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January 29, 2016, 7:50 AM

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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple working on wireless charging tech for iOS devices that works over a distance, may be released as soon as next year  —  Apple Said Developing Wireless-Charged Phone for as Soon as 2017  —  Technology could power devices further away than charging mats
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it only sold 4.5M Lumia devices last quarter, a 57% drop year-over-year  —  Windows Phone is dead  —  Windows Phone started off life as a promising alternative to Android and iOS five years ago.  Microsoft positioned its range of Windows Phone 7 handsets as the true third mobile ecosystem …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Q2: Surface revenue up 29% YoY to $1.35B; Windows Phone revenue down 49% YoY  —  Microsoft's Q2 2016: Surface strong and Lumia phones weak  —  Microsoft has published its Q2 fiscal 2016 earnings report, and the company has made $6.3 billion in net income on $25.7 billion in revenue.
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Deon Roberts / The Charlotte Observer:
Cardless ATMs coming to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Chase this year, enabling customers to perform transactions with their smartphones  —  Bank of America will allow ATM transactions using smartphones this year  —  The Charlotte-based bank joins rivals who are also planning to roll out similar technology
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.
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
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 …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon misses Q4 expectations with $35.75B in revenue, best-ever net income of $482M; stock down 11% after hours  —  Amazon Reports Best Quarterly Profit Ever  —  Shares, though, tumble as results fall below analyst expectations  —  Amazon.com Inc. reported the largest quarterly profit …
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Christine Hall / FOSS Force:
SourceForge Media acquires Slashdot Media; sources say longtime Slashdot employees are being replaced by inexperienced, less costly staff  —  SourceForge and Slashdot Have Been Sold  —  Breaking News  —  Editor's note: This breaking news story was updated on Thursday, January 28 …
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 …

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