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June 18, 2018, 5:10 AM

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Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Google to invest $550M in China's second-largest e-commerce site JD.com as part of a strategic partnership  —  - U.S. tech giant Google said it would invest $550 million in cash into Chinese e-commerce player JD.com.  — The companies said the investment is part of a strategic partnership …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Source: P2P file-sharing company BitTorrent has been sold to Justin Sun, a blockchain entrepreneur best known for the Tron platform and its TRX cryptocurrency  —  File-sharing pioneer BitTorrent Inc. has been sold to Justin Sun, a blockchain entrepreneur best known for the Tron platform and its TRX cryptocurrency.
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Andrew Galbraith / Reuters:
Foxconn says it is establishing its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after announcing plans to build a $10B LCD plant in the state last year  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn said it would establish its North American corporate headquarters in Milwaukee …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details SigSpoof, a recently patched critical flaw in PGP that allowed hackers to spoof digital email signatures, says the bug dates back to 1998  —  SigSpoof flaw fixed inGnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools, and python-gnupg.  —  For their entire existence, some of the world's …
Zoho:
Managing your training team is now a breeze  —  Clara is the head of Learning and Development (L&D) at Zylker Corp, and trains employees in domains like soft skills and leadership.  She manages a team that conducts internal training for Zylker's employees based in different branches across the globe.
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Mark Harris / Wired:
Seattle's dockless bike trial shows 74% of city is in favor of bikeshare even as some complain about clogged streets and working conditions at bike providers  —  SEAN HEALY WAS driving for Uber in Seattle when a passenger offered him an intriguing job.  It wasn't the first time a rider …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Paris-based Back Market, a marketplace for used and refurbished gadgets that operates in six countries including US, raises €41M Series B led by Groupe Arnault  —  Paris-based Back Market announced today that it has raised $48 million in venture capital as the market for used and refurbished gadgets continues to soar.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Managing your training team is now a breeze  —  Clara is the head of Learning and Development (L&D) at Zylker Corp, and trains employees in domains like soft skills and leadership.

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