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January 16, 2016, 7:05 AM

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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.
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 …
Mike Hearn:
Prominent Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn says the crypto-currency is a failure because of community civil wars, a full block chain, and too much Chinese control  —  The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment  —  I've spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer.
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.
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 …
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Alphabet moves robotics division to X, hires ex-Nokia exec Hans Peter Brondmo to lead it  —  Alphabet Shakes Up Its Robotics Division  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google's robotics division has been plagued by low morale and a lack of leadership since the unit's founder left abruptly in 2014.
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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.
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Federal civil lawsuit in California claims Twitter is responsible for ISIS tweets, raising questions about liability exemptions for online publishers  —  Can Twitter Be Liable for ISIS Tweets?  —  Islamic State has been able to mobilize followers via social media sites like Twitter .

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