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January 12, 2016, 3:15 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google I/O 2016 to be held May 18-20 at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View  —  Google's I/O 2016 conference announced for May 18th-20th  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai just announced that the company's annual I/O developer's conference has been scheduled for May 18th through the 20th.
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget:
Periscope streams will now play directly in the Twitter timelines on iOS  —  Live Periscope feeds will show up on Twitter for iOS  —  Like GIFs and Vines before it, Periscope streams will now show up and play directly in the Twitter timeline on iOS.  If you happen to miss the live stream …
Graham Spencer / MacStories:
VLC Now Available for Apple TV: Our First Impressions  —  VLC is now available for the Apple TV.  Just like every other version of VLC, the Apple TV version aims to play video files and streams in “their native formats without conversions”.  Felix Kühne, lead iOS developer for VLC, writes on his blog:
Catalin Cimpanu / Softpedia News:
Mozilla to Completely Shut Down Its Persona Login System in November 2016  —  Mozilla's Ryan Kelly has announced that the foundation will completely disavow its former brainchild and shut down the Persona single-sign-on system on November 30, 2016.  —  Launched in 2011, the Mozilla Persona service …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google Opens Virtual Reality Division, Apps Move to Enterprise Unit  —  As Facebook and Microsoft have plowed ahead with virtual reality, Google has looked like it's behind.  But, in 2016, it may be serious about catching up.  —  The search giant is forming its own dedicated division …
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Tinder CEO Sean Rad on his temporary ouster, company culture, sexual harassment suit, and why he believes the service has applications beyond dating  —  Is Controversial Tinder CEO Sean Rad Ready To Grow Up?  —  “These are the hottest girls I've ever seen!”
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Two suspected members of DD4BC, a DDoS extortion group, apprehended in Europol raids  —  Law Enforcement Cracks Down on DD4BC Group  —  Europol announced on Tuesday that a couple of individuals suspected of being tied to the DD4BC cybercriminal group have been identified as part of an international law enforcement operation.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Grindr sells 60% stake to Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech at a $155M valuation  —  Grindr Sells Stake to Chinese Company  —  Grindr, the popular dating and social networking app for gay men, has found itself a match.  —  The company on Monday said it had sold a majority stake …
Justin Jouvenal / Washington Post:
Some police forces score citizens' threat level with Intrado's Beware software based on your medical, criminal history, and social media posts  —  The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’  —  FRESNO, Calif. — While officers raced to a recent 911 call …
Fortune:
San Francisco-based online consignment startup, Threadflip, shuts down, to “partner” with Le Tote  —  Threadflip Suddenly Shuts Down, Will “Partner” with Le Tote  —  Threadflip, a San Francisco-based online consignment startup, will shut down as of midnight Wednesday night, the site told users today.

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