In a court filing, Meta, maker of the Meta 2 AR headset, says its assets have been sold off by a lender and it is insolvent; Meta had raised $73M in VC funding (Adario Strange/Next Reality)

Adario Strange / Next Reality: In a court filing, Meta, maker of the Meta 2 AR headset, says its assets have been sold off by a lender and it is insolvent; Meta had raised $73M in VC funding  —  The last time we heard from Meta, the makers of the Meta 2 augmented reality headset, things looked pretty bleak. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

January 11, 2019
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Friday Squid Blogging: New Giant Squid Video

This is a fantastic video of a young giant squid named Heck swimming around Toyama Bay near Tokyo. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here. Source: https://www.schneier.com

January 11, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Grooming future IT leaders

As I discussed in “How to select a leader,” leadership in the digital age is a necessity. But how can CIOs groom and grow leaders that are able to break through the all-too-common silo thinking and enable tangible business change? Identify leadership potential early As I’ve learned through moderating countless #CIOChat sessions, CIOs believe that IT leaders are needed with awareness and understanding of the broader context of their business…

January 11, 2019
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Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive On Suspicion Of Spying For China

A Huawei executive has been arrested in Poland on charges of spying for China, Poland’s counterintelligence service said Friday. NPR reports: A government spokesman identified the suspect as Weijing W.; media reports in Poland and China say he also is known as Stanislaw Wang, Huawei’s sales director in Poland. In a coordinated arrest Tuesday, authorities also detained and charged a Polish citizen named Piotr D. who works for the telecom…

January 11, 2019
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ThreeKit, a startup that helps ecommerce clients turn static images into interactive 3D presentations, raises $10M seed round (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

January 11, 2019

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: ThreeKit, a startup that helps ecommerce clients turn static images into interactive 3D presentations, raises $10M seed round  —  A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a three-dimensional rendering?  Ask ThreeKit — it’s in the business of creating 3D renderings for clients such as Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Electric Scooter Rental Service Bird Sent a ‘Notice of Claimed Infringement’ To a News Site For Reporting On Lawful Re-use of Scooters

Bird, an electric scooter rental company, sent a “Notice of Claimed Infringement” to news blog Boing Boing for reporting about people doing legal things that Bird does not like. EFF reports: Electric scooters have swamped a number of cities across the US, many of the scooters carelessly discarded in public spaces. Bird, though, has pioneered a new way to pollute the commons by sending a meritless takedown letter to a…

January 11, 2019
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