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January 21, 2016, 9:55 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Oracle lawyer, in case against Google, says Android has generated $31B in revenue and $22B in profit; Google says the figures shouldn't have been made public  —  Google's Android Generates $31 Billion Revenue, Oracle Says  —  Google Inc.'s Android operating system has generated revenue …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Microsoft Office for iOS adds 3D Touch quick actions for iPhone 6s, Apple Pencil ‘ink’ on iPad Pro  —  Microsoft is out with a nice update to its Office for iOS suite today, adding 3D Touch quick actions to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users as well as promised Apple Pencil integration on the iPad Pro.
Steve Guggenheimer / Windows Blog:
Dropbox Windows 10 app optimized for tablets rolls out this week, adds Windows Hello support and more, with Windows 10 Mobile support coming soon  —  Dropbox for Windows 10 is here  —  The Dropbox app for Windows 10 will begin rolling out in the Windows Store this week as a free download for Windows 10 customers.
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google blocked 780M bad ads in 2015, up 49% from 2014, 25K app accounts shut down  —  Google's 2015 “Bad Ads” Report: 780 Million Ads, 25K App Accounts Shut Down  —  In a semantic flip, Google has renamed what's been known as its annual “Bad Ads” report — a rundown of all the annoying …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Apple hires Virginia Tech computer science professor and virtual reality expert Doug Bowman  —  Apple hires leading virtual reality researcher  —  Apple has hired one of the top US researchers in virtual reality, as it looks to catch up to Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft and Samsung …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers  —  Docker today announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based startup that aims to bring unikernels to the masses (or at least the masses of developers).  —  Docker plans to integrate support for unikernels …
Lea Stolowicz / Inside Search:
Google revamps weather forecasts in the Google app on Android, adds detailed 10-day forecasts, hourly sky conditions, and more  —  Prepare for the next storm with a new weather experience on Android  —  An unexpected snow or rainstorm can put a bit of a damper on your day …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Facebook to roll out 3D Touch “peek and pop” support within timelines over coming months, starting today  —  Facebook baking iPhone 6s' 3D Touch in your timeline  —  Facebook has further baked Apple's 3D Touch into its app for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, adding pressure-sensitivity to your timeline.
Bloomberg Business:
Uber, burning cash faster than Lyft, discounts fares for third year as it tries to turn profit in North America after losing $697M on $498M revenue in Q3 2015  —  Facing a Price War, Uber Bets on Volume  —  The U.S. operation cuts fares while promising imminent profit.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Lucian Constantin / Greenbot:
Google patches Linux kernel privilege escalation flaw on Android, says number of Android devices affected is lower than initially reported  —  Google creates fix for zero-day kernel flaw, says effect on Android is greatly exaggerated  —  After being caught off guard by the disclosure …

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