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December 28, 2018, 3:20 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg:
Mark Zuckerberg posts a year-end overview on the issues that Facebook encountered in 2018 and its efforts to deal with them  —  For 2018, my personal challenge has been to focus on addressing some of the most important issues facing our community — whether that's preventing election interference …
Max Fisher / New York Times:
Over 1,400 pages of leaked Facebook content rules for moderators reveal gaps, biases, and errors as Facebook tries to distill complex issues into yes/no rules  —  Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users.  But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Instagram briefly replaces vertical feed with horizontal scrolling for many users, says it was meant to be a small test that “went broader than we anticipated”  —  The new layout was caused by a bug, according to the company  —  Instagram has quietly started testing a horizontal feed …
Reuters:
Source: Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019  —  - Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Q&A with Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on Snapchat's future, fighting with Facebook, Spectacles, and why he limits his kids' screen time  —  It only takes about 30 seconds of waiting in line at Nando's before somebody recognises Evan Spiegel.  “You're not from Snapchat, are you?” a young man asks.
Associated Press:
CenturyLink is experiencing disruptions across the US since early Thursday, impacting internet and 911 call services  —  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that stretched from New York to California.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: Epic Games has earned $3B in profits in 2018, fueled by the continued success of Fortnite  —  Epic Games had as good a year in 2018 as any company in tech.  Fortnite became the world's most popular game, growing the company's valuation to $15 billion but it has helped the company pile up cash, too.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: Grab has raised the fundraising target of its ongoing Series H round from the original $3B to $5B  —  Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab is aiming to start the new year with a bang and an awful load of bucks.  The company, which acquired Uber's local business earlier this year …

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet makes Deloitte Fast 500 List  —  For the fifth year in a row, Smartsheet ranks on the list of the fastest-growing companies in North America.
Zoho:
CRMs Aren't Just for Salespeople: 7 Reasons Marketers Need CRMs  —  Consider, for a moment, how your business uses its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.  At many businesses that have CRMs …
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
7 steps to ChatOps for dev teams  —  Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about using ChatOps for higher productivity and faster dev cycles.

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