Eun-Young Jeong / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung reports weak Q4 earnings from low memory chip sales as net profit slumps to $4.4B, down 39% YoY, on revenue of $50.52B, up 1.1% YoY — Company reports weak fourth-quarter earnings from low memory-chip sales — SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. reported a 39% drop in fourth-quarter net profit …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Study that looked at 72M YouTube comments across 330,925 videos finds evidence of radicalization effect on users that leads them to extreme far-right content — Research presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube´s platform is playing a role …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple reported $10B revenue in Q1 from its business segment that includes AirPods and Watch, which is more than the $7.1B Apple generated from selling Macs — - “Wearables, Home and Accessories” revenue is larger than Mac revenue for the first time, Apple revealed in a blowout earnings report on Tuesday.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Product Hunt launches YourStack, a social network to discuss various products, including apps, books, and cookware — The team that built Product Hunt — a website that helps you find new tech products — is releasing a new site that shows you all types of products that your friends and public figures recommend.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Russian cybercrime boss Aleksei Burkov has pleaded guilty in a US court to running a high-profile crime forum and a site that sold stolen credit card info — Aleksei Burkov, an ultra-connected Russian hacker once described as “an asset of supreme importance” to Moscow …
Jennifer Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Grocers offering online orders are testing automated micro-fulfillment systems that can fulfill 4000 orders per week while occupying little space — Companies trying to get closer to customers and keep costs down turn to smaller sites heavy with automation — The robots are trying to get deeper into your grocery order.
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Experts say tech has made US labor laws obsolete and in need of a massive overhaul to benefit organizing workers, such as requiring safe digital meeting spaces — In the 1930s, at the time of the writing of the Wagner Act—the law which grants workers the right to form unions and collectively bargain …
Azeem Azhar / Exponential View:
As Alphabet and Microsoft clamor for regulation of tech like facial recognition, potential new rules and their complications are existential threats to startups — You couldn´t have missed it. The world´s largest tech companies have started to clamour for regulation in this hugely under-regulated sector.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Bird adds $75M to its Series D, bringing the total raised in the round to $350M, acquires European scooter-sharing startup Circ that was previously called Flash — The micromobility market consolidated a bit today in what might be a harbinger of contraction.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Documents reveal that Avast has sold its users internet browsing data, through a subsidiary called Jumpshot, to clients like Pepsi, Google, and Microsoft — An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data …