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February 9, 2020, 2:40 PM

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Natt Garun / The Verge:
A roundup of the coronavirus outbreak's impact on the tech sector, from closures of offices, stores, and factories in China to affecting MWC attendance  —  The outbreak shows that what impacts China impacts everything  —  The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus …
Nic Fildes / Financial Times:
Vodafone will remove Huawei systems from its EU core network at a cost of €200M over the next five years, following new UK rules and EU guidelines last month  —  Vodafone is to strip Huawei systems out of the core of its European network at a cost of €200m as the European telecoms sector moves …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Corp.com domain put up for sale for $1.7M; testing shows it could give access to proprietary data of companies that adopted default “corp” Active Directory path  —  As an early domain name investor, Mike O'Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations …
Alex Danco:
Recurring revenue streams from SaaS startups may soon get securitized, ushering in various debt financing products that may upend the VC growth financing model  —  Ten years from now, what seismic change will we reflect back on and think, “well that was pretty obvious, in retrospect”?
Masha Borak / South China Morning Post:
Ofo, the bike-sharing startup once valued at $2B, gets a makeover to become a shopping app, after over a year of struggles to refund users' deposits  —  The Alibaba-backed company is pivoting to ecommerce and offering rebates in lieu of returning deposit moneyThe Alibaba-backed company …
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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
As competition for jobs among Amazon Flex delivery drivers grows, many of them turn to bots and devices that autotap Flex app's refresh button to secure shifts  —  - Amazon Flex drivers are using automated software, third-party apps and other tools to get jobs.
Wall Street Journal:
Chainalysis: cryptocurrency scams involving Ponzi schemes and other frauds took in over $4B in 2019, which was more than the combined $3B haul in 2017 and 2018  —  Ponzi schemes are the latest form of bitcoin fraud, with big platforms like one called PlusToken drawing the most money
Nirave Gondhia / Android Central:
Motorola Razr review: front quick view display is useful but bumps can be felt while using the foldable screen, battery life is poor, and camera is lackluster  —  Too many compromises, for too much money.  —  Motorola RAZR: The review  — Stunning design  — Folding display  — Average Battery

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