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February 5, 2018, 8:00 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 …
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 …
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.
More: Gizmodo
Wall Street Journal:
Only one of the top five largest US tech firms, Apple, has announced major changes to its cash allocation strategy as a result of tax reform  —  Tech firms lobbied for the tax overhaul in part because it promised a one-time discounted rate of up to 15.5% on those holdings
More: 9to5Mac
Chico Harlan / Washington Post:
Interviews with Kentucky residents on why they invest in cryptocurrencies, looking up to locals who invested early and, in some cases, got into consulting  —  He had invested in bitcoin almost two years earlier, so now Jacob Melin had a new house, a new truck, a new consulting business …
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 …

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