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February 19, 2018, 3:20 PM

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Manish Singh:
Wikipedia Zero, which partnered with 97 mobile carriers in 72 countries to provide 800M+ users access to Wikipedia at no data cost, is being discontinued  —  In an unexpected development, the Wikimedia Foundation announced on Friday that it is discontinuing Wikipedia Zero …
CoinDesk:
Israel says it will regard cryptocurrencies as “a property, not a currency”, making them subject to capital gains tax, as well as VAT in some cases  —  Israel's government confirmed Monday that it would treat bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a kind of property for tax purposes.
Matthew Hutson / Science:
Missing data hindering replication of AI studies as survey of 400 algorithms presented at major conferences finds just 6% included code, 30% included test data  —  Last year, computer scientists at the University of Montreal (U of M) in Canada were eager to show off a new speech recognition algorithm …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years, as it waits for clarity on local regulatory framework, following similar halts in Norway and Finland last year  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend operations in Morocco, two years after they began, as it tries to bring its business into line with local laws.
Tuomas Forsell / Reuters:
Nokia starts “strategic review” of its digital health business less than two years after buying Withings, plans 400+ job cuts as part of €1.2B cost-savings plan  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business …
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Uncommon.co raises $18M Series A from Canaan Partners, Spark Capital, and Zeev Ventures, launches its platform that matches resumes to job descriptions  —  Traditional models of recruiting are a mess.  At companies like Google, quite literally millions of people apply for open roles …
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