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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researcher shows how spies, criminals, or saboteurs can implant a chip in enterprise IT equipment to allow stealthy backdoor access using cheap $200 equipment   —  A new proof-of-concept hardware implant shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.
Oct 11, 2019, 9:15 PMIn context
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Visa, Mastercard, eBay, and Stripe say they are exiting Facebook's Libra Association, following PayPal, which announced its withdrawal last week   —  - EBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe announced Friday they will no longer be part of Facebook's libra cryptocurrency project.
Oct 11, 2019, 4:12 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Mastercard, Visa, eBay and Stripe quit Facebook's Libra   —  Five companies, led by Mastercard, Visa and eBay, pulled out of Facebook's planned digital currency Libra on Friday, following sustained political pressure and just days before the project's backers are due to meet for their first board meeting.
Oct 11, 2019, 3:48 PMIn context
Charles Duhigg / New Yorker:
A deep dive into Amazon's enormous growth over the past decade as it tries to maintain its lean management culture and prepares to fend off regulators   —  Politicians want to rein in the retail giant.  But Jeff Bezos, the master of cutthroat capitalism, is ready to fight back.
Oct 10, 2019, 6:45 PMIn context
New York Times:
The Trump administration is inserting CDA 230-like protections into international trade deals that shield online platforms from lawsuits related to user content   —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has begun inserting legal protections into recent trade agreements that shield online platforms …
Oct 8, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Rob Pegoraro / The Atlantic:
Momentum behind tech companies posting transparency reports has faded, with some like Charter stopping the practice as others like Amazon make them more opaque   —  TikTok can tell you a lot about internet culture, but the massively popular Chinese-owned social-media app doesn't seem to know much about Hong Kong protests.
Oct 1, 2019, 6:30 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
eBay announces CEO Devin Wenig is leaving the company and appoints CFO Scott Schenkel as interim CEO   —  Online commerce giant eBay has announced that CEO, president, and company director Devin Wenig is leaving the company, with former chief financial officer (CFO) Scott Schenkel stepping in to the hotseat on an interim basis.
Sep 25, 2019, 10:02 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Drum, a marketplace connecting businesses to customers through an on-demand network of salespeople, raises $11M seed round   —  It's often said that smaller businesses get the short end of the stick when it comes to technology solutions: they are more high-maintenance than consumers …
Sep 23, 2019, 1:45 PMIn context
Sean Silcoff / Globe and Mail:
Toronto-based TouchBistro, which offers a payments platform and more for restaurants globally, raises $158M Series E led by OMERS Growth Equity   —  Pension giant Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has made its largest investment in a Canadian early-stage technology company …
Sep 18, 2019, 10:55 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Since its 2014 IPO, Alibaba has struggled to grow beyond China despite investing $5B+ in new markets; ~5% of its last FY revenue came from international retail   —  The Chinese juggernaut handles more business than any other company.  Yet like many of its compatriots, it has struggled to expand into new markets
Sep 16, 2019, 4:30 AMIn context

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