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Reboot problem in Intel’s Spectre patch threatens almost all recent CPU families

Two weeks after the first patches for the far-reaching Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities started rolling out, many users are still not out of the woods. The latest complication in the computer industry’s efforts to fix the problem involves Intel Corp., whose central processing units are most heavily affected by the flaws. Show More Summary

Ledger raises $75M to scale up cryptocurrency hardware wallet operations

Paris-based cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger SAS announced today the company has raised $75 million in a Series B venture round led by Draper Esprit. The company plans to use the money to scale up its operations in producing hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies and provide security for distributed ledgers. Show More Summary

Amazon’s $5B second headquarters will be in one of these 20 cities Inc. is one step closer to choosing the location for its second headquarters, which the company said would be a “full equal” to its existing headquarters in Seattle. The online retail giant announced today that it has narrowed down the choices for its “HQ2” to just 20 candidates. Show More Summary

Okta and ServiceNow launch new tool for containing security breaches

According to research from Verizon Communications Inc., a full 81 percent of security breaches in the enterprise involve compromised user credentials. Okta Inc. and ServiceNow Inc. this morning launched a new jointly developed tool aimed at mitigating the threat. Show More Summary

Iris Automation raises $8M round to prevent midair drone collisions

In October, a drone narrowly missed the wing of an airliner approaching London Gatwick Airport and almost caused a collision that the pilot said could have put the passengers’ lives at risk. It’s this kind of scenario that San Francisco-based Iris Automation Inc. Show More Summary

Indico raises $4M for its ‘transfer learning’ AI technology, which requires less data

Machine learning startup Indico Data Solutions Inc. has just been handed $4 million for its effort to upend the nascent world of artificial intelligence. The seed funding round was led by Osage Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors.406 Ventures, Boston Seed, and Hyperplane. Show More Summary

Security experts wonder if privacy is going extinct – and at what cost

Data gathered from personal browsing habits is sold by brokers every second. Ride-hailing drivers must periodically resubmit their photos and license numbers in order to work, information that ultimately gets hacked. People at a border crossing into the U.S. Show More Summary

Facebook’s new ‘Watch Party’ lets Group users watch videos together

Following Facebook Inc.’s announcement last week around its push to drive more “meaningful social interactions,” the company has announced a test version of its new “Watch Party” feature. Watch Party will allow Facebook Groups to watch the same video simultaneously, while the dedicated text comment section will further interaction. Show More Summary

Popular algorithm that was used to spot potential reoffenders and sometimes extend prison sentence doesn’t work, according to researchers

It turns out that a trusted crime-fighting algorithm used to predict if criminals will re-offend might not be any better at its job than a random untrained human. The technology has already been widely used in the U.S. by judges as a risk assessment tool when deciding on an offender’s sentence. Show More Summary

Chinese electric vehicle ride-hailing service Caocao Zhuanche raises $156M

Chinese ride-hailing startup Caocao Zhuanche has become the Middle Kingdom’s latest unicorn raising $156 million in a Series A round on a valuation of $1.6 billion. Virtually unknown outside of China, Caocao Zhuanche was founded in 2015...Show More Summary

World Economic Forum says cyberattacks present a huge risk to the world economy

Anyone in information technology knows that cyberattacks represent a massive risk for enterprises but just how big a risk has been identified in a new report that places the threat of cyberattacks as the third highest risk to the world economy behind extreme weather conditions and natural disasters. Show More Summary

Baffle lands $6M funding to build out its encryption-as-a-service offering

Data protection startup Baffle Inc. has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round after impressing investors with its product that’s designed to secure cloud-based software applications. Envision Ventures led the round, which also saw participation from ServiceNow Ventures, Thomvest Ventures and Industry Ventures. Show More Summary

Report: SurveyMonkey in talks for an initial public offering

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for initial public offerings with old school cloud questionnaire and survey company SurveyMonkey Inc. reported to be preparing to go public. Recode, quoting people familiar with the company’s plans,...Show More Summary

Cryptocurrencies recover as buyers flood market looking for bargains

In what could be described as an epic rollercoaster ride for investors, cryptocurrency prices bottomed out in trading Wednesday and started to recover, led by a solid increase in bitcoin as buyers flooded the market looking for bargain buys. Show More Summary

Billionaire Thomas Siebel’s PaaS startup C3 IoT raises $100M in new funding

Artificial intelligence and internet-of-things software platform provider C3 IoT Inc. has raised $100 million in new funding in a round led by TPG Growth that included Rise Fund, Breyer Capital, Sutter Hill, Pat House and Thomas M. Siebel. Show More Summary

Apple pays record repatriation tax as it pledges $350B contribution to US economy

Apple Inc. announced today that it will contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy, bringing a majority of its overseas cash holdings back to the country to fuel domestic investments and hire thousands of new employees. The announcement led to a modest bump in Apple’s shares, which grew by 1.65 percent over their previous closing value. Show More Summary

Knightscope fights crime with robotic security guards

Robotics has moved boldly into new fields, with machines now folding clothes, delivering towels, and offering advice on the best Italian restaurant near a hotel. Now a Silicon Valley company has created a robotics business around an area of growing importance for many organizations: site security. Show More Summary

As earnings season kicks off, can big tech keep the good times rolling?

The first round of earnings reports by major technology providers in 2018 kicks off Thursday, with IBM Corp. expected to set the stage for what optimists hope will be another season of good tidings. There’s reason to believe they’ll be rewarded. Show More Summary

De Beers launches blockchain pilot to track diamond authenticity

Diamond mining and retail company De Beers announced Tuesday that it intends to launch the first industry-wide blockchain to track diamonds. The distributed-ledger technology would allow De Beers to keep track of diamonds through the entire supply chain from the mine to jewelry store. Show More Summary

Lyft is turning its self-driving taxi demo from CES into a regional pilot

Lyft Inc. is looking to accelerate its self-driving taxi push. On Tuesday, the ride-sharing company revealed plans to extend an autonomous shuttle service that it had set up for the Consumer Electronics Show last week and launch a regional pilot project. Show More Summary

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