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February 2, 2020, 8:05 PM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Alleged leaked video shows off Samsung's folding Galaxy Z Flip  —  Samsung's next foldable should be coming this month  —  Samsung's next folding phone is likely to be announced this month, and what appears to be the first hands-on video with the device has just appeared online.
Benedict Evans:
Now that tech has connected most of the world, a look at the opportunities and issues this creates for the 2020s  —  We connected (almost) everyone There are 5.5bn adults on earth, 5bn have a phone and 4bn have a smartphone
Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
UK startup Exscientia and a Japanese pharmaceutical firm claim to have created the first human trial-ready drug using AI, which took under a year to develop  —  An OCD drug created via AI will be tested on humans.  —  The British startup Exscientia claims it has developed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Whip Media Group, the parent company of TV and movie tracking app TV Time, raises $50M Series D, bringing its total raised to $115M  —  In the streaming era, data on a show's viewership and popularity is harder to come by.  It's no longer as simple as setting up a Nielsen box to get data …
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Peter Eavis / New York Times:
WeWork names commercial real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO; SoftBank's Marcelo Claure will continue as WeWork's executive chairman  —  Sandeep Mathrani, a senior real estate executive, will take over the operator of shared office space, which was on the brink of financial collapse last year.
VICE:
Ajit Pai says FCC has concluded “that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law” by selling user location data and will consider fines  —  More than a year after a Motherboard investigation revealed that wireless carriers were collecting and selling user location data …

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