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April 10, 2017, 11:20 AM

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New York Times:
Hackers breach Dallas warning system, repeatedly sounding all of the city's 156 emergency sirens  —  Officials in Dallas said the city's warning system was hacked late on Friday night, disrupting the city when all 156 of its emergency sirens sounded into the early hours of Saturday morning.
The Economic Times:
Flipkart raises $1.4B from Tencent, eBay, and Microsoft at $11.6B valuation, acquires eBay India  —  India's largest e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has announced a $1.4 billion fundraise from new investors Tencent, eBay and Microsoft along with existing investors like Tiger Global, Naspers Group, Accel Partners and DST Global.
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
Minecraft is adding a new marketplace with its own currency this spring, where creators can monetize their original content  —  Microsoft Corp. is adding a new marketplace — and a brand new currency — within the video-game Minecraft, opening up the opportunity for businesses to sell …
Greg Otto / Cyberscoop:
Months after failing to sell NSA hacking tools, The Shadow Brokers hacking group publicly releases the alleged exploits  —  The Shadow Brokers, the mysterious group linked to exploits stolen from the National Security Agency, released a large catalog of files Saturday that give further insight …
Violet Blue / Engadget:
Cancellation of FCC's ISP privacy rules drives Virtual Private Network adoption, but VPNs can have privacy issues of their own  —  If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise.  Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress …
More: Tech Times
Pan Yue / China Money Network:
Volkswagen invests $180M in Chinese AI startup Mobvoi's Series D, to create a 50:50 joint venture with a voice operated rear-view mirror as an initial product  —  In a further sign of China's technological advancement, Volkswagen Group China, a subsidiary of German automotive giant Volkswagen Group …
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Super-voting shares in Uber held by Kalanick and his allies mean the board has little influence over who fills CEO role  —  The rise of super-voting shares in Silicon Valley has given founders the ultimate job security.  —  As the calamities amass at Uber, many people—including me—have called for new leadership.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @backchnnl

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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