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February 21, 2019, 2:40 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
WSJ: Apple partnered with Ant Financial's Alipay to offer its customers in China up to two years of interest-free financing to buy products in its online store  —  - In an effort to boost falling sales in the region, Apple introduced two-year financing to Alipay users who buy their products.
CNBC:
AT&T says it is pulling all advertising from YouTube, after reports of pedophiles openly using the platform; Nestle and Epic Games have also pulled ads  —  - AT&T is pulling its ads from YouTube following reports that pedophiles have latched onto videos of young children and lurk in the comments section.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock, frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been posting about them since their birth  —  For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft previews Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality services and applications on iOS, Android, and HoloLens for remote assistance, customized bots, and more  —  Microsoft is readying new Dynamics 365 AI- and mixed-reality-centric services and applications for remote-assistance, customized bots and more.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's Google Glass: an exciting technical showcase that is hitting the market too soon and makes no sense as a consumer device yet  —  Nice technical showcase, Samsung  —  The foldable Galaxy Fold phone-tablet hybrid is Samsung's Google Glass: an exciting technical showcase …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Hadas Gold / CNN:
Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright in CA after refusing to appear before the UK committee investigating online disinformation  —  (CNN Business)Mark Zuckerberg is finally coming face to face with a top UK official who'd like to regulate Facebook.
Andrew Brust / ZDNet:
Data analytics company Qlik says it is acquiring software service provider Attunity for $560M  —  Qlik, the self-service BI contender, is flexing its acquisitive muscles again.  This time the Philly area-based analytics player has announced it will acquire Attunity, a player in change data capture-based data integration.
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Pinterest says it's stopped returning vaccine-related search results as most spread anti-vax disinformation, part of its broader approach against “false cures”  —  The anti-vaccination movement has become so widespread that the World Health Organization added it to its list of the top threats to global health in 2019.
BuzzFeed News:
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts a basic Galaxy Fit band and Galaxy Watch Active, a simpler $200 version of its watch, shipping March 8 with blood pressure tracking coming later  —  Leaking every new product ahead of the official unveiling event has a way of making the formal announcements dull …

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