Profile of data mining company Palantir, cofounded by Peter Thiel, which works with government agencies and law enforcement to help track US citizens (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Profile of data mining company Palantir, cofounded by Peter Thiel, which works with government agencies and law enforcement to help track US citizens  — 

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Sources and job listings show Facebook is building a team to design its own chips for AI, joining the trend among tech giants to lower dependence on chipmakers (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources and job listings show Facebook is building a team to design its own chips for AI, joining the trend among tech giants to

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Sources: Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium news subscription service next year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium news subscription service next year  — 

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Sources: Chinese e-commerce site Pinduoduo has raised $1B+ from Sequoia Capital, Tencent, and others at a valuation of ~$15B, roughly 10x the level a year ago (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: Chinese e-commerce site Pinduoduo has raised $ 1B+ from Sequoia Capital, Tencent, and others at a valuation of ~$ 15B, roughly 10x the

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SenseTime, a Chinese AI startup specializing in object and face recognition, raises $600M from Alibaba and others at $3B+ valuation, up from $1.47B in July 2017 (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: SenseTime, a Chinese AI startup specializing in object and face recognition, raises $ 600M from Alibaba and others at $ 3B+ valuation, up from

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China unveils pilot program for large firms like Alibaba to list on the mainland via relaxed rules and depository receipts, which could lead to more IPOs there (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: China unveils pilot program for large firms like Alibaba to list on the mainland via relaxed rules and depository receipts, which could lead to

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China unveils tax breaks that will exempt semiconductor companies from paying corporate taxes for up to 5 years starting Jan. 1, amid rising US trade tensions (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: China unveils tax breaks that will exempt semiconductor companies from paying corporate taxes for up to 5 years starting Jan. 1, amid rising US

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A.G. Gangadhar, hired as CTO of GM’s Cruise in September, to leave after complaints that he allegedly fostered a hostile work environment for women at Uber (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: A.G. Gangadhar, hired as CTO of GM’s Cruise in September, to leave after complaints that he allegedly fostered a hostile work environment for women

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