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February 10, 2018, 11:15 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.
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 …
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 …
Pavan Rajam / the rajam report:
The rise of subscription streaming services shows Apple's video strategy should focus more on developing original content than building premium TV products  —  It's been over 2 years since Apple and the TV Market was published, before Apple TV 4's launch.  With Apple TV 4K's release in 2017 …
More: MacStories and The LoopThanks:@pavanrajam
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Periscope's users dwindle and future seems uncertain as Twitter fails to invest in the app, communicate clearly, or handle the ongoing child pornography issue  —  When Twitter announced it had acquired Periscope in March 2015, the app was full of promise.  It was one of the first to let …
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.

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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