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Denmark-based Peakon, which provides a SaaS platform for employee retention, raises $35M Series B led by Atomico (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

A look at an iPhone prototype board from 2006-2007, when the device was codenamed "M68" and "Purple 2" within Apple (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Report: US has spent $36B digitizing health records, which have risked patient safety with thousands of reports of deaths and injuries tied to software glitches (Kaiser Health News)

Yandex partners with Hyundai to develop software and hardware for autonomous cars (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Apple updates iMac lineup with Intel's 8th-generation and 9th-generation Core processors and AMD's Radeon Pro Vega GPUs (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)

Instagram adds in-app shopping to let users buy from 20 beauty and fashion brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Nike, and Huda Beauty (Emma Sandler/Digiday)

Amid a noticeable uptick in Mirai botnet activity, a Palo Alto Networks report says a new Mirai malware variant targets signage TVs and presentation systems (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

CEO of Exactis talks about the fallout after the marketing company exposed 230M personal records on a public server, says he plans to focus on another startup (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on why breaking up big tech should be a last resort measure, GDPR favoring large companies, and more (Recode)

A roundup of the 85+ companies that launched at Y Combinator's Winter 2019 Demo Day 1, including medical, AI, on-demand, e-commerce, and robotics startups (TechCrunch)

Indian ride-hailing company Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia for exploring mobility solutions and developing electric vehicles (Manish Singh/VentureBeat)

Facebook says original Christchurch attack video was viewed <200 times during live broadcast; first user report came in 12 minutes after live broadcast ended (Chris Sonderby/Facebook)

Source: Google's upcoming lower-priced Pixel phones will be called Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL with 5.6- and 6-inch displays; 3a to feature Snapdragon 670, 4GB RAM (Stephen Hall/9to5Google)

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Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and some of its users for defamation, alleging Twitter is shadow banning conservatives, seeks $250M+ in damages (Juliegrace Brufke/The Hill)

Reed Hastings confirms that Netflix won't be offering its content through Apple's upcoming video service (Peter Kafka/Recode)

Nvidia launches the 70mm by 45mm Jetson Nano, its AI computing board for entry-level applications aimed at developers, makers, and enthusiasts, starting at $99 (James Vincent/The Verge)

Mobile ad network Kiip hires new CEO after former CEO Brian Wong was indicted by a grand jury Friday on a sexual assault charge from an SXSW encounter in 2016 (Allison Schiff/AdExchanger)

AWS is launching new EC2 G4 instances with support for Nvidia's T4 GPUs, which optimize for running AI models and use ray tracing tech, in the coming weeks (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Nvidia says Drive Constellation, its cloud-based autonomous vehicle simulation platform, is generally available, with Toyota as its first customer (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Xiaomi launches Black Shark 2, a ~$480 gaming smartphone with a pressure-sensitive 6.39" OLED display, vapor chamber cooling, and 6GB-12GB of RAM, in China (Stefan Etienne/The Verge)

General Catalyst announces initiative to invest at least $25M into 25 to 35 seed-stage startups each year, with initial investments between $500K and $2M (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

Atlassian acquires AgileCraft, which lets companies plan their strategic projects and workstreams using the Agile software development methodology, for ~$166M (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Intel claims it will build America's first exascale supercomputer by 2021 using its new Xe GPU architecture, partnering with Cray in a Department of Energy deal (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Putin signs into law bills banning "fake news" and penalizing those who post content found to be insulting to state officials, state symbols, or Russian society (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Six banks sign letters of intent to issue stablecoins on World Wire, an IBM payment network that uses Stellar's public blockchain (Ian Allison/CoinDesk)

Facebook is struggling with Today In, its feature curating local news, because 40% of Americans live in places that do not have enough local news coverage (The Guardian)

Five years after Google announced Android Wear, Wear OS still feels unpolished and laggy, and lacks a stand-out flagship, as OEM interest has faded (C. Scott Brown/Android Authority)

Nokia 9 PureView review: the five-camera array produces great images but is very slow, often losing photos and the in-display fingerprint sensor is atrocious (Ryan Whitwam/Android Police)

Latin American carrier America Movil to acquire Nextel in Brazil for $905M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Israeli ride-hailing service Gett, which anticipates becoming profitable later this year, is planning an IPO on either the London Stock Exchange or in Israel (Financial Times)

Slack launches Enterprise Key Management, a tool that enables customers in regulated industries to control their encryption keys and revoke them if required (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Inside YouTube's efforts to shut down uploads, coming as quickly as 1 per second, of the Christchurch shooting as uploaders managed to evade its detection tools (Washington Post)

Stanford is launching the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence to put humans and ethics at the center of AI and aims to raise $1B+ (Elizabeth Dwoskin/Washington Post)

NIST's benchmark test for facial recognition systems uses images of immigrants, US visa applicants, abused children, and dead people, without consent (Slate)

Report: Myspace has lost all the photos, videos, and music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 due to data corruption during a server migration project (Cory Doctorow/Boing Boing)

Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini with Apple Pencil support (Apple)

Profile of reclusive infosec expert Fabian Wosar, who has devoted himself, at huge personal cost, to helping victims of ransomware around the world (Joe Tidy/BBC)

