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January 20, 2020, 5:05 PM

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Sundar Pichai / Financial Times:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is too important not to be regulated and there are real concerns about the potential negative consequences of AI  —  The writer is chief executive of Alphabet and Google  —  Growing up in India, I was fascinated by technology.  Each new invention changed my family's life in meaningful ways.
Scott Stein / CNET:
AR startup Mojo Vision shows off the first prototype of Mojo Lens, its contact lenses that display text, have an eye-controlled interface, and work in the dark  —  Mojo Vision's smart contacts put text in my eye and let me see in the dark.  They're aiming for even more than that.
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Research: Opera, known for its web browser, allegedly issues predatory loans in Kenya, Nigeria, and India via Android apps, likely violating Play Store policies  —  GET OUR LATEST REPORTS DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX  —  Summary (NASDAQ: OPRA)  — Opera went public in mid-2018 based largely on prospects for its core browser business.
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung appoints Taemoon Roh to head its smartphone division, taking over from Koh Dong-Jin to run the world's largest mobile devices business  —  - Taemoon Roh will now steer the world's biggest mobile name  — Samsung seeks to take the lead in 5G and foldables this year
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Sources: ByteDance plans a foray into games, building a team of 1,000+ and buying game studios and title distribution rights; first big games coming this spring  —  - The TikTok proprietor shows ambition beyond short-form video  — Hiring spree includes industry veterans and local game studios
Bart Meijer / Reuters:
TomTom says it has reached a deal with Huawei “some time ago” for the use of its maps, traffic information, and navigation software in Huawei phones  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom on Friday said it has closed a deal …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
With a new IP licensing deal with Apple in place, Imagination Technologies' CEO and other execs discuss trends and their RISC-V open source hardware strategy  —  Imagination Technologies has been through a lot of change in the past few years.  Founded in 1985, it became a real player …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google announces a partnership with India's third-largest telecom operator Airtel to offer G Suite to SMBs  —  Google has inked a deal with India's third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
An analysis of 40 studies finds that the link between social media use and both depression and anxiety among adolescents is small and inconsistent  —  A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Report: European regulators have imposed €114M in fines for data breaches since GDPR came into force in 2018; France's €50M fine against Google is the biggest  —  MUNICH (Reuters) - European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since …
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