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February 4, 2018, 2:05 PM

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Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: in the US, Apple Music subs are growing ~5% a month, may overtake Spotify, which is growing at ~2% a month, this summer; Apple says Music has 36M subs  —  Apple's U.S. subscriber-account base has been growing about 5% a month, versus No. 1 Spotify's 2% clip
Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft to stop offering the lightweight Windows 10 S as a separate SKU, will offer “S Mode” in all Windows 10 versions instead  —  When Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, it was immediately clear that this SKU didn't fit well into Microsoft's lineup.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Amazon could disrupt US healthcare by converting a standardized healthcare interface for its employees into a marketplace for individuals and other employers  —  It's pretty rare for the same company to feature in two consecutive Weekly Articles; yesterday's announcement …
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Researchers detail Smominru, a Monero cryptocurrency mining botnet using NSA's EternalBlue exploit to enslave 500K+ computers, mostly targeting Windows servers  —  The Smominru miner has infected at least half a million machines — mostly consisting of Windows servers — and spreads using the EternalBlue exploit.
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Dozens of people, rich from blockchain startups and cryptocurrency, try to build “Sol”, a Puerto Rican city where money is virtual and contracts are public  —  SAN JUAN, P.R. — They call what they are building Puertopia.  But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness …
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
How Amazon may prevent Alexa ads from activating Echo devices: acoustic fingerprint comparison and inaudible sound signals  —  Amazon.com Inc. is advertising its Alexa-powered speakers in the big game on Sunday.  It's an amusing 90 seconds that features celebrities like Gordon Ramsay …

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