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January 10, 2016, 5:40 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
More: bizjournalsThanks:@stevekovach
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
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says all NYC underground subway stations will have WiFi by the end of 2016, new mobile, contactless payment system by the end of 2018  —  The entire New York City subway system will have Wi-Fi by the end of 2016  —  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan …
Guardian:
Tech companies appear open to helping US government combat Islamic State after summit  —  Silicon Valley appears open to helping US spy agencies after terrorism summit  —  Obama administration acknowledges ‘complicated first amendment issues’ after top counter-terrorism officials traveled …

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