January 10, 2016, 3:55 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.
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 …
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.
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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.

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Researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition  —  Speech recognition system makes the same or fewer errors than professional transcriptionists.
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Basecamp's “Work Can Wait” Pledge - Why We're Not Recommending It.  —  Basecamp is running a campaign asking people to pledge that they will limit their work to 40 hours a week and ask others in their organization to do the same.
The Case For Startups to Put CX at Their Core  —  Read why eero decided to prioritize and integrate its Customer Experience team - even before its launch
Uber is rewriting the mobile app playbook, yet again!  —  Some of the world's most popular mobile apps including Spotify, Flipboard and Supercell are following Uber's bold footsteps as they switch to in-app support!

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