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Apple COO Jeff Williams testifies that Qualcomm refused to sell chips for newest iPhones amid legal battle, says $7.50/iPhone fee for Qualcomm patents…

Shara Tibken / CNET : Apple COO Jeff Williams testifies that Qualcomm refused to sell chips for newest iPhones amid legal battle, says $7.50/iPhone fee for Qualcomm patents too high   —  Apple wanted to use Qualcomm's 4G LTE processors in its newest iPhones, but the chipmaker wouldn't sell to it, Apple's operating chief testified Monday.

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How PayPal’s user growth and stock price have risen after teaming up with former foes like Visa; sources: Venmo still loses hundreds of millions…

Bloomberg : How PayPal's user growth and stock price have risen after teaming up with former foes like Visa; sources: Venmo still loses hundreds of millions annually   —  In late 1999 a young computer scientist named Max Levchin started receiving emails from strangers about a web demo he'd created to illustrate the workings of an app.

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London-based Scape Technologies exits stealth, says it has raised $8M seed for its camera-based positioning tech that it says is far more accurate…

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch : London-based Scape Technologies exits stealth, says it has raised $8M seed for its camera-based positioning tech that it says is far more accurate than GPS   —  Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund …

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Samsung announces Notebook Odyssey gaming laptop with Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics and a 15.6-inch 1080p display at 144Hz with G-Sync support (Devindra…

Devindra Hardawar / Engadget : Samsung announces Notebook Odyssey gaming laptop with Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics and a 15.6-inch 1080p display at 144Hz with G-Sync support   —  Almost every PC maker has tried their hands at gaming laptops, but what's surprising about Samsung is that it's never quite gotten it right.

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NSA to open source its GHIDRA reverse engineering tool that breaks down executable files into assembly code that can then be analyzed by humans…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : NSA to open source its GHIDRA reverse engineering tool that breaks down executable files into assembly code that can then be analyzed by humans   —  GHIDRA is written in Java and works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.  —  The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool …

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Samsung’s 2018 and 2019 TV models will be able to directly access iTunes content via a dedicated app and support Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless streaming…

Jon Porter / The Verge : Samsung's 2018 and 2019 TV models will be able to directly access iTunes content via a dedicated app and support Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming standard   —  Coming to all 2018 and 2019 TVs along with AirPlay 2  —  Samsung's 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access …

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HP announces Chromebook 14, its first AMD-based Chromebook with a 14″ screen, AMD A4/A6 CPU, integrated Radeon R4/R5 GPU, and 4GB of RAM, starting at…

Henry T. Casey / Laptop Mag : HP announces Chromebook 14, its first AMD-based Chromebook with a 14" screen, AMD A4/A6 CPU, integrated Radeon R4/R5 GPU, and 4GB of RAM, starting at $269   —  HP's new Chromebooks for CES 2019 include the first-ever AMD processor powered model, the HP Chromebook 14 (db0020nr).

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A look at Finland’s strategy to become a leader in practical AI applications, starting with a grassroots program to teach 1% of its population the…

Janosch Delcker / Politico : A look at Finland's strategy to become a leader in practical AI applications, starting with a grassroots program to teach 1% of its population the basics of AI   —  Inside Finland's plan to train its population in artificial intelligence.  —  HELSINKI — Jaana Partanen is not your typical AI programming geek.

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As some prominent creators leave in protest after Patreon bans anti-feminist for hate speech, a look at its approach to policing speech with human…

Nellie Bowles / New York Times : As some prominent creators leave in protest after Patreon bans anti-feminist for hate speech, a look at its approach to policing speech with human moderators   —  Sam Harris, the polemical atheist neuroscientist known for his popular podcast “Waking Up,” was making tens of thousands of dollars …

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Snapchat adds lenses specifically for dogs, after launching lenses for cats last month, available now (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

Julia Alexander / The Verge : Snapchat adds lenses specifically for dogs, after launching lenses for cats last month, available now   —  Now your dog can up his or her social clout, too  —  Snapchat first made users fall in love by creating lenses that could turn them into dogs.  Now, the company is going full circle, and adding lenses specifically for dogs.

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Despite challenges in penetrating the US market, Huawei says it has shipped over 200M smartphones in 2018 globally, up from last year’s 153M units…

Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET : Despite challenges in penetrating the US market, Huawei says it has shipped over 200M smartphones in 2018 globally, up from last year's 153M units   —  Huawei has set a record for itself by shipping more than 200 million smartphones in 2018, the company said in a statement Sunday.

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Cloud Imperium, the developer of a yet-to-be fully launched space sim Star Citizen, raises $46M at a $460M valuation after crowdfunding $211M over six…

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch : Cloud Imperium, the developer of a yet-to-be fully launched space sim Star Citizen, raises $46M at a $460M valuation after crowdfunding $211M over six years   —  The story of the game Star Citizen and Cloud Imperium, the company developing it, is almost too ludicrous to believe …

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Crew, a chat app targeting businesses that employ shift workers like multi-store retailers and fast-food chains, raises $35M Series C (Ingrid…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Crew, a chat app targeting businesses that employ shift workers like multi-store retailers and fast-food chains, raises $35M Series C   —  When it comes to shift workers communicating with each other in the workplace when they are not face-to-face, gone are the days of cork announcement boards.

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A look at the state of crypto at the end of 2018 and a list of questions to consider as the ecosystem evolves in 2019 and beyond (Kyle…

Kyle Samani / Multicoin Capital : A look at the state of crypto at the end of 2018 and a list of questions to consider as the ecosystem evolves in 2019 and beyond   —  As 2018 comes to a close, we've been thinking about some of the big questions that crypto still needs to answer.  —  Although there is some clarity …

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