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February 15, 2018, 8:35 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Peter Thiel is moving to LA and has considered leaving Facebook board, amid shift away from tech industry, which he sees as intolerant of conservatism  —  Billionaire investor frustrated with what he sees as intolerance of conservatism in tech industry; has discussed resigning from Facebook board
Monica Chin / Mashable:
Latest Windows 10 Insider build has “Ultimate Performance” power mode, which Microsoft says builds on “High Performance” mode by removing more micro-latencies  —  Microsoft is adding a new enhanced power mode to Windows 10 Pro for users who need to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their computer.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple says fix is coming for iOS and macOS bug that blocks access to apps like Messages, Messenger, WhatsApp if user gets message with specific Indian character  —  Here we go again  —  Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn't starting so well either.
Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
British officials say Russia was “almost certainly responsible” for 2017 NotPetya attack that targeted Ukraine and some large businesses  —  Ukraine bore the brunt of the June attack, in which the ‘Petya’ worm spread among corporate computer networks
Evan Niu / Motley Fool:
Strategy Analytics: Apple captured 51% of Q4 global smartphone revenue, Samsung captured 15.7%, Huawei captured 7%, all others 26.2%  —  The iPhone maker grabbed over half of all global smartphone revenue last quarter.  —  Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone unit sales may have come up slightly short …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Coinbase says it will issue refunds after an issue with its payment processor led to some users being repeatedly charged for purchases  —  A growing number of Coinbase customers are complaining that the cryptocurrency exchange withdrew unauthorized money out of their accounts.
Mike Prospero / Tom's Guide:
Sonos One speakers also leave marks on unprotected wood surfaces, marks appear to fade over time; Sonos says it is investigating  —  The HomePod isn't the only smart speaker that can damage your furniture.  —  White rings caused by the Apple HomePod (left) and the Sonos One (right)
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google releases Gmail Go, a scaled-down version that takes up less storage space, on Android, following YouTube Go, Assistant Go, and others  —  Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps - the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets - with the launch of Gmail Go.
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook prioritizing friends' content with many comments led to a post reappearing atop people's News Feed over and over, increasing “engagement” even more  —  Last Saturday — 12 days ago now — I shared a cringeworthy video on Facebook: a 6-minute clip …

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