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Report: Russian pirates found a new business model, sharing ripped movies and TV shows via private CDN networks with streaming sites that monetize…

Andy / TorrentFreak : Report: Russian pirates found a new business model, sharing ripped movies and TV shows via private CDN networks with streaming sites that monetize them via ads   —  With the popularity of torrent sites on the wane in Russia, an interesting business model for mass streaming is thriving in the region.

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Report: Ant Financial accounted for 35% of global VC investment in fintech startups in 2018, raising $14B, almost as much as the $15.9B raised in EU…

John Detrixhe / Quartz : Report: Ant Financial accounted for 35% of global VC investment in fintech startups in 2018, raising $14B, almost as much as the $15.9B raised in EU and US   —  When it comes to financial technology companies, Ant Financial is in it own league.  The affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $14 billion …

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Researcher finds “admin@kremlin.ru” backdoor accounts on 2,000+ exposed MongoDB databases that handle financial transactions of businesses operating…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Researcher finds “admin@kremlin.ru” backdoor accounts on 2,000+ exposed MongoDB databases that handle financial transactions of businesses operating in Russia   —  “Admin@kremlin.ru” account spotted on thousands of Russian-linked, internet-exposed MongoDB databases.

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How PlantVillage app uses AI to identify plant diseases and satellite data provided by the UN to monitor the growth of crops for small-scale farmers…

Matt Simon / Wired : How PlantVillage app uses AI to identify plant diseases and satellite data provided by the UN to monitor the growth of crops for small-scale farmers in Kenya   —  CLIMATE CHANGE IS the most horrific threat our species has ever known: No matter how powerful you are or how much money you have …

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Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5B in Chinese used car trading platform guazi.com in a deal that would value the company at $8.5B…

Reuters : Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5B in Chinese used car trading platform guazi.com in a deal that would value the company at $8.5B pre-money   —  HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - The SoftBank-led Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5 billion in Chinese used car trading platform Guazi.com …

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How a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer’s patients identify people…

South China Morning Post : How a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer's patients identify people in photos   —  For many teenagers, their lives typically might revolve around schoolwork and spending time with friends.  Not so for Emma Yang.

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A look at AI-powered audio mastering services like Landr, which promise artists access to professional-sounding mastering without the cost of human…

Dani Deahl / The Verge : A look at AI-powered audio mastering services like Landr, which promise artists access to professional-sounding mastering without the cost of human engineers   —  The last step in audio production is being taken over by machines  —  Making music is one of the most human things we do …

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Ahead of his fifth anniversary as CEO, a look at how Satya Nadella changed Microsoft’s culture by using a Stanford professor’s concept called “growth…

Simone Stolzoff / Quartz : Ahead of his fifth anniversary as CEO, a look at how Satya Nadella changed Microsoft's culture by using a Stanford professor's concept called “growth mindset”   —  It was March 27, 2014, and Satya Nadella was about to make his first public appearance as CEO of Microsoft.

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Head of Google Translate on gender-specific translations, tackling bias in training data, and why Translate turned nonsense messages into religious…

James Vincent / The Verge : Head of Google Translate on gender-specific translations, tackling bias in training data, and why Translate turned nonsense messages into religious prophecies   —  An interview with Google's Macduff Hughes  —  You might remember a spate of news stories last year about Google Translate spitting …

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Microsoft will announce Xbox Live SDK at GDC 2019 to enable cross-platform play on iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and Windows PCs (Jez Corden/Windows…

Jez Corden / Windows Central : Microsoft will announce Xbox Live SDK at GDC 2019 to enable cross-platform play on iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and Windows PCs   —  At GDC 2019, Microsoft is set to debut a new cross-platform development platform with the goal of bringing Xbox Live support to games on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, in addition to PC and Xbox consoles.

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BitTorrent completed its token sale on Tuesday on the Binance Launchpad platform, netting $7.1M in under 15 minutes with the sale of 50B tokens…

Miranda Karanfili / Cointelegraph.com News : BitTorrent completed its token sale on Tuesday on the Binance Launchpad platform, netting $7.1M in under 15 minutes with the sale of 50B tokens   —  The BitTorrent token (BTT) sale on the Binance Launchpad platform concluded today Jan. 28, netting $7.1 million dollars with the sale of 50 billion tokens in under 15 minutes.

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FaceTime bug lets a caller hear the audio picked up by the recipient’s phone before they have accepted or rejected the call (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)

Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac : FaceTime bug lets a caller hear the audio picked up by the recipient's phone before they have accepted or rejected the call   —  A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media.  The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime …

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Investing and savings startup Acorns now valued at $860M after raising $105M Series E from Comcast Ventures, NBCUniversal, Bain Capital Ventures, and…

Kate Rooney / CNBC : Investing and savings startup Acorns now valued at $860M after raising $105M Series E from Comcast Ventures, NBCUniversal, Bain Capital Ventures, and others   —  - The investing and savings start-up announced a $105 million Series E funding round on Monday, bringing Acorns' valuation to $860 million.

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DOJ: indictment details Huawei’s efforts to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile and offer bonuses to staff who stole confidential information from other…

U.S. Department of Justice : DOJ: indictment details Huawei's efforts to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile and offer bonuses to staff who stole confidential information from other companies   —  Huawei Corporate Entities Conspired to Steal Trade Secret Technology and Offered Bonus to Workers who Stole Confidential Information from Companies Around the World

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