Snap CFO Tim Stone is leaving the company, according to documents filed with the SEC, writes Megan Rose Dickey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/snap-cfo-tim-stone-is-resigning/
The MareNostrum 4 is only the world’s 25th most powerful supercomputer, but it definitely has the most style, writes Daniel Oberhaus. Here is the link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjegq/the-worlds-most-beautiful-data-center-is-a-supercomputer-housed-in-a-19th-century-church
The “original gangster of big tech” has managed to dodge the bad headlines and congressional grilling, writes Daria Solovieva. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90290137/how-microsoft-has-avoided-tough-scrutiny-over-privacy-issues
China's leading search engine will soon be helping make deliveries for Walmart, bringing it into direct competition with Google's driverless technology, according to Sherisse Pham. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/09/tech/baidu-walmart-udelv/index.html
This week the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proposed new rules that would make it easier to patent software, writes Ben Klemens. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/software-patents-poised-to-make-a-comeback-under-new-patent-office-rules/
Intel’s total addressable market has grown significantly as the company has diversified away from the personal computer business, writes Elizabeth Gurdus. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/10/intel-has-the-biggest-addressable-market-its-ever-seen-interim-ceo.html
Twitter users in China are facing threats, lengthy interrogations and even days in a detention center after posting messages critical of the Chinese government, writes Queenie Wong. Here is the link: https://www.cnet.com/news/twitter-users-in-china-reportedly-held-by-government-amid-crackdown/
SenseTime Group, the world’s most valuable artificial-intelligence startup, is beginning preparations for a new financing round, writes Crystal Tse, Lulu Yilun Chen, and Vinicy Chan. Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-10/world-s-largest-ai-startup-said-to-ready-2-billion-fundraising-jqq7odu4
Harvard’s Susan Crawford explains why we shouldn’t expect Google to fix slow internet speeds in the US, in a piece by Eric Johnson. Here is the link: https://www.recode.net/2019/1/10/18175869/susan-crawford-fiber-book-internet-access-comcast-verizon-google-peter-kafka-media-podcast
Cook seems to be most enthusiastic about Apple's health-related efforts, which have gotten far more serious with last year's launch of ECG and irregular heart rhythm notifications features for the Apple...
Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 for failing to respond to an American citizen’s request for copies of information it holds on him, writes David Pegg. Here is...
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing, writes Tom Metcalf, Spencer Soper, and Ben Steverman. Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-09/jeff-and-mackenzie-bezos-are-getting-a-divorce-after-25-years
Kenya will teach Mandarin in classrooms in a bid to improve job competitiveness and facilitate better trade and connection with China, writes Abdi Latif Dahir. Here is the link: https://qz.com/africa/1517681/kenya-to-teach-mandarin-chinese-in-primary-classrooms/
Prosecutors played copies of what they said were audio recordings of Guzmán the FBI obtained “after they infiltrated his encrypted messaging system”, writes Tom McKay. Here is the link: https://gizmodo.com/the-feds-cracked-el-chapos-encrypted-communications-net-1831595734
Katrina Brooker interviews WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90289512/exclusive-wework-to-rebrand-to-the-we-company-in-wake-of-disappointing-funding-news