Data shows Tencent bought stakes in 277 tech companies between 2013 and 2017, and the value of its stakes in public companies topped $33B at the end of 2017 (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Data shows Tencent bought stakes in 277 tech companies between 2013 and 2017, and the value of its stakes in public companies

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Tech Nation report: UK tech companies raised £4.5B in 2017, almost double the previous year, despite fears over Brexit outcomes (Jeremy Kahn/Bloomberg)

Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg: Tech Nation report: UK tech companies raised £4.5B in 2017, almost double the previous year, despite fears over Brexit outcomes  — 

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Five-day Atlantic Hurricane forecasts in 2017 were as accurate as two-day forecasts in 1998 thanks to more powerful supercomputers and more precise models (Eric Berger/Ars Technica)

Eric Berger / Ars Technica: Five-day Atlantic Hurricane forecasts in 2017 were as accurate as two-day forecasts in 1998 thanks to more powerful supercomputers and

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IAB report: online advertising exceeded total spent on broadcast and cable TV in 2017, reaching $88B, a 21% increase from 2016; mobile rose 36% YoY to $49.9B (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: IAB report: online advertising exceeded total spent on broadcast and cable TV in 2017, reaching $ 88B, a 21% increase from

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House Democrats release 3,519 Facebook ads from Russia-linked accounts, spanning 2015 to 2017, showing a coordinated campaign to sow distrust in US politics (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: House Democrats release 3,519 Facebook ads from Russia-linked accounts, spanning 2015 to 2017, showing a coordinated campaign to sow distrust in US politics  — 

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South Wales police defend use of facial recognition tech after it was revealed the system had a 92% error rate in the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff (Press Association)

Press Association: South Wales police defend use of facial recognition tech after it was revealed the system had a 92% error rate in the 2017

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