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January 16, 2016, 1:55 PM

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Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Apple to move iTunes Radio behind $10/month Apple Music paywall on January 29  —  iTunes Radio Will Soon Cost Money  —  Beats 1 is now the only free music product for Apple.  —  iTunes Radio, Apple's Pandora-style internet radio service, is going behind the $10 per month Apple Music paywall on January 29th.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google X Has a New Logo and New Plan to Turn Moonshots Into Actual Businesses  —  Welcome to the penultimate piece of our Alphabet series, a reported look at the what's what and who's who of each subsidiary in Google's new holding company.  We have just two remaining — Google X and Google Inc. …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft updates support policy: new CPUs will require Windows 10, a list of preferred devices will support older Windows versions, but only for 18 months  —  Microsoft updates support policy: New CPUs will require Windows 10  —  In a change to its longstanding support policy …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces it will discontinue iAd App Network for developers on June 30th  —  On its developer news blog, Apple has announced that it is closing the iAd App Network on June 30th.  Targeted at smaller publishers, the iAd App Network let developers pay reduced rates to feature advertisements …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
About 300 Hyatt hotels in 54 countries had their payment card systems infected with malware in breach announced last year  —  250 Hyatt hotels infected last year with payment data stealing malware  —  The hotel chain has admitted that 250 hotels in 54 countries were affected by the data breach.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher: Apple only blacklisted programs exploiting the Gatekeeper vulnerability instead of fixing the underlying cause  —  How malware developers could bypass Mac's Gatekeeper without really trying  —  New researcher pokes holes in Apple's whack-a-mole approach for fixing Gatekeeper.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Wikipedia launching $100m fund to secure long-term future as site turns 15  —  Online encyclopedia reaches its 15th birthday preparing for challenges ahead around funding, mobile access and the developing world  —  As Wikipedia turns 15, its operator The Wikimedia Foundation is hoping …
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Bitcoin could fail, a risk factor identified in USV's investments, but the mining community will likely accept a fork this year to resolve the block size crisis  —  Bitcoin Is Dead, Long Live Bitcoin  —  I've been writing about the Bitcoin blocksize debate here at AVC …

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