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December 28, 2017, 3:45 AM

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Flurry Blog:
44% of global smartphone and tablet activations from December 19-25 were iOS, same as last year, while 26% were Samsung devices, up 5% YoY  —  2017 was another marquee year for smartphone sales and innovation with the introduction and evolution of manufacturers' flagship devices …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram begins rolling out a Recommended For You section that highlights 3-5 posts liked by followed accounts  —  Instagram's feed will now show users recommended posts - a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live.
Yair Rosenberg / New York Times:
Twitter blocked Impostor Buster, a bot that exposed trolls that posted racist messages impersonating Jews, other minorities, after trolls reported harassment  —  Like many Jewish journalists who reported on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, I spent the 2016 election being harassed …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Source: Snap is developing a “Stories Everywhere” product, led by ex-News Corp. SVP, to make Stories available outside Snapchat, possibly through a web player  —  Snapchat is developing a new product called “Stories Everywhere” with a goal of making Snapchat Stories available outside …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Nintendo has told Switch developers it's delaying release of 64GB game cards from second half of 2018 to 2019, potentially limiting top-tier games  —  The company had expected to make the cards available in the second half of next year  —  TOKYO—Nintendo Co. told outside game developers …
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
San Jose-based Energous, which is developing wireless charging tech that works from three feet away, says the FCC has approved its product, set for debut at CES  —  Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device …
Wall Street Journal:
As Facebook expands content moderation, contract workers describe the job of vetting porn, racism, and violence: high turnover, $13-$28/hour in Bay Area, more  —  Social-media giants hire legions of contractors to hunt for pornography, racism and violence amid a torrent of posts and videos
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
How Helios and Matheson Analytics, which raised $60M to grow MoviePass, plans to make $9.95/mo service profitable using data from its rapidly growing user base  —  LOS ANGELES — As streaming services like Netflix and Hulu surge in popularity, movie theaters have been trying to compete …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Experts say Bitcoin's boom is a boon for extremist groups and some far-right leaders, with Bitcoin adoption gaining new urgency after Charlottesville rally  —  After Charlottesville's bloody Unite the Right rally in August, technology companies tightened rules against hate speech and banned …
Gabriel Wildau / Financial Times:
Pilot program in Guangzhou, one of China's largest cities, allows residents to link their national ID cards to Tencent's WeChat, may roll out nationwide in Jan.  —  One of China's largest cities will allow residents to link their national identity cards to the ubiquitous mobile messaging …

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