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January 18, 2019, 5:05 AM

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Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Netflix reports mixed Q4 earnings, with revenue of $4.19B vs. $4.21B est., says it added 8.8M global paid memberships, up from its estimate of 7.6M  —  - The company beat Wall Street estimates for earnings per share, but fell just below projections for revenue.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Netflix estimates it accounts for 10% of US TV screen time, shares audience numbers for some movies and TV shows, such as Bird Box's audience of 80M households  —  The streaming service says it now accounts for 10 percent of TV viewing time.  —  Netflix has more than 130 million customers watching its TV shows and movies.
Paul Lamkin / Wareable:
Fossil says Google will pay $40M for some smartwatch IP related to tech developed since its acquisition of Misfit; part of Fossil's R&D team will join Google  —  New smartwatch innovation is promised from the big deal  —  The Fossil Group and Google have exclusively revealed to Wareable …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with Nike's $350 Bluetooth-enabled Adapt BB shoe with automated power-lacing, which will allow basketball players to change shoe tightness via an app  —  Nike's Adapt BB shoe has utility for pros, but is also a lens into a connected future  —  Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe?
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
A disorienting interview with Jack Dorsey on his Myanmar tweets, right-wing extremism, and what he'd do if Trump called on his followers to murder journalists  —  A Q&A with Twitter's CEO on right-wing extremism, Candace Owens, and what he'd do if the president called on his followers to murder journalists.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says a bug led to the “Protect your Tweets” setting being disabled for some Android users for almost five years, making their tweets public  —  Twitter accidentally revealed some users' “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Facebook says it will ask its employees to take down their reviews of Portal devices on Amazon after three employees were caught leaving 5-star reviews  —  Whoops  —  Facebook's Portal smart displays have had an uphill battle, trying to convince people to willingly give …
Business Insider:
Satya Nadella says Cortana won't challenge Alexa and Google Assistant directly, instead Microsoft will focus on making it a skill on other voice platforms  —  - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that it no longer sees its Cortana smart assistant as a competitor to Amazon's Alexa.
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Government review: Trump admin lacks integrated data system to track separated families, ad hoc records likely mean thousands more kids separated than disclosed  —  THEY KEPT THE kids in cages.  And Excel spreadsheets.  And more than 60 other government files and databases …
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Streaming platforms in India, including Netflix, adopt a plan to self-regulate content to forestall potential censorship; Amazon Prime Video will not sign on  —  Netflix and other leading streaming video platforms have signed an agreement to self-regulate content in the booming Indian market.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Some hacked Instagram influencers who find its account recovery process cumbersome are turning to third-party experts and white hat hackers to regain access  —  Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.

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