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March 25, 2019, 5:10 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple will charge $9.99/mo each for HBO, Showtime, and Starz subscriptions, and will monetize its own content; premium news service will cost $9.99/mo  —  For the first time, Apple will present its Services vision to the public at tomorrow's March 25 event.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's planned game subscription service for iOS will only include paid titles, not freemium ones, and will pay developers based on user play time  —  - Devices take a back seat to video, news, gaming subscriptions  — Company tries biggest strategy change since the iPhone in 2007
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber to announce the $3.1B acquisition of Dubai-based Careem soon, paying $1.4B in cash and $1.7B in convertible notes at a price of $55 per Uber share  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi reports Q4 revenue of ~$6.62B, up 26.5% YoY, as its sales outside of China grow to 40% of its total revenue from 28% last year  —  Xiaomi, the Chinese company known for its cheap handsets and a vision to drive revenues by selling internet services, has come in ahead of analysts' estimates …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Popular people-tracking app Family Locator left real-time location data of more than 238,000 users exposed online for weeks via an unprotected database server  —  A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password.

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