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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement  —  On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things …

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Atlassian reports a quarterly net loss of $1.7M and $148.9M in revenue, up 36% year-over-year, and expects $4M revenue from Trello in fiscal 2017  —  For fiscal 2017, Atlassian projected revenue between $611 million to $615 million as it integrates Trello.  —  Atlassian's active customer count …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft releases Windows 10 Creators Update test build with support for ebooks and more, delays “My People” quick-access links until later this year  —  Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build: Ebook support is in.  My People sharing is out until later this year.

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Nick Statt / The Verge: Samsung and independent experts to release findings of investigation into Galaxy Note7 explosions at 10AM KST on January 23 in Seoul [8PM ET January 22]  —  The press conference takes place in Seoul  —  Samsung announced today that it would reveal its investigative findings on the recalled Galaxy Note 7 this Sunday evening.

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Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: IBM reports Q4 revenue of $21.8B, down 1.3% YoY, as full-year cloud revenue reaches $13.7B, up 35% YoY  —  Big Blue's cloud business was once again the star growth category, with revenue climbing 35 percent to $13.7 billion for full-year 2016.  —  IBM wrapped up 2016 with a better …

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Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal: Uber agrees to pay $20M fine to settle FTC suit alleging the company overstated potential driver earnings in 20 cities  —  Uber Technologies agreed Thursday to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled drivers about potential earnings and vehicle financing.

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Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal: Analysis finds Google placed ads for its own products atop 91% of 25K searches for related items; after Google was told, only 19% had Google product ads atop  —  A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats …

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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch: Mithril Capital Management, led by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, raises $850M  —  Peter Thiel being suddenly cast into the center of U.S. politics in 2016 isn't something that either Thiel or his longtime friend and colleague Ajay Royan could have anticipated in 2014, when they founded Mithril Capital Management.

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Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal: Snap to enable ad targeting using 3rd-party data from offline purchases, after signing deal with Oracle Data Cloud, following lead of Google, Facebook, Twitter  —  Mobile app company follows lead of Google, Facebook and Twitter by working with Oracle Data Cloud

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Kurt Wagner / Recode: Twitter says it beat “many” internal workplace diversity targets in 2016, including promoting minorities and women to leadership positions  —  Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male.  —  Most Silicon Valley tech companies have workforces …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closes investigation into June 2016 Tesla crash, clearing Autopilot of any fault and praising its safety features  —  The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its full findings following the investigation …

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: DigiLens raises $22M from Sony, Foxconn, and others, to make “eyeglass-thin” AR and VR displays  —  Display technology maker DigiLens has raised $22 million to create better augmented reality and virtual reality products in which digital information lies on top of transparent glass.

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Liana B. Baker / Reuters: IDG, owner of PCWorld and IDC, to be acquired by Chinese investor group Oceanwide, headed by IDG Greater China chairman Hugo Shong  —  International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine and market researcher IDC, on Thursday said it was being acquired by China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital …

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Microsoft game-streaming platform Beam comes out of beta with faster video player, Xbox Live sign-in, and redesigned home page  —  Microsoft has been making notable improvements to the experiences on its Twitch competitor, Beam, since it purchased the startup this past August.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Encrypted email service ProtonMail now supports Tor to thwart meddling governments  —  Encrypted email service ProtonMail is doubling down on its privacy credentials today with the news that it will now allow users to connect their email accounts through the Tor network.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: LinkedIn unveils new desktop site with simpler, app-like look, pop-up messaging window with chatbots, and updated universal search  —  After a short preview in September last year, and the small matter of getting acquired for $26.2 billion by Microsoft, today LinkedIn …

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Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: Oracle to buy API development firm Apiary for an undisclosed sum, says it will continue to offer Apiary's products to other companies  —  Apiary provides a front-end platform for designing, creating and governing APIs.  —  Oracle has announced that it plans to acquire Apiary …

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Jez Corden / Windows Central: Sources: Minecraft Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates for Windows mobile devices  —  We received a tip earlier today that Minecraft Pocket Edition will no longer be supported on Windows mobile devices.  —  Since receiving the tip, we have confirmed with sources familiar …

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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters: EU says Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple scrap all exclusivity obligations in supply and distribution of audiobooks  —  A decision by Amazon and Apple to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks will likely boost competition, EU antitrust regulators said on Thursday.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Samsung starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices  —  Samsung has officially started rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets.  While beta testers of the software update have had access to the final bits for around a week …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Microsoft says it will double the size of its Montreal research and design office over two years and invest $7M in Montreal-based AI research over five years  —  Microsoft is following its acquisition of Montreal-based Maluuba with additional investment in the city that's become quite the artificial intelligence hotbed.

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Steven Levy / Backchannel: Obama's tech teams are optimistic publicly, but quietly fear for their programs' future after Trump inauguration; Matt Cutts in line to be interim head of USDS  —  The While House imported Silicon Valley's best to transform government.  Will Trump undo it all?

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg: Sources: Zuckerberg has 12+ Facebook employees helping him with posts and comments on his Facebook page and professional photographers to snap personal moments  —  When Facebook went public five years ago, the world had a pretty vivid picture of who Mark Zuckerberg was.

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times: The centralization of the internet via app stores has made government censorship easier, as shown by the removal of LinkedIn and NYT apps in Russia and China  —  There's a new form of digital censorship sweeping the globe, and it could be the start of something devastating.

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Netflix reports $2.35B in Q4 revenue, up from $1.67B in Q4 2015, as it adds 1.93M new US subs vs 1.3M expected, 5.12M global subs vs 3.8M expected; stock up 8%+  —  Holy cow, we have quite the beat for Netflix.  —  Netflix added nearly 2 million new subscribers domestically …

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