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January 8, 2018, 12:35 AM

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Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Dogecoin market cap hits $1B+; price has risen 400%+ in the past month; creator says it's a sign of broader market excess as it hasn't been updated in 2 years  —  Dogecoin, the parody coin named for an internet meme featuring a Shiba Inu dog, has broken off the leash.
David Benoit / Wall Street Journal:
Two Apple investors, which hold ~$2B in stock, say Apple should study impact of phone overuse on kids' mental health, offer parents better tools to manage use  —  Two activist shareholders want Apple to develop tools and research effects on young people of smartphone overuse and addiction
Ryan Selkis / TwoBitIdiot:
Thoughts on cryptocurrencies for 2018, including prices and investing, people involved, taxes, ICOs and crypto funds, promising applications, and more  —  Happy new year, everyone!  —  The post-Christmas, pre-New Year's period is always one of my favorites.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Recent public outcry against Alibaba's Sesame Credit and Tencent's WeChat over user privacy point to a growing demand for online data protection in China  —  SHANGHAI — China's biggest online payment company offers its hundreds of millions of users a breakdown on their spending each year …

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