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Eric Geller / Politico:
Trump signs executive order for extensive review of US government's cybersecurity, but mostly maintains the cyber policy path set by last two administrations   —  President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a long-delayed cybersecurity executive order that is expected to launch sweeping reviews …
May 11, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Rishika Sadam / Reuters:
Verizon to buy 5G spectrum holder Straight Path Communications for $3.1B   —  Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier, is buying wireless spectrum holder Straight Path Communications Inc (STRP.A) for an enterprise value of about $3.1 billion, ending a bidding war with rival AT&T (T.N).
May 11, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
SiFive, creators of open RISC-V architecture, announce $8.5M Series B led by Spark Capital as company unveils two new chip designs   —  The RISC-V chip design can be licensed from SiFive  —  If you're buying a PC or server, you've likely considered chips based on x86 or, perhaps less often, the ARM architecture.
May 9, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
The Verge:
How the H-1B visa program has become a gateway for companies to replace US tech staff with foreign workers earning less and receiving fewer benefits   —  In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement.  A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a Cobalt programmer in the 1970s.
Apr 23, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
AT&T to acquire wireless carrier Straight Path in $1.6B deal for its spectrum, ahead of 5G push, paying almost 3x Straight Path's stock price   —  AT&T just settled the Wall Street debate over the value of high bandwidth airwave rights suitable for super-fast next generation wireless networks.
Apr 10, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together   —  While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app.
Mar 25, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Pinterest expects $500M+ in revenue this year, a jump of at least 67% over last year's $300M   —  The visual discovery site is on the path to an IPO.  —  Pinterest may finally be growing into its $11 billion valuation.  —  Pinterest, which makes all of its money from advertising …
Mar 21, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Ben Lang / Road to VR:
Hands-on with LG's SteamVR compatible headset prototype, which seems like a strong competitor to HTC Vive   —  LG is the first company after HTC to follow the path laid out by Valve for headset makers to bring their wares to SteamVR.  That path involves using SteamVR Tracking technology …
Mar 3, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Valve's Steam Direct to replace Steam Greenlight, will charge developers a fixed fee to submit a game instead of relying on users to vet submissions   —  Valve wants to take itself out of the equation when it comes to the Steam PC gaming marketplace, and that means it is ending …
Feb 10, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
D-Wave Systems launches 2000Q, a quantum computer with 2000 qubits, priced at $15M and double the size of its existing quantum computer   —  D-Wave's 2000Q quantum computer will ship to select customers but could ultimately be available to others via the cloud
Jan 24, 2017, 7:45 PMIn context

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