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February 10, 2021, 7:40 AM

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter says it expects expenses growth of 25%+ in 2021, alongside a 20% workforce bump; forecasts user growth to slow to the low double digits after Q1  —  - Twitter's stock was flat in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings …
Twitter - Investor Relations:
Twitter reports Q4 revenue of $1.29B, up 28% YoY, and average monetizable daily active usage growth of 27% YoY to 192M, net income of $222M, up from $119M YoY  —  Revenue Engagement Q4 was a strong finish to the year with revenue of $1.29 billion, up 28% year over year …
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple has partnered with TSMC to develop advanced micro OLED displays at a secretive facility in Taiwan  —  IPhone maker works on tech for augmented reality devices at secretive Taiwan lab  —  TAOYUAN, Taiwan — Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has suspended 500+ accounts in India for violating rules but has not taken any action on accounts of journalists, activists, and politicians  —  Twitter said on Wednesday it has taken actions on more than 500 accounts and reduced visibility of some hashtags in India …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Salesforce says “the 9-to-5 workday is dead” and that after the pandemic most staff will work a flex schedule, going into the office 1-3 days per week  —  ‘It no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift.’  —  Cloud computing company Salesforce is joining …
Mikhail Klimentov / Washington Post:
Riot Games CEO Nicolas Laurent has been accused of gender-based harassment in a lawsuit filed by a former executive assistant who was terminated in July 2020  —  A lawsuit filed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in January by Sharon O'Donnell, a former executive assistant at Riot Games …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
In iOS 14.5 beta, Maps adds a feature letting US users report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along their route using Siri or CarPlay  —  The iOS 14.5 beta, available to developers and public beta testers, adds a new Apple Maps feature that lets you report accidents, hazards …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
A researcher was able to breach 35+ companies, including Microsoft and Apple, in a new software supply chain attack that leveraged an open source ecosystem flaw  —  A researcher managed to breach over 35 major companies' internal systems, including Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, Netflix …
Campbell Kwan / ZDNet:
Huawei files a lawsuit against the FCC for its decision to designate the company as a national security threat, says the order was beyond FCC's scope of powers  —  It has accused the FCC of making the designation without providing substantial evidence.  —  Huawei has once again filed …
Dexter Thomas / VICE:
Police officers in Beverly Hills have played licensed music while being filmed by citizens, seemingly in an effort to trigger social networks' copyright filters  —  Police officers in Beverly Hills have been playing music while being filmed, seemingly in an effort to trigger Instagram's copyright filters.
Jaron Schneider / PetaPixel:
Adobe brings document collaboration to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco, enabling asynchronous editing of files across desktop, iPhone, and iPad  —  Adobe is leaning a bit more into the benefits of a cloud-based architecture with the rollout of an easy collaboration button and asynchronous editing …
Alizeh Kohari / Rest of World:
How a Pakistan-born developer's open letter to Tim Cook helped bring the Urdu language typeface to Apple devices  —  For decades, it was nearly impossible to type in Urdu online.  Meet the people fighting to digitally preserve its script.  —  • KARACHI, PAKISTAN
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Snap partners with ShareChat's Moj app to integrate Camera Kit into the short video app, the first time it has partnered with an Indian company for Camera Kit  —  Snap has partnered with ShareChat's Moj app to integrate its Camera Kit into the Indian app as the American social giant looks …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Charlton McIlwain, author of the book Black Software, which explores the relationship between software, social media, and the Black community in the US  —  As we've gone through the pandemic, I've been thinking about how much of our lives happen on screens and through software.
Isabella Pojuner / Sifted:
Stockholm-based smart parcel locker startup Instabox raises €75M Series B led by EQT Ventures, claims it is growing by over 300% year-on-year  —  “The shipping industry consists of ancient postal companies using fossil fuels and fossil tech,” Priftis says.
Alyssa Hertig / CoinDesk:
Study: there are over 3,000 decentralized apps running on Ethereum and the total value of crypto assets in DeFi protocols rose 2,000%+ to $16.05B in 2020  —  According to the crypto app tracker, State of the Dapps, there are nearly 3,000 decentralized apps (also known as “dapps") currently running on the Ethereum blockchain.
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
An in-depth look at Lifeline, an underused US program to help low-income people pay their phone and internet bills, which has been mismanaged for years  —  An estimated 33 million U.S. households are eligible for assistance under a program known as Lifeline, but poor service and years …
Maggie Miller / The Hill:
Google expands its US election security efforts with free training for state campaigns, after providing Titan Security Keys to 140+ federal campaigns in 2020  —  Google announced Tuesday it is expanding its efforts around election security by providing free training to state and federal campaigns in all 50 states.

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