February 3, 2020, 7:45 AM

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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
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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
As Apple closes its offices, stores, and contact centers in China, Ming-Chi Kuo lowers Q1 iPhone shipment forecasts by 10% due to Wuhan coronavirus outbreak  —  Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has lowered his iPhone shipment forecast by 10 percent to 36-40 million units in the first quarter of 2020 …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Photos trials an $8/month subscription program that sends 10 prints of automatically-selected pics from the previous month; users get to choose a theme  —  In September, Google Photos added large canvas prints, as well as individual prints.  Google Photos is now trialing a “monthly photo prints” subscription program.
Julian Bajkowski / iTnews:
Profile of Klarna, a Sweden-based payments company offering post-purchase financing to consumers, as it launches in Australia after adding $200M in new funding  —  Orchestrating a humane exit from dependency on legacy credit card tech.  —  When it comes to launching new tech at the Commonwealth Bank …
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Gaana, the most popular music-streaming service in India, has 152M monthly users, over half of Spotify's global user base, double Apple Music's global count  —  Gaana, which means ‘song’ in Hindi, has used its large library of local music and low prices to beat the competition
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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 …

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