Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle housing crisis in Seattle: $475M for loans to housing developers over three years and $25M for resident services (The Seattle Times)

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Sources: Snap CFO Tim Stone resigned after a dispute with management over pay, going around CEO Evan Spiegel to ask Snap's board for a significant raise (Sarah Frier/Bloomberg)

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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 machine-readable format (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)

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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 $12 (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

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@techmeme.com | 4 hours ago

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 (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

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@techmeme.com | 5 hours ago

Techstars announces Techstars Studio, an accelerator program based in Colorado that plans to support four or five startups in its first year (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

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@techmeme.com | 6 hours ago

Sources: DOJ is pursuing a criminal case against Huawei for alleged trade secret theft from US business partners including T-Mobile; indictment is expected soon (Wall Street Journal)

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@techmeme.com | 7 hours ago

NYC-based Sonrai Security, which helps companies manage cloud data, raises $18.5M Series A led by Polaris Partners and TenEleven Ventures (FinSMEs)

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@techmeme.com | 8 hours ago

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 (Tom Warren/The Verge)

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@techmeme.com | 9 hours ago

Binance launches fiat-to-crypto exchange on the island of Jersey, letting European users trade Bitcoin and Ethereum against the pound and euro (Yogita Khatri/CoinDesk)

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@techmeme.com | 9 hours ago

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

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@techmeme.com | 9 hours ago

Unity updates ToS so that any third-party software, like Improbable's SpatialOS, can be used with its game engine, following last week's fracas (Nick Summers/Engadget)

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@techmeme.com | 10 hours ago

Pentagon says the DoD faces challenges in managing cybersecurity risk; as of Sept. 2018 there were 266 cybersecurity-related recommendations dating back to 2008 (Matthew Gault/Motherboard)

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@techmeme.com | 10 hours ago

Outdoorsy, which develops a platform to connect underused RVs with users, raises $50M Series C led by Greenspring Associates, after a $25M Series B in Feb. 2018 (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 10 hours ago

Following AT&T and T-Mobile, Sprint says it will stop selling customers' real-time location data to third-parties but didn't provide a timeframe (Joseph Cox/Motherboard)

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@techmeme.com | 11 hours ago

Pew survey of US Facebook users: 74% didn't know the company compiles lists of their interests and traits to target ads; 51% were uncomfortable with this (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 11 hours ago

Enterprise-focused technology provider Infor raises $1.5B from Koch Equity and Golden Gate Capital, following a $2B raise in early 2017 (Akanksha Rana/Reuters)

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@techmeme.com | 11 hours ago

Facebook says it will extent its stricter political ad rules to India, Nigeria, Ukraine, and the EU ahead of significant votes over the coming months (Paresh Dave/Reuters)

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@techmeme.com | 12 hours ago

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, raises $245M Series C led by IVP at a $4B valuation and says it's working on Harry Potter games (Brandon Gomez/CNBC)

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@techmeme.com | 12 hours ago

Sources: Lenovo is partnering with Verizon to reintroduce the Motorola Razr phone with a foldable screen, at a price starting at ~$1,500 (Wall Street Journal)

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@techmeme.com | 12 hours ago

App Annie State of Mobile report: app store consumer spending was ~$100B in 2018, up 75% from 2016, global app downloads were ~194B in 2018, up 35% from 2016 (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

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@techmeme.com | 13 hours ago

Fractal Analytics, which helps enterprises make decisions by using machine-learning algorithms, raises $200M from private equity firm Apax (Ryan Browne/CNBC)

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@techmeme.com | 13 hours ago

Veeam, which specializes in on-premises backup and recovery software for enterprises, raises $500M led by Insight Venture Partners (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

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Fiserve is buying payments giant First Data in a $22B all-stock deal; Fiserve's CEO Jeffery Yabuki will become CEO of the combined entity (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 14 hours ago

