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January 23, 2018, 9:15 AM

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Apple:
Apple says HomePod wireless speaker will arrive in stores February 9, will be available to order starting this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK, and Australia  —  Breakthrough Wireless Speaker Brings Advanced Audio Technologies Into Any Home for an Incredible Music Listening Experience
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix beats in Q4 with 8.3M new worldwide subs, vs 5M est., and almost 2M in US, vs 1.28M est.; revenue of $3.29B meets expectations; stock up 8%+ after hours  —  Netflix reeled in 8.3 million new streaming subscribers — including almost 2 million in the U.S. — handily beating Wall Street estimates for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Google quietly updates design of Gboard for iOS to make the GIF creation feature more accessible by moving the GIF-making button next to the word suggestion bar  —  Hey, Dieter  —  Gboard, Google's iOS and Android keyboard app, has quietly updated its design by moving its GIF-making button up next to the word suggestion bar.
Samidh Chakrabarti / Facebook:
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Files Go Android app, which has a special feature to delete all “good morning” images at once, has 10M+ downloads, mostly in India  —  The country, newly online, has become obsessed with sending cheery greetings from smartphones, causing head scratching in Silicon Valley
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Android 8.1 Speed Labels now show WiFi network speeds before connecting, helping decide between networks to join; admins can opt out of having speed displayed  —  Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1's updates.
Rupert Murdoch / News Corp:
Rupert Murdoch suggests Facebook pay carriage fees similar to the cable TV model to recognize trusted publishers  —  News Corp today issued the following statement from Executive Chairman, Rupert Murdoch:  —  “Facebook and Google have popularized scurrilous news sources through algorithms …
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Coinbase crossed $1B in revenue in 2017, sends reminder to investors that it does not allow trading of its stock on secondary markets  —  Coinbase issues a statement that warns its own shareholders.  —  Coinbase, the bitcoin trading broker that has exploded in popularity …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Acer announces $349 Chromebook Spin 11 with 360-degree hinge, 11.6-inch touchscreen, and USB-C, Chromebook 11 C732 with built-in LTE option, and Chromebox CXI3  —  And a tiny Chromebox  —  Acer has announced a new Chromebook called the Spin 11, a convertible design with a 360-hinge and 11.6-inch touchscreen.

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