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January 4, 2019, 7:20 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Amazon SVP Dave Limp talks about company's strategy for Alexa, says 100M+ devices with Alexa on board have been sold to date  —  More than 100 million devices with Alexa on board have been sold.  That's the all-too-rare actual number that Amazon's SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, revealed to me earlier this week.
Wall Street Journal:
Marriott says a total of 383M records were stolen in its hack, less than the initial estimate of 500M, but 5M+ unencrypted passport numbers were accessed  —  Hotel chain says fewer total customers were affected than initially feared but analysts warn data could be intelligence trove
Wall Street Journal:
A pullback in spending by Chinese consumers is taking a toll on electronics makers like Apple, e-commerce companies like Alibaba, and other sectors  —  Buyers are deferring major or discretionary purchases, their confidence dented by a shaky economy and trade fight with U.S.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words:
Bloomberg:
Hackers dump private info of Angela Merkel and hundreds of other German politicians including email addresses, phone numbers, and personal chat transcripts  —  - Leak includes emails, chat transcripts, photos, phone numbers  — Hack is ‘elaborate’ social-engineering attack, IT expert says
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
PepsiCo says it will roll out a fleet of snack-carrying robots called “snackbots” to deliver snacks and beverages on University of the Pacific's campus in CA  —  Order on the app, pick up around campus  —  Today, PepsiCo announced that it will be rolling out a fleet …
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Internal memo shows that Huawei demoted two employees and cut their monthly pay for using an iPhone to send New Year greetings from its official Twitter account  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] has punished two employees for New Year greetings sent …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Pandora's latest iOS update includes an Apple Watch app, with offline playback on Apple Watch available for Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium subscribers  —  Pandora's latest version of its iOS app includes a “brand new, built-from-the-ground-up app that's seamlessly integrated into the Apple Watch experience.”
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