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January 11, 2016, 12:45 AM

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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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall  —  2015 was a good year for streaming services, according to Nielsen's year-end Music report out now.  In 2015, on-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams - that's a doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, Nielsen report states.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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