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Microsoft gets US license to resume selling software to Huawei

The US government is still bent on blacklisting Huawei in most respects, but the Chinese tech giant just got an important reprieve. The Commerce Department has granted Microsoft a license to “export mass-market software” to Huawei, according to a Microsoft statement to Bloomberg. The American company declined to say just …

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Max Q: NASA signs up new Moon delivery companies

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. There were lot of highlights in the space industry this past week (even though a rocket launch that was supposed to happened is now pushed to Monday). The biggest news for commercial space might just be …

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India's financial services firm Paytm raises $1B

Paytm said on Monday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round as the Noida-headquartered firm, which once dominated the local mobile payments market, attempts to fight back giants Google, Walmart’s PhonePe, and Facebook. The company said the new financing round was led by U.S. asset manager T …

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Protesters accuse Google of retaliating against organizing workers

Rivers in particular had been involved in petitioning Google to avoid bidding on contracts for both Customs and Border Protection as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While the company is ostensibly looking into her document access, she said that the Google investigative team had spent much of its time …

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Facebook built a facial recognition app that identified employees

Facebook’s stance on facial recognition has changed as of late, but its past enthusiasm for the technology may have been stronger than previously thought. Business Insider has learned (subscription required) that Facebook developed an internal mobile app between 2015 and 2016 that used facial recognition to identify coworkers and their …

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'State of Decay 2' brings zombie slaying to Steam in early 2020

Pricing and other details are still forthcoming, although you can add the game to your wishlist now if you’re already intrigued by it. This isn’t the first Microsoft Store-centric game to make the leap to Steam. However, it is an acknowledgment that Steam represents a large audience that’s hard to …

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