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January 7, 2016, 6:45 AM

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Emily Steel / New York Times:
Netflix launches in 130 additional countries, now available in 190 countries worldwide, excluding China, Crimea, North Korea, and Syria, stock up 9%  —  At CES, Netflix Announces Worldwide Expansion of Streaming Service  —  Netflix went live with its streaming television service …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Vidyo, a screen capture tool for iOS that simulates an AirPlay Mirroring connection, available for now in the App Store for $4.99  —  Vidyo, a Screen Recorder for iOS  —  Vidyo, a screen recording utility for iPhone and iPad available at $4.99 on the App Store, seems like one of those apps that will soon be removed by Apple.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Pre-orders open for Oculus Rift consumer edition, on sale for $599, shipping in March; orders already backlogged until May  —  Virtually a reality: Oculus Rift goes on sale for $599  —  Pre-orders are open ahead of March ship date for consumer version  —  After dozens of trade-show demos …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Sources: Yahoo to lay off at least 10%, or 1,000+ of its employees, as early as this month  —  Yahoo is prepping to lay off 10% or more of its workforce  —  Major layoffs will be coming to Yahoo as part of its planned reorganization to get its business back on track.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Nextbit announces first wave of GSM Robin smartphones will ship February 16  —  Nextbit's cloud-savvy smartphone ships on February 16th  —  Good news if you've been sitting on pins and needles waiting for Nextbit's Robin smartphone to ship: it's nearly ready for action.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
More than 180,000 people have now registered drones with the FAA  —  Anyone who purchased a drone after December 21st must register with the Federal Aviation Administration, and the number of Americans who have done so is now solidly into the six digits.  At a press conference …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 on January 12  —  Web developers rejoice; Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 die on Tuesday  —  Internet Explorer has long been the bane of many Web developers' existence, but here's some news to brighten your day: Internet Explorer 8 …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber agrees to overhaul privacy and security practices and pay a $20K fine in settlement over “God View” with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  —  Uber Settles With New York Attorney General Over “God View” Tracking Program  —  The ride-hailing company agrees to overhaul …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Assist, a chatbot for Messenger, Slack, Telegram, SMS offering free travel and shopping services, launches  —  Assist Has No App.  It's A Free Travel/Shopping Chat Bot For SMS And Facebook Messenger  —  You don't care who delivers dinner or drives you home as long as it gets done fast.

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