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January 10, 2016, 8:35 PM

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Financial Times:
Sources: Apple Music now has more than 10M subscribers  —  Apple's music streaming subscribers top 10m  —  Apple has passed 10m subscribers for its music streaming service, taking six months to hit a milestone which took its arch-rival Spotify six years to hit, according to people familiar with the matter.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Photo Evidence Shows Facebook Is Building Messenger For Mac  —  TechCrunch has obtained photographic evidence and an eyewitness report that Facebook has built an as-yet-unreleased Facebook Messenger For Mac desktop app.  The photo below shows a Facebook employee using it.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Sources: more than 30% of Yahoo's workforce has left in the last year, but company says it is still hiring, and application numbers are strong  —  Yahoo's Brain Drain Shows a Loss of Faith Inside the Company  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Marissa Mayer, the glamorous, geeky Google executive hired …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter removes conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos's verification badge without stating a reason, inflaming politicized battle over online speech  —  Twitter Unverifies Writer Amid Speech Wars  —  Twitter's removal of journalist and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos's verification badge …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Juniper Networks will drop code tied to National Security Agency  —  Juniper Networks Inc said late on Friday it would stop using a piece of security code that analysts believe was developed by the National Security Agency in order to eavesdrop through technology products.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
General Motors partners with HackerOne, opens Detroit's first public security vulnerability disclosure program  —  GM embraces white-hat hackers with public vulnerability disclosure program  —  First major automaker (aside from Tesla) to issue guidelines promising not to sue researchers.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Thunderbolt 3, with increased speed and USB Type-C ports, now found in high end offerings from major PC OEMs  —  Five years later, Thunderbolt is finally gaining some traction in PCs  —  Increasing speed and adopting USB Type-C ports seems to be paying off for Intel.
Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Lyft defies predictions by continuing to grow as a rival to Uber  —  From January 2014 to January 2015, Lyft grew fivefold in rides and revenue.  Above, a driver for Lyft and Uber at Los Angeles International Airport last month.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)  —  It's Saturday night in San Francisco's Mission District.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Rocket Internet-Backed Easy Taxi Confirms Asia Exit, Doubles Down On Latin America  —  Easy Taxi, the Uber and GrabTaxi rival backed by Rocket Internet and among other investors, has confirmed that it has exited Asia in order to focus on the ride on-demand market in its native South America.
More: e27 and The Drum
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
As some in advertising industry criticize Pinterest's ad efforts, the company touts 5X YoY revenue growth in 2015, and plans to expand ad offerings in 2016  —  Insiders say what's going on inside $11 billion Pinterest — and it's not all good  —  Pinterest is a strong contender to go public in 2016 …
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