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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 (Eun-Young Jeong/Wall Street Journal)

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 …

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 (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

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 …

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 (Kif Leswing/CNBC)

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.

Product Hunt launches YourStack, a social network to discuss various products, including apps, books, and cookware (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed News)

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.

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 (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

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 …

Grocers offering online orders are testing automated micro-fulfillment systems that can fulfill 4000 orders per week while occupying little space (Jennifer Smith/Wall Street Journal)

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.

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 (Lauren Kaori Gurley/VICE)

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 …

As Alphabet and Microsoft clamor for regulation of tech like facial recognition, potential new rules and their complications are existential threats to startups (Azeem Azhar/Exponential View)

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.
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