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With 100M devices sold, Alexa has achieved some level of product-market fit, but Amazon is still looking for Alexa’s strategic place within its…

Benedict Evans : With 100M devices sold, Alexa has achieved some level of product-market fit, but Amazon is still looking for Alexa's strategic place within its business   —  Amazon's Alexa has been a huge, impressive and unexpected achievement.  Amazon created a category from scratch and left both the AI leader Google …

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DNA testing firm FamilyTreeDNA is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its 1M+ DNA profiles, raising user concerns about data privacy…

Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed News : DNA testing firm FamilyTreeDNA is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its 1M+ DNA profiles, raising user concerns about data privacy   —  Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home-testing kits enable people to trace their ancestry and locate relatives …

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Report: Bill Stasior no longer in charge of Siri as team’s strategy shifts from minor updates to long-term research as part new Apple AI chief’s…

Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider : Report: Bill Stasior no longer in charge of Siri as team's strategy shifts from minor updates to long-term research as part new Apple AI chief's restructuring   —  Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project …

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In day one of arguments, the FCC faced tough questions from a three-judge panel on its definition of broadband and potential issues for public safety…

Brian Fung / Washington Post : In day one of arguments, the FCC faced tough questions from a three-judge panel on its definition of broadband and potential issues for public safety agencies   —  The Federal Communications Commission faced sharp questioning from a trio of appellate court judges Friday as the agency sought …

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Court filing: widow of crypto exchange QuadrigaCX founder says it can’t access most of $137M worth of coins in cold wallets to which only founder had…

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : Court filing: widow of crypto exchange QuadrigaCX founder says it can't access most of $137M worth of coins in cold wallets to which only founder had the keys   —  Troubled Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its customers $190 million and cannot access most of the funds, according to a court filing obtained by CoinDesk.

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Snopes pulls out of Facebook partnership, says Facebook’s closed, manual fact-checking entry system is too labor intensive and fails to benefit the…

Daniel Funke / Poynter : Snopes pulls out of Facebook partnership, says Facebook's closed, manual fact-checking entry system is too labor intensive and fails to benefit the whole web   —  Snopes is no longer debunking misinformation in partnership with Facebook.  In a statement published Friday …

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Days after saying it is reconsidering plans for a Wisconsin plant, Foxconn now says the plan is back on after its Chairman’s “personal conversation”…

Josh Dzieza / The Verge : Days after saying it is reconsidering plans for a Wisconsin plant, Foxconn now says the plan is back on after its Chairman's “personal conversation” with Trump   —  At some point  —  Days after Foxconn's Louis Woo told Reuters that the company is no longer planning to build …

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Huawei’s Mobile World Congress invite hints that the company will show off a foldable 5G smartphone on February 24 (Vlad Savov/The Verge)

Vlad Savov / The Verge : Huawei's Mobile World Congress invite hints that the company will show off a foldable 5G smartphone on February 24   —  Whether gimmicky or great, foldable devices will get their time in the spotlight this year  —  Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is traditionally the year's biggest show …

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Amazon says it got 850k applications for hourly US jobs in Oct. 2018 after announcing its $15 minimum wage, more than doubling its previous monthly…

Alison Griswold / Quartz : Amazon says it got 850k applications for hourly US jobs in Oct. 2018 after announcing its $15 minimum wage, more than doubling its previous monthly record   —  One of the most important takeaways from Amazon's 2018 fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report, released Jan. 31, had little to do with the usual financial results.

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Extensive review of Intel’s Xeon W-3175X CPU, which has 28 cores and costs $2,999: compares favorably to higher-priced CPUs and is priced reasonably…

Ian Cutress / AnandTech : Extensive review of Intel's Xeon W-3175X CPU, which has 28 cores and costs $2,999: compares favorably to higher-priced CPUs and is priced reasonably   —  Intel has always ensured that its high-end server platforms, one where multiple CPUs can act as a single system, have the highest core count processors.

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400K+ items, making up about a third of Amazon’s ~$6B in annual sales in India, may disappear from Amazon India, while it works to meet new compliance…

Vindu Goel / New York Times : 400K+ items, making up about a third of Amazon's ~$6B in annual sales in India, may disappear from Amazon India, while it works to meet new compliance rules   —  NEW DELHI — On Friday, Indian consumers will wake up to an emptier, more expensive version of Amazon's shopping service.

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Some Reddit users who installed the Facebook Research VPN say they knew of its extensive data collection, but had little expectation of privacy to…

Shannon Palus / Slate : Some Reddit users who installed the Facebook Research VPN say they knew of its extensive data collection, but had little expectation of privacy to begin with   —  What the going rate for the hyper-invasive program tells us about the evolving understanding of our personal data's value.

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A breakdown of an internal memo in which Facebook details distribution and onboarding for its Research app, and defends its data collection methods,…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : A breakdown of an internal memo in which Facebook details distribution and onboarding for its Research app, and defends its data collection methods, disclosures   —  Early this morning, we received agreement from Apple to issue a new enterprise certificate; this has allowed us to produce …

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