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January 28, 2021, 9:50 AM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $111.4B, up 21% YoY, with international sales making up 64% of Q1 revenue; iPhone, Wearables, and Services set new revenue records  —  Revenue up 21 percent and EPS up 35 percent to new all-time records  —  iPhone, Wearables, and Services set new revenue records
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
IDC says Apple has shipped 90.1M iPhones in Q1, the largest number of shipments in a single quarter since IDC started tracking smartphones  —  - The iPhone is booming: Sales were up 17% year-over-year to a whopping $65.6 billion in a single quarter.  — Research firm IDC estimates …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
In an interview, Tim Cook says Apple has an active installed base of 1.65B devices, up from 1.5B a year ago, including an installed base of over 1B iPhones  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday reported holiday quarter sales and profits that beat Wall Street expectations …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Pippa Stevens / CNBC:
As Reddit's r/WallStreetBets pushes GameStop's stock to record levels, other stocks mentioned in the subreddit surge, like AMC, which closed up 300%+  —  - Shares of AMC Entertainment jumped more than 300% at the opening bell on Wednesday.  — In addition to GameStop …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
As r/WallStreetBets causes GameStop, BlackBerry, and others to surge, online trading platforms like Robinhood and WeBull have rapidly climbed US app store ranks  —  - The flurry of Redditors taking on Wall Street appears to have resulted in a usage boom for share trading apps.
Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Bloomberg:
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Zuckerberg says Apple is one of Facebook's “biggest competitors” and uses its dominant position to preference apps like iMessage against WhatsApp and Messenger  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the opening remarks of the company's fourth quarter earnings call to blast Apple …
The Information:
Sources: Facebook is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for forcing developers to abide by App Store rules that Apple's own apps don't have to follow  —  A long-simmering public dispute between Facebook and Apple has neared a boiling point.  With the aid of outside legal counsel …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds opt-in biometric fingerprint, face, or iris scan authentication for WhatsApp on desktop or web  —  WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned popular messaging app with more than 2 billion users, has been getting a lot of heat and losing users in recent weeks after announcing (and then delaying) changes to how it uses your data.
Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Europol, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies worldwide have seized control of malware botnet Emotet's infrastructure and disrupted it from the inside  —  Europol and FBI among agencies that have taken control of the botnet infrastructure used by cyber criminals behind some of the most prolific malware and ransomware attacks.
TechCrunch:
Apple says its App Tracking Transparency feature, which will be enabled by default, will roll out with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 updates in early spring  —  Apple has shared a few more details about its much-discussed privacy changes in iOS 14.  The company first announced at WWDC …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook:
Facebook reports Q4: $28.1B revenue, up 33% YoY, 1.84B DAUs, up 11% YoY, 2.6B people used a Facebook service daily, up 15% YoY; headcount up 30% YoY to 58,604  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Reuters:
Samsung reports Q4 earnings with total revenue of ~$55.2B, up 3% YoY, and operating profit of ~$8.2B, up 26% YoY, but sees mobile sales drop 11% YoY to $19.3B  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects its overall profit to weaken in the first quarter of 2021 …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
YouTube says its TikTok competitor Shorts is getting 3.5B views per day in its test run in India and plans to expand the feature into more markets in 2021  —  - YouTube's short video feature is gaining traction in India, the company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, said Tuesday.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Zuckerberg says Facebook will stop recommending civic and political groups to users permanently and is considering reducing political content in News Feeds  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced that the company will no longer recommend civic and political groups to its users.

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