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January 22, 2020, 8:55 AM

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Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Sources: analysis shows a message from Saudi Crown Prince MbS' WhatsApp account to Jeff Bezos in 2018 included file “highly” likely to have hacked Bezos' phone  —  Exclusive: investigation suggests Washington Post owner was targeted five months before murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Bloomberg:
Source: the new low-cost iPhone, which looks like iPhone 8 and has a 4.7" screen, will enter production in February and may be announced as early as March  —  - New model will look similar to 2017's iPhone 8 with Touch ID  — Apple expected to launch the 4.7-inch phone as early as March
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM's Cruise unveils Origin, its first driverless vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals, says it will share more info about its production plans in the future  —  The Origin is the GM subsidiary's first attempt to build an fully autonomous car from the ground up
Netflix IR:
Netflix Q4 revenue grew 31% YoY to $5.467B and net income rose to $587M, surpassing 100M paid memberships outside the US; global paid net additions totaled 8.8M  —  Fellow shareholders, We had a strong finish to 2019, with Q4 revenue growing 31% year over year, bringing full year 2019 revenue …
The Information:
Sources: Quibi's CEO Meg Whitman, in an internal meeting, compared reporters' friendly rapport with their sources to how sexual predators groom their targets  —  Quibi CEO Meg Whitman lashed out against the media at an “all-hands” staff meeting last Thursday, drawing an analogy between reporters …
Garrett Bridges / Android Police:
Google debuts experimental wellbeing apps including Activity Bubbles, which slowly fill the screen after unlocking, and wallpaper showing phone usage time  —  Google has been on a roll recently with its digital wellbeing initiatives, releasing Family Link for parental controls …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Analysis of 11,430 Play Store apps in 2019 found that 14.2% used a privacy policy with contradicting statements about user data collection practices  —  An analysis of 11,430 Play Store apps found that 14.2% used a privacy policy with contradicting statements about user data collection practices.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Placer.ai, which offers location and foot traffic analytics for the retail industry, raises $12M Series A led by JBV Capital  —  Placer.ai, a startup that analyzes location and foot traffic analytics for retailers and other businesses, announced today that it has closed a $12 million Series …
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Stillfront Group, a Sweden-based group of gaming studios, is acquiring mobile gaming studio Storm8 for $300M, of which $75M will be in Stillfront shares  —  Stillfront Group announced today that it is acquiring 100% of Califonia mobile gaming studio Storm8.
Kanishka Singh / Reuters:
Judge dismisses Sidecar's 2018 lawsuit against Uber; Sidecar, a ride-hailing company that closed in 2015, had accused Uber of using anti-competitive practices  —  (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) on Tuesday prevailed in a lawsuit accusing it of driving a smaller rival …

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