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February 10, 2018, 5:30 AM

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Uber settles Waymo suit, pledges not to use Waymo's trade secrets; Waymo to get 0.34% stake in Uber which sources say would be worth ~$245M at $72B valuation  —  Under settlement, Uber also will give Waymo equity worth about $245 million  —  Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to settle a lawsuit …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Waymo asked for $500M and outside monitor review of Uber's self-driving software to settle, Uber initially rejected the deal, 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
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
The way Khosrowshahi led Waymo settlement efforts reveals his tactics to fix Uber's reputation: expressions of regret accompanied by conciliation and compromise  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's chief executive, and some of his lieutenants had worked behind the scenes …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
YouTube says creators posting videos harmful to users may lose their monetization options and eligibility to be recommended on the platform  —  After barring Logan Paul earlier today from serving ads on his video channel, YouTube has now announced a more formal and wider set of sanctions it's prepared …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Inside the prerecorded drone light show at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which used 1,218 Intel drones; medal ceremonies to feature live 300-drone acts  —  THE OPENING CEREMONY of any Olympics provides pageantry at a global scale, a celebration that, at its best …
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon to launch “Shipping with Amazon”, a delivery service for businesses, starting with third-party merchants and rolling out in LA within weeks  —  The company is preparing to begin the offering in Los Angeles with its ‘third-party merchants’ and then roll it out more broadly
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Co-founder forks MyEtherWallet ERC20 token wallet generation tool, changes @myetherwallet Twitter account to @mycrypto, and announces rival MyCrypto service  —  There's controversy in the crypto community after one of the founders of a prominent wallet service for storing and sending cryptocurrencies abruptly announced a rival venture.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
VLC 3.0 launches on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, Chrome OS, supports hardware decoding for 4K, 8K video, 360-degree video, more  —  VideoLAN today launched version 3.0 of its media player across all major desktop and mobile platforms: Windows (ARM, x86, x64) …
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail says it lost 17M tokens of Nano/XRB cryptocurrency, worth about $170M, suspends withdrawals for all cryptocurrencies  —  BitGrail says it lost about 17 million tokens of Nano  —  An Italian cryptocurrency exchange called BitGrail said on Friday …

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