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How WhatsApp fuels fake news and violence in India, where a police officer says people can live without oxygen, “but without WhatsApp they will die”…

Timothy McLaughlin / Wired : How WhatsApp fuels fake news and violence in India, where a police officer says people can live without oxygen, “but without WhatsApp they will die”   —  BY THE TIME police arrived in the hamlet of Rainpada on July 1, 2018, the village council office was the scene of a massacre.

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Propel raises $12.8M Series A from a16z, Kleiner Perkins, Omidyar, others for its Fresh EBT app to check food stamp/SNAP balances and find stores to…

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch : Propel raises $12.8M Series A from a16z, Kleiner Perkins, Omidyar, others for its Fresh EBT app to check food stamp/SNAP balances and find stores to use them   —  Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding.

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Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched, moved more experimental projects to Facebook…

Nick Statt / The Verge : Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched, moved more experimental projects to Facebook Reality Labs   —  The hardware group is now focused on Portal and other projects, while far-off ideas are part of Reality Labs

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How Huawei is pushing China’s grand tech ambitions forward with a secretive enterprise unit that is estimated to net $10B+ in revenue this year (Mark…

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg : How Huawei is pushing China's grand tech ambitions forward with a secretive enterprise unit that is estimated to net $10B+ in revenue this year   —  - Secretive enterprise unit carries on undistracted by U.S. rift  — Services for internet, cloud to net $10 billion this year

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GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an…

Forbes : GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an undisclosed sum   —  By Nigel Fenwick, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Frank Gillett, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst; Paul Miller, Senior Analyst

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Sources: private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early talks to acquire McAfee from TPG and Intel for a “significant premium” on McAfee’s 2016 valuation…

Alex Sherman / CNBC : Sources: private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early talks to acquire McAfee from TPG and Intel for a “significant premium” on McAfee's 2016 valuation of $4.2B   —  - Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early talks to acquire all of McAfee from TPG and Intel, sources say.

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Sources: T-Mobile and Sprint expect prompt merger approval from CFIUS after SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom agree to consider curbing the use of Huawei’s…

Reuters : Sources: T-Mobile and Sprint expect prompt merger approval from CFIUS after SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom agree to consider curbing the use of Huawei's equipment   —  WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel …

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Revolut gets a European banking license via the Bank of Lithuania, which allows it to offer services like current accounts and non-prepaid debit cards…

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch : Revolut gets a European banking license via the Bank of Lithuania, which allows it to offer services like current accounts and non-prepaid debit cards across EU   —  Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank.  While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during …

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Italian energy company Saipem was hit by a new variant of the notorious Shamoon disk-wiping malware, which attacked Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco in…

Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek : Italian energy company Saipem was hit by a new variant of the notorious Shamoon disk-wiping malware, which attacked Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco in 2012   —  Italian oil and gas services company Saipem has confirmed that its systems were hit recently by a new variant of the notorious Shamoon malware.

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Wiki site Fandom says it will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch, which bought Curse Media parent Curse in Aug….

Cecilia D'Anastasio / Kotaku : Wiki site Fandom says it will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch, which bought Curse Media parent Curse in Aug. 2016   —  Wiki site Fandom announced yesterday that they will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch.

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CommBank announces it will support Apple Pay come January, making it the second to do so of the four big banks in Australia; NAB and Westpac remain…

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac : CommBank announces it will support Apple Pay come January, making it the second to do so of the four big banks in Australia; NAB and Westpac remain holdouts   —  Apple Pay adoption has been rather slow in Australia due to disagreements between Apple and major banks over access to the NFC chip in iPhones.

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Sources: Niantic, publisher of Pokémon Go, is in the process of raising a $200M funding round that would value the company at $3.9B (Katie…

Katie Roof / Wall Street Journal : Sources: Niantic, publisher of Pokémon Go, is in the process of raising a $200M funding round that would value the company at $3.9B   —  The $200 million funding round is expected to be led by IVP, with participation from strategic investors Samsung Electronics Co. and aXiomatic Gaming LLC.

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