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January 31, 2020, 8:20 AM

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Amazon:
Amazon Q4: $87.4B revenue, up 21% YoY, net income of $3.3B, up from $3B in Q4 2018, AWS revenue of $9.9B, up from $7.4B in Q4 2018; stock up 11%+ after hours  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE) January 30, 2020—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches Xbox bug bounty program, will pay rewards up to $20K for vulnerabilities found in the Xbox Live network and services  —  Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) to start accepting vulnerabilities in Xbox gaming platform.  —  Microsoft announced today the launch …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says its updated Maps are rolling out across the US, with more detailed visuals and new features like Look Around, and coming to Europe later this year  —  Apple's updated and more detailed Maps experience has now rolled out across the U.S., the company announced this morning.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to step down on April 6, to be replaced by SVP of Cloud and Cognitive Software Arvind Krishna; Jim Whitehurst to become President  —  - Ginni Rometty has been executive chairman, president and CEO since 2012.  — Rometty has been at IBM for almost four decades; the next one has been there for three decades.
AppleInsider:
The EU Parliament overwhelmingly passes measure pushing for adoption of a common charging standard for mobile devices, which Apple said would stifle innovation  —  The European Parliament in a landslide vote on Thursday called on the EU Commission to adopt rules that would establish …
Reuters:
Sources: FBI has probed Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group for its possible role in hacks of US residents, companies and intel gathering on governments since 2017  —  (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents …
Danielle Abril / Fortune:
Survey of 12,043 US adults: 59% distrust Facebook for political and election news, including 62% of Republicans and 59% of Democrats, while 48% distrust Twitter  —  Facebook and Twitter are a long way from instilling confidence after letting misinformation flood their services during recent elections, according to a new survey.
Angela Chen / MIT Technology Review:
Pitch deck details Column, a paid social network centered on tech/business notables, with Aron Ping D'Souza as CEO; investor Sarah Cone later said she was CEO  —  Business and technology leaders are being asked to spend $100,000 buying in to the service.  —  A proposed new social network …
Chris Giles / Financial Times:
OECD says 137 countries have committed to reach an agreement on a rewrite of international tax rules for tech giants and other multinationals by the end of 2020  —  The chances of securing a global agreement on a digital levy by the end of the year were revived on Friday after the countries involved agreed …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Reports from four analytics companies: Huawei surpassed Apple in 2019 with global smartphone shipments of 241M vs. 198M; Samsung retains its top spot with 298M  —  Apple's strong fourth quarter wasn't enough to hold off the Chinese challenger  —  Huawei overtook Apple to become …
Financial Times:
Sources: Uber and DoorDash held failed merger talks about six months ago; the talks were at SoftBank's behest which wanted to consolidate food-delivery industry  —  Uber and DoorDash held talks to combine last year in a deal that would have accelerated the long-awaited consolidation …
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