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February 9, 2018, 5:40 PM

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Bloomberg:
Uber settles Waymo lawsuit, pledges not to use Waymo's trade secrets; Waymo will receive 0.34% stake in Uber worth about $245M  —  Uber Technologies Inc. settled the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant …
Bloomberg:
Waymo asked for $500M and outside monitor review of Uber's self-driving car software to settle, Uber initially rejected the deal, but agreed to reduced amount  —  Waymo won main goal to get outside review of Uber's software  —  New Uber leaders decided not to fight someone else's battle
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service, “Shipping with Amazon”, beginning in LA in coming weeks with third-party merchants  —  The company is preparing to begin the offering in Los Angeles with its ‘third-party merchants’ and then roll it out more broadly
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Sources in iPhone jailbreaking community describe how iBoot source code was leaked by low level Apple employee and say that more code has been stolen  —  On Wednesday, an anonymous person published the proprietary source code of a core and fundamental component of the iPhone's operating system.
BBC:
Russia arrests scientists who tried to mine Bitcoin on a supercomputer at a top-secret nuclear research facility where USSR's first atomic bomb was produced  —  Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.
James Vincent / The Verge:
YouTube temporarily suspends ads on Logan Paul's channels citing “recent pattern of behavior”, after multiple controversial posts since the suicide victim video  —  It's only a temporary suspension though  —  Has controversial YouTuber Logan Paul changed?  It seems YouTube doesn't think so.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Amazon names NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios; Salke succeeds Roy Price, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations  —  The NBC Entertainment executive Jennifer Salke was named the new head of Amazon Studios on Friday, ending a nearly four-month search …

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