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February 4, 2019, 2:45 AM

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Jez Corden / Windows Central:
Microsoft will announce Xbox Live SDK, which will enable cross-platform play on iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and Windows PCs, at GDC 2019  —  At GDC 2019, Microsoft is set to debut a new cross-platform development platform with the goal of bringing Xbox Live support to games on Android, iOS …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
LA-based lifestyle brand FabFitFun, which crossed $200M+ in revenue last year, raises $80M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins to grow its subscription box business  —  The Los Angeles-based company has steadily expanded its retail and lifestyle empire through subscription boxes, video... and even an augmented reality app.
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Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
Profile of Intel's new CEO Bob Swan, who joined the company in 2016 as CFO, after stints as finance chief at GE divisions, COO and CEO of Webvan, and eBay's CFO  —  Intel spent seven months searching for a new chief executive only to end the process right where it had started.
Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
As machine learning algorithms get as good as humans at text, image, and speech recognition, Google's CAPTCHA are getting too hard for humans to solve  —  At some point last year, Google's constant requests to prove I'm human began to feel increasingly aggressive.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
NY-based Timescale raises $15M Series A1 for its database for time-series data that's popular for its ease of cloud deployment, after a $12.4M Series A in 2018  —  Timescale, a New York startup founded by Ajay Kulkarni and Mike Freedman, is on a mission to build open source database software …

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