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Hewlett Packard Enterprise says former CEO Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election to its board (Matt Weinberger/Business Insider)

Matt Weinberger / Business Insider : Hewlett Packard Enterprise says former CEO Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election to its board   —  - Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).  — This marks Whitman's final departure from HPE, a company she helped create …

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Amazon reports Q4 “other” revenue, which is mostly comprised of its advertising services, hit $3.39B, up 95% YoY (Spencer Soper/Bloomberg)

Spencer Soper / Bloomberg : Amazon reports Q4 “other” revenue, which is mostly comprised of its advertising services, hit $3.39B, up 95% YoY   —  Amazon.com Inc.'s sales and earnings in the busy holiday quarter beat analysts' estimates, showing the world's biggest web retailer can maintain rapid growth …

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WhatsApp hires EFF counsel Nate Cardozo and Facebook hires Open Technology Institute counsel Robyn Green, both as privacy policy managers (Taylor…

Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch : WhatsApp hires EFF counsel Nate Cardozo and Facebook hires Open Technology Institute counsel Robyn Green, both as privacy policy managers   —  In an effort to bolster its public credibility in the wake of a very rough year, Facebook is bringing a fierce former critic into the fold.

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eBay beats on Q4 sales of $2.9B, but global merchandise volume of $24.6B was up only 1%; will return $5.5B to investors in 2019 amid activist pressure…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : eBay beats on Q4 sales of $2.9B, but global merchandise volume of $24.6B was up only 1%; will return $5.5B to investors in 2019 amid activist pressure   —  As eBay gets increasing pressure from activist shareholder Elliott Management to reform its business and turn it into a high-growth tech stock …

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AMD reports Q4 revenue of $1.42B, up 6% YoY but missing analyst estimates of $1.44B, and net income of $38M; stock up 8%+ after hours (Larry…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : AMD reports Q4 revenue of $1.42B, up 6% YoY but missing analyst estimates of $1.44B, and net income of $38M; stock up 8%+ after hours   —  The company's weak outlook comes after Nvidia said it was seeing softer sales.  AMD said inventory and the end of the blockchain boom were issues.

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Psychiatrists notice an uptick in cases and US in-patient treatment programs for internet addiction, but some key institutions don’t recognize it as a…

Gabriella Borter / Reuters : Psychiatrists notice an uptick in cases and US in-patient treatment programs for internet addiction, but some key institutions don't recognize it as a disorder   —  CINCINNATI (Reuters) - When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction.

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Home-energy management may become the next battleground for Google and Amazon, using devices like smart speakers and thermostats to track consumers’…

Bradley Olson / Wall Street Journal : Home-energy management may become the next battleground for Google and Amazon, using devices like smart speakers and thermostats to track consumers' energy use   —  Tech companies look to expand their reach, reap consumer data as smart-home ecosystem expands

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How the success of Netflix’s Bird Box film, watched by ~58% of its user base in its first month, drives Netflix’s virtuous cycle as an aggregator (Ben…

Ben Thompson / Stratechery : How the success of Netflix's Bird Box film, watched by ~58% of its user base in its first month, drives Netflix's virtuous cycle as an aggregator   —  Bird Box, the Netflix original film, started streaming on December 21 while I was on vacation.1 That perhaps explains why the majority …

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Japan to let government employees hack into consumers’ IoT devices with insecure passwords to identify vulnerabilities and prevent abuse during 2020…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Japan to let government employees hack into consumers' IoT devices with insecure passwords to identify vulnerabilities and prevent abuse during 2020 Olympics   —  Japanese government wants to secure IoT devices before Tokyo 2020 Olympics and avoid Olympic Destroyer and VPNFilter-like attacks.

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After a nine month freeze, Chinese regulators finally approve several game titles from Tencent and NetEase (South China Morning Post)

South China Morning Post : After a nine month freeze, Chinese regulators finally approve several game titles from Tencent and NetEase   —  - The State Administration of Press and Publications has now approved a total of 352 new game titles since March last year  —  Tencent Holdings and NetEase, which run China's …

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