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January 26, 2018, 2:40 PM

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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 …
Yuji Nakamura / Bloomberg:
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck says $400M worth of NEM cryptocurrency tokens 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  —  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 — Samsung is now gearing up to launch the 2018 versions …
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.
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
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:
Troy Wolverton / Business Insider:
CEO says Intel plans to release chips that have built-in Meltdown and Spectre protections later this year  —  - Intel plans to release chips that have built-in protections against the Spectre and Meltdown attacks later this year, company CEO Brian Krzanich said Wednesday.
Ted Greenwald / Wall Street Journal:
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Bloomberg says its Twitter video channel, TicToc, now has 750K daily viewers, 1M daily views, and 119K followers, with half of the audience outside the US  —  Bloomberg is seeing early signs of success one month after launching TicToc, the business publisher's 24/7 news network exclusive to Twitter.

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