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February 10, 2021, 12:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is developing a wall-mounted Echo device with a large touchscreen that serves as a smart home control panel, video chat device, and media player  —  - Lab126 unit developing new device with touchscreen and Alexa  — Product to be thinner than Echo Show, come with video chat
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 …
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
A look at how Tim Cook has transformed Apple after Jobs into a more diversified company and successfully deflected political pressure  —  Trade war?  Pfft.  Trump?  Please.  Antitrust?  Zuck's prob.  (Ditto privacy.)  Revenue?  Endless.
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 …
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.
Ann-Marie Alcántara / Wall Street Journal:
Shopify is bringing its checkout and payment processing service, Shop Pay, to Instagram today and to Facebook Shops in the next few weeks  —  Customers will be able to use the system, called Shop Pay, to complete purchases on the social platforms  —  Shopify Inc., a commerce platform for businesses …
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
Leaked images purportedly show mockups of Android 12, including major UI changes, a privacy indicator, conversation widget, new themes, and more  —  Google is set to release its next major version of Android — Android 12 — later this year, following a series of Developer Previews and Betas …
Bloomberg:
CA DMV filing: Apple's self-driving cars topped 18,800 test miles in 2020, up from 7,544 in 2019, with disengagements every 145 miles, up from every 118 miles  —  - Apple vehicles drove farther in 2020 without disengagements  — Company won't launch its own consumer car for at least 5 years
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
London-based Nothing, a consumer electronics startup from a OnePlus co-founder working on wireless headphones, raises $15M from GV  —  - Nothing will release headphones, other products this year  — GV backs startup's ‘Series A’ funding round with $15 million

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