January 2, 2018, 3:45 PM

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Emily Chang / Vanity Fair:
An excerpt from Emily Chang's upcoming book Brotopia, on Silicon Valley's drug-fueled sex parties attended by powerful investors and well-known entrepreneurs  —  Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Report: after years of trying, Amazon and Salesforce have made “significant progress” in move away from Oracle tech by building their own and using open-source  —  Amazon and Salesforce have long searched for alternatives to Oracle's technology — and now, the pair have made …
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Thiel's Founders Fund bought $15-$20M in bitcoin, now worth hundreds of millions, spread across multiple funds, one of which began investing in mid-'17  —  Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has bought large sums of bitcoin that are now worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Justin McCurry / The Guardian:
YouTube star Logan Paul sparked outrage by posting a now-removed video of an alleged suicide victim in a Japanese forest  —  Outcry after American posts video in which he jokes with friends over apparent suicide victim they came across in forest  —  The celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon says it shipped 5B+ items with Prime in 2017 and that more new members joined Prime worldwide in 2017 than any other year  —  Amazon still won't officially reveal how many consumers worldwide participate in its Amazon Prime membership program, but it did today offer a few new stats related to that program's adoption and growth.
Brad Sams /
Microsoft and Amazon miss integration deadline for Cortana and Alexa; Amazon says they expect to roll it out “soon”  —  Last year, in August, Microsoft and Amazon announced a partnership that would allow the two digital assistants to talk to each other.
Study shows Facebook's hate speech rules are unevenly enforced, with the company agreeing its censors made mistakes on 22 of 49 posts submitted for explanation  —  We asked Facebook about its handling of 49 posts that might be deemed offensive.  The company acknowledged that its content reviewers had made the wrong call on 22 of them.

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