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January 26, 2018, 6:00 PM

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Yuji Nakamura / Bloomberg:
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck says that 500M NEM cryptocurrency tokens, worth ~$400M, have been “illicitly” transferred out of the exchange  —  Coincheck Inc., one of Japan's biggest digital exchanges, said that about $400 million of the NEM cryptocurrency was lost after it was sent …
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Renders of upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leak, both look very similar to their S8 predecessors  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Having opted against what would have been an uncharacteristic debut at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — in teaser capacity or otherwise …
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 …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Google is testing Bulletin, an app letting users report and publish local news stories about their communities, as a limited pilot in Nashville, TN, Oakland, CA  —  Google appears to be testing a new tool for people to report and publish local news stories, called Bulletin.
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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook will allow fans of game streamers to tip creators a minimum of $3 as part of its new gaming creator pilot program  —  Facebook Live is launching monetization for video gameplay streamers, allowing users to tip creators a minimum of $3 via the desktop site.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Maersk says NonPetya ransomware attack required an almost complete infrastructure overhaul, reinstallation of 4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs, and 2,500 applications  —  The shipping giant has suffered millions of dollars in damage due to the ransomware attack.  —  Maersk has revealed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter now lets advertisers sponsor Moments from select publishers  —  Twitter has added a new advertising product to its lineup.  The company announced today it's offering brands the ability to sponsor Moments - the “Stories"-like feature that includes a series of tweets, often including images …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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