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January 18, 2017, 11:25 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Fabric, Twitter's mobile app development tool suite, and its team; Fabric will join Google's Developer Products Group  —  Google is taking over Twitter's mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack debuts new threaded messages feature on all platforms; conversations are attached to specific messages and show in the “flex pane” sidebar on desktop, web  —  Evolving beyond chat  —  Slack today is rolling out message threads inside its familiar chat window …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Report: Google bringing its Android One program for budget smartphones with timely software updates to the US; the first such device is expected before mid-year  —  Google's Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff …
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?
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple revamps Logic Pro X and GarageBand for iOS with redesigned interfaces and new features  —  Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Starship Technologies partners with Postmates and DoorDash to test deliveries by its largely self-driving robots, in California and Washington D.C. respectively  —  Postmates and DoorDash are the first commercial partners Stateside  —  A small number of Americans will soon be able to have food …
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U.S. eCommerce during 2016 & predictions for 2017  —  Read the interview here in our blog with Worldpay's North American General Manager - eCommerce, Casey Bullock.
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Josh McConnell / Financial Post:
YouTube rolls out group chat feature for its iOS and Android apps that allows discussion around videos as they play, arriving first in Canada  —  Canadians share more videos online than any other nation so it's fitting that YouTube is unveiling its latest social feature in this country.
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft is testing feature that brings Cortana to the lock screen on Android  —  Cortana recently got a pretty sweet update for Android and iOS, bringing a much cleaner and prettier user design.  If you use Cortana on your Android phone, you might be glad to know that Microsoft is making …
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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