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August 14, 2018, 1:45 PM

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Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser on how health care data can transform the industry as Alphabet invests $375M in the provider, following Capital G and Verily  —  IN THE LATE 1990s, two graduate students named in Stanford's computer science department set out to organize the world's information.
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Banks and retailers are using behavioral biometrics to build millions of user profiles by tracking how users type, swipe, and tap when using websites and apps  —  When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
NVIDIA unveils Turing GPU architecture, says it includes AI-based capabilities and real-time ray tracing, and announces Quadro RTX GPUs that will ship Q4 2018  —  Moments ago at NVIDIA's SIGGRAPH 2018 keynote presentation, company CEO Jensen Huang formally unveiled the company's much awaited (and much rumored) Turing GPU architecture.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Trump signs defense bill that includes banning the use of some components from Huawei, ZTE, and other Chinese companies by the US government and its contractors  —  Huawei and ZTE technology will largely be banned from use by the US government and government contractors.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Alibaba last week acquired a majority stake in Turkish fashion-focused e-commerce company Trendyol; sources say the deal was for at least $750M  —  Turkey is making news for all the wrong reasons, with the latest being a proposed boycott of U.S. electronic goods like iPhones.
Graeme Mcmillan / The Verge:
Comcast's Xfinity X1 partnership with Netflix and Amazon presages a future of streaming bundles, which would be similar to the cable TV subscription model  —  As Xfinity's distribution deals expand, disruptors are taking up the same models as past cable companies
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Dashcam maker Owl raises $10M Series A1, led by Canvas Ventures, bringing total funding from Series A round to $28M  —  Owl, the two-way dash cam founded by a team of ex-Apple and Dropcam executives, has secured a $10 million Series A1 round led by Canvas Ventures.  This brings Owl's total funding to $28 million.
Bloomberg:
How Quanergy Systems, which makes lidar for autonomous cars, has failed to deliver after raising $160M and hitting a peak valuation of over $1.6B  —  Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014.  It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects …

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