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Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out – TechCrunch

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out – TechCrunch Brooks Rainwater Contributor More posts by this contributor As tasks wane, skills rise Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities Scott Andes is the program director for the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem program. …

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Amazon did exactly what it should have with its HQ2 process – TechCrunch

Amazon did exactly what it should have with its HQ2 process – TechCrunch I love my colleague Jon Shieber, he’s a great guy. But his arguments against Amazon’s HQ2 process are just wrong, and are part of an increasingly poisonous atmosphere around employment growth and prosperity in America. Our normally-scheduled …

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Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2 – TechCrunch

Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2 – TechCrunch The big news today is that — finally — we have Amazon’s selection of cities for its dual second headquarters (Northern Virginia and NYC). Then some notes on China. But first, semiconductors and open sourcing analysis. We are experimenting with …

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New plans aim to deploy the first U.S. quantum network from Boston to Washington DC – TechCrunch

New plans aim to deploy the first U.S. quantum network from Boston to Washington DC – TechCrunch About 800 kilometers of unused fiber optic cable running down the U.S. eastern seaboard is set to become the first stateside quantum network. The aim is to get the quantum network up and …

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The Wing, a co-working space for women, opens its doors in San Francisco – TechCrunch

The Wing, a co-working space for women, opens its doors in San Francisco – TechCrunch Women-only co-working space The Wing has made its way to California, opening its first of two planned locations in the state this morning. On Sansome Street in San Francisco’s Financial District, The Wing hopes to …

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch

Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want …

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New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay Lobbyists in XRP

New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay Lobbyists in XRP Ripple is leading a number of organizations launching a lobbying group in Washington D.C., Business Standard reported Friday. Dubbed Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition (SAIV), the group includes, apart from Ripple, the RippleWorks Foundation; Coil, a company developing a solution for …

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Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing – TechCrunch

Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing – TechCrunch Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in modern …

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Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch The Wing is bringing the physical world it’s created for professional women to the digital world with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available later this month. The co-working company …

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RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch

RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top secret submarine program. Two years ago, hackers …

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