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February 8, 2018, 8:55 PM

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Emily Schechter / Chromium Blog:
Google says Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure” starting in July 2018 with release of Chrome 68  —  For the past several years, we've moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption.  And within the last year …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
After using DMCA notice to remove iOS 9 “iBoot” code leak on GitHub, Apple says “the security of our products doesn't depend on the secrecy of our source code”  —  Apple has responded to security concerns surrounding leaked iPhone source code, pointing out that any potential vulnerabilities would be outdated.
Qualcomm:
Qualcomm's board unanimously rejects Broadcom's revised unsolicited $121B acquisition offer, offers to meet with them to address “serious deficiencies in value”  —  Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) ("Qualcomm" or the “Company") today announced that its Board of Directors …
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter Q4: profit of $91.1M, its first ever, revenue of $731.6M, up 2% YoY, vs. $686.4M est.; MAUs up 4% YoY but flat QoQ at 330M vs. 333M est.; stock up 10%+  —  Revenue rises to $732 million, topping analysts' estimates  —  Efforts to fight spam, bots limited gains in user numbers
Brad Sams / Petri:
Microsoft says Build 2018 will take place on May 7-9 in Seattle, with registration opening February 15  —  If you are a Windows Developer, the best event of the year for learning more about the future of the platform is Microsoft's Build conference.  If you are planning to attend, it's time to clear your calendar in early May.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Nest co-founder, chief product officer Matt Rogers says he's leaving to focus on his venture firm Incite.org but will help with Nest's transition into Google  —  Nest co-founder Matt Rogers says he's leaving the maker of smart home gadgets.  —  The move comes a day after Google's parent Alphabet …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat expands its geofilter program with launch of $10+ Custom Lenses that let users make temporary AR effects for Snaps based on 150 templates  —  By combining augmented reality with your customizable captions, Snapchat hopes you'll share more from birthdays and weddings while earning it a little money.
Tomio Geron / Wall Street Journal:
B Capital, co-led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, raises $360M to invest in tech that underpins consumer services across logistics, insurance, more  —  Firm partners with Boston Consulting Group to connect startups with large corporations  —  B Capital Group, co-led …

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