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January 22, 2019, 2:55 PM

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Apple:
Apple Pay expands to Target, Taco Bell, and other US chains and now covers 74 of the top 100 US merchants  —  Seventy-Four of the Top 100 US Merchants Now Accept Apple Pay  —  Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is likely to drop LCD displays altogether in its 2020 iPhone lineup in favor of OLED displays, which allow for more flexible handset designs  —  Japan Display is in advanced talks with Taiwan's TPK Holdings and Chinese state-owned Silk Road Fund
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Microsoft Classroom Pen, optimized for the Surface Go and sold in packs of 20 to schools, and 7 new PCs from Acer, Dell, Lenovo from $189-$320  —  Microsoft unveiled a big education push exactly a year ago today, and for 2019, the software maker is equally committed to challenging Chromebooks in a variety of ways.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Food delivery service Munchery says it will end operations effective immediately and will refund any outstanding orders; Munchery had raised $125M+ from VCs  —  San Francisco startup Munchery, which delivers microwavable dinners and meal kits in its hometown and other Western cities …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Foxconn is considering producing iPhones in India, a move that could reduce Apple's dependence on China and help lower iPhone prices in India  —  Senior executives are considering including an Indian project in budget plans and plan to visit India in February
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Google fined €50M by French watchdog CNIL under GDPR for alleged lack of transparency, info, and consent about ads personalization in Android's onboarding flow  —  The CNIL, the French data protection watchdog, has issued its first GDPR fine of $57 million (€50 million).
Eric Bellman / Wall Street Journal:
The rise of mobile video in India is requiring YouTube and others to innovate to better serve Indian users, who average 40+ hours/month of video from data plans  —  Explosion of video is transforming India's media landscape, and companies are scrambling to feed demand

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