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February 6, 2019, 12:20 AM

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Apple:
Angela Ahrendts to leave Apple in April after five years, as Apple names 30-year company veteran Deirdre O'Brien SVP of Retail + People reporting to Tim Cook  —  Angela Ahrendts Plans April Departure After Five Successful Years  —  CUPERTINO — Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien …
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Google launches Password Checkup, a Chrome extension that alerts users to breaches and prompts resets, and Cross Account Protection for apps with Google Sign in  —  Editor's note: Today is Safer Internet Day, but we'll be talking about it all week with a collection of posts from teams from across Google.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Snap reports Q4 revenue of $389.8M, up 36% YoY, DAUs of 186M in Q4'18 from 187M in Q4'17 and 186M in Q3'18, as Android design refresh rolls out; stock pops 20%+  —  Snap, the parent of disappearing message app Snapchat, stemmed recent declines in users and beat revenue expectations …
Jeremy Burge / Emojipedia:
Unicode Consortium finalizes its emoji list for 2019, including 230 new emojis like “yawning face” and “pinching hand”, likely coming to major platforms soon  —  The final emoji list for 2019 has now been approved by the Unicode Consortium and includes a total of 230 …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger now lets you delete messages from everyone's view for up to 10 minutes after you have sent them  —  You can now delete messages from everyone's view on Facebook Messenger  —  Facebook has come out with a feature that lets you delete messages from a conversation after you've sent them …
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Zcash discloses a flaw, first discovered in-house last March and fixed in October, that may have allowed “infinite” counterfeiting  —  On March 1 of last year, Ariel Gabizon was tidying up a presentation he was preparing to deliver the following day at a financial cryptography conference …
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
YouTube CEO says the number of channels with 1M+ subs nearly doubled and the number of creators who earned five or six figures grew 40%+ in the last year  —  In a post Tuesday about her goals for 2019, YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki touted several milestones Google's massive video site surpassed …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Reddit is raising $150M to $300M in a Series D led by Tencent at a $2.7B pre-money valuation  —  Reddit is raising $150 million to $300 million to keep the front page of the Internet running, multiple sources tell TechCrunch.  The forthcoming Series D round is said to be led …
Rebekah Valentine / GamesIndustry.biz:
EA reports Q3 net revenue of $1.289B, missing its own projection of $1.375B, digital net revenue of $908M, and net income of $262M; stock down 16%+ after hours  —  Q3 net revenue of $1.3 billion didn't quite meet guidance for Battlefield V release period  —  With December solidly behind them …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Disney says ESPN+, its standalone subscription streaming service that launched in April, has 2M+ users, up from 1M in September  —  Disney's sports streaming service is growing fast — thanks in part to UFC content  —  ESPN+, Disney's standalone premium subscription service for sports fans, now has over 2 million subscribers.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it has banned four armed groups in Myanmar and will remove all “related praise, support, and representation”  —  Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension and violence, after it banned four armed groups from its service.

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