Bold Commerce, which builds apps for e-commerce platforms like Shopify, raises $22M Series A led by Whitecap Venture Partners and Round13 Capital (Douglas Soltys/BetaKit)

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@techmeme.com | 15 hours ago

A look at International Revenue Share Fraud, which centers on schemes exploiting premium phone numbers, as IRSF losses to telcos and consumers reach $4B-$6.1B (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

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@techmeme.com | 15 hours ago

Study finds that the top one percent of bug hunters found on average ~0.87 bugs per month, earning an average yearly salary of ~$34K (Trent Brunson/Trail of Bits Blog)

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@techmeme.com | 16 hours ago

How Facebook's #10YearChallenge meme generated a large data set of curated photos that could be used to train a facial recognition algorithm on aging (Kate O'Neill/Wired)

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@techmeme.com | 17 hours ago

CES 2019 was awash with devices supporting multiple voice assistant platforms, which shows the voice assistant ecosystem may never be a winner-take-all market (Bob O'Donnell/Tech.pinions)

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@techmeme.com | 18 hours ago

Summary of the first six days of the FTC vs Qualcomm trial, which saw witnesses from Apple, other companies, and IP experts from consultancies and universities (Shara Tibken/CNET)

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@techmeme.com | 20 hours ago

Tencent's Q3 profits grew 30% YoY on investment gains, offsetting slower growth in its gaming business; research: Tencent made 163+ investment deals in 2018 (Celia Chen/South China Morning Post)

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@techmeme.com | 21 hours ago

Roku says it is removing two Infowars channels on its platform after criticism from users and a rebuke from some Sandy Hook families (Rachel Yang/Variety)

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@techmeme.com | 22 hours ago

Data from Portland's 4-month scooter program, which capped the number of scooters to ~2K and recorded 700K+ rides, shows scooters often replaced short car trips (Kate Conger/New York Times)

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@techmeme.com | 22 hours ago

Sources: Bytedance reached the lower end of its ~$7.4B to ~$8.1B revenue target for 2018, the first time in years it hasn't beaten its forecast (Bloomberg)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Evan Spiegel says Snap CFO Tim Stone, who joined the company from Amazon eight months ago, has resigned but will remain until February 5 to help with transition (Heather Kelly/CNN)

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Roku says it is removing two Infowars channels on its platform after criticism from users and a rebuke from some Sandy Hook families (Oliver Darcy/@oliverdarcy)

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Sources: PagerDuty, which makes performance monitoring tools for developers, has filed confidentially for an IPO; it was valued at more than $1B in September (Bloomberg)

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Nielsen: US homes receiving over-the-air broadcast channels without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription increased 48% to 16M over the past 8 years (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

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Researcher finds that Voipo, a communications provider based in Lake Forest, CA, left a server with millions of call logs, texts, and more exposed for months (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

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YouTube updates its policies, says it prohibits harmful and dangerous challenges and pranks following stunts like the Bird Box and Tide Pod challenges (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

AWS acquired TSO Logic, a Vancouver startup that helps customers determine how much it would cost to run their workloads in the cloud, on Dec. 22, 2018 (Tom Krazit/GeekWire)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Ethereum's long-anticipated Constantinople fork has been delayed after an audit firm discovered a critical flaw in one of the planned changes (CoinDesk)

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SEC filing: Snap CFO Tim Stone, who joined from Amazon in May 2018, will resign, but his last day has not been determined; Snap's stock down 7%+ after hours (CNBC)

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Google says it has started rolling out Material Design to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on the web (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Twitter launches the reverse-chronological feed as an option on Android (Dami Lee/The Verge)

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In statement regarding allowing Infowars on its platform, Roku says it does not censor based on viewpoint and it is not aware of Infowars violating its policies (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

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Apple launches $129 battery cases with Qi charging support for iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

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London and Stockholm-based workforce management platform Quinyx raises $25M from Battery Ventures and others, says it has nearly 500,000 staff using it (Robin Wauters/Tech.eu)

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