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January 20, 2019, 4:01 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Japanese hotel, trying to replace all of its staff with robots, ended up creating more work for staff and frustrated guests as robots didn't perform as expected  —  The robot revolution will have to wait at the Henn na Hotel in Japan, which is laying off low-performing droids
Business Insider:
Julia Reda:
EU's copyright reform with “link tax” and “upload filters” suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May less likely  —  Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States' position ahead …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked attacks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Democratic National Committee believes it was targeted in a hacking attempt by a Russian group in the weeks …
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Profile of angel investor and Code.org co-founder Ali Partovi, who now manages Neo, a fund that matches talented young engineers with tech industry veterans  —  s venture capitalists mingled with members of the Golden State Warriors at a fall 2016 cocktail party, tech investor Ali Partovi scrambled to find something to talk about.

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Smartsheet:
Six soft skills you need to drive digital transformation  —  Technical skills are easy to focus on when building a team.  But a new study found that 57 percent of business leaders say soft skills are even more important.
Mattermost:
Why Mattermost built a Kubernetes Operator  —  Mattermost built an “operator” that installs and manages the open source Slack alternative through simple commands that require only limited Kubernetes knowledge.
Zoho:
eDiscovery part two: best and worst practices  —  In part one of our eDiscovery series, we discussed the basics of email retention and eDiscovery.  As you implement a new email retention policy or look into replacing …
CircleCI:
A deep dive into Okta's stack  —  CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber interviews Okta President of Technology Hector Aguilar to talk through and draw the authentication engine that powers the web.
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