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Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.

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Startup Magic Leap raises half a billion in new funding

Magic Leap, a well-funded and secretive startup, said on Tuesday it has raised $502 million in a new capital funding round led by Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL], an investment firm owned by the government of Singapore.

3:45pm EDT

Mexico tech industry benefits from U.S. anti-immigration stance

SAN FRANCISCO/MEXICO CITY Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border as Mexico works to capitalize on the Trump administration’s anti-immigration stance.

Mexico, Facebook 7:14am EDT

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

Alphabet's Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an "advanced protection program" to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers.

3:06pm EDT

Alphabet to develop high-tech waterfront site in Toronto

TORONTO Canadian authorities on Tuesday tapped Google parent Alphabet Inc to help plan a mixed-use development along Toronto's Lake Ontario waterfront using cutting-edge digital technologies and urban design.

4:20pm EDT

GM to test self-driving cars in N.Y. in early 2018: Gov. Cuomo

General Motors Co plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

U.S., 9:42am EDT