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January 26, 2016, 8:55 AM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter no longer showing ads to some of its more valuable users in order to keep them engaged  —  Twitter Has Stopped Showing Ads to Some of Its Most Valuable Users  —  Twitter makes its money by showing ads to its users.  —  But not all of its users: For the past few months …
Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft testing its Windows phone keyboard Word Flow for iOS with fanned layout for one-handed typing  —  Microsoft's iOS Word Flow Keyboard Supports A New One-Handed Layout  —  Share Tweet Pin it Reddit Share Share  —  A few days back, Microsoft began sending out invites to Insiders …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Amazon is reportedly asking OEMs to integrate retailer's services into Android phones at a “factory level”, but Google's contracts may limit the possibilities  —  Amazon reportedly seeks a bigger hand in Android phone software  —  Amazon is reportedly in talks with OEMs to “gain a bigger backdoor to Google's Android.”
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony merges PlayStation businesses into US-based Sony Interactive Entertainment  —  Sony has merged the entire PlayStation business into one new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment.  As of April 1st, SIE's president and CEO will be Andrew House, and the business will be run out of San Mateo, California.
Glenn Rifkin / New York Times:
Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88  —  Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist's thirst for knowledge with a philosopher's quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet, died on Sunday night in Boston.
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google Offers More Details On Ads In AMP, Set To Launch In Search Next Month  —  With more than 20 ad tech vendors joining the initiative, publishers should be able to support most ad serving scenarios in AMP pages at launch.  —  Since Google announced that AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) …
Therese Poletti / MarketWatch:
San Francisco's Yellow Cab files for bankruptcy citing lack of resources to pay for lawsuits, plans to continue operations and restructure debt  —  Uber and Lyft didn't bankrupt Yellow Cab, and they could hit same pothole  —  It's easy to jump to the conclusion that the bankruptcy filing …
Suhaib / Gizmochina:
OPPO Sold 50 Million Smartphones In 2015  —  2015 was an incredible year for the smartphone manufacturers with so many high end models flooding the shelves.  OPPO credited as the brand responsible for designing some of the best looking smartphones in market has sold 50 million smartphones in 2015.

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