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February 5, 2018, 3:20 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with a prototype of Intel's smart glasses, dubbed Vaunt, which look like normal eyeglasses and project a display on the user's retina  —  Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball  —  The most important parts of Intel's …
Patrick Rucker / Reuters:
Sources: since taking over Equifax probe in Nov, Mick Mulvaney, head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has not ordered subpoenas or sought exec testimony  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe …
More: Slate, CNET, Vox, Gizmodo, and CNBC
Suzanne Barlyn / Reuters:
Apple and Cisco partner with insurer Allianz and insurance broker Aon to offer discounted cyber insurance to businesses that primarily use their equipment  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Cisco Systems Inc have teamed up with insurer Allianz SE to offer discounts on cyber insurance to businesses …
Reuters:
Broadcom raises its cash and stock bid to buy Qualcomm from $103B to $121B, or $82 per share, a premium of 24% over Qualcomm's close on Friday  —  (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd on Monday raised its offer to buy Qualcomm Inc by 24 percent to more than $121 billion, sweetening the bid …
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Early Facebook, Google staffers, others form Center for Humane Technology, a group planning anti-tech addiction lobbying and ad campaign at 55K public schools  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects …
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung heir and Vice Chairman Jay Lee set free after South Korean appeals court suspends his jail term in bribery case, after being detained for almost a year  —  Sentence was reduced to 2.5 years; gets 4 months probation  —  Lee was embroiled in national influence-peddline scandal
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Facebook in talks with media buyers to expand Watch to more individual creators with a revenue split from ads, similar to YouTube  —  - Facebook has talked to media buyers about expanding Watch to more individual creators and creating an advertising system where everyone would get a split of revenue, similar to YouTube.
More: Engadget
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Inside Uber's “university”, where Harvard professors are teaching 6,000+ employees leadership and strategy in an attempt to change the company culture  —  The idea of a corporate university isn't new.  Apple's Steve Jobs famously set up Apple University to teach company lore …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Former Intel president Renee James launches Ampere, a new ARM-based server chip company backed by Carlyle Group  —  Ampere, a new chip company run by former Intel president Renee James, came out of stealth today with a brand-new highly efficient Arm-based server chip targeted at hyperscale data centers.

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