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April 10, 2017, 12:10 PM

Top News

The Economic Times:
Flipkart raises $1.4B from Tencent, eBay, and Microsoft at $11.6B post-money valuation, down from its $15.2B valuation in May 2015, and acquires eBay India  —  India's largest e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has announced a $1.4 billion fundraise from new investors Tencent …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
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