpost : Dozens of government websites rendered insecure or inaccessible due to 80+ expired TLS certificates that haven't been renewed due to the US government shutdown   —  As the U.S. federal shutdown continues, dozens of U.S. government websites have been rendered either insecure or inaccessible due …

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ThreeKit, a startup that helps ecommerce clients turn static images into interactive 3D presentations, raises $10M seed round (Kyle…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : ThreeKit, a startup that helps ecommerce clients turn static images into interactive 3D presentations, raises $10M seed round   —  A picture's worth a thousand words, but what about a three-dimensional rendering?  Ask ThreeKit — it's in the business of creating 3D renderings for clients such as Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC.

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