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February 5, 2018, 11:20 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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New Jersey governor signs executive order requiring ISPs to follow neutrality rules if they sell internet services to state agencies, in effect on July 1  —  ISPs can't block or throttle traffic if they sell broadband to state agencies.  —  New Jersey is enforcing net neutrality …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Waymo v. Uber begins with opening slides; Waymo claims Levandowski stole trade secrets, Uber says Alphabet upset over Otto acquisition, Levandowski hire  —  The trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Alphabet's self-driving arm Waymo began today.  —  Uber and Waymo are finally having their day in court.
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 …
Reuters:
Qualcomm stock closes at $61.73, down 6.57%, after several analysts suggest Apple will favor Intel modems in upcoming iPhones  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc's (QCOM.O) shares fell 3 percent on Monday after two brokerages said Apple Inc (AAPL.O) might drop the chipmaker in favor of Intel Corp …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat rolled out Do Not Disturb feature a few weeks ago, confirms it's rolling out new text styles in redesigned app available in UK, Australia, and Canada  —  Snap is waking up to the “Time Well Spent” movement Facebook is already addressing.  Snapchat is offering a way to mute specific people without formally blocking them.

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