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January 29, 2015, 1:20 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.  —  “We got a lot done in 2014.  Our community continues to grow and we're making progress towards connecting the world …
Garett Sloane / Adweek:
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.
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 …
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 …
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Sony announces Spotify-powered PlayStation Music streaming service for PS4, PS3, and Xperia devices; Music Unlimited shutting down March 29  —  PlayStation, Meet Spotify  —  Hello everyone!  I'm thrilled today to introduce a new music destination called PlayStation Music, with Spotify as the exclusive partner.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
FTC fines TracFone Wireless $40M for throttling customers after advertising “unlimited” data  —  FTC Says Unlimited Data With Throttling Doesn't Count as Unlimited  —  In a case that could have broad implications, the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday ordered prepaid mobile provider TracFone …
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 …
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
App Annie 2014 Index: Google Play saw 60% more downloads than iOS App Store, but App Store generated about 70% more in revenue  —  Google Play Downloads Are Growing Faster, but Apple Is Still Winning the Money Race  —  2014 was a big year for Android apps and games; Google Play outpaced Apple's App Store …
Washington Post:
Google says it fought gag orders in WikiLeaks investigation  —  Google has fought all gag orders preventing it from telling customers that their e-mails and other data were sought by the U.S. government in a long-running investigation of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform  —  Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality …

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