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Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires (Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:25:19 -0500

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(image) Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires  —  An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.




How WhatsApp's intimacy and immediacy have greatly increased the spread of misinformation in India, its largest market (Pranav Dixit/BuzzFeed)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:05:08 -0500

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(image) Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
How WhatsApp's intimacy and immediacy have greatly increased the spread of misinformation in India, its largest market  —  At 8 PM on November 8, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly banned 86% of the country's legal tender from circulation.  The goal was to wipe out “black money” …




Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:00:19 -0500

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(image) Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement  —  On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things …













IBM reports Q4 revenue of $21.8B, down 1.3% YoY, as full-year cloud revenue reaches $13.7B, up 35% YoY (Natalie Gagliordi/ZDNet)

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:40:06 -0500

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(image) Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IBM reports Q4 revenue of $21.8B, down 1.3% YoY, as full-year cloud revenue reaches $13.7B, up 35% YoY  —  Big Blue's cloud business was once again the star growth category, with revenue climbing 35 percent to $13.7 billion for full-year 2016.  —  IBM wrapped up 2016 with a better …




Uber agrees to pay $20M fine to settle FTC suit alleging the company overstated potential driver earnings in 20 cities (Brent Kendall/Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:10:04 -0500

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(image) Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Uber agrees to pay $20M fine to settle FTC suit alleging the company overstated potential driver earnings in 20 cities  —  Uber Technologies agreed Thursday to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled drivers about potential earnings and vehicle financing.







Mithril Capital Management, led by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, raises $850M (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:15:17 -0500

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(image) Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Mithril Capital Management, led by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, raises $850M  —  Peter Thiel being suddenly cast into the center of U.S. politics in 2016 isn't something that either Thiel or his longtime friend and colleague Ajay Royan could have anticipated in 2014, when they founded Mithril Capital Management.