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Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017 (Douglas…

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal : Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017   —  Number of employees doubles the staff in that division a little more than a year ago  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.35% …

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Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017 (Douglas…

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal : Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017   —  Number of employees doubles the staff in that division a little more than a year ago  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.35% …

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Waymo CEO says its driverless car service will be available first in Phoenix and will charge individuals as well as businesses that want to shuttle…

Wall Street Journal : Waymo CEO says its driverless car service will be available first in Phoenix and will charge individuals as well as businesses that want to shuttle customers   —  Waymo, which has been testing the program in the Phoenix area, has spent years and driven millions of miles to develop the technology

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Microsoft fixes a zero-day escalation of privilege bug in Windows after Kaspersky Lab researchers noticed multiple cyber-espionage groups exploiting…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Microsoft fixes a zero-day escalation of privilege bug in Windows after Kaspersky Lab researchers noticed multiple cyber-espionage groups exploiting it   —  Kaspersky: Windows zero-day exploited by multiple cyber-espionage groups.  —  Microsoft released today its monthly roll-up of security patches known as Patch Tuesday.

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Google’s G Suite Twitter account is the latest to get hacked to promote a crypto scam, joining companies like Target, which had its account hacked…

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge : Google's G Suite Twitter account is the latest to get hacked to promote a crypto scam, joining companies like Target, which had its account hacked this morning   —  Another major account has fallen victim  —  Google's official G Suite Twitter account is the latest victim of an ongoing bitcoin scam …

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Sources: Bitmain claimed it had $1.25B in 2017 profits during the pre-IPO $400M+ Series B in June of 2018, while its IPO prospectus says it earned…

Financial Times : Sources: Bitmain claimed it had $1.25B in 2017 profits during the pre-IPO $400M+ Series B in June of 2018, while its IPO prospectus says it earned just ~$700M   —  Bitmain Technologies, the world's largest maker of cryptocurrency mining hardware, has stated significantly smaller profits …

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A look at the likely factors behind Amazon’s decision to choose Crystal City, VA, as one of its HQ2 locations and how it may affect the region…

Washington Post : A look at the likely factors behind Amazon's decision to choose Crystal City, VA, as one of its HQ2 locations and how it may affect the region   —  Amazon will open major new outposts in Northern Virginia's Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment …

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YouTube CEO says open platforms hosting content can not be expected to enforce EU’s Article 13 copyright restrictions and none will take the financial…

Susan Wojcicki / YouTube Creator Blog : YouTube CEO says open platforms hosting content can not be expected to enforce EU's Article 13 copyright restrictions and none will take the financial risk   —  This op-ed originally appeared in the Financial Times.  —  Creativity has long been a guiding force in my life …

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Google says Gboard on Android can now use AI to suggest GIFs, emoji, and stickers that are “related to your conversation”, available globally in…

The Keyword : Google says Gboard on Android can now use AI to suggest GIFs, emoji, and stickers that are “related to your conversation”, available globally in English   —  We communicate in pictures more than ever before.  Emoji, stickers, or GIFs often get your point across better than just words.

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As companies seek more direct ways to engage customers, ad agencies like WPP face increased competition from tech consultants like Accenture,…

Stephen Wilmot / Wall Street Journal : As companies seek more direct ways to engage customers, ad agencies like WPP face increased competition from tech consultants like Accenture, Deloitte, and IBM   —  The shift from ads to digital marketing is setting up a fight between ad agencies and tech consultants

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BlaBlaCar will offer a bus service and is acquiring Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF, and also announces $114M in…

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch : BlaBlaCar will offer a bus service and is acquiring Ouibus, the bus division of France's national railway company SNCF, and also announces $114M in new funding   —  French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France's national railway company SNCF.

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