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Sources: Indonesia's Gojek and Tokopedia are finalizing an $18B merger, creating a combined company called Goto, in a deal expected to close as early as April (Juro Osawa/The Information) 

Juro Osawa / The Information: Sources: Indonesia’s Gojek and Tokopedia are finalizing an $18B merger, creating a combined company called Goto, in a deal expected to close as early as April  —  Gojek and Tokopedia, two of Indonesia’s biggest internet companies, are finalizing their $18…

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China's antitrust watchdog publishes strikingly similar statements from 12 companies, including ByteDance and JD.com, pledging compliance with antimonopoly laws (Stephanie Yang/Wall Street Journal) 

Stephanie Yang / Wall Street Journal: China’s antitrust watchdog publishes strikingly similar statements from 12 companies, including ByteDance and JD.com, pledging compliance with antimonopoly laws  —  Days after a record fine against Alibaba, China’s tech companies have pledged to adhere to antimonopoly regulations Source: Technology…

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it is investigating Facebook's recently-discovered data leak that affected 533M accounts (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch) 

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Ireland’s Data Protection Commission says it is investigating Facebook’s recently-discovered data leak that affected 533M accounts  —  Facebook’s lead data supervisor in the European Union has opened an investigation into whether the tech giant violated data protection rules vis-a-vis the leak…

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Sources: Silver Lake invests ~$800M for a minority stake in Abu Dhabi's G42, which offers AI and cloud computing products aimed at digitizing enterprises (Miriam Gottfried/Wall Street Journal) 

Miriam Gottfried / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Silver Lake invests ~$800M for a minority stake in Abu Dhabi’s G42, which offers AI and cloud computing products aimed at digitizing enterprises  —  Private-equity firm will be technology company’s first Western investor  —  Silver Lake is investing…

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Ireland opens GDPR investigation into Facebook leak 

Facebook’s lead data supervisor in the European Union has opened an investigation into whether the tech giant violated data protection rules vis-a-vis the leak of data reported earlier this month. Here’s the Irish Data Protection Commission’s statement: “The Data Protection Commission (DPC) today launched an…

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Ireland opens GDPR investigation into Facebook leak 

Facebook’s lead data supervisor in the European Union has opened an investigation into whether the tech giant violated data protection rules vis-a-vis the leak of data reported earlier this month. Here’s the Irish Data Protection Commission’s statement: “The Data Protection Commission (DPC) today launched an…

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Groq, which makes chips for data centers and autonomous vehicles, raises $300M Series C, led by Tiger Global and D1 Capital, at a $1B+ valuation (Amy Feldman/Forbes) 

Amy Feldman / Forbes: Groq, which makes chips for data centers and autonomous vehicles, raises $300M Series C, led by Tiger Global and D1 Capital, at a $1B+ valuation  —  Jonathan Ross left Google to launch next-generation semiconductor startup Groq in 2016.  Today, the Mountain…

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Hundreds of executives and companies, including Alphabet, Apple, and Amazon, sign a statement opposing "any discriminatory legislation" around voting (New York Times) 

New York Times: Hundreds of executives and companies, including Alphabet, Apple, and Amazon, sign a statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation” around voting  —  Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states. Source:…

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University of Washington researchers partner with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 or flu (William Gallagher/AppleInsider) 

William Gallagher / AppleInsider: University of Washington researchers partner with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 or flu  —  Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may…