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January 3, 2020, 12:35 PM

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Denise Grady / New York Times:
Google says its AI has made significant improvements at reading mammograms to detect breast cancer in a research study of images from around 90K cases  —  Computers that are trained to recognize patterns and interpret images may outperform humans at finding cancer on X-rays.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
SuperData: digital games and interactive media revenue was up 4% YoY to $120.1B in 2019, with $64.4B for mobile; Fortnite topped with $1.8B, vs. $2.4B in 2018  —  The combined game industry grew 3% to $120.1 billion in 2019, according to market researcher SuperData in its year-end report.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Samsung says it shipped 6.7M+ Galaxy 5G phones globally in 2019, accounting for 53.9% of the 5G phone market; Samsung had only sold 2M 5G devices as of Sept.  —  2020 will be the real test for 5G devices, though  —  Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apptopia: TikTok's in-app purchase revenue grew to $50M in Q4 2019, up from $20M in Q3, and was up 310% YoY  —  According to newly released third-party data, TikTok has reason to dance.  —  The famous, short-video application saw its in-app purchase revenue rise 310% on a year …
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Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Dell debuts a new Latitude 9510 laptop with built-in 5G, to launch March 26, and says a spring update to its Mobile Connect software will enable iOS mirroring  —  Ahead of next week's CES in Las Vegas, Dell today announced two PC updates that will improve its appeal to users of mobile devices …
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Q&A with Jimmy Iovine about music industry's reconciliation with tech in the last decade, why streaming music services are like utilities with low margins, more  —  The record executive who made the leap to Silicon Valley looks back on the decade in the music business, and sees a major problem on the horizon.

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