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January 21, 2016, 4:55 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook launches Sports Stadium, a hub for real-time chats, live scores, and more  —  Heads Up, ESPN: Facebook Built Its Own Game Hub for Live Sports Stats  —  Facebook has long argued that it's a great place to talk about live TV while watching live TV, including big-time sporting events.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Foxconn offers $5.3B to take over Sharp, as Sharp reviews $2.56B offer from government-backed Innovation Network  —  Taiwan's Foxconn Offers $5.3 Billion to Take Over Sharp  —  Innovation Network Corp. of Japan also has competing offer for electronics maker
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber says it's expanding full UberEats service, including dinner, and its dedicated UberEats app to 10 US cities in Q1, including NYC, LA, Chicago, and Austin  —  Uber to Ring the Dinner Bell in 10 U.S. Cities  —  Customers in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere will be able to use dedicated UberEats app
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
App Annie 2015: Google Play saw 100% more downloads than the iOS App Store, but Apple generated 75% more revenue  —  In 2015, Google Play saw 100 percent more downloads than Apple's App Store.  Double the number of downloads is a huge achievement.  In 2014, the figure was 60 percent …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
General Motors announces Maven, a new brand unifying its car-sharing services: City in Ann Arbor, Residential in Chicago, Peer-to-Peer in Germany and Campus  —  GM Unveils Maven, Its Big New Play In Car-Sharing Services  —  General Motors has taken the wraps off its latest move to put itself …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple releases Music Memos, a simple, free recording app for iOS that caters to musicians while avoiding the complexity of GarageBand  —  Music Memos is Apple's new, simple recording app  —  Alongside some fun GarageBand updates being rolled out today, Apple is also introducing a completely new app for iPhone and iPad: Music Memos.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Maria Bobila / Fashionista:
Apple Watch Hermes collection will be available online January 22, prices start at $1,100  —  The Apple Watch Hermès Will Finally Be Available to Purchase Online  —  Mark your calendars for this Friday, Jan. 22.  Instead of having to visit a select boutique in a major city like New York …
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:
Google rolling out “Real-time ads” allowing pre-planned ads to appear at specific times, first for select brands, then more broadly later this year  —  Google Debuts ‘Real-Time Ads’ To Drive Live Engagement  —  Google sounds more and more like Twitter, heralding ways marketers can tap into live events for engagement.
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews:
Machine learning company Maluuba raises $6.2M Series A, plans to broaden its voice search technology, expand into automotive and IoT sectors  —  Maluuba raises $6.2M Series A for machine learning  —  Supporting mobile technology companies like LG and Qualcomm, Maluuba picks up new funding
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Yik Yak launches web client for its anonymous, location-based social network  —  Yik Yak Launches On The Web  —  Yik Yak, the anonymous, location-based social network that has taken college campuses by storm, has today launched a web client.  —  The company has been working on the web version …
 

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