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Feb 04, 2020
By Brian Heater
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Feb 03, 2020

Facebook board adds Zuckerberg friend, Dropbox's CEO

Shareholders have repeatedly tried to oust Facebook’s chairman Mark Zuckerberg. The board has repeatedly rejected that demand. Outside investors are unlikely to get much help with that push from Facebook’s newest board member: Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston. The addition of Hou…

By Josh Constine
Feb 03, 2020
By Lucas Matney
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Feb 03, 2020

Alphabet earnings show Google Cloud on $10B run rate

Today after the bell, Alphabet reported its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results. The company’s revenue grew from $39.3 billion in 2018 to $46.1 billion in 2019. The firm’s net income also expanded from $8.9 billion to $10.7 billion over the same time frame. The figures, when compared to …

By Alex Wilhelm, Ron Miller
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Feb 03, 2020
By Devin Coldewey
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Feb 03, 2020

HPE acquires cloud native security startup Scytale

HPE announced today that it has acquired Scytale, a cloud native security startup that is built on the open source Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone (SPIFFE) protocol. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Specifically, Scytale looks at application-to-application identi…

By Ron Miller
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Feb 03, 2020

Jenfi wants to solve small business lending in Southeast Asia

Small business lending is a huge market that has attracted massive attention from VC investors in recent years. Startups like Kabbage have raised more than a billion dollars in venture capital and debt to create lending platforms for businesses, and others in the space like Fundbox for lending and …

By Danny Crichton
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Feb 03, 2020
By Darrell Etherington
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Feb 03, 2020

MIT’s RFocus technology could turn your walls into antennas

RFocus asks a simple question: What if instead of just antennas and transmitters on access points and mobile devices, we put the things just about everywhere? You know, just totally slather the walls with the stuff? The new “smart surface” from MIT’s CSAIL uses in excess of 3,000 antennas to boost …

By Brian Heater
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Feb 03, 2020
By Ingrid Lunden