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February 13, 2018, 10:25 PM

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Aakash Sahney / The Keyword:
Google announces AMP for Email, with Gmail developer preview available today, to make emails more interactive with content like appointments and questionnaires  —  For the past few years, we've worked to make mobile pages load faster through an open-source framework called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Google launches AMP stories developer preview for publishers today with Snapchat-like swipeable text, photos, videos, considers integrating stories into search  —  The format doesn't support advertising yet, which could slow its adoption among publishers  —  Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL .79% Google unveiled …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber says Q4 net revenue was $2.22B, up 61% YoY, total value of fares was $11B, UberEats is ~10% of its business, and it lost $4.5B on $7.5B sales in 2017  —  Uber Technologies Inc. had a painful 2017, but the business managed to grow.  —  Adjusted net revenue increased 61 percent in the fourth quarter from the same period in 2016.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple shareholders meeting recap: wearables business approaching Fortune 300 size, iPhone X has 99% customer satisfaction, Cook “not a fan” of special dividends  —  As scheduled, Apple's annual shareholders meeting took place at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park today.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
IDC data shows Google doubled shipments of Pixel devices to 3.9M in 2017, but they still represent a small portion of the 1.5B smartphone market  —  Less than a week's worth of iPhone sales  —  In the 16 months since its initial release in October 2016, Google's Pixel family of phones …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
ARM unveils Project Trillium, a new mobile AI chip family, with a ML chip design coming in mid-2018 and an object detection chip design coming in Q1  —  Today's Arm announcement is a bit out of the norm for the company, as it's the first in a series of staggered releases of information.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Skype update installer found to be susceptible to DLL hijacking, potentially giving system-level privileges; Microsoft says fix will come when app is rewritten  —  The bug grants a low-level user access to every corner of the operating system.  —  A security flaw in Skype's updater process …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft hires founder of education collaboration platform Chalkup, which will close down in June, will integrate some of its features into Teams for Education  —  Microsoft is beefing up its Slack-like collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, with the technology-know how and the founder from collaboration software startup Chalkup.
Kyle Torpey / Forbes:
Microsoft says it will embrace decentralized identity systems based on Bitcoin and other public blockchains through the Microsoft Authenticator app  —  In a new post today, Microsoft announced their embrace of public blockchains, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, for use in decentralized identity systems.

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