Jan 8th 2017
This Week in Tech 596
CES 2017: The year of Alexa. Apple has "a great holiday," but misses 2016 sales targets. Mark Zuckerberg could run for President and still run Facebook. Samsung gets a fourth-quarter profit, even after Note 7 recall. Russia demands that Google and Apple pull LinkedIn from their stores.
Phillip Elmer-DeWitt thinks the best reporting out of CES was one woman's Hunter S. Thompson-esque acid trip.
Clayton Morris thinks President of the USA would be a big step DOWN for Zuckerberg
Leo's New Year's resolution: no more saying the "A word" on air.
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- Maybe the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas was a bad place to take LSD for the first time.
- At CES, New Alexa-Powered Products Are Everywhere: Here's The Full List
- ALEXA: AMAZON’S OPERATING SYSTEM
- Amazon says Alexa now has 7K+ skills, up from 3K in September and 5.4K in December 2016 (Nat Levy/GeekWire)
- The excitement for Amazon's Alexa at CES shows Apple is missing out on expanding its HomeKit suite
- The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo
- Morris Invest Podcast
- Facebook Hires Campbell Brown to Lead News Partnerships Team - The New York Times
- Apple Tops Holiday Sales With 44% of All New Device Activations
- Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls AirPods 'A Runaway Success,' Says 'It's Been a Great Holiday'
- Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says - CNET
- App Store Sets New Records With $240M in Sales on New Year's Day, $20B Paid to Developers in 2016
- CES: Samsung and Google Announce Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus, Start at $449
- CNN uses screenshot from ‘Fallout 4’ to show how Russians hack things – BGR
- Samsung Electronics forecasts fourth-quarter profit at over three-year high | Reuters
- Report: Samsung has concluded Note 7 investigation, to reveal results mid-January
- Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores - The New York Times