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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.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
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 …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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