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Improbable and Epic Games partner to establish $25M fund to help devs transition away from Unity to “more open engines, services, and ecosystems”,…

Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat : Improbable and Epic Games partner to establish $25M fund to help devs transition away from Unity to “more open engines, services, and ecosystems”, after debacle   —  Unity found itself at the center of a controversy today, and now competitor Epic Games is turning up the heat.

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview that reserves ~7GB of disk space for updates, apps, and more to ensure critical OS functions always have…

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat : Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview that reserves ~7GB of disk space for updates, apps, and more to ensure critical OS functions always have space   —  Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with improvements to disk space management, Reset this PC, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

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Researchers develop tool that can predict where Twitter users live with 92.5% accuracy using GPS data from geotagged tweets posted prior to April 2015…

Issie Lapowsky / Wired : Researchers develop tool that can predict where Twitter users live with 92.5% accuracy using GPS data from geotagged tweets posted prior to April 2015   —  AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP of researchers has developed an algorithmic tool that uses Twitter to automatically predict exactly where you live …

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Ahead of its expected IPO, Postmates has raised a $100M investment, which a source says values the company at $1.85B, up from $1.2B in September…

Theodore Schleifer / Recode : Ahead of its expected IPO, Postmates has raised a $100M investment, which a source says values the company at $1.85B, up from $1.2B in September   —  Just in the nick of time.  —  The food delivery startup Postmates has raised a $100 million investment just before it plans to go public …

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TiVo to launch Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV apps in Q2 and Q3, letting people watch live or recorded video on multiple TVs without buying a separate…

Adi Robertson / The Verge : TiVo to launch Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV apps in Q2 and Q3, letting people watch live or recorded video on multiple TVs without buying a separate TiVo Mini   —  TiVo is launching apps for the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV streaming devices later this year, letting people watch live or recorded video …

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IDC reports global PC shipments in Q4 were down 3.7% YoY, while Gartner estimates a 4.3% YoY decline, amid CPU shortages and the US-China trade war…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : IDC reports global PC shipments in Q4 were down 3.7% YoY, while Gartner estimates a 4.3% YoY decline, amid CPU shortages and the US-China trade war   —  IDC and Gartner market share stats illustrate how trade wars and CPU shortages hurt fourth quarter sales for PC makers.

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AT&T and T-Mobile say they will stop selling customers’ location data to 3rd-party service providers by March; Verizon says it’s winding down…

Washington Post : AT&T and T-Mobile say they will stop selling customers' location data to 3rd-party service providers by March; Verizon says it's winding down sharing agreements   —  AT&T said Thursday it will stop selling its customers' location data to third-party service providers after a report this week …

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Report: VC funding in US startups reached $99.5B in 2018, the highest since 2000, in a total of 5,536 deals, the lowest since 2013 (Taylor…

Taylor Soper / GeekWire : Report: VC funding in US startups reached $99.5B in 2018, the highest since 2000, in a total of 5,536 deals, the lowest since 2013   —  U.S. startups are raising investment dollars at levels unseen since the dot-com era.  —  Venture capital funding in U.S. companies reached $99.5 billion in 2018 …

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Google Assistant-supported car devices announced: Anker’s $50 Roav Bolt USB charger with Bluetooth 5.0 and JBL’s $60 Link Drive, both shipping this…

Nick Statt / The Verge : Google Assistant-supported car devices announced: Anker's $50 Roav Bolt USB charger with Bluetooth 5.0 and JBL's $60 Link Drive, both shipping this spring   —  Anker added Amazon Alexa to its Roav Viva charger a year ago, and now it offers Google, too  —  Amazon's Alexa got a head start …

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