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April 23, 2018, 9:15 PM

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Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q1 revenue of $31.1B, up 26% YoY, net income of $9.4B, up from $5.4B YoY, but capital expenditures hit $7.3B, up from $2.5B YoY  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 23, 2018 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is working on a domestic robot codenamed Vesta that can navigate inside homes like a driverless car  —  Prototypes can navigate from room to room like driverless cars  —  Company hopes to start testing bots in homes later this year  —  Ten years ago, Amazon introduced …
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Apple's acquisition of Shazam faces extended EU probe as antitrust regulators worry that Apple might halt Shazam referrals and use Shazam data to hamper rivals  —  EU says concerned Apple could use Shazam data to hamper rivals  —  Probe also looking whether Apple could halt Shazam referrals
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
In pilot program debuting soon, Uber says it will start obscuring the log of rider pickup and drop-off locations given to drivers, instead showing general areas  —  In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers.
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Symantec: hacker group called Orangeworm is targeting equipment in US healthcare, like X-Ray and MRI machines, as well manufacturing, agriculture, IT devices  —  Yet another hacker crew has been battering the healthcare industry in recent months.  But rather than just aim for the PCs …
Jen Wieczner / Fortune:
Mark Karpelès, the CEO of Mt. Gox until its 2014 bankruptcy, becomes CTO of Denver-based London Trust Media, which owns the popular Private Internet Access VPN  —  Mark Karpelès, the CEO who presided over Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox until it went bankrupt in 2014, has had a hard time finding work for the last four years.
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