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January 2, 2019, 7:40 PM

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Tim Cook / Apple:
Apple revises guidance for its fiscal 2019 Q1 downwards due to weakness in some markets, particularly in China  —  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:  — Revenue of approximately $84 billion
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Apple lowers revenue guidance to $84B after previously projecting $89B-$93B, says it saw fewer iPhone upgrades than expected; stock down ~7% after hours  —  Apple has lowered its Q1 guidance in a letter to investors from CEO Tim Cook Wednesday.  —  Apple stock was halted in after-hours trading …
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 …
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 …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
FCC grants permission for Google to deploy its Soli radar-based sensors that enable touchless control of devices with hand gestures  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unit won approval from U.S. regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli.
Shadma Shaikh / FactorDaily:
Sensor Tower: in India's Google Play Store, 44 of the top 100 apps and five of the top 10 apps were Chinese by the end of 2018, with TikTok taking the top spot  —  “TikTok is a Youtube killer.”  —  “Helo is giving ShareChat a tough time and has a higher chance of winning India market.”
Timothy Williams / New York Times:
As Kansas City and others rush to remake themselves as “smart cities”, competing for attention from tech companies, experts worry about privacy and security  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An algorithm predicts where potholes will emerge so road crews can resurface streets before cracks appear.
Arjun Balaji:
Thoughts on the state of crypto in 2018, which marked the start of a crypto recession, and predictions for 2019 as experts now focus on adoption and usage  —  My thoughts on the state of crypto in 2018 and where we're headed  —  As another year wraps up, I started writing an email …

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