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Brian Solomon / Forbes: Tableau beats Q4 earnings estimates and reports quarterly revenue rising 42%, but stock drops over 45% on weak forecast  —  Tableau Plummets Nearly 50% As Hypergrowth Stalls  —  Sometimes growth isn't fast enough.  —  On Thursday, Tableau released fourth quarter earnings …

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Lucian Constantin / PCWorld: Vulnerabilities in Netgear's ProSafe network management system could lead to remote code execution with system privileges, arbitrary file download  —  Serious flaws found in Netgear's NMS300 network management system  —  The flaws could lead to remote code execution with system privileges and arbitrary file download

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: AltspaceVR, an app that allows multiple users to meet in virtual spaces, launches on Gear VR  —  AltspaceVR Social Platform Launches On Samsung Gear VR  —  Virtual reality can sometimes appear like it's a pretty isolating platform.  Visually, people experiencing VR certainly …

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Miles Brignall / Guardian: iOS 9 upggrades on iPhone 6 phones that have been repaired by third parties may brick them with “Error 53”  —  ‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6  —  housands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones …

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Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC: LinkedIn plunges 40% in early trading, erases $10B in market cap  —  LinkedIn shares plummet 20% on lower guidance  —  CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports a disappointing cut in guidance at LinkedIn.  —  Shares of LinkedIn plunged as much as 40 percent at the market open Friday …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat  —  The takeout shakeout continues apace.  Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator …

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Chris Coyne / Keybase: Keybase debuts an open-sourced filesystem with end-to-end encryption that ties users' identities from across services to make sharing easy, now invite only  —  The Keybase filesystem  —  Big news, everyone.  —  Alpha releases of the Keybase app are starting to come with a cryptographically secure file mount.

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Chris Kohler / Wired: Nintendo's Quality of Life sleep tracking device, planned for release in March, shelved indefinitely  —  Nintendo Puts Its Sleep-Tracking Gizmo on Hold Indefinitely  —  Nintendo will sleep on its so-called “quality of life” health tracking device, it said this week.

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Rob Lewis / Techvibes Global News: Visa opens its payments technology to developers with launch of Visa Developer  —  Visa Opens its Global Network with Launch of Visa Developer  —  Today in San Francisco Visa announced the launch of Visa Developer, a milestone that transforms the world's largest retail payments network …

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Julie Bort / Business Insider: How prioritizing enterprise clients has sown conflict between employees and management at GitHub, which has lost nine executives in recent months  —  Why $2 billion startup GitHub is apparently in crisis, again  —  GitHub's internal culture seems to be melting down.

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Adi Robertson / The Verge: Epic's Unreal Editor now allows game developers to create environments through a VR headset  —  The Unreal Engine now lets you build games inside virtual reality  —  Epic's Unreal Engine has supported making virtual reality games for some time.  Now, it supports making games in virtual reality too.

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Jordan Robertson / Bloomberg Business: Symantec announces $500M investment by Silver Lake for stock buybacks, plans to cut costs by $400M and give investors special dividend of $4 per share  —  Symantec Gets $500 Million Silver Lake Investment  —  Quarterly Sales, Profit Top Estimates on Enterprise Growth

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business: General Catalyst Raises $845 Million Venture Fund  —  Firm announces eighth fund, bringing total to $3.75 billion  —  General Catalyst has invested in Airbnb, Stripe, Snapchat  —  General Catalyst Partners, a backer of technology startups such as Snapchat Inc. and Stripe Inc. …

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: LinkedIn says it has acquired Connectifier, a job candidates search tool; some of the Connectifier team “freely pursuing their next adventure”  —  LinkedIn acquires recruiting startup Connectifier  —  LinkedIn today announced in its earnings statement that it has acquired Connectifier …

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Katie Roof / TechCrunch: LinkedIn stock drops more than 23% after hours on weak guidance but company beats expectations with $862M in Q4 revenue  —  LinkedIn Tumbles 24% On Earnings Guidance  —  LinkedIn reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell Thursday.  While the company beat analyst estimates on both income …

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Taylor Loren / Latergramme Blog: Instagram Rolls Out Multiple Account Switching for Some iOS Users  —  Now You Can Add Multiple Accounts on Instagram - If You're Lucky  —  If you're using Instagram on iOS, you might have access to one of the most-requested features for Instagram - and not even know it.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple to update iPhone trade-in program to give credit for units with damaged displays, will offer screen protector installation  —  Apple launching new broken iPhone upgrade, screen protector installation programs  —  Apple is gearing up to launch a pair of new retail initiatives centered around …

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OpenSignal: OpenSignal Global State of LTE Report: US ranks 55th in terms of LTE download speeds  —  The State of LTE  —  Though it's been six years since the first LTE network reared its head, the technology's momentum continues to surprise us.  Operators worldwide are pushing the upper boundaries of LTE speed …

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Lucas Ballard / Google Online Security Blog: Chrome's Safe Browsing feature now warns users about sites with deceptive embedded content, like fake download buttons  —  No More Deceptive Download Buttons  —  In November, we announced that Safe Browsing would protect you from social engineering attacks - deceptive tactics that try …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Mozilla to end Firefox OS smartphone support after version 2.6, no staff involvement beyond May  —  Mozilla has brought further clarity to the future of Firefox OS on smartphones today, with the news that development will cease after the release of version 2.6 of the operating system.

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Official Android Blog: Android Wear adds new gestures, speaker support, and ability to send messages using your voice  —  Android Wear: Designed for your wrist  —  You're walking to meet a friend with coffee in hand.  Or maybe it's really cold outside, so you're rocking a pair of mittens.  Or maybe you're in the middle of making dinner.

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Robert Hackett / Fortune: Software supply chain manager Sonatype raises $30M led by Goldman Sachs  —  Goldman Sachs Leads $30 Million Investment in Software Supply Chain Fixer  —  Imagine an auto assembly line in which each factory worker is allowed to make random supplier and part decisions.

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Slack: Slack says 43% of workers are women, up from 39% in September, 7.8% of engineers are black, up from 7%; firm adopts Rooney Rule for leadership role recruitment  —  Diversity and Inclusion: An Update on Our Data  —  Here at Slack we are working to ensure that diversity and inclusion are fundamental components of our organization.

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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg Business: Apple Pay is now available in 2M retail locations, coming soon to Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, Zappos, and Au Bon Pain  —  Apple Pay Locations Reach 2 Million, With Chick-Fil-A to Come  —  The mobile-payment service doubled in-apps purchase volume  —  Greater competition looms while consumers still skeptical

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Driving analytics company Zendrive raises $13.5M led by Sherpa Capital  —  Zendrive raises $13.5M to make roads safer by tracking your driving behaviors  —  Zendrive today announced that it has raised $13.5 million in funding for its technology to make transportation safer.

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