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Facebook still wants to be a media company – TechCrunch

Facebook may have disbanded its “Trending” news section, but the social network is not abandoning its media company ambitions, despite whatever CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to Congress. In fact, the opposite of “not being a media business” is now occurring: Facebook is directly paying news publishers to create video, even ...

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US debuts world’s fastest supercomputer

Image copyright Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summit, the US’s new supercomputer, is more than twice as powerful as the current world leader. The machine can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops. China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, until now the world’s most powerful machine, has a processing ...

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Swiss vote to block foreign betting sites in referendum

Image copyright AFP Image caption The vote was one of two national referendums on Sunday Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed a new gambling law which will block foreign betting sites. The new Gambling Act won the support of 72.9% of voters, according to final results, despite accusations that the law ...

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a look at M&A deals – TechCrunch

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft account for a titanic amount of ...

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a look at M&A deals – TechCrunch

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft account for a titanic amount of ...

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 – TechCrunch

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as ...

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018 – TechCrunch

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as ...

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