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March 23, 2019, 1:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's planned game subscription service for iOS will only include paid, not freemium, titles, pay developers based on time users spend on their games  —  - Devices take a back seat to video, news, gaming subscriptions  — Company tries biggest strategy change since the iPhone in 2007
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Netflix's absence from Apple's media bundle portends a fight in content distribution; Goldman Sachs says the bundle could add $12B+ to Apple's Services business  —  The first skirmishes have already been fought in what could turn into a tech cold war.  “The game is on,” said the Netflix chief executive, Reed Hastings.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Axios:
Pinterest generated $756M in revenue and $63M net loss in 2018, compared to $473M in revenue and $130M million net loss in 2017, according to public IPO filing  —  Pinterest, the social bookmarking platform, on Friday filed for an IPO that should result in its shares being traded next month on the New York Stock Exchange.
Washington Post:
DHS watchdog report says FEMA exposed personal info of ~2.3M US disaster survivors, including some personal addresses and banking info, to a federal contractor  —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared personal addresses and banking information of more than 2 million U.S. disaster survivors …
John Herrman / New York Times:
A profile of Citizen, a crime tracking app that notifies users in NYC, SF Bay Area, Baltimore, and LA when a crime or a major incident is reported near them  —  An app called Citizen promises “awareness” of nearby danger.  What it provides is more complicated.
Clay Chandler / Fortune:
Inside the rivalry between Southeast Asia's Grab and Go-Jek, the ride-hailing services evolving to provide everything from groceries to mortgages  —  The rival ride-hailing services are now dueling to deliver everything from groceries to mortgages to Southeast Asia's middle class.
Alissa Greenberg / Pacific Standard:
A profile of PC4R, a crowdfunded charity that is helping refugees request funds for their pay-as-you-go mobile accounts via a Facebook group with 60K+ members  —  A Facebook-based refugee charity can be borderless and international in a way that other charities can't.  —  Musap Yhia was only 10 when he left Darfur.
Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
A look at Chinese tech workers' struggle with burnout and work-life balance, as many are expected to work a “996” schedule, or 9am to 9pm six days a week  —  He is so focused on keeping his start-up alive that he can't sleep at night.  She was asked in an interview if she would be willing …

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