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February 5, 2018, 6:30 AM

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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
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Apple is looking into reports of iPhone X glitch that causes an up-to-10 second delay before incoming calls show up on display after the phone starts ringing  —  Some owners of Apple's new iPhone X are finding an unusual bug in their $1,000 piece of kit — answering the phone.
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung heir and Vice Chairman Jay Lee set free after South Korean appeals court suspends his jail term in bribery case, after being detained for almost a year  —  Sentence was reduced to 2.5 years; gets 4 months probation  —  Lee was embroiled in national influence-peddline scandal
Reuters:
Sources: Broadcom plans to raise its bid for Qualcomm from $70 to $80-$82 per share, or about $120B, offer higher-than-usual breakup fee  —  (Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O) plans to unveil a new offer of approximately $120 billion for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Monday, aiming to ratchet …
Mark Chediak / Skift:
Bloomberg research: ridesharing startups raised $28B in 2017 despite tougher regulations in many places, boosted by Softbank's investments in Uber, Ola, Didi  —  Uber grabs the headlines.  But this year expect money to pour into other mobility-themed companies, including ones focused on car-pooling …
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 …

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