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January 24, 2019, 10:50 AM

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New York Times:
China appears to block Microsoft's Bing, despite the company's self-censorship of its search results in the country  —  SHANGHAI — Under China's president, Xi Jinping, the last vestiges of the global internet have slowly disappeared from an online world that had already shut out Twitter, Google and Facebook.
CNBC:
Sources: Apple laid off 200+ employees this week from Project Titan; Apple acknowledges it has restructured its autonomous systems tech team  —  - Apple dismissed just over 200 employees from Project Titan this week, its stealthy autonomous vehicle initiative, people familiar with the group told CNBC.
CNBC:
Verizon Media Group, which owns Yahoo and AOL, plans to cut 7% of its global workforce, according to an email to employees from CEO Guru Gowrappan  —  Verizon Media Group — formerly known as Oath — is laying off 7 percent of its workforce, a person familiar with the change told CNBC.
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
In a video posted online, Xiaomi teases a working prototype of a phone with a double-folding display and a more symmetrical design than Samsung's foldable phone  —  China's Xiaomi has become the latest smartphone maker to tease a folding smartphone, dropping the below video clip of its president …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
AWS launches WorkLink, a fully managed service for $5 per month per user, that aims to make accessing mobile intranet sites and web apps easier  —  If your company uses a VPN and/or a mobile device management service to give you access to its intranet and internal web apps, then you know how annoying those are.
OpenSignal:
OpenSignal Mobile Networks Experience report: Verizon leads in 4G availability and video experience, but ties with T-Mobile for fastest download speeds  —  Verizon surges forward in our metrics  —  For the last two years T-Mobile has been the dominant operator for mobile network experience across …
South China Morning Post:
Research firm says China had 713 VC deals in Q4, down 25% YoY, worth $18.3B total, down 12% YoY, amid cooling valuations and tighter hiring for tech startups  —  - The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter
Facebook:
Facebook to launch Page Quality tab for admins, showing when content is removed for policy violations and when post distribution is reduced due to fact-checking  —  We're taking new steps in how we handle Page content that goes against our policies.  First, starting tomorrow people who manage …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Patreon says it has 3M+ patrons, up by 1M+ in 2018, who support 100K+ creators; the company will pay creators $500M in 2019, reach $1B paid since launch in 2013  —  Membership services platform Patreon now has more than 3 million patrons who pay to support any of its over 100,000 creators every month, the company announced Wednesday.

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Smartsheet:
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TWiT.tv:
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Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Cliq's new integration with Zoho Projects  —  Everything starts as an idea—the next big thing your team wants to build, a feature addition to your product, designing a website, or constructing a building.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
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