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Amazon Web Services announces AWS Backup, a fully-managed, centralized service for customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises…

Amazon.com, Inc. : Amazon Web Services announces AWS Backup, a fully-managed, centralized service for customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises   —  Centralized backup service makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to automate backups of their data and meet business and regulatory requirements

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“Collection #1” database, which claims to contain records of ~773M unique email addresses and 21M passwords, some of them hashed, shows up on the web…

Brian Barrett / Wired : “Collection #1” database, which claims to contain records of ~773M unique email addresses and 21M passwords, some of them hashed, shows up on the web   —  THERE ARE BREACHES, and there are megabreaches, and there's Equifax.  But a newly revealed trove of leaked data tops …

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Trump signs the OPEN Government Data Act, asking federal agencies to default to making data public when possible and publishing it in a…

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch : Trump signs the OPEN Government Data Act, asking federal agencies to default to making data public when possible and publishing it in a machine-readable format   —  The federal government produces one hell of a lot of data, but despite desultory lurches towards usability there's little guarantee …

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Google to raise prices globally for G Suite on April 2; G Suite Basic will go from $5 to $6, G Suite Business will go from $10 per user per month to…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : Google to raise prices globally for G Suite on April 2; G Suite Basic will go from $5 to $6, G Suite Business will go from $10 per user per month to $12   —  The G Suite price increases are the first in a decade.  Google argues that the price increases reflect more value.  G Suite Enterprise prices unchanged.

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SuperData: revenue from digital games rose to $110.7B in 2018, up 11% YoY, with mobile making $61.6B; the top free-to-play game was Fortnite, earning…

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat : SuperData: revenue from digital games rose to $110.7B in 2018, up 11% YoY, with mobile making $61.6B; the top free-to-play game was Fortnite, earning $2.4B   —  Digital games and interactive media grew 13 percent to $119.6 billion in 2018, partly on the strength of Epic Games' Fortnite …

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Techstars announces Techstars Studio, a CO-based startup studio for new company concepts that plans to support four or five startups in its first year…

Alex Konrad / Forbes : Techstars announces Techstars Studio, a CO-based startup studio for new company concepts that plans to support four or five startups in its first year   —  Members of the Techstars community, like those pictured, will have the opportunity to launch new startups through its studio program.  —  TECHSTARS

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Match Group and IAC seek $250M damages in a countersuit against Tinder founder Sean Rad, alleging he copied company files and other proprietary…

Jan Wolfe / Reuters : Match Group and IAC seek $250M damages in a countersuit against Tinder founder Sean Rad, alleging he copied company files and other proprietary information   —  (Reuters) - Online dating company Match Group Inc (MTCH.O) and its parent company IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC.O) have filed a lawsuit against Sean Rad …

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Microsoft is planning to decouple Windows search and Cortana in the next major Windows 10 update, expected in April, so typed queries will be handled…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Microsoft is planning to decouple Windows search and Cortana in the next major Windows 10 update, expected in April, so typed queries will be handled separately   —  Windows search is now free to get more powerful  —  Microsoft is making some big changes to Cortana in Windows 10.

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Indian education unicorn Byju’s acquires Osmo, which develops interactive play apps that tie into custom hardware, for $120M (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Indian education unicorn Byju's acquires Osmo, which develops interactive play apps that tie into custom hardware, for $120M   —  Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round, Indian education unicorn Byju's is on the M&A path.  The company announced today it has snapped up U.S-based Osmo …

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North, a NY-based company that makes $999 Focals AR glasses, acquires the IP and tech behind Intel’s cancelled Vaunt AR glasses (Dieter Bohn/The…

Dieter Bohn / The Verge : North, a NY-based company that makes $999 Focals AR glasses, acquires the IP and tech behind Intel's cancelled Vaunt AR glasses   —  The Focals AR glasses should ship ‘very shortly’  —  North, the company behind the Focals AR glasses, has acquired the “technology portfolio” …

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Researchers detail a phishing campaign by Iran-linked hackers targeting US government officials that bypassed SMS-based 2FA protections in Gmail and…

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica : Researchers detail a phishing campaign by Iran-linked hackers targeting US government officials that bypassed SMS-based 2FA protections in Gmail and Yahoo Mail   —  Group breaches SMS-protected accounts.  It's still testing attacks against 2fa apps.  —  A recent phishing campaign targeting …

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Test shows that Android phones like LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 8 can be unlocked via facial recognition using 3D-printed…

Thomas Brewster / Forbes : Test shows that Android phones like LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 8 can be unlocked via facial recognition using 3D-printed head models   —  Facial recognition is cropping up everywhere.  From shopping malls to the workplace, it's likely something is scanning your face every day.

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Leaked report prepared for Senate analyzes Russian disinformation that supported Trump across millions of posts on YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr,…

Washington Post : Leaked report prepared for Senate analyzes Russian disinformation that supported Trump across millions of posts on YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, more   —  The report, a draft of which was obtained by The Washington Post, is the first to study the millions of posts provided …

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