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January 29, 2015, 9:15 AM

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Julia White / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft launches Office for Android tablets, new Outlook mail apps for iOS and Android  —  Office everywhere: More great news for Office on iOS and Android  —  Last week, we saw the new experiences coming with Windows 10, including how Office universal apps for Windows 10 will deliver …
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New Outlook for iOS and Android integrates email, calendar, contacts, and files, supports Office 365, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail  —  A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android  —  Today, we announced the release of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android.
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Samsung sold 71-75M smartphones in the holiday quarter, on par with Apple's 74.5M iPhone sales  —  Apple and Samsung in Dead Heat for Smartphone Dominance  —  Apple, which years ago ceded the top spot in the global smartphone market to rival Samsung, appears to have pulled into a dead heat.
Youkyung Lee / Associated Press:
Samsung Electronics' Q4 earnings down 27% to $4.9B, beating estimates on strength of component business  —  Samsung's 4Q profit drops but beats forecast  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its quarterly earnings dropped smaller-than-expected 27 percent …
Garett Sloane / Adweek:
Facebook mobile ad revenue accounts for 69% of total ad revenue in Q4, up from 53% Q4 2013; 1.19B mobile MAUs  —  Facebook Just Shared Insane Q4 Mobile Numbers and Ad Sales  —  Its smartphone promos alone did $2.5 billion  —  Facebook's mobile sales continue to skyrocket …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
New regulations in China require source code, audits, and backdoors from companies working with banks, alarming Western tech firms  —  New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies  —  HONG KONG — The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment …
Ben Kepes / Forbes:
Amazon to introduce WorkMail, a cloud email and calendar service aimed at Microsoft Exchange's market, in Q2 2015  —  Amazon Changes The Game Again—AWS Introduces WorkMail  —  Amazon Web Services, Amazon's cloud computing business unit, continues to surprise industry commentators with both its growth and its incessant innovation.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Qualcomm Cuts Outlook, Warning Its Snapdragon 810 Dropped From a Flagship Device  —  Wireless chipmaker Qualcomm said Wednesday that it is cutting its financial outlook for the next two quarters as its Snapdragon 810 chip was dropped by a large customer.  —  The company also blamed continued concerns …
Mark Hachman / PC World:
Microsoft adds smart search of document text and photos with OCR in OneDrive for web and iPad  —  Microsoft OneDrive adds super-intelligent searching of document text, photos  —  Microsoft just made it easier to upload more photos and files to its OneDrive cloud service.
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500 Startups Announces Batch 12 in San Francisco  —  Learn about our new companies and apply for Batch 13 in Mountain View.
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Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Sky plans to launch a mobile voice and data service in the UK through a partnership with Telefónica  —  Sky has today announced that it will begin offering mobile voice and data services to customers for the first time following an agreement with Telefónica UK.
Matthias Schaefer / The Jawbone Blog:
Jawbone launches marketplace for third-party devices and apps in the US  —  Experience the Internet of You: Introducing the Jawbone Marketplace  —  “At Jawbone, we embrace the promise of the Internet of Things.  We can only put all this together if we work with others …
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