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January 25, 2016, 9:55 AM

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Jack Dorsey / @jack:
Jack Dorsey says product VP Kevin Weil, media VP Katie Stanton, engineering VP Alex Roetter, and HR VP Skip Schipper have “chosen to leave” Twitter  —  Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this week, but want to set the record straight now: http://twitter.com/...
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Top choice for Twitter CMO role is American Express marketing VP Leslie Berland  —  Amex Marketing Exec Tops Twitter CMO List  —  It's a woman.  She is from a major brand company.  The hire will report directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.  —  So far, that is the person who sources …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
‘iPhone 5se’ likely to have faster A9/M9 chips & always-on Siri, come in 16/64GB capacities  —  Last week we reported that Apple is preparing to announce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” as soon as mid-March.  Our report noted that the new iPhone is essentially an upgraded iPhone 5s …
Richard Trenholm / CNET:
Samsung to open VR movie studio in New York: ‘We love stories’  —  The company behind the Gear VR virtual-reality headset partners with the Sundance film festival to foster new immersive experiences.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
As Amazon and Google lobby for FAA rules that would allow commercial drone delivery testing, DJI and GoPro lobby against new recreational drone regulations  —  Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill  —  WASHINGTON — The last time Congress weighed in on rules for nonmilitary drones …
Chris Messina:
How chat apps could usher in a new wave of services that are easier to deploy and access  —  2016 will be the year of conversational commerce  —  As  —  I've surveyed the landscape collecting startups and apps that fit into this paradigm, talked with the press, observed how marketers …
Matthew Braga / Motherboard:
The story behind f.lux, an app that adjusts the color of computer displays to emit less blue light at night  —  The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl's Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice  —  In 2005, Lorna Herf left her job at Google and took up painting.

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