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Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
The US Army says Microsoft won a $480M contract for prototypes of AR systems for combat missions and training which could lead to 100K+ headset purchases   —  Microsoft Corp. has won a $480 million contract to supply prototypes for augmented reality systems to the Army for use on combat missions and in training, the Army said.
Nov 28, 2018, 6:00 PMIn context
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Sources: a group of Google workers is campaigning to get recent sexual harassment changes, like ending forced arbitration, applied to its temporary workforce   —  Temporary workers had been largely excluded from policy changes announced earlier this month  —  In a victory for thousands …
Nov 28, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
AWS debuts Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, to sway customers from Microsoft, and Glacier Deep Archive as a cheaper data storage option, coming in 2019   —  - Internet giant seeks to maintain lead in cloud computing  — New tools aim to lower costs, win business from Microsoft
Nov 28, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Eric Lam / Bloomberg:
Filing: Mike Novogratz's merchant bank Galaxy Digital reports $136M loss for the first nine months of 2018, due to losses on Ether, Bitcoin, and XRP   —  The bad year for traders at Mike Novogratz's cryptocurrency merchant bank got even worse in the third quarter — and that was before the market fell out of bed this month.
Nov 28, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify has signed deals with major Indian music labels, clearing a path to enter the major market as soon as Q1 2019   —  - Streaming service is said to launch as soon as first quarter  — Swedish company seeks faster Asian growth to placate investors
Nov 27, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Nov 26, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Olivia Carville / Bloomberg:
Jeff Bezos' Day One Fund announces its first grants, worth $97.5M, awarded to 24 non-profits that provide emergency shelter and access to permanent housing   —  - First awards distributed from the $2 billion Day One Fund  — Grant awards those who do ‘needle-moving work’ for families
Nov 24, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
NIPS, an important conference for AI researchers, changes acronym for the event to NeurIPS after complaints the former one contributed to a sexist atmosphere   —  - Organizers had previously said they would stick with “NIPS”  — Popular artificial-intelligence event to be known as NeurIPS
Nov 24, 2018, 5:25 AMIn context
Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg:
Google says it will require advertisers to submit documents and receive verification before being able to pay for political ads in the EU, starting in January   —  - Like Facebook, Google to publish info about EU political ads  — Changes come ahead of European Union elections in May 2019
Nov 21, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Beijing plans to implement a social rating system to judge all of its 22M citizens by the end of 2020, pooling data from several departments   —  - China capital plans ‘social credit’ system by end of 2020  — Citizens with poor scores will be ‘unable to move’ a step
Nov 21, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context

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