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January 26, 2018, 11:00 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Dell's board is meeting later this month to discuss strategic options, including an IPO and buying the rest of VMWare it does not already own  —  Company's board plans to discuss options later this month  —  After going private in 2013, firm now seeks growth, cash
Will Oremus / Slate:
Google is testing Bulletin, an app for allowing local users to submit stories about their communities, as a limited pilot in Nashville, TN and Oakland, CA  —  Google appears to be testing a new tool for people to report and publish local news stories, called Bulletin.
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Diversity advocates inside Google, including queer and transgender staff, say they are being targeted by a small group of coworkers with doxxing and harassment  —  FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company's liberal political orthodoxy …
Huib Modderkolk / De Volkskrant:
Dutch media: Dutch intelligence penetrated Russian APT29 Cozy Bear's network, office security camera in 2014, provided info on State Department, DNC hacks to US  —  Hackers from the Dutch intelligence service AIVD have provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference with the American elections.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart and Rakuten partner to launch a new online grocery service in Japan, sell Rakuten-owned Kobo's e-readers, audiobooks, and e-books in US  —  Walmart today announced a major expansion in terms of its global e-commerce presence: the retailer is entering a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based Rakuten …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Ted Greenwald / Wall Street Journal:
Intel reports Q4 revenue of $17.05B, up 4% YoY, vs. $16.34B analyst expectations, net loss of $687M after $5.4B expense due to recent tax overhaul; stock up ~4%  —  Books a $5.4 billion charge after recent changes in U.S. tax law  —  Intel Corp. INTC -.46% said it had record fourth-quarter revenue …
Troy Wolverton / Business Insider:
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Jet.com's president Liza Landsman is leaving just 18 months after the $3B Walmart acquisition  —  Liza Landsman had been elevated to the top role one year ago.  —  Liza Landsman, president of the Jet.com e-commerce site that Walmart acquired for $3 billion in late 2016 …

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