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February 9, 2019, 6:10 AM

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Washington Post:
Two sources say that after political and community opposition in New York City, Amazon executives have had internal discussions to explore alternatives for HQ2  —  Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians …
Recode:
Gimlet's Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber on weighing remaining independent and being acquired, the days before the deal, and reach, data, and discoverability  —  Blumberg and Lieber spoke with Recode's Peter Kafka on the latest episode of Recode Media.  —  On Friday, Recode broke the news …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
DoorDash says it stands behind its pay policy, which uses tips to help cover what it owes delivery drivers, similar to the policy Instacart reversed this week  —  Startups like to test boundaries.  At their best, they push technological ones.  At their worst, they breach legal or ethical limits.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google warns about two iOS zero-day vulnerabilities that hackers have been actively exploiting; the vulnerabilities have been fixed in iOS 12.1.4  —  iOS users are advised to update to iOS 12.1.4; release which also fixes infamous FaceTime bug.  —  A Google top security engineer …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Jeff Bezos:
Jeff Bezos publishes letters from National Enquirer owner AMI that he says show threats to publish his nude photos unless he stops probing AMI's reporting  —  Something unusual happened to me yesterday.  Actually, for me it wasn't just unusual—it was a first.  I was made an offer I couldn't refuse.
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Roger Parloff / Yahoo! Finance:
Alex Stamos and 19 people who knew him professionally over the course of his career talk about his work at various startups, Yahoo, Facebook, and now, Stanford  —  Alex Stamos, whose highest degree is a BS in computer science and electrical engineering, delivered his first academic lecture.
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Reuters:
IAC's Vimeo generated $160M in revenue in 2018, up from $103.3M in 2017, as its subscribers grew to 952,000, up 9% YoY  —  (Reuters) - Online video platform Vimeo's revenue jumped 54 percent last year as its subscriber base surpassed 950,000, its parent group IAC said on Thursday.
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
A reporter chronicles what it's like to get by without using or accessing a single product from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft for one week  —  Reporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN.

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