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January 13, 2018, 2:15 PM

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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Andrew Shuman says firm is playing the long game with Cortana after Amazon and Google overshadowed Cortana smart home and SDK announcements at CES  —  LAS VEGAS — Lost in the shuffle of Amazon and Google's digital assistant showdown this week at CES is another tech giant's virtual brain: Microsoft's Cortana.
Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed:
Jeff Bezos says he and his wife will give $33M in scholarship money to DACA students  —  A day after Trump rejected a deal to preserve DACA, Jeff Bezos said he would make a major charitable donation to support DREAMers.  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Friday that he would give $33 million …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Disney cites conflicts of interest with Facebook, Twitter as reason for Sandberg, Dorsey not seeking board re-election; Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz joining Feb. 1  —  Disney cites difficulty avoiding conflicts of interest  —  Smith, Matschullat also leaving because of age, term limits
New York Times:
Paytm, Google, others see India's low rate of digital payments as an opportunity after the value of digital wallet transactions rose 64% from Dec. '16-Dec. '17  —  ALIGARH, India — Signs and banners for Paytm, India's biggest digital payments service, festoon Pooran Singh's cellphone shop …
New York Times:
The fallout from Uber's disclosure of its $100K payment to a hacker who stole consumer data exposes legal ambiguity with tech companies' bug bounty programs  —  SAN FRANCISCO — “Hello Joe,” read the November 2016 email from someone identifying himself as “John Doughs.”  “I have found a major vulnerability in Uber.”

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