January 21, 2016, 12:05 PM

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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.
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Apple to create first European iOS Development Center in Italy, plans to expand this program to other countries  —  Apple to create first European iOS Development Center  —  Apple is opening a dedicated iOS app Development Center in Italy, the company announced today …
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
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
iOS cookie theft bug that allowed hackers to impersonate users fixed by Apple after 2.5 years  —  iOS cookie theft bug allowed hackers to impersonate users  —  Apple fixes vulnerability 2.5 years after receiving private report.  —  Apple has squashed a bug in its iOS operating system …
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
ACLU coordinates with lawmakers to help introduce 30 bills across 16 states to improve digital privacy  —  ACLU Takes Consumer Privacy Battle To The States  —  Lawmakers from 16 states and D.C. introduced 30 new privacy laws Wednesday as part of a bipartisan, state-led effort …
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
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 …
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 …
Ben Dummett / Wall Street Journal:
Canada's iNovia Capital Raises C$175 Million for New Venture-Capital Fund  —  Company draws money in spite of weaker Canadian dollar  —  TORONTO—iNovia Capital Inc. said it raised 175 million Canadian dollars (US$120.2 million) for its latest venture-capital fund, overcoming the challenge …

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