Sources: Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt, a key battery ingredient, directly from miners for the first time, amid fears of a shortage (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt, a key battery ingredient, directly from miners for the first time, amid fears

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Sources: Amazon tried to buy smart lock maker August Home for $100M in 2016, focusing on Amazon Key after deal was rebuffed; August was later bought for $150M (The Information)

The Information: Sources: Amazon tried to buy smart lock maker August Home for $ 100M in 2016, focusing on Amazon Key after deal was rebuffed;

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Sources: the FCC is expected to formally publish its December order overturning the Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday (David Shepardson/Reuters)

David Shepardson / Reuters: Sources: the FCC is expected to formally publish its December order overturning the Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday  —  WASHINGTON

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Sources: Rob Goldman apologized internally at Facebook for his tweetstorm about Russian interference, saying “I conveyed my view poorly” (Nicholas Thompson/Wired)

Nicholas Thompson / Wired: Sources: Rob Goldman apologized internally at Facebook for his tweetstorm about Russian interference, saying “I conveyed my view poorly”  —  ON

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Sources detail Belgium’s ongoing investigation into the hack of Belgacom, Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, which was carried out by the UK’s GCHQ (Ryan Gallagher/The Intercept)

Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept: Sources detail Belgium’s ongoing investigation into the hack of Belgacom, Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, which was carried out by the

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Profile of Yevgeny Prigozhin, alleged IRA owner, who, sources say, first hired internet trolls to bury complaints about food supplied to Moscow schools in 2011 (Thomas Grove/Wall Street Journal)

Thomas Grove / Wall Street Journal: Profile of Yevgeny Prigozhin, alleged IRA owner, who, sources say, first hired internet trolls to bury complaints about food

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Instacart raises $200M in a round led by investment firms Coatue Management and Glade Brook Capital Partners, sources say at a $4.2B valuation (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Instacart raises $ 200M in a round led by investment firms Coatue Management and Glade Brook Capital Partners, sources say at a $ 4.2B

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Sources: Amazon paid ~$90M to acquire security camera firm Blink late last year, for its energy-efficient chips that could extend battery life of other devices (Jeffrey Dastin/Reuters)

Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters: Sources: Amazon paid ~$ 90M to acquire security camera firm Blink late last year, for its energy-efficient chips that could extend

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