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A look at the Hype House "collab house", a collective of 19 young influencers renting an LA mansion, whose TikTok group handle amassed 3M followers in ~10 days (Taylor Lorenz/New York Times)

Taylor Lorenz / New York Times: A look at the Hype House “collab house”, a collective of 19 young influencers renting an LA mansion, whose TikTok group handle amassed 3M followers in ~10 days  —  The city is home to a land rush of “collab houses,” where the content creators are getting younger and younger.

Sources: Snap has acquired Ukraine-based computer vision startup AI Factory, which helped create a Cameos feature Snapchat is currently testing, for ~$166M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Sources: Snap has acquired Ukraine-based computer vision startup AI Factory, which helped create a Cameos feature Snapchat is currently testing, for ~$166M  —  After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat — arguably changing the filters game …

Google unveils the Coral Dev Board Mini, a smaller, budget alternative to the Coral Dev Board with the Edge TPU, and the Accelerator Module, available H1 2020 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Google unveils the Coral Dev Board Mini, a smaller, budget alternative to the Coral Dev Board with the Edge TPU, and the Accelerator Module, available H1 2020  —  Last March, Google took the wraps off of Coral, a collection of hardware kits and accessories intended to bolster AI development at the edge.

SuperData: digital games and interactive media revenue was up 4% YoY to $120.1B in 2019, with $64.4B for mobile; Fortnite topped with $1.8B, vs. $2.4B in 2018 (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: SuperData: digital games and interactive media revenue was up 4% YoY to $120.1B in 2019, with $64.4B for mobile; Fortnite topped with $1.8B, vs. $2.4B in 2018  —  The combined game industry grew 3% to $120.1 billion in 2019, according to market researcher SuperData in its year-end report.

An inside look at the Windows business at the start of last decade, as PC sales grew at 3% in 2009 vs. historic 10%+, and the disruption of the PC felt imminent (Steven Sinofsky/Learning By Shipping)

Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping: An inside look at the Windows business at the start of last decade, as PC sales grew at 3% in 2009 vs. historic 10%+, and the disruption of the PC felt imminent  —  As we rang in the new year, 2010 a decade ago, what did the Windows business look like as we planned Windows 8?  An annotated twitter thread.

In its first transparency report, TikTok says it received most requests for user data and content takedowns from India and USA, claims zero requests from China (Zoe Schiffer/The Verge)

Zoe Schiffer / The Verge: In its first transparency report, TikTok says it received most requests for user data and content takedowns from India and USA, claims zero requests from China  —  The highest number of requests came from India and the US  —  TikTok released its first transparency report yesterday …

Sensor Tower: $277M was spent on apps across Google Play and App Store on Christmas Day, up 11.3% YoY; PUBG, the top grossing game, earned $8.5M, up 431% YoY (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sensor Tower: $277M was spent on apps across Google Play and App Store on Christmas Day, up 11.3% YoY; PUBG, the top grossing game, earned $8.5M, up 431% YoY  —  Consumer spending on mobile games grew 8% to $210 million on Christmas, according to a report by mobile analyst firm Sensor Tower.

Analysis: VC funding in North American consumer electronics startups was $1.74B in 2019 vs. $2.45B in 2018, with significant slowdown at the Series B stage (Joanna Glasner/Crunchbase News)

Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News: Analysis: VC funding in North American consumer electronics startups was $1.74B in 2019 vs. $2.45B in 2018, with significant slowdown at the Series B stage  —  Venture investors love technology.  But lately they´ve been much less keen on the kind you buy in a box and take home from the store.
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