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Sources: Trump considering Utah attorney general Sean Reyes, who urged FTC to re-open antitrust probe of Google last year, for FTC chairman (Tony Romm/Politico)

Tony Romm / Politico:
Sources: Trump considering Utah attorney general Sean Reyes, who urged FTC to re-open antitrust probe of Google last year, for FTC chairman  —  President-elect Donald Trump is considering tapping Sean Reyes, the attorney general of Utah, as the next chairman of the FTC, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise buys datacenter infrastructure startup SimpliVity for $650M (Jordan Novet/VentureBeat)

Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise buys datacenter infrastructure startup SimpliVity for $650M  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split off from HP in 2015, today announced its latest acquisition, SimpliVity, a company that sells data center hardware that unites computing power and storage, which traditionally have been sold separately.


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Qualcomm's stock closes down 4% amid US antitrust suit against the company, following multi-year investigation into its licensing methods (Ian King/Bloomberg)

Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm's stock closes down 4% amid US antitrust suit against the company, following multi-year investigation into its licensing methods  —  Qualcomm Inc., the biggest maker of mobile phone chips, forced Apple Inc. to exclusively use its baseband processors in return to lowering the rate …


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Indian healthcare platform Practo raises $55M Series D led by Tencent to expand into more markets; other investors included Sequoia, CapitalG, Thrive Capital (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Indian healthcare platform Practo raises $55M Series D led by Tencent to expand into more markets; other investors included Sequoia, CapitalG, Thrive Capital  —  India-based Practo, a startup that helps consumers locate doctors and healthcare information, has closed a $55 million Series D funding round …


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Chelsea Manning to be freed on May 17 rather than in 2045 after Obama commutes bulk of 35-year sentence (Charlie Savage/New York Times)

Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Chelsea Manning to be freed on May 17 rather than in 2045 after Obama commutes bulk of 35-year sentence  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak …


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