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June 16, 2019, 12:45 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: US Cyber Command is deploying offensive malware in Russia's power grid, using powers granted in 2018 by Congress and a secret presidential directive  —  WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin …
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey on plans to hire a team of five engineers and one designer, reporting directly to him at Square, to work on contributions to the Bitcoin ecosystem  —  NO JERKS ALLOWED.  —  Square is a company best known for its disruptive card payment technology.
Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Alibaba partners with Audi, Renault, and Honda to offer a range of in-car voice services like finding restaurants using its AI platform Tmall Genie Auto  —  Tie-up will offer car owners a range of voice-controlled services, including identification of nearby attractions and restaurants …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Scoutbee, which develops and sells access to an AI-driven supplier discovery platform, raises $12M Series A, says its marketplace has more than 9.5M suppliers  —  Procuring parts and settling on suppliers are two of the most challenging undertakings in supply chain management, it's safe to say.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Lemonade, the digital insurance company that has raised $480M, is expanding into Europe, with its first launch in Germany  —  Lemonade, the insurance company that's raised $480 million, is today expanding into Europe with the launch of Lemonade in Germany.  —  As part of the launch …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Paris-based video game developer Novaquark, which had raised $11.4M on Kickstarter in 2018 for its Dual Universe MMO game, has raised $11.2M in VC funding  —  French video game developer Novaquark has raised $11.2 million in funding for its fan-created Dual Universe science fiction massively multiplayer online game.

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Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF  —  Raising venture capital isn't easy; for some, it's impossible.  Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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