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February 14, 2018, 1:25 AM

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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.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Fitbit acquires cloud-based software startup Twine Health, which connects patients with health coaches and doctors and had raised ~$10M according to Crunchbase  —  Nearly all Twine Health employees will join Fitbit  —  Fitbit announced today that it has acquired a small …
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).
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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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon says it will provide Amazon.com store credit to everyone who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive smartphones  —  Last week, Amazon announced that it would stop displaying advertisements and offers on the lock screen of discounted smartphones that the company sells to Prime customers.
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.
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.

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