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January 5, 2018, 12:10 PM

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Billboard:
Sources: Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August, a time believed to coincide with the full vesting of his Apple stock  —  His planned departure is likely timed to his shares fully vesting, sources tell Billboard.  —  Look for Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Sources: Kalanick plans to sell ~29% of his 10% Uber stake, worth about $1.4B, to SoftBank consortium after offering 50%, the maximum allowed for board members  —  Former Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick, who has long boasted that he's never sold any shares …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify's Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom is leaving ahead of its IPO; the company hasn't named a successor yet  —  Stefan Blom's departure may raise questions.  —  Spotify's top content executive is leaving, just ahead of the streaming music company's planned public offering.
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
What to expect at CES 2018: from energy efficient laptops, high-end TVs, and self-driving car tech to AR/VR gaming, robots, and smart home tech  —  It's January, which means that Las Vegas, or the bit that pretends not to be Las Vegas for tax reasons, will play host to CES.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his scheduled appearance at CES after receiving death threats  —  The threats have intensified following an FCC vote to repeal net neutrality rules.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his scheduled appearance …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Ina Fried / Axios:
Apple says all Mac, iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre; Meltdown defense added in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2; Spectre patch for Safari coming within days  —  After more than a day of silence, Apple confirmed Thursday that the Mac, iPhone and iPad are all affected by the recently disclosed massive chip vulnerability.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple:
App Store customers spent $300M worldwide on New Year's Day and spent over $890M in the week starting Dec. 24; developers earned $26.5B in 2017, up 30%+ YoY  —  New Year's Day Sets Record With $300 Million in Purchases  —  Cupertino, California — App Store customers around the world …

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