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It matters where you locate your startup. A few locations attract most of the talent that fast-growing startups need to keep growing. The talent designs, builds, and sells the products that customers use and buy. And the revenue growth attracts capital ...   Inc  
DOJ allegedly looking into the Google Fitbit deal over antitrust issues
The Google Fitbit deal announced in early November could possibly be facing a roadblock. According to an anonymous source speaking with Reuters, the United States Department of Justice could be looking into the deal with concerns about antitrust issues. As of now, there’s no official announcement fr   Android Authority  
Cops see an encryption problem. Spyware makers see an opportunity.
The US Senate is set for a new hearing into encryption The big question: Is there new legislation mandating encryption back doors? Meet the Israeli company selling a tool to push people off encrypted services Suppose you’re a cop who wants to eavesdrop on an encrypted phone call, the kind of call bi   MIT Technology Review  
'Fortnite' is finally coming to the Play Store and its creator Epic wants to break how Google taxes apps in the process
Previously "Fortnite" was only available to download via the Epic store for Android users, but this exposed a security flaw.   Business Insider  
Pinterest Trends tracks search term usage among its more than 320 million monthly users
If you’ve ever wondered which keywords are among the most popular on Pinterest, you’re in luck. The tech giant today announced the launch of Pinterest Trends, a new feature that that reveals the most popular search keywords within the year. Much like Google Trends and Bing’s Keyword Research Tool, T   VentureBeat  
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite Prices And Release Date Leaked
A Slovakian retailer listed Samsung's Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite as available for preorders The listing revealed their prices and potential release date The listing has since been taken down, but not without being seen by news sites A listing reveals the possible Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Ga   International Business Times  
Big Tech’s Most Powerful Apostates, Ranked
Last month, as Sacha Baron Cohen was delivering his made-for-social-media anti-social-media diatribe at the Anti-Defamation League, Tim Berners-Lee, the literal inventor of the World Wide Web, was ...   New York Magazine  
A Wall Street analyst thinks Cisco is about to introduce a new processor chip, in a move that could be bad news for Broadcom, Juniper and Arista
Cisco could be getting into the processor business, which would give it a new way to work with companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.   Business Insider  
Google says it won’t grant Fortnite an exemption to the Play Store’s 30 percent cut
Google has publicly rebuffed game developer Epic over its reported attempt to distribute its popular battle royale hit Fortnite through the Play Store without paying the company’s standard 30 percent fee. In a statement to The Verge, Google says the Android platform is dependent on the existing Play   The Verge  
Amazon: We Lost $10B Pentagon Contract Because of Trump
Amazon will challenge the Pentagon's decision to award a contract to rival Microsoft by claiming that President Trump himself manipulated the tendering process to stiff his "perceived political enemy"—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos—out of $10 billion deal. On Monday, the e-commerce giant filed a formal compl   PC Magazine