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January 28, 2016, 6:25 PM

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Microsoft:
Earnings Release FY16 Q2: Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Second Quarter Results  —  Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $9.4 billion; Windows 10 active on over 200 million devices REDMOND, Wash. — January 28, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015:
Vadim Lavrusik / Facebook:
Facebook extends ability to share live video to all iPhone users in the US, rest of the world over coming weeks, Android users soon  —  Expanding Live Video to More People  —  In December, we started testing the ability for people to share live video on Facebook, and it has been inspiring …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, Fox News, others to Binge On, makes it easier to disable throttling, says users streaming twice as much video than before service  —  T-Mobile adds Amazon Video to Binge On, makes it easier to turn off throttling  —  T-Mobile's doing two things with its Binge On program today …
Bloomberg Business:
Apple says it has acquired LearnSprout, a startup that creates software for schools and teachers to track students' performance  —  Apple Acquires Education-Tech Startup LearnSprout  —  The iPhone maker bought startup to develop education software  —  LearnSprout competes with Sequoia-backed startup Clever
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 22% to $35.7 Billion  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.  —  Operating cash flow increased 74% to $11.9 billion for the trailing twelve months …
New York Times:
Facebook to shut down Parse, the toolkit for mobile developers it acquired in 2013; developers will have year-long window to migrate their data  —  Facebook to Shut Down Parse, Its Platform for Mobile Developers  —  Facebook acquired Parse, a toolkit and support system for mobile developers, in 2013.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Apple issues AC adapter recall for Macs and iPads sold in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea between 2003 and 2015  —  Apple Is Issuing A Recall For Some Of Its Wall Plug Adapters  —  Today in power cord plug wall-adapter news, Apple is announcing …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Google's AlphaGo becomes the first AI to beat a professional player in the board game Go, uses both deep neural networks and tree search algorithms  —  In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go  —  In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly  —  Tinder users will now have better chatting tools, thanks to an upgraded messaging experience in the mobile dating app.  Amid a flurry of changes that began rolling out last night to the iOS application …
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber introduces UberRUSH private API to let businesses like Nordstrom and 1800flowers offer one-hour delivery  —  Uber wants to be your express delivery service for everything  —  Uber announced today its plans to expand its application program interface, or API, project to its nascent delivery service, UberRUSH.
Liam Tung / CSO Online:
Oracle announces Java browser plugin will be deprecated in JDK 9, scheduled for release March 2017  —  Oracle says goodbye to Java browser plugin in JDK 9  —  Oracle will finally deprecate its Java browser plugin in the next release of the Java SE Development Kit, JDK 9, which is scheduled for release in 2017.
Simon Mundy / Financial Times:
Samsung says its profits are likely to fall this year, as its components business faces waning demand  —  Samsung warns on profits as components unit faces waning demand  —  Samsung Electronics has warned that profits are likely to fall this year, as its components business faces waning demand from global manufacturers.
Sam Byford / The Verge:

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