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January 29, 2020, 12:20 AM

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Apple:
Apple reports record first quarter results  —  iPhone, Wearables & Services Drive All-Time Record Revenue and Earnings  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 first quarter ended December 28, 2019.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple addresses Wuhan coronavirus concerns, offers wider than usual Q2 revenue estimates, says it closed one retail store in China, slightly delayed production  —  Apple has suppliers in the Wuhan area of China, and it has taken precautions like closing one store in China and reducing hours at other retail locations.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $91.8B, up 9% YoY, of which $79.1B came from products, $12.7B from services, and net income of $22.2B; $63B-$67B Q2 revenue expected  —  Today after the bell, Apple reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2020.  The company's revenue totaled $91.8 billion …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple reached 1.5B active devices, up from 1.4B a year ago, with ~80% of recent iPhones and iPads running iOS/iPadOS 13  —  Commenting on Apple's record-breaking 2020 Q1 performance, CEO Tim Cook shared an update on how many active devices are now in customers' hands and we've also got fresh numbers …
Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Sources: Google is testing a new communications app for businesses, which brings together functions from Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat, and more  —  Google is working on a mobile application for businesses that brings together the functions of several standalone apps the company already offers …
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
Facebook says its Off-Facebook Activity tool, which claims to let users clear data collected from other apps and sites, from their accounts, is now available  —  The new ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ tool reminds us we're living in a reality TV program where the cameras are always on.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook shares proposed bylaws for its oversight board, which some have called a content moderation “supreme court”, that leave Facebook firmly in control  —  - In a 46-page document, Facebook outlined the powers and limitations of the board, stating that the company is committing …
The Guardian:
UK government says it will let Huawei build non-core elements of Britain's 5G network but will ban the company from operating at sensitive sites  —  US sources say special relationship too important to jeopardise over Chinese tech firm  —  Boris Johnson appears to have averted …
Scott Stein / CNET:
Filmic's free DoubleTake iPhone app lets users shoot video from two cameras at once; it can simultaneously record two 1080p videos at 24, 25, or 30 fps  —  Your phone is studded with cameras.  You're probably only using one at a time, though.  That could change in the near future …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh, who was instrumental in building Facebook's data center infrastructure, is leaving the company after more than a decade  —  - Facebook's Vice President of Engineering Jay Parikh on Tuesday announced his departure from the company, joining a long list …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Lime to pilot its sidewalk detection tech in San Jose, CA, claims its AI-based tech will warn riders when they are on a sidewalk 50% or more of the time  —  The scooter company says its new tech can determine with up to 95% accuracy the type of road you're riding on.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
UK court orders Bitfinex to freeze bitcoin worth $860K after the crypto exchange and Chainalysis traced the funds to a ransomware payment  —  A U.K. court has ordered Bitfinex to freeze bitcoin worth $860,000 after the crypto exchange and blockchain sleuthing firm Chainalysis traced the funds to a ransomware payment.

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