January 10, 2016, 1:00 PM

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year  —  Android N, a big VR program, Google Glass, and lots more are in store for Alphabet.  —  It's that time of the year again—welcome to the Google Tracker!  This is a bi-annual series where we recap every ongoing project …
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 …
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: iPhone 7 will do away with the standard 3.5mm headphone jack; premium Bluetooth Beats earbuds with charging carrying case could debut this fall  —  Apple developing revamped, cord-free Beats with charging case ahead of iPhone 7  —  With its resources from the 2014 acquisition …
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.
More: AppleInsider and BGRTweets: @tim and @neilcybart
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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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 …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Chinese Travel Booking Giant Ctrip Invests $180M In India's MakeMyTrip  —  Ctrip, the Chinese travel booking site valued at over $10 billion, has taken a big step in India after it agreed to invest $180 million in MakeMyTrip, a fellow booking service that covers flights, hotels and bus ticketing in the South Asian country.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Peach is a new social networking app from Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann that gives you quick access to things to share with “Magic Words”  — is Friday's hottest social network  —  It's been a while since the last fameball social network took the Twittersphere by storm …

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