An overview of Apple's big spending plan to challenge streaming incumbents like Netflix, ahead of its March 25 "It's show time" event (John Koblin/New York Times)

UKCloud, which provides cloud infrastructure for the public sector, raises 25M from Digital Alpha (Andrii Degeler/Tech.eu)

OneWeb, which recently launched its first constellation of micro-satellites to provide global internet access, raises $1.25B to begin mass producing satellites (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Filing: Lyft is seeking to raise as much as $2.1B at a valuation of up to $18.5B in its IPO, offering 30.8M shares at $62-68 each (Bloomberg)

Fidelity National has agreed to acquire Worldpay for ~$34B in cash and stock, in the biggest deal ever in the booming international payments sector (Bloomberg)

Trends in seed and early-stage funding in the US over the past decade: number of <$1M rounds are down, $1M-$5M rounds are flattening, but $10-$20M rounds are up (TechCrunch)

Survey of 500 IT executives finds 58% of enterprises deploy a new build daily, and 26% at least hourly, but only about one-third support continuous testing (Joe McKendrick/ZDNet)

Creative Commons says copyright can't protect photos from being used for facial recognition, like IBM did, and that public policy should address privacy issues (Ryan Merkley/Creative Commons)

A look at BNB, a coin from Binance, the world's largest digital-asset exchange by trading volume, which has more than tripled in value in the last three months (Olga Kharif/Bloomberg)

A look at how AI is being used in science, from probing the evolution of galaxies and calculating quantum wave functions to discovering new chemical compounds (Dan Falk/Quanta Magazine)

Lightbits Labs comes out of stealth, says it has raised $50M led by Dell EMC, Cisco, Micron, and others for its datacenter software with "hardware acceleration" (Lilach Baumer/CTech - 24/7)

Sources: Lyft will seek to raise around $2B at a valuation of up to $23B as it starts its IPO roadshow this week (Maureen Farrell/Wall Street Journal)

As Garageband turns 15, artists discuss how they have used the app as it has evolved, and Apple shows off its studio where the pre-installed sounds are made (Amy X. Wang/Rolling Stone)

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10 Popular Myths About Leadership and How to Overcome Them - Entrepreneur

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10 Things That You Can Do To Improve The Employee Experience - Forbes

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25 Ways to Lead, Inspire and Motivate Your Team to Greatness - Entrepreneur

3 Ways To Maintain Your Energy At Work - Forbes

30 Fast Facts About The College Admissions Scandal - Forbes

4 Simple Ways to Up Your Millennial Marketing Game - Entrepreneur

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7 Reasons You Want To Actively Recruit and Hire These Employees Now - Forbes

7 things You Need To Start A Small Laundry Services in Nigeria - Financial Watch

8 Leadership Insights From A Visit To South Dakota - Forbes

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A New Zealand shooting survivor, who lost his brother in the attack, found out about the death by watching his killer's livestream - Business Insider

A product Comcast launched 2 years ago was supposed to disrupt AT&T and Verizon's business ' now experts see it as something totally different - Business Insider

ABE UK, UNESCO to train 1.2million youths - The Nation

Access Bank grosses N95bn profit in 2018 - The Sun

Access Bank Plc holds Signing Ceremony for N15 Billion Green Bond Issuance - Nairametrics

Access Bank's N15bn Africa's First Green Bond Fully Subscribed - Daily Independent

Access, Diamond Bank hosts International Women's Day conference - The Authority

Addressable TV Is Creating New Advertising Capabilities....And They Are Not Going Away - Forbes

Adrian Amos Moves Into Leading Role With Green Bay - Forbes

African SMEs must engage factoring to ease access to finance' Afreximbank - Vanguard

AI experts are studying the way that kids' brains develop, and it could be a game-changer for the technology (GOOG, GOOGL) - Business Insider

Air Peace Garners 44.7% Votes To Emerge Best Airline In Nigeria - Daily Independent

Airbnb host in Australia sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing a guest over an $149 unpaid bill - Business Insider

Airtel shares forfeiture claims are false, Ecobank Group subsidiary claims - Tribune

All Current Jobs in Nigeria 2019 ' List of Government & Private Jobs Recruitment in Nigeria today - Financial Watch

Alleged N115m Scam: Ex-SEC Boss, Gwarzo, Knows Fate April 12 - Leadership

ANAP Elects NCAA Branch Excos - Leadership

Apapa Customs generates N61bn revenue in two months - Punch

App Annie, one of Silicon Valley's most popular tools for measuring an app's success, crosses a $100 million milestone and unveils a product to launch another wave of growth - Business Insider

Apple is pitching its new subscription service as a savior to journalism, but publishers say its logic is flawed - Business Insider

Apple just updated the iMac for the first time since 2017 with a big performance boost (AAPL) - Business Insider

Archaeological Geneticists Call Jack The Ripper DNA Study 'Unpublishable Nonsense - Forbes

Ariana Grande kicked off her 'Sweetener' tour in New York with a tribute to her late ex Mac Miller - Business Insider

Avon HMO urges states to take health insurance - Punch

Bad Bargain: Why We Still Ask Kids To Factor Polynomials And How We Fix It - Forbes

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