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January 25, 2016, 4:30 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/...
Re/code:
Vine head Jason Toff confirms he is leaving for Google to work on VR, sources say Twitter will appoint two new board members soon  —  Another Twitter Goodbye: Vine Head Jason Toff Out  —  According to sources, Vine head Jason Toff is leaving the Twitter.  —  Re/code had previously reported …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snapchat Leak Reveals An Upgraded Messaging Experience With Audio & Video Calling, Stickers & More  —  A number of new features have been spotted within the existing code for Snapchat's mobile app, including audio and video calling, as well as stickers within Snapchat's chat interface, among other things.
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Adobe adds Portfolio website builder for designers to Creative Cloud, now competes with Squarespace and Wix  —  Adobe Portfolio takes dead aim at Wix and Squarespace for quick and easy websites  —  Adobe is rounding out its Creative Cloud suite with a new website design tool.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Instagram is showing a lot more ads: one ad network served 50M in August, 670M in December  —  Instagram Is Showing You a Lot More Ads Than It Used To  —  You haven't been imagining it — Instagram is showing you more ads.  A lot more ads, actually.  —  Instagram cryptically announced …

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