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Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed: Robinhood launches commission-free stock trading app for iOS  —  Robinhood Can Turn Every iPhone User Into A Trader  —  The mobile stock trading startup turns stock buying and selling into yet another thing to be done inside a mobile app.  The target is young people that have turned away …

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores  —  As companies develop more mobile apps, they need an organized way to distribute them and track usage.  Salesforce announced a product today called AppExchange Store Builder that gives companies what they need: their very own AppExchange.

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Martin Beck / Marketing Land: Zuckerberg Dislikes The Idea Of A Facebook “Dislike” Button  —  “That's not something that we think is good for the world,” the Facebook CEO said during his second town hall Q&A.  —  Don't go looking for a “dislike” button on Facebook; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he has no interest in giving people the means to be mean.

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Jack Clark / Bloomberg: Hortonworks prices IPO at $16, above its $12-$14 range, raises $100M  —  Hortonworks Raises $100 Million, Pricing IPO Above Range  —  Hortonworks Inc., a startup that sells services and support for the Hadoop free data-analysis technology, raised $100 million in an initial public offering …

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Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land: Bing Rolls Out International Hotel Booking Feature & Updates Mobile Search Results  —  Bing released two updates today, adding a new hotel booking feature in partnership with TripAdvisor, as well as updating its mobile search results to include details like deep links and time-stamps.

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: CenturyLink acquires predictive analytics company Cognilytics  —  If you thought CenturyLink was only focused on building an extensive cloud-computing portfolio, think again.  The telecommunications company is announcing today that it has bought 200-person predictive analytics company Cognilytics.

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Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg: Facebook tries to block 300 search warrants issued by NY prosecutor last year, the biggest set it's ever received  —  Facebook Seeks to Block N.Y. Prosecutor's Search Warrants  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) is asking a New York appeals court to block the largest set of search warrants the company …

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Oculus VR: Oculus acquires skeletal hand tracking firm Nimble VR and 3D mapping company 13th Lab, hires motion capture expert Chris Bregler  —  Nimble VR, 13th Lab, and Chris Bregler join Oculus  —  Computer vision is at the heart of delivering comfortable and incredible virtual reality.

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Reuters: Canada's Competition Bureau probing Apple's contracts with domestic wireless carriers, says it has found no evidence of wrongdoing so far  —  Canada competition watchdog probing Apple mobile carrier deals  —  (Reuters) - Canada's Competition Bureau is investigating allegations …

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Adobe acquires stock photo giant Fotolia for $800 million in cash  —  Buried within its fourth quarter earnings report, creative technologies company Adobe today revealed it plans to acquire Fotolia, a stock photo site which hosts 34 million images and videos.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple now requires cases protect devices from 1m drops, meet new environmental standards  —  Apple recently started requiring case manufacturers in its Made for iPhone (MFi) licensing program follow new requirements that will ensure cases better protect Apple devices and cover glass from impact …

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Adobe sees strong Q4 with $1.07B in revenue, 644K new paying Creative Cloud subscribers  —  Adobe now has 3.454 million paying Creative Cloud subscribers, the company revealed in its fourth quarter financial report today.  —  Adobe originally predicted it would reach 3.3 million paying subscribers by the end of 2014.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google Removes Amazon's App Listing From Google Play Search Following Addition Of Appstore, Instant Video Integrations  —  In October, we spotted that Amazon had quietly launched a hidden and functional app store within its main Android application which was available for download on Google Play.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft ready to show off Windows 10 mobile SKU on January 21  —  Summary:Microsoft will share more about the Windows 10 ‘consumer experience’ at an event on January 21 in Redmond.  —  Microsoft officials sent invitations on December 11 to selected press and analysts to its next Windows 10 reveal event.

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Maya Kosoff / Business Insider: Uber Is Suspending Operations In New Delhi Following Allegations Of Rape Against One Of Its Drivers  —  Uber will suspend operations in New Delhi and review its Indian operations, according to a company blog post on Thursday.  The announcement comes three days after Delhi, India's capital territory, banned the service.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Dropbox launches Microsoft Office collaboration features for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Windows and Mac  —  Dropbox today launched its much-anticipated Project Harmony functionality, which brings collaboration tools to Microsoft Office desktop applications.

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Edward Wyatt / New York Times: Verizon Says Investment Will Be Unaffected by Net Neutrality Policy  —  A senior executive of Verizon, which successfully challenged the Federal Communications Commission's 2010 net neutrality rules in federal court, said Tuesday that the company's plans for future investment in its networks …

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Timothy Hay / Wall Street Journal: Woven Digital, maker of viral videos geared toward young men, raises $18M Series A led by IVP  —  Woven Digital Raises $18 Million for Viral Video Geared Toward Young Men  —  Institutional Venture Partners has a long track record of investing in news and entertainment providers …

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Adi Robertson / The Verge: Qualcomm, Intel, and others speak out against Title II net neutrality  —  Much of the fight over how to handle net neutrality has been between the two industries that have the most obvious stake in it: cable companies and web services.  Today, though, 60 tech companies, including Intel …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: LinkedIn Rolls Out A Simplified Homepage With Analytics And News Feed Front And Center  —  LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, today gets around 45 million monthly unique visitors to linkedin.com according to comScore, and to help grow that number, LinkedIn is debuting a pared …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft makes its MSN consumer apps available on iOS, Android, Amazon devices  —  Summary:Microsoft is continuing its cross-platform push, bringing a number of its MSN-branded consumer apps to iOS, Android and Amazon devices.  —  The team inside Bing that built some of the best “Metro Style” …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Reverses Course, Allows Transmit to Reinstate ‘Send To’ Feature  —  Earlier this week, file management app Transmit from developer Panic gained some attention after Apple required the company to remove a key sharing feature that let files be sent to multiple services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google revamps its iOS app with Material Design, one-tap search, built-in Maps, and recently visited pages  —  Google today launched a major revamp of its main iOS app, bringing a new look and adding new features.  You can download the new version now from Apple's App Store.  —  First up is the new Google button.

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Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority: Chromecast app's new Guest Mode option allows others to cast to your TV without a WiFi password  —  (Update: video) Chromecast update: screen casting for 4.4.2 devices, Material design, guest mode  —  Tired of updates yet?  Neither are we!  The Chromecast Android app is next in line, and the new update brings some awesome features.

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Harry McCracken / Fast Company: Ford's new in-dash infotainment system Sync 3 replaces MyFord Touch, uses BlackBerry's QNX instead of Microsoft's OS  —  WHY FORD DUMPING MICROSOFT'S AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE WAS INEVITABLE—AND PROBABLY LONG OVERDUE  —  Years ago, the carmaker took an early lead in infotainment.

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