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Amazon's HQ2 Losers Hold Out Hope for Consolation Prize 20 January 2018, 2:51 am

Amazon.com Inc.’s search for a second headquarters site disappointed 218 North American towns and cities, but many still have hopes of landing a smaller Amazon investment in a data center or warehouse.

Twitter Reveals 1,000 More Accounts Tied to Russian Propaganda Agency 20 January 2018, 2:20 am

Twitter said it identified 1,062 more accounts tied to a Russian government-backed propaganda outfit, as the social-media company and other tech firms continue to grapple with how their platforms were manipulated in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Advertising's 'Mad Men' Bristle at Digital Revolution 20 January 2018, 12:33 am

Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest ad agencies, is trying to force old-school “creatives” to work more closely with new technology hires to hang on to big clients. One tool: an algorithm dubbed “Marcel” that selects teams from across the company’s sprawling operations.

Facebook to Rank News Sources by Quality to Battle Misinformation 20 January 2018, 12:31 am

Facebook plans to start ranking news sources in its feed based on user evaluations of credibility, a major step in its effort to fight false and sensationalist information that will also push the company further into a role it has long sought to avoid—content referee.

IBM's Growth Comes at a Cost 19 January 2018, 11:39 pm

For IBM, a bit of growth, as it turns out, isn’t quite enough to assuage concerns about how the company gets there.

Let Me Tell You Some More About Bitcoin---Hello? Hello? 19 January 2018, 11:00 pm

The wild virtual currency has obsessive fans and investors. Behind them are loved ones who are really, really tired of hearing about it; ‘I tune it out.’

Apple's Big Cash Winners: Shareholders 19 January 2018, 9:48 pm

Apple announced a $38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the company’s response to tax-system changes will likely be its shareholders.

Facebook Loses Its Field Commander in China 19 January 2018, 3:26 pm

Facebook’s campaign to re-enter China has hit another setback with the departure of a veteran executive who had been leading efforts to improve relations with Chinese government leaders.

Google and China's Tencent Find Being Friends Has Benefits 19 January 2018, 2:01 pm

Google and Tencent will license each other’s technology patents, a deal that could help the former broaden its toehold in China and accelerate the global expansion of the latter.

What's Bitcoin Worth? A New Plan to Bring Discipline to Crypto Prices 19 January 2018, 5:23 am

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is launching a service to bring bitcoin data to hedge funds and other trading firms, in the latest sign that cryptocurrencies are being taken seriously by Wall Street.

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