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January 25, 2016, 12:10 PM

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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 Executive 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 …
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 …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify to roll out video to all Android users this week, iOS users next week, in US, UK, Germany and Sweden  —  Spotify Ready to Introduce Video Product  —  Content from BBC, Maker Studios, ESPN will soon be added to popular music app  —  Spotify AB is finally rolling out its video product to the masses.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Cortana will soon recognize commitments you make in e-mails, transform them into reminders, suggest rescheduling options for meetings outside regular hours  —  Cortana now scans your emails to make sure you're keeping promises  —  Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on its Cortana digital assistant for its next Windows 10 update.
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:
AOL expands ONE platform for publishers, buys ad analytics and management startup AlephD  —  AOL Debuts A Publisher Platform, Acquires French RTB Shop AlephD  —  AOL rolled a slew of sell-side tools into a unified publisher platform called ONE by AOL: Publishers, which launched Monday …
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 …

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