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Paul P. Murphy / CNN: YouTube removed InfoWars video claiming Florida student was a paid actor; source says this is InfoWars' first of 3 strikes before YouTube terminates accounts  —  Shooting survivor: I'm not a crisis actor  —  (CNN)InfoWars, a far-right media organization run by Alex Jones and known …

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Dropbox, Inc. S-1 SEC filing for IPO  —  This is an initial public offering of shares of Class A common stock of Dropbox, Inc. Dropbox, Inc. is offering to sell shares of Class A common stock in this offering.  The selling stockholders identified in this prospectus are offering to sell an additional shares of Class A common stock.

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Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC: DropBox files for an IPO, say its 2017 revenues were $1.11B, up 31% YoY, losses were $111.7M, down from $210.2M in 2017; DropBox now has 500M registered users  —  Cloud storage company DropBox filed to raise $500 million in a public offering on Friday.  —  » Read More  —  MORE

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Edward Taylor / Reuters: BMW to recall 11,700 cars, says it installed wrong engine management software in some cars; move comes after reports of Volkswagen-like emissions manipulation  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software …

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Dan Strumpf / Wall Street Journal: Chinese online dating app Momo buys its competitor Tantan for about $763M in a cash-and-stock deal  —  Rivals Momo Inc. and Tantan Ltd. are pairing up in a $763 million acquisition deal  —  Love is in the air in China's online dating industry.  —  Two of the country's biggest online dating apps …

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Phil Muncaster / Infosecurity Magazine: Akamai: 43% of 17B login requests tracked via Akamai platform in November and December involved credential abuse, with bots using stolen login credentials  —  UK / EMEA News Reporter , Infosecurity Magazine  —  More than 40% of global log-in attempts are malicious thanks …

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Kim Zetter / New York Times: How “hacker-proof” voting machines that are not connected to the internet can still be vulnerable due to remote access software and internal cellular modems  —  In 2011, the election board in Pennsylvania's Venango County — a largely rural county in the northwest part of the state …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google launches ARCore out of preview, says it works on 13 Android phone models, 100M devices, will expand Google Lens to iOS and more Android smartphones  —  Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Google today launched ARCore 1.0, letting developers create AR experiences on Android.

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Vlad Savov / The Verge: What to expect at MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, new flagships from Sony and Nokia, iPhone X notch lookalikes, and further decline of headphone jack  —  Welcome to the Samsung show  —  The world's biggest mobile technology event is upon us.  This coming week's Mobile World Congress …

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Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google Assistant will gain multilingual support for English, French, and German and will be available in 30+ languages including Hindi and Thai this year  —  As teased yesterday by Hiroshi Lockheimer's MWC 2018 post, Google is heading into the mobile trade show with a number of Assistant announcements.

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Google Assistant now supports routines, allowing it to perform multiple actions at once from a single pre-made command  —  Google is announcing a bunch of forthcoming updates to Assistant today, but one arrives right away: routines, a feature announced back in October that'll allow Assistant …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Samsung relaunches Opera Max, the data-saving privacy-focused browser, as Samsung Max, which will work only on some Samsung Galaxy-branded handsets  —  Samsung has rescued Opera Software's Opera Max data-saving, privacy-protecting Android browser app from oblivion and relaunched it today as Samsung Max.

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Shirin Rajaee / CBS Sacramento: Apple says a refurbishing center in Sacramento County has made 1,600 accidental 911 calls since Oct. 2017, is investigating; public safety is not in danger  —  ELK GROVE (CBS13) - Emergency dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County are seeing an influx of false alarm 911 calls flooding their emergency communication centers.

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Hannah Murphy / Financial Times: France's financial regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers says products based on cryptocurrencies will be regulated like derivatives, no online ads allowed  —  France's financial regulator has said that financial products based on cryptocurrencies should be formally regulated as derivatives …

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Munsif Vengattil / Reuters: SEC filing: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel received $637.8M compensation in 2017, the third highest annual payout received by a CEO, with stock awards comprising $636.6M  —  (Reuters) - Snap Inc (SNAP.N) Chief Executive Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation last year …

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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Google, YouTube, and Facebook don't find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content  —  In the first hours after last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas, my colleague Ryan Broderick noticed something peculiar …

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Jake Smith / ZDNet: Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS currently use RCS  —  Google's RCS platform will allow businesses to send interactive messages to customers.  —  Google has begun signing up businesses …

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Nico Grant / Bloomberg: HP Inc. reports Q1 revs. of $14.5B, up 14% YoY, $1.2B US tax reform charge, personal systems business revenues of $9.44B, up 15% YoY; stock up 4%+ after hours  —  HP Inc., the world's largest personal-computer maker, topped analysts' revenue estimates with strong computer and printer sales during …

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Mamta Badkar / Financial Times: HP Enterprise reports Q1 revenue of $7.7B, up 11% YoY, earnings of $1.4B, up from $267M in Q1 2016, $935M gain from US tax overhaul; stock up 10%+ after hours  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares soared higher on Thursday after the company announced upbeat quarterly results …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Shareaholic: search overtook social for referral traffic in 2017, after the two first swapped spots in 2013, driving 34.8% of visits vs. 25.6% for social  —  Google passed Facebook as the top referral traffic driver in 2017 as the search giant doubled down on mobile and the social giant cleaned up its News Feed.

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Malcolm Owen / AppleInsider: Loup Ventures: Apple Pay has an estimated 38M active users in the US and 127M globally, up from 62M a year ago, equating to around 16% of global iPhones  —  Apple Pay is continuing to grow year-on-year, according to research by Loup Ventures, but while the adoption rate for Apple Pay …

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Stephen Nellis / Reuters: Letters from Intel, Alphabet, and Apple to Congress say Intel didn't disclose Spectre and Meltdown flaws to US cyber security officials before news leaked  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until …

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Reuters: Angry Birds maker Rovio's stock falls 50%+ to ~€5, well below €11.50 IPO price, after weak 2018 revenue guidance of €260-€300M vs. €336M analyst expectations  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO.HE) warned that profitability …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Indigo Fair, a platform that connects independent retailers with manufacturers, raises $12M Series A co-led by Khosla Ventures and Forerunner Ventures  —  Indigo Fair, a platform that connects independent retailers with makers and manufacturers, has raised $12 million in a series A round …

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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk: Tezos Foundation, which manages Tezos code after $232M ICO, says board president Johann Gevers and another member to step down after long-running dispute  —  Two board members of the Switzerland-based Tezos Foundation, including its president Johann Gevers, have stepped down from their positions.

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