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March 6, 2018, 3:30 PM

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Gizmodo:
Google says it provides TensorFlow APIs to US Dept of Defense to help interpret drone footage, is working on policies and safeguards for use of machine learning  —  Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Gboard adds supports for 20 new languages including traditional and simplified Chinese and Korean, bringing total to 300+ languages for 74% of world population  —  Google is adding more than 20 new languages to its Gboard virtual keyboard app, including Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean.
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
WeWork says it's acquiring SEO and marketing company Conductor to build a “marketing cloud” for enterprise customers  —  WeWork is acquiring Conductor.  —  The two businesses might not seem like an obvious fit.  Why would a coworking giant buy a company that's best known for search engine optimization?
New York Times:
Right-wing journalist Peter Schweizer plans to release a documentary on tech companies' role in filtering the news, casting them as censorious and oppressive  —  Conservatives are zeroing in on a new enemy in the political culture wars: Big Tech.  —  Arguing that Silicon Valley is stifling …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
US Treasury's FinCEN says in letter that its rules apply to those who sell convertible virtual currency including developers and exchanges running ICOs  —  The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a letter Tuesday that indicates the U.S. agency will apply its regulations …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Pro LTE review: seamless connectivity, light and portable design, and satisfactory battery life, but its 7th-generation Intel CPU is outdated  —  The cellular-connected laptop for consumers has arrived  —  For the past week or so, I've been using a computer to work from a train, at a park, and in a coffee shop.
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
Analysis finds WordPress powers 30% of the top 10M websites, nearly 10x the market share of its nearest competitor Joomla, which has a 3.1% share  —  Open source dominates the content management system market  —  The web-watchers at W3Techs have just noted a milestone: WordPress now accounts for 30 per cent of the world's web sites.
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Trump admin joins states' push to expand online sales tax collections, urges Supreme Court to overrule 1992 precedent giving tax exemption to online retailers  —  Justice Department urges Supreme Court to overrule a 1992 precedent giving online retailers an exemption from obligation applying to bricks-and-mortar shops
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: used car site Vroom, which had raised ~$320M, lays off 25%-50% staff and halts Dallas and Indiana operations  —  Vroom, an on-demand car buying and selling startup that has raised over $300 million in venture funding, has hit a bump in the road.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed …
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Washington becomes first state to enact its own net neutrality protections as its bill is signed into law; 25+ states have introduced net neutrality bills  —  Internet providers will be required to treat all lawful content the same in Washington state under a landmark net neutrality law that just became official.

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