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January 27, 2017, 1:40 PM

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Partnership on Artificial Intelligence:
Apple joins Partnership on AI, the research group that includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft  —  It has been rewarding and energizing to see all of the enthusiastic support about the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) following our announcement in September.
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Bloomberg:
Alibaba's Ant Financial buys US-based international money transfer service MoneyGram for $880M, an 11.5% premium to MoneyGram's Wednesday closing price  —  Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate controlled by billionaire Jack Ma, is close to sealing a deal to buy U.S. money-transfer service …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Tesla files suit against former Autopilot director, says he took proprietary information and tried to poach staff for his new self-driving car startup Aurora  —  Tesla has sued former employee Sterling Anderson, who acted as Director of its Autopilot Programs for just over a year, for breach of contract.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The value of hyper-anonymous cryptocurrency Monero has risen 2,760% from 50¢ to $12 over the past year; the collective value of all Monero is close to $165M  —  For the cryptocurrency community, 2016 was a very good year.  Bitcoin doubled in price.  The far-out Bitcoin alternative Ethereum shot up by a factor of 10.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Alphabet beats Q4 estimates with $26.06B revenue; Other Bets revenue up from $150M a year ago to $262M as division's losses shrink to $1.1B from $1.2B  —  Google reported mixed earnings for its fourth quarter today — but we're starting to see some flashes of improvement in its “other bets” …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
VMware reports Q4 revenue of $2.03B, up 8.7% YoY, announces $1.2B stock buyback plan  —  Shares of virtualization software makers VMware (VMW), majority owned by privately held Dell, are up $3.25, or almost 4%, at $87.47, in late trading, after the company this afternoon reported Q4 revenue …

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