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February 2, 2018, 10:20 AM

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Apple:
Apple Q1: 77.3M iPhones, down 1% YoY, with $796 ASP; 13.2M iPads, up 1% YoY; 5.1M Macs, down 5% YoY; $8.5B services revenue, up 18% YoY  —  Revenue and EPS Hit New All-Time Records  —  Active Installed Base of Devices Reaches 1.3 Billion in January  —  Apple today announced financial results …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
CFO Luca Maestri says Apple plans to reduce its net cash balance to “approximately zero” following the new US tax law, possibly via M&A, dividends, and buybacks  —  Apple plans to reduce its net cash balance to “approximately zero” following a new US law that will allow …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $88.3B, up 13% YoY; $20.1B net income, up from $17.89B YoY; China revenue of $17.96B, up 11% YoY; Q2 revenue guidance of $60B-$62B  —  After forecasting a record quarter with revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion, Apple has just reported its quarterly results for the last three months of 2017.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Google releases YouTube TV app for Apple TV and select Roku devices for $35/month, bundling over 50 channels with option to separately purchase more  —  As announced with a tease on Twitter, Google has just released an Apple TV client for YouTube TV, providing owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV …
Alphabet Investor Relations:
Alphabet Q4 revenue $32.3B, up 24% YoY, net loss of $3B due to $9.9B tax charge; Google ad revenue $27.2B; Other Bets revenue $409M, operating loss $916M  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - February 1, 2018 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.
Business Wire:
Amazon beats with Q4 revenue of $60.5B, up 38% YoY; $1.9B net income, up from $749M YoY; ~$789M benefit from new tax law  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: HQ Trivia is raising a $15M round led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund at a $100M+ valuation  —  Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister is leading the round.  —  HQ Trivia, the popular trivia gameshow app, plans to raise money in a new round of financing that values the company north of $100 million …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolling out Chrome OS 64 with browser enhancements, a new screenshot shortcut, and ability to enable VPN for Play apps  —  Following updates to Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux last week, version 64 is now rolling out to Chrome OS.  In addition to several browser enhacements …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
California DMV self-driving report: Waymo and GM lead with 63 disengagements over 352K+ miles and 105 disengagements over 131K+ miles, respectively  —  So how'd everyone do?  —  California's Department of Motor Vehicles released its annual autonomous vehicle disengagement report today.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Intel plans to sell a majority stake in its AR business, seeking as much as $350M, which has been working on smart glasses for smartphones  —  Smart specs will allow users to see contextual information  —  Division valued at as much as $350 million; Intel keeps stake
Shrutika Verma / Livemint:
India's restaurant search and food delivery service Zomato raises $200M from Ant Financial at a pre-money valuation of $880M  —  The funding includes a $50 million secondary share sale by Zomato shareholder Info Edge to Ant Financials, which will dilute its stake in Zomato to about 30.91% post the fresh capital infusion

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