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Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund
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Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese e-commerce giant led a $1.1 billion round last year, while SoftBank recently transitioned its shareholding […]

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After a record-long vacancy, NASA likely to finally get a formal leader
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Enlarge / Oklahoma GOP Congressman Jim Bridenstine is Trump’s nominee to become NASA administrator. (credit: Space Foundation) On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a space policy speech at a conference in Colorado. At the beginning of his talk, Pence singled out NASA’s acting administrator Robert Lightfoot for a 30-year career at the space agency, […]

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Samsung's Bixby leader leaves for Google
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Samsung's ambitions in services just took a bit of a blow. ZDNet has learned that Samsung's software research CTO Injong Rhee has left the company to become an "Enterpreneur in Residence" at Google. The 7-year veteran was important to the development…

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Raja Koduri, AMD's Radeon Tech Group Leader, Resigns
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Ryan Smith, writing for AnandTech: On the day following what’s perhaps one of the greatest (and oddest) product design wins for AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, a second bit of surprising news is coming out of AMD. Raja Koduri, the Senior VP and Chief Architect of the group, who has been its leader since the RTG […]

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Twitter suspends ex-KKK leader David Duke… then brings him back
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David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan and vocal white supremacist, was suspended from Twitter this morning. And then the social network restored his account, albeit with a reset follower count. Twitter hasn't commented on the initial decisi…

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Prosecutors in Korea want to arrest Samsung’s leader on bribery charges
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 Samsung is still getting over the Galaxy Note 7, but already an investigation into alleged bribery in its native South Korea is threatening to plunge it into yet another crisis. Read More

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Survey Says: Elon Musk Is Most Admired Tech Leader, Topping Bezos and Zuckerberg
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First Round Capital conducted a poll of 700 tech company founders and found Elon Musk to be the most admired leader in the technology industry. Elon Musk received 23 percent of the votes; 10 percent said Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, 6 percent said Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and 5 percent wrote in Steve Jobs. […]

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Will China Become a Leader on Global Climate Action?
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Image: Ng Han Guan/AP For the last few years, the United States has been a lukewarm leader on global climate action. Now, if President-elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, it may become the rogue state of climate change. Read more…

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America’s Brief Role as a Climate Leader Is Probably Over
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While America was watching Donald Trump sweep the polls, climate representatives from over 200 countries were watching America’s commitments to international climate goals blow away. The post America’s Brief Role as a Climate Leader Is Probably Over appeared first on WIRED.

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