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SoftBank may split in two to focus on tech bets

Masayoshi Son made a name for himself with blockbuster bets on companies like Alibaba and Uber. But the next big move by the billionaire founder of SoftBank could be much closer to home. SoftBank (SFTBF) — a Japanese telecom company that has drawn attention for its aggressive investments in tech …

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The new Facebook News Feed is rattling Wall Street

Facebook’s changes to your News Feed are rattling Wall Street. Facebook (FB) stock sank 4% on Friday, its worst day in more than a year, after the company announced it will prioritize posts from friends and family over news stories and content from businesses. Investors are worried that the revamp …

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CES 2018: Blackout at tech’s biggest show

The largest consumer electronics show in the world has found itself in the dark. Much of the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power on Wednesday morning in the middle of CES 2018, the massive annual gathering of technology companies. Rain caused the outage, which lasted about two hours. “A preliminary …

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This VR glove startup wants you to touch virtual worlds

Virtual reality lets you see and explore fantasy worlds. But with today’s technology, you can’t actually touch or feel anything in them. Startup Sense Glove hopes to change that. At the CES 2018 tech conference in Las Vegas, the Netherlands-based company showed off a 3D-printed prototype for a VR glove …

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Sony’s robot dog has learned some new tricks

Sony’s iconic robotic dog Aibo can now dance, find a bone and recognize people in your family. The Japanese electronics company showed off Aibo’s new tricks at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week. The revamped version of the robotic dog, which Sony first launched in the 1990s, costs ¥198,000 …

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Microsoft’s chip security fix is turning some PCs into bricks

Microsoft’s first attempt to patch a major microchip security flaw didn’t go so well. Some older PCs with AMD processors couldn’t boot into Windows after installing Microsoft’s security patch. Those computers are perpetually stuck in the “blue screen of death.” So, Microsoft suspended the security update for computers with AMD …

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Jeff Bezos is the richest person in history

Jeff Bezos is now the richest person of all time. That should put an Amazon smile on his face. The Amazon CEO’s net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday, according to Bloomberg’s billionaire tracker. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Forbes, the other major tracker of …

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