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February 23, 2018, 9:20 PM

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
Dropbox, Inc. S-1 SEC filing for IPO  —  This is an initial public offering of shares of Class A common stock of Dropbox, Inc. Dropbox, Inc. is offering to sell shares of Class A common stock in this offering.  The selling stockholders identified in this prospectus are offering to sell an additional shares of Class A common stock.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Dropbox files for an IPO, says its 2017 revenues were $1.11B, up 31% YoY, losses were $111.7M, down from $210.2M in 2016; Dropbox now has 500M registered users  —  Cloud storage company Dropbox filed to raise $500 million in a public offering on Friday, giving investors a first look at the books …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Assistant will gain multilingual support, first for English, French, and German and will be available in 30+ languages this year  —  As teased yesterday by Hiroshi Lockheimer's MWC 2018 post, Google is heading into the mobile trade show with a number of Assistant announcements.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google launches ARCore out of preview, says it works on 13 Android phone models, 100M devices, will expand Google Lens to iOS and more Android smartphones  —  Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Google today launched ARCore 1.0, letting developers create AR experiences on Android.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
What to expect at MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, new flagships from Sony and Nokia, iPhone X notch lookalikes, and further decline of headphone jack  —  Welcome to the Samsung show  —  The world's biggest mobile technology event is upon us.  This coming week's Mobile World Congress …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Facebook removes a demo of a VR shooting game called Bullet Train at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference out of respect for Parkland victims  —  Facebook pulled a demo of Bullet Train, a virtual reality game that lets players use an imaginary gun to pretend shoot people in a train station …
Paul P. Murphy / CNN:
YouTube removed Infowars video from The Alex Jones Channel claiming Florida student was paid actor; source: first of 3 strikes before YouTube terminates account  —  Shooting survivor: I'm not a crisis actor  —  (CNN)InfoWars, a far-right media organization run by Alex Jones and known …
Shirin Rajaee / CBS Sacramento:
Police say an Apple refurbishing center in Sacramento County has made ~1,600 accidental 911 calls since Oct. 2017; Apple says it's investigating  —  ELK GROVE (CBS13) - Emergency dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County are seeing an influx of false alarm 911 calls flooding their emergency communication centers.
Kim Zetter / New York Times:
How “hacker-proof” voting machines that are not connected to the internet can still be vulnerable due to remote access software and internal cellular modems  —  In 2011, the election board in Pennsylvania's Venango County — a largely rural county in the northwest part of the state …
Edward Taylor / Reuters:
BMW to recall 11,700 cars, says it installed wrong engine management software in some cars; move comes after reports of Volkswagen-like emissions manipulation  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software …
Deirdre Bosa / CNBC:
Instacart says it has discovered and fixed a bug that withheld tips from shoppers and overcharged users since the end of 2017  —  - Instacart has discovered a bug in its checkout flow that affected some of its users' ability to waive service fees and some shoppers' ability to receive tips.

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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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