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January 3, 2019, 8:05 PM

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M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words:
As the law of large numbers catches up with Apple, it faces a rocky but pivotal year where it needs to transition into a services company earlier than planned  —  Yesterday's updated guidance wasn't just about China...  The results are in.  Actually, they're not in.  And that was a major problem yesterday for Apple.
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Apple failed to warn about China and market saturation, the underlying conditions for its guidance downgrade, which were obvious to those paying attention  —  The company has reached the end of its denial phase.  —  The optimistic narrative about Apple Inc.'s iPhone business is falling apart in front of our eyes.
Tim Cook / Apple:
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Report: for the second year in a row, FCC's Ajit Pai has canceled his CES trip, as the US government shutdown forces furloughs for non-essential FCC employees  —  It will be the second year in a row that he hasn't attended the conference  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM's self-driving unit Cruise partners with DoorDash to test a food delivery service in San Francisco starting in early 2019  —  The pilot will commence in early 2019 in San Francisco  —  Cruise Automation, the self-driving unit of General Motors, is teaming up with DoorDash to test …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds two new Microsoft 365 bundles focused on security and compliance, 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 …
Brady Dale / CoinDesk:
BitTorrent announces its own crypto tokens that users trade to other users for faster downloads  —  BitTorrent, which pioneered peer-to-peer technology for sharing files on the internet, is creating its own cryptocurrency.  —  Issued by the Singapore-based BitTorrent Foundation …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
YouTubers popular with kids are promoting a shady gambling site selling “mystery boxes” filled with supposed prizes  —  Paul and Bryan “Ricegum” Le are among the popular children's entertainers promoting “mystery boxes” filled with supposed prizes the site says underage users are ineligible to win.

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