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Twitter exec headed to SoFi? Credit card defaults; Bacardi gets Patrón

Twitter exec may lead SoFi Twitter’s chief operating officer may become CEO of San Francisco online lender SoFi. The Wall Street Journal reported that Anthony Noto has gotten the job [Read entire story]

Amazon’s bigger Prime number; ‘Game of Thrones’ hotel; Delta pet crackdown

A bigger Prime number Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent, but its annual fee will remain at $99. Starting Friday, new monthly members [Read entire story]

YouTube’s eyes may beat AI; DoorDash and charity cash; dumping opioids

At YouTube, sometimes human eyes beat AI Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. [Read entire story]

Selfies get artistic, e-commerce goes ballistic, Steak-umm gets a blue tick

App update If you lack selfie control, you’ll love the latest version of the Google Arts & Culture app. It lets you upload a photo of your face and see what famous portrait from 1,200 museums in 70 [Read entire story]

ICYMI: From Snap Maps to Wild Wings to smart toilets

If you missed it ... In a week when an eight-letter word was added to the U.S. media vocabulary, this also happened: •Snapchat’s Snap Maps feature, rolled out last year to let users [Read entire story]

Visa’s non-signature moment; educator takes pot spot; McDonald’s drops foam

A non-signature moment Visa will stop requiring signatures for purchases made in North America using chip-card technology, a significant win for retailers that could help them cut [Read entire story]

Diet Coke tries for a jolt; men still dominate film world; boozy ice

Just for the heck of it, Diet Coke Coca-Cola Co. is trying to invigorate Diet Coke’s slumping sales, with a slimmer 12-ounce can, updated logo and four new flavors: [Read entire story]

Hulu surges, Kodak bets on crypto, and Grindr sells out

Number of the day 17 million That’s the number of subscribers Hulu now has, up 42 percent from mid-2016, the streaming video company said Tuesday. Hit show “The Handmaid’s Tale” [Read entire story]

Self-driving minibuses; consumer debt soars; Apple pushed to consider kids

Getting on the self-driving bus Toyota is developing self-driving minibuses that can serve as stores, driving to potential shoppers so they can try on clothes or pick through flea [Read entire story]

ICYMI: GoPro layoffs; Airbnb disruption; In-N-Out cocoa; football charity

If you missed it ... In a week when pot became legal and stocks got very high, this also happened: •A restructuring of San Mateo’s GoPro apparently will lead to dismissing more than [Read entire story]

David … Barack; Kalanick to cash in; Barnes & Noble stock plunge

Letterman hosts Obama on Netflix David Letterman has lined up former President Barack Obama as the first guest on his Netflix talk show, which [Read entire story]

Nintendo Switch’s big sales; pay-what-you-like cafe closes; Ripple riches

Flipping the Switch The Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling home video game console in U.S. history, with more than 4.8 million units snapped up in its first 10 months. Nintendo said in a news release [Read entire story]

Roku hears voices; iPhone sales may ease; DJ Khaled’s weighty move

Roku’s way with words Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. Roku’s voice [Read entire story]

Roku hears voices; iPhone sales may ease; DJ Khaled’s weighty move

Roku’s way with words Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. Roku’s voice [Read entire story]

Daily Briefing: Amazon, burgers, Miss America

On Target? Last year, Amazon.com shook up the retail world with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. Another big purchase will happen in 2018, predicts a well-known technology analyst. Loup [Read entire story]

Netflix don’t need no stinkin’ bonuses; Trump vs. Amazon; Steve Jobs clothes

No bonus drama at Netflix Netflix’s top executives will no longer get bonuses, but that doesn’t mean their tears are streaming. The recently passed tax plan [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Strange year, from PewDiePie to Papa John’s

If you really missed it ... In a year when #MeToo became the new Lean In, this also happened: •Disney and YouTube dumped Felix Kjellberg, known on YouTube as “PewDiePie,” after he [Read entire story]

In wake of suits, Apple cuts cost of replacing some iPhone batteries

Siri, call my attorney The latest lawsuit over Apple slowing down older iPhones comes with a potential twist: jail time. A French consumers’ rights group outlines the same basic claim as the U.S. [Read entire story]

Billionaires add trillion, American not chillin’, a problem with billin’

Number of the day $1,000,000,000,000 That’s how much the world’s 500 richest people added to their fortunes during 2017, according to the [Read entire story]

Bitcoin made whole; Bezos’ bank account gets swole; Apple gets coal

Hip to crypto Bitcoin rallied past $16,000 on Tuesday as traders of the world’s biggest digital currency sought to draw a line under its roller-coaster five-day [Read entire story]