Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Roku launches its free Roku app for the Apple Watch that will allow users to launch channels on their TV, do voice search, and find lost Roku remotes — Roku streaming devices gained the Apple TV app last month for viewing Apple TV+ shows as well as content from HBO, Showtime, and other Apple TV Channels.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Facebook and YouTube say they are removing content that mentions the possible name of the whistleblower whose complaint prompted Trump impeachment inquiry — New York .Facebook (FB) and YouTube said Friday that they were removing content that mentioned the potential name …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Apple says it is working on a fix for a macOS bug that stored portions of encrypted emails sent via Mail app in an unencrypted form — Apple may have known for months — Apple stakes a lot of its reputation on how it protects the privacy of its users, as it wants to be the only tech company you trust.
Sources: Alibaba is planning to launch a Hong Kong IPO next week with plans to raise as much as $15B — - It´s said to proceed with listing hearing early next week — Alibaba´s share sale comes after a U.S.-China agreement — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is moving ahead with plans …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google hires Sanjay Gupta, a former Disney and Star executive, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business — Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 hacking contest: Amazon Echo speakers, Samsung and Sony smart TVs, Xiaomi Mi9, others hacked; Facebook Portal and Google Nest not attempted — Amazon Echo, Samsung and Sony smart TVs fall on first day of Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 hacking contest.
Alex Wilhelm / Crunchbase News:
Cloudflare, in its first earnings report after IPO, announces Q3 revenue growth of 48% YoY to $73.9M as GAAP loss increased to $40.9M from $38M in Q3 2018 — We´ve been tracking the revenue multiples of SaaS companies broadly, and the 2019 IPO class more specifically over the past few months.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Disney says Disney+ will launch in UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain on March 31 — Disney+ will officially debut in the US, Canada and the Netherlands November 12th, and Australia and New Zealand a week later. The rest of the world will need to wait a little longer to stream the likes of Avengers …
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Adobe says it is developing live-streaming features that are built directly into its Creative Cloud apps, starting with a beta version for Adobe Fresco — ‘It makes all of our products viral’ — Adobe is developing live-streaming features that are built directly into its Creative Cloud apps …
Marcelo Rochabrun / Reuters:
Uber says it will allow passengers and drivers to record audio of their trips in Brazil and Mexico, in response to rising safety concerns in the region — SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Uber (UBER.N) said on Wednesday that it will allow passengers and drivers to record audio of their trips in Brazil …