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December 30, 2020, 4:50 PM

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Amazon:
Amazon plans to acquire podcast network Wondery, which will join Amazon Music  —  We've signed an agreement to acquire Wondery, a top-rated podcast creator and producer that entertains and educates listeners.  —  We're pleased to announce that Wondery—an innovative podcast publisher …
Stephanie Chan / Sensor Tower Blog:
Consumers worldwide spent $407.6M across the App Store and Google Play on Christmas, up 34.5% YoY; mobile games rose 27% YoY to $295.6M, led by Honor of Kings  —  2020 has been a record-setting year for worldwide spending on mobile apps and games, which passed $100 billion in a single year for the first time ever in November.
Flurry:
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Ransomware attacks have transitioned from a model of many small payments from various individuals to a smaller group of large targets with massive ransoms  —  2020 was a great year for ransomware gangs.  For hospitals, schools, municipal governments, and everyone else, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Analysis of internal data at Coinbase through 2018 highlights pay inequity for women and Black employees; Coinbase says it implemented a new compensation plan  —  An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.

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