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January 5, 2020, 6:35 PM

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Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Samsung announces its next Galaxy Unpacked event, where Galaxy S10 and Fold successors are expected, will be held on February 11 in San Francisco  —  The Galaxy S11 (or is it S20?) is fast-approaching, and Samsung always announces its new S-series flagship phones in February or March.
Brian Armstrong / The Coinbase Blog:
Crypto in 2020s: at least one blockchain will reach 1B users, a separate world of fully-decentralized, little-regulated crypto-to-crypto innovation will emerge  —  Yesterday I recapped the last decade in crypto.  Today, let's look ahead to the future and what I think will happen in the 2020s.
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are expected to have a combined 20,000 workers in New York City by 2022, mostly concentrated along Manhattan's West Side  —  Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will soon have 20,000 workers in New York City, many in offices on the West Side.
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
100K+ leaked Cambridge Analytica docs show the Facebook data scandal was part of a broad operation in 68 countries involving governments, intel agencies, more  —  Company's work in 68 countries laid bare with release of more than 100,000 documents  —  An explosive leak of tens of thousands …
Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
US limits the export of geospatial imagery software that may be used to automate the process of identifying targets; industry feared a much broader crackdown  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration took measures on Friday to crimp exports of artificial intelligence software as part …
Danielle Morrill:
Sam Altman loses 2015 bet against a tech bubble, as 1 of the 3 portfolios failed to achieve its proposed valuation by Jan. 1, 2020, will give $100K to a charity  —  In 2015, Sam Altman wrote a post titled “Bubble Talk” which lamented the “boring reading” of ongoing press coverage of a bubble …
The Verge:
What to expect at CES 2020: 5G phones, 4K HDR TVs and HDMI 2.1, dual-screen laptops, gaming CPUs, smart home devices, game consoles, and more  —  CES will have a lot of little companies taking big swings  —  In 2020, this is what to expect in the world of consumer tech: the best stuff is going to get more powerful and more premium.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
A decade after debut, Chrome OS seems to have stalled out, as the future of the web “catching up” to make Chromebook a true laptop seems as remote as ever  —  Nearly ten years ago, Google shipped an unassuming, totally unbranded laptop to a large group of journalists and tech enthusiasts …
Jeff Stone / CyberScoop:
Following US assassination of Iran's Soleimani, newly created Twitter and Instagram accounts are spreading many thousands of pro-Iranian hashtags and messages  —  The U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top security and intelligence commander also triggered a wave of social media propaganda apparently meant …
Flavie Halais / Wired:
A look at how cities around the world have been experimenting with app-based on-demand bus services, often with little success  —  Helsinki, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore, and other metros have been experimenting with on-demand buses—and not seeing a lot of success.

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