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December 26, 2018, 9:10 AM

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Alastair Marsh / Bloomberg:
Crypto efforts of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and others are in limbo after bitcoin's months-long fall and weak demand from institutional clients  —  Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and many more built it.  But they didn't come.  —  Limbo—that's where to find Wall Street when it comes to cryptocurrencies.
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Crypto mining startup Bitmain confirms layoffs, which, source says, may affect half of its total headcount, with some departments being laid off entirely  —  Months after it filed an application to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain …
Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET:
Despite challenges in penetrating the US market, Huawei says it has shipped over 200M smartphones in 2018 globally, up from last year's 153M units  —  Huawei has set a record for itself by shipping more than 200 million smartphones in 2018, the company said in a statement Sunday.
Daniel Frankel / Multichannel News:
Google says Android TV has now been deployed by 100+ pay TV operators worldwide and is used by “tens of millions” of customers, mostly in Europe and Asia  —  Google's open video operating system proliferates as AT&T readies deployment of set-top powered by platform in the U.S.
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Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
A content analysis of mobile news alerts in 2018 shows their number and length rose since 2017; companion case study confirms shift from just breaking news  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  In 2017, we did a deep dive into mobile push alerts, publishing a report in collaboration …

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