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January 8, 2018, 6:45 AM

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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
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia partners with Acer, Asus, HP to launch 4K 120Hz 65-inch gaming displays this summer, with its G-Sync tech and Android TV-based Shield platform built in  —  Nvidia is announcing today that it is going to supersize PC gaming with a new breed of Big Format Gaming Displays — or BFGDs.
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.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Nvidia says its new Xavier SoC can process Level 5 self-driving data, powers its Drive IX vehicle safety and convenience and Drive AR infotainment UX platforms  —  Nvidia unveiled the next generation of its autonomous driving stack at CES 2018.  —  LAS VEGAS — Graphics chip giant Nvidia …
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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