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January 31, 2015, 1:10 PM

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Newsweek's cover sexualizes and degrades women in tech, perpetuating the problems its article denounces  —  What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek  —  I have thoughts on this Newsweek article.  —  Tech has some issues.  You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often its absurd.
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo update adds Pandora, iTunes, and Spotify voice control  —  Summary:Alexa, Amazon's two-pound assistant in the room, now does more with music services, improves speed and accuracy.  —  The Amazon Echo that I found to be a perfect 10 just got even better, as an update adds useful new features and improvements.
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
BT plans to provide 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes by 2025, deployment to start 2016  —  U.K. Telco BT Sets Out ‘500Mbps’ Broadband Plan By 2025  —  As the U.K.'s political parties sweat their policy wonks to come up with voter-friendly manifestos ahead of the General Election in May …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Google Now adds over 40 new cards, fed by data from 30+ third-party apps like Airbnb, eBay, and Lyft  —  ‘Google Now’ Will Suck In Outside App Data  —  Google Inc. doesn't want to lose its perch atop the search market, and it's looking to the likes of Airbnb, eBay , Lyft and a couple dozen other companies to help it do just that.
Rex Santus / Mashable:
You can now order Postmates delivery from your web browser  —  Unlike, say, food delivery services like Seamless or Peapod, Postmates delivers almost everything, from a slice of pizza to an iPhone case or a medical prescription.  —  A user can order an item if it's in stock at participating stores …

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