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January 18, 2019, 3:05 PM

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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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Max Schrems files GDPR complaints against Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, others for failing to provide required info about data they collect on users  —  European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube.
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?
Washington Post:
Sources: FTC commissioners met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for failing to safeguard user privacy, violating 2011 consent decree  —  U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement …
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:
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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