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Google is threatened by the decline of web search, so it's making a bold bet on what comes next: an all-knowing digital helper. The Partnership on AI unites Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft to ease public fears of machines that are learning to think for themselves. Clashes over costs and fears that security measures would chase away customers hobbled Yahoo's efforts, leading to the 2014 breach of 500 million users. A tattooed 26-year-old living near the Mongolian border is the only person publicly identified with Russia's cyberattacks. And he's apparently eager to talk. Lyor Cohen, who got his start in hip-hop, said he would encourage the music world to embrace new technologies to promote music and talent. Officials can push out emergency alerts for weather conditions and even warnings about wanted individuals, but not everybody gets the same messages. The internet's fun place had one of history's biggest hacks, one of a series of security problems at Yahoo in recent years. Phil Fish quit video games in 2014 after developing the hit game Fez; now he is part of a team that created a game for the coming Sony PlayStation VR. Among the offerings, apps in which you can speak to your watch to update to-do lists or get a quick assist on deciphering a foreign language. BlackBerry, the Canadian company whose name was once synonymous with the smartphone, is exiting the hardware business and will license the brand to an Indonesian group.