January 3, 2019, 11:02 AM

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Tim Cook / Apple:
Apple revises guidance for its fiscal 2019 Q1 downwards due to weakness in some markets, particularly China; stock opens down 10%  —  To Apple investors:  —  Today we are revising our guidance for Apple's fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on December 29.  We now expect the following:
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Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Apple lowers revenue guidance to $84B after previously projecting $89B-$93B, because of fewer iPhone upgrades than expected  —  Apple has lowered its Q1 guidance in a letter to investors from CEO Tim Cook Wednesday.  —  Apple stock was halted in after-hours trading just prior to the announcement …
Campbell Kwan / ZDNet:
USB-IF recommends a USB Type-C authentication program to protect against non-compliant USB chargers and USB malware risks, at the moment a connection is made  —  USB-IF announced it will roll out a USB Type-C authentication program to protect against non-compliant USB chargers and USB malware risks.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds two new Microsoft 365 security and compliance focused bundles and expands availability of its MyAnalytics “fitness tracker for work” service  —  Microsoft is adding new Microsoft 365 packages to its subscription-service roster, as well as expanding availability …
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Obituary of Karen Sparck Jones, a self-taught programmer whose 1972 research paper on natural language processing laid the groundwork for modern search engines  —  A pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field.
Li Yuan / New York Times:
Inside Beijing-based Beyondsoft and its “censorship factories”, with 4,000+ staff monitoring online content for media companies eager to please China's censors  —  Thousands of low-wage workers in “censorship factories” trawl the online world for forbidden content …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Net Applications: Windows 10 reached 39.2% worldwide OS market share in December, finally surpassing Windows 7, which dropped to 36.9%  —  More than three years after its release, Windows 10 has passed Windows 7 in market share.  That means more desktop computers are now running Microsoft's latest …
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Netflix confirms it has hired Spencer Neumann as new CFO; source says Activision Blizzard fired Neumann because he was pursuing another job  —  - Netflix has hired Spencer Neumann as chief financial officer.  He was the former CFO at Activision Blizzard.  — Activision Blizzard fired Neuman …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku Channel adds premium subscriptions, with networks including Showtime, Starz, and Epix available on Roku devices and apps, Samsung smart TVs, and more  —  Pay for everything on one bill with your Roku account  —  The Roku Channel, which offers free-to-watch, ad-supported movies …

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