Black & Blue: IBM hires Bain to cut costs, up productivity — The Register

IBM has indicated to senior Global Technology Services management that a third of the global workforce will be “productively redeployed” in 2018 with tens of thousands of personnel “impacted”, The Register's Paul Kunert writes. Here is the link:

Google could owe Oracle $8.8 billion in Android fight — Bloomberg Technology

Google could owe Oracle billions of dollars for using Oracle-owned Java programming code in its Android operating system, writes Susan Decker of Bloomberg Technology. Here is the link:

Twitch co-founder Justin Kan raises $65 million for year-old legal startup Atrium — Forbes

Atrium has raised $65 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Sound Ventures and General Catalyst joining the round, writes Alex Konrad. Here is the link:

Ford noise-cancelling doghouse blocks loud fireworks — SlashGear

Ford Europe has put its automotive technology to use solving a big problem that many dog owners face: fireworks, writes Brittany A. Roston. Here is the...

Give robots an ‘ethical black box’ to track and explain decisions, say scientists —...

Can robots 'learn' ethical behavior? Researchers want robots to be fitted with black boxes, that record and analyze their actions, especially if there is a lapse. The Guardian's Science editor Ian...

Zaif cryptocurrency exchange loses $60 million in recent hack — ZDNet

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has lost $60 million worth of company and user funds, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link:

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules...

Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules, writes Zack Whittaker. Here is the link:

Orkut founder is back again: Says ‘Hello, let’s connect’ — Entrackr

Orkut Buyukkokten, the founder of the once-popular social network Orkut, is back; Harsh Upadhyay of Entrackr writes. Here is the link:

Uber plunge again, closing 17% below its IPO price — CNN

Shares of Uber (UBER) fell nearly 11% for the day following a dismal debut Friday, writes Paul R. La Monica. Here is the link:

Volkswagen gets more active in software development with new Car.Software division — CNET

The new internal organization will develop most of VW Group's car and cloud-based software, unifying the brands with a VW.OS platform, writes Antuan Goodwin. Here is the link:

All of these faces are fake celebrities spawned by AI — The Verge

Chipmaker Nvidia published a paper on how artificial intelligence can create photorealistic pictures of fake celebrities, James Vincent of Verge writes. Here is the link. You can find the Nvidia paper here.

Amazon to hire 100,000 people to handle coronavirus-induced online shopping — CBS News

Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of online orders as the coronavirus spreads, says the report. Here is the link:

Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board — The Verge

Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board, just a couple of months before both companies are set to launch their independent streaming services, writes Julia Alexander. Here is the link:...

Don Valentine, pioneer investor who founded Sequoia Capital, dies at 87 — WSJ

Don Valentine, a pioneer among venture capitalists who struck it rich with investments in companies including Apple, Cisco, Oracle and Atari, died on Friday, writes Rolfe Winker. Here is the link:

Black Friday online sales hit new high — The Hill

U.S. retailers reported record online sales over Black Friday and Thanksgiving, writes John Bowden of The Hill. Here is the link