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January 20, 2020, 9:30 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.
New York Times:
Uber has agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to Zomato for 9.99% share in the company; all delivery drivers and basic customer information to be transferred over  —  The ride-hailing giant agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to rival Zomato, continuing its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.
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.
Hindenburg Research:
Research: Opera, known for its web browser, allegedly issues predatory loans in Kenya, Nigeria, and India via Android apps, likely violating Play Store policies  —  - Opera went public in mid-2018 based largely on prospects for its core browser business.  Now, its browser market share is declining rapidly, down ~30% since its IPO.
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
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 …

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