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January 26, 2016, 7:45 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results  —  CUPERTINO, California — January 26, 2016 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015.  The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple says it sold 74.8M iPhones, up under 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 …
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Confirmed: Twitter Appoints Longtime American Express Executive Leslie Berland as CMO  —  Here's some positive executive news coming out of Twitter: It has found its new chief marketing officer.  —  Twitter has appointed longtime American Express executive Leslie Berland to CMO …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft announces first technical preview of Azure Stack, which puts Azure on-premises, to launch January 29 with full release slated for Q4  —  Microsoft Announces The First Technical Preview Of Azure Stack  —  With Azure Stack, Microsoft wants to bring its Azure cloud computing services into its customers' data centers.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Periscope integrates with GoPro to bring live streaming to action cameras  —  Periscope just took its first steps away from the smartphone.  The Twitter-owned live-streaming app announced an integration with GoPro that will let users broadcast to their followers from an action camera for the first time.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Waze announces Transport SDK to let apps integrate driver guidance data, launches with six partners including Lyft, JustPark, 99taxis  —  Waze to Scoop up More Data through New Partnerships  —  Waze changed how millions of people drive by convincing them to share their locations in return for real-time …
Reuters:
Sources: Apple building paywall system to let publishers offer subscription content through the News app  —  Apple plans to offer subscription content through News app  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is working to make subscription content available through its News app, giving publishers with paywalls …
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.
Facebook Developers:
Facebook expands its Audience Network ad product to serve the mobile web in addition to apps  —  Audience Network for Mobile Web Brings More Value to Publishers & Advertisers  —  Today the Audience Network is expanding to include support for mobile web, bringing the value of native ad formats …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
YouTube now lets video creators use Donation Cards, which overlay the page, to help raise money for charities directly  —  YouTube's New Donation Cards Help Video Creators Raise Money For Charities  —  YouTube just made it a lot easier for its users in the U.S. to use their videos to drive donations to nonprofit organizations.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Moves To A New Role, To Be Replaced By Current COO  —  There's a major leadership shakeup happening at your second-favorite crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo.  —  After eight years at its helm, Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin is stepping down from his role as CEO …
Ian Kar / Quartz:
Sources: PayPal subsidiary Venmo to roll out new feature Wednesday called Pay With Venmo, a payment option for people shopping within apps  —  Venmo, beloved millennial app, is finally trying to make some money  —  Since launching in 2009, Venmo has been great at one thing: letting people easily send money to each other.

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