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Today's intense top line: 52% of U.S. parents admit spending too much time with their phones, Axios' Ina Fried reports.
Why it matters: News coverage often deservedly focuses on concerns about smartphone use among children.
By the numbers:
Between the lines: Pay attention to these studies over the next few years to see whether these stark trends are from changes in behavior or people simply becoming aware they're on their phones too much.
Be smart: If we want our kids to spend less time on devices we should focus on limiting our screen time, not just theirs, Ina wrote in Slack.
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Instagram has helped to end one of France's most public and bitter inheritance battles, writes the New York Times' Palko Karasz.
After two copies of Hallyday's will were found, his grown children sought "to prove that their father lived mostly in France and not in the United States" to prevent his fourth wife from taking over as his sole heir.
Why it matters: The decision "served as a reminder of the rising prominence of data from social media as evidence."