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Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge:Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted  —  Google´s getting out of the tablet hardware business, canceling two different tablets it was building and reassigning those employees to other projects.

Medallia, which offers a customer experience management platform, files for IPO; it reported a $82.2M net loss and $313.6M in revenue for its last fiscal year (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:Medallia, which offers a customer experience management platform, files for IPO; it reported a $82.2M net loss and $313.6M in revenue for its last fiscal year  —  Medallia, a Silicon Valley subscription-based software company that competes with the likes of SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics …

France is creating a G7 task force to ensure cryptocurrencies are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules (Inti Landauro/Reuters)

Inti Landauro / Reuters:France is creating a G7 task force to ensure cryptocurrencies are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules  —  PARIS (Reuters) - France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook´s Libra are governed …

Sen. Josh Hawley introduces bill that would remove CDA 230 protections for online platforms with 30M+ US MAUs, which FTC could return after paid audit (Mike Masnick/Techdirt)

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:Sen. Josh Hawley introduces bill that would remove CDA 230 protections for online platforms with 30M+ US MAUs, which FTC could return after paid audit  —  from the say-what-now?  dept  —  Senate newbie Josh Hawley has made it clear that he´s no fan of big internet companies and has joined …

Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, which makes Hue-branded smart lights, announces new Li-Fi lights called Truelifi with data transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbps (Jon Porter/The Verge)

Jon Porter / The Verge:Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, which makes Hue-branded smart lights, announces new Li-Fi lights called Truelifi with data transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbps  —  Signify´s Truelifi can be retrofitted into existing Philips lights  —  Signify, the company formerly known as Philips Lighting …

Analysis of Crunchbase data of 21K funding rounds for 13K US startups shows women leading "non-female-focused" startups raise 54% less VC than their fair share (Daniela Perdomo/Industrial Felt)

Daniela Perdomo / Industrial Felt:Analysis of Crunchbase data of 21K funding rounds for 13K US startups shows women leading “non-female-focused” startups raise 54% less VC than their fair share  —  I´ve raised four rounds of venture capital.  Each time, I feel a little part of me dies so goTenna might succeed.

Oracle publishes out-of-band update to patch a zero-day code-execution vulnerability in WebLogic Server that is being actively exploited, per researchers (Jim Salter/Ars Technica)

Jim Salter / Ars Technica:Oracle publishes out-of-band update to patch a zero-day code-execution vulnerability in WebLogic Server that is being actively exploited, per researchers  —  Oracle´s WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs.  —  Oracle on Tuesday published an out-of-band update patching …
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