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January 10, 2015, 5:45 PM

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Pew Internet:
Pew Report: Facebook growth slows, but user engagement increases; while Twitter and others grow userbase, not engagement  —  Social Media Update 2014  —  In a new survey conducted in September 2014, the Pew Research Center finds that Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site.
Justin Duino / Android Central:
Hands-on with the Remix Ultra Tablet, a Microsoft Surface-like Android tablet created by three ex-Google engineers  —  First look at the Remix Ultra Tablet  —  An Android tablet to get work done on  —  Jide, a company founded by three ex-Googlers, showed off its first device at CES 2015 — the Remix Ultra Tablet.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross / The Verge:
An unbeatable computer program has finally solved two-player limit Texas hold'em poker  —  The program also demonstrates that playing second is advantageous  —  Two-player limit Texas hold'em poker has finally been solved, according to a study published in Science today.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Report: M&A transactions in ad tech and services increased 32% in 2014, to reach total of 100 representing $7.5B in value, more than triple the value in 2013  —  Burst of M&A in Online Advertising as Shakeout Begins  —  A shakeout is under way in the online advertising industry …
Bonnie Cha / Re/code:
ZTE announces Spro 2, an Android-powered projector/hotspot that improves upon predecessor in battery life and brightness, to be sold exclusively on AT&T  —  CES Snapshot: ZTE's Smart Projector Gets Brighter, Better Battery Life  —  ZTE grabbed a lot of attention at CES last year when it debuted the Spro …
Claire Brownell / Financial Post:
Report: Shopify planning IPO in US and Canada this year to raise about $100M at $1B+ valuation  —  Shopify Inc planning IPO in Canada and U.S. in 2015, hopes to raise US$100M: report  —  Ottawa-based e-commerce firm Shopify Inc. hopes to raise about US$100 million in a planned initial public offering …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Screenshots emerge of Windows 10's new dark theme, taskbar, and Spartan browser UI  —  This is Windows 10's new browser and dark theme  —  Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new browser in Windows 10, codenamed Spartan, and leaked images are providing an early glimpse at the Internet Explorer successor.

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Intercom:
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