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New York Times TechMar 21, 2018
Targeting Tech Giants, Europe Unveils Digital Tax Proposal
The plan would create a system where digital businesses in Europe would have to pay taxes on their revenues, rather than their profits, to curb tax avoidance.

EU proposes strict new taxes on large technology companies (Engadget)
Tech Giants Face Hundreds of Millions in New Taxes Under EU Proposals (WSJ Technology)

Reuters TechnologyMar 21, 2018
BMW to double self-driving car testing fleet despite U.S. fatality
MUNICH (Reuters) - BMW will not change its strategy on autonomous vehicle testing despite the death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving car during tests by ride-hailing firm Uber [UBER.UL], senior executives said on Wednesday.

Insurers Race to Develop Coverage for Driverless Cars (WSJ Technology)

Reuters TechnologyMar 21, 2018
Designed in California, made in China: how the iPhone skews U.S. trade deficit
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump often tweets from his iPhone about pressuring China to address its $375 billion trade surplus with the United States. But a closer look at the Apple smartphone reveals how the headline figure is distorted.

CNET NewsMar 21, 2018
LinkedIn's top places to work includes a lot of tech companies - CNET
Even though Silicon Valley is facing a reckoning, people still want to work there, according to LinkedIn's survey of top 50 companies to work in 2018.

Facebook is Building a Real Community in California To Test Whether People Love Tech Companies Enough To Live in Them (SlashDot)

ComputerWorldMar 21, 2018
Mingis on Tech: The top changes in Windows 10's spring update
With Microsoft largely sticking to its twice-a-year Windows 10 update schedule (new versions in the spring and fal), "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update" will be coming soon to a PC near you. (It's expected to roll out in April.)

And while the update does offer a few new features - including some likely to be welcomed by enterprise users - those changes users will see aren't going to be dramatic.

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eWeekMar 21, 2018
AMD Set to Patch 13 Vulnerabilities Disclosed by CTS Labs
After being blindsided by a set of vulnerability reports that were disclosed without giving AMD time to analyze, the silicon vendor has now provided a technical assessment.

Reuters TechnologyMar 21, 2018
Dropbox raises IPO price range by $2 on strong demand
(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc [DBX.O] has raised the price range for its initial public offering by $2 following strong demand for the first big tech IPO this year.

Reuters TechnologyMar 20, 2018
Social media stocks tumble as Wall Street fears regulation
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Facebook , Twitter and Snapchat-owner Snap fell further on Tuesday as Wall Street fretted over potential regulatory scrutiny that could hobble the business of the social networks.

Reuters TechnologyMar 20, 2018
Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election, Facebook questioned
LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.

ComputerWorldMar 20, 2018
Could these grain-sized computers using blockchain networks thwart counterfeiters?
Within five years, IBM researchers hope to deploy granular microcomputers that, in conjunction with a blockchain electronic ledger, could be used to verify and track goods all over the world.

IBM has created a microcomputer technology called cryptographic anchors (abbreviated: crypto-anchors) and says they could be used to authenticate anything from pharmaceuticals to luxury goods, such as diamonds, from point of origin to merchant.

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ComputerWorldMar 20, 2018
Microsoft shrinks Windows 10's upgrade downtime
Microsoft today said that upcoming Windows 10 feature upgrades, including the one that will ship early next month, will complete their on-PC migrations with significantly less disruption to their users' work.

According to the company, future upgrades - the twice-a-year heavy lifts that form the foundation of Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service claim - will feature a 63% reduction in user downtime compared to a year ago.

[ Further reading: Windows 10 spring update: Key enterprise features ] "To achieve this, we moved portions of the work done during the offline phases and placed it in the online phase," Joseph Conway, a senior program manager on the team responsible for Microsoft's upgrade technologies, wrote in a post to a company blog.

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Wired NewsMar 20, 2018
Alphabet's 'Outline' Homebrew VPN Software Offers Open-Source, Easy Set-Up Privacy You Control
Alphabet tech incubator Jigsaw wants to make it easy to run your own, more private virtual private network.

CNET NewsMar 20, 2018
2019 Ford Fusion adds driver-assist tech, more EV range - Roadshow
The 2019 Fusion will go on sale this summer, following its New York Auto Show debut.
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