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December 15, 2019, 3:35 PM

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New Orleans Times-Picayune:
New Orleans declares state of emergency, shuts down its network after a ransomware attack on Friday, says it had found no signs that data was lost in the attack  —  Collin Arnold, the Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, speaks during the press conference …
Reuters:
Argo AI CEO says the company plans to charge per mile for using its autonomous tech in commercial vehicles; sources: Ford and VW each own around 40% of Argo AI  —  PITTSBURGH/DETROIT (Reuters) - Sky's the limit optimism about self-driving cars is giving way to tougher questions …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Q&A with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins about its new business line - standalone networking chips to win big datacenter clients like Facebook and Microsoft  —  Cisco is best known for selling routers and switches, but now the networking giant is expanding into the highly-competitive business of selling computer chips.
Amy X. Wang / Rolling Stone:
Music streaming subscription prices have remained flat for a decade, amid competition from tech giants like Apple that can operate their music arms at a loss  —  The price of music streaming has stayed flat for a decade, but not because tech companies are generous
Brian Merchant / Harper's Magazine:
A look at the rise of murder-for-hire marketplaces on the dark web, the vast majority of which are schemes to pilfer money from gullible users  —  The dark world of online murder markets  —  On a sunny July day in 2018, Alexis Stern was sitting behind the wheel of the red Ford Fusion …
Simone Stolzoff / The Atlantic:
A graduate of Slack's Next Chapter initiative, which helps former prison inmates land tech jobs, recounts how he managed to land a full-time job at the company  —  Jesse Aguirre's workday at Slack starts with a standard engineering meeting—programmers call them “standups”—where he and his co-workers plan the day's agenda.
Michael Hytha / Bloomberg:
China-based autonomous air taxi company EHang closed at $12.49 in its first day of trading on Thursday, down one cent from its US IPO price after raising $40M  —  EHang Holdings Ltd., one of several companies seeking to commercialize autonomous taxi aircraft, closed its first day of trading …

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