Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip Netflix Inc reported revenue and a first-quarter forecast slightly below Wall Street estimates on Thursday, sending shares of the world's largest streaming service down 4 percent in after-hours trading. Strap yourself in: Netflix is about to report Shares of Netflix up 0.2 pct on Thursday in likely calm before the storm as the streaming video company co prepares to report Q4 results after the bell Netflix: Down after co misses fourth-quarter revenue estimates ** Netflix's shares down 4.5 pct at $337.46 in extended trading - if losses hold on Friday, stock set for its biggest 1-day fall so far this year China's envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions China's envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa there would be repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, the latest blast in a deepening bilateral dispute. Slack's product chief to step down Slack Technologies Inc's chief product officer, April Underwood, is leaving the messaging startup, at a time when the company is exploring a public listing later this year. Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik. Fossil to sell smartwatch technology worth $40 million to Google, shares rise Fossil Group Inc said on Thursday it would sell its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Alphabet Inc's Google for $40 million, sending the watchmaker's shares up as much as 11 percent. Ex-Symantec executive Canellos joins Ericom Software as CEO Ex-Symantec executive David Canellos has joined Ericom Software as chief executive officer, the security software provider said on Thursday, just a month after his departure from Symantec. Payments company Square launches debit card for small businesses Payments company Square Inc is launching a free debit card for small businesses aimed at helping them better manage their cash flows, the company said on Thursday. Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China's Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds. In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. Germany's BDI on Huawei: No vendor should be excluded from 5G without evidence No vendors should be excluded from Germany's fifth-generation mobile networks if there is no evidence against them, the BDI industry association said, responding to calls to bar China's Huawei Technologies on national security grounds. German government: No decision yet in debate on security of 5G networks The German government has yet to reach a common stance on whether to follow other countries in excluding Chinese telecoms network equipment firm Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] from its market on national security grounds, the Interior Ministry said. Musk tweets Tesla to end customer referral plan because of costs Tesla Inc's customer referral incentive plan will end on Feb. 1, the electric carmaker's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday, citing costs. U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria' A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws. Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report Venture capital investments in cybersecurity firms hit a record high last year amid a surge in cyber crime over the last few years, according to a report released on Thursday by U.S.-based Strategic Cyber Ventures. Israeli games developer Playtika buys Austrian card games maker Israeli mobile games company Playtika said on Thursday it has acquired Austria-based card games firm Supertreat GmbH, just a month after it bought German puzzle developer Wooga GmbH as it seeks to expand further into casual games. TSMC offers gloomy revenue forecast, slams chipmaker shares Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) cut full-year investment and forecast its sharpest quarterly revenue fall in a decade, joining a string of tech companies warning of a slowdown in global smartphone demand. China's Tencent releases test version of Game of Thrones smartphone game Tencent Holdings has released a test version of a third-party developed smartphone game in China based on U.S. hit television show Games of Thrones, bolstering its pipeline that has been hit by government curbs of online gaming. Exclusive: India's e-commerce curbs could hit online sales by $46 billion by 2022: PwC draft analysis India's new foreign investment restrictions for its e-commerce sector, which includes giants such as Amazon.com Inc and Walmart-owned Flipkart, could reduce online sales by $46 billion by 2022, according to a draft analysis from global consultants PwC seen by Reuters.