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January 6, 2020, 12:35 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Dan Wang:
Trade war exposed the fragility of China's technology foundations, which will persist in short and medium-term but will likely be resolved in the long-term  —  Following the twists and turns of the trade war meant that I had less time for personal writing this year, so this letter is the only piece I'll publish.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
TypingDNA raises $7M Series A led by Google's Gradient Ventures for its service that enables companies to identify people by how they type  —  TypingDNA, a four-year-old, 18-person startup that was founded in Bucharest, Romania and more recently moved its headquarters to Brooklyn, New York …
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