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January 27, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple says it sold 74.8M iPhones, up less than 1% year-over-year, the slowest growth pace ever  —  Apple Reports Slowing Growth in iPhone Sales  —  Company sees revenue in current quarter declining at the steepest rate in 15 years  —  Apple Inc. said iPhone sales grew at the slowest pace since …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Apple's “Other products” (including Apple TV, Apple Watch) recorded $4.35B sales, up 43% QoQ, 62% YoY  —  Apple TV And Apple Watch (Probably) Had A Big Quarter  —  Apple posted its quarterly earnings after the bell on Tuesday, showcasing record profits of $18.4 billion.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says it now has over 1B active devices worldwide, up 25% year-over-year  —  Apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active Devices Worldwide  —  Apple has announced that its active installed base of devices has reached 1 billion, based on the number of iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch …
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg Business:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple's Safari browser is crashing on iPhones and Macs worldwide, can be fixed by disabling search suggestions  —  Apple's Safari browser is crashing on iPhones and Macs worldwide  —  Apple's Safari browser appears to be experiencing issues worldwide this morning.
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter's revenue growth rate better than almost every company that had $2B in sales over the past year  —  Changing the Twitter Conversation  —  Shira Ovide is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering technology.  She previously was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter's former VP of product Kevin Weil joins Instagram as product head  —  Former Twitter Product Head Kevin Weil Is Joining Instagram  —  Kevin Weil, Twitter's former VP of product who was among the group of executives who left the company over the weekend, has a new job: Head of Product at Facebook-owned Instagram.
Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Lyft settles California lawsuit by paying $12.25M, without granting drivers employee status  —  Lyft settles worker misclassification lawsuit for $12.25 million  —  Lyft has settled a lawsuit over worker misclassification.  —  Lyft has settled a worker misclassification lawsuit for $12.25 million …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
VMware beats slightly with $1.87B in revenue, up 10% YoY, confirms layoffs of 800, and appoints new CFO Zane Rowe from EMC  —  VMware Q4 Beats; Will Cut 800 Jobs; Appoints EMC CFO  —  Virtualization software pioneers VMware (VMW), which is in the process of being acquired …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Bing-powered iOS news app, News Pro, and personalizes interests by using Facebook and LinkedIn sign-ins  —  Microsoft Launches A Bing-Powered News App For iOS Devices, News Pro  —  Microsoft today unveiled yet another application aimed at iOS users …

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