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June 29, 2017, 2:00 PM

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Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
How Instagram used DeepText, an AI-based system built at Facebook that mimics the way language works in our brains, to block offensive comments  —  EVERY WORD HAS at least one meaning when it stands alone.  But the meaning can change depending on context, or even over time.
TechCrunch:
Microsoft buys Israeli cloud management company Cloudyn to incorporate Cloudyn's cloud management products into its portfolio; sources say price was $50M-$70M  —  Jun 29, 2017, 7:04 amJun 29, 2017, 10:11 am  —  Back in April, we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process …
New York Times:
Malware attack raises concern that the NSA has lost control over cyberweapons they developed, and that damage from the Shadow Brokers leaks could be much worse  —  Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners …
Matt Suiche / Comae Technologies:
Emily Chang / Bloomberg:
Ann Lai, a former principal at Binary Capital, sues firm for harassment by Justin Caldbeck following her resignation  —  Co-founder Justin Caldbeck left after reports of harassment  —  Ann Lai says Caldbeck pressured her after she left firm  —  A former employee is suing Binary Capital LLC …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Nutanix announces strategic partnership with Google Cloud and unveils new tools for hybrid cloud management  —  Google Cloud and Nutanix joint customers will be able to manage on-premises and public cloud infrastructure as one unified service.  —  Nutanix and Google have formed …
New York Times:
A look at France's Station F hub, which has space for 1,000 startups, backing from Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon, and aims to make France a startup hotspot  —  A new start-up incubator in Paris symbolizes France's tech ambitions, but can the land of the 35-hour workweek overcome its cultural …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Canada's top court rules that Google can be compelled by lower courts to remove search results worldwide, causing concern among civil liberties groups  —  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply …
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
In filing, Uber suggests Levandowski downloaded Waymo IP as negotiating tactic for $120M bonus, reasserts that Kalanick told him to not share IP on discs  —  Uber laid out new details in a court filing today about how it learned the former lead of its self-driving car unit, Anthony Levandowski …
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
GPU database provider Kinetica raises $50M Series A led by Canvas Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners  —  Kinetica, a startup that builds databases that harness fast graphical processing chips to perform everyday business applications, now has $50 million in new funding.

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