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February 5, 2016, 8:40 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to update iPhone trade-in program to give credit for units with damaged displays, will offer screen protector installation  —  Apple launching new broken iPhone upgrade, screen protector installation programs  —  Apple is gearing up to launch a pair of new retail initiatives centered around …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn stock drops 30% after hours on weak guidance but company beats expectations with $862M in Q4 revenue  —  LinkedIn Tumbles 30% On Earnings Guidance  —  LinkedIn reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell Thursday.  While the company beat analyst estimates on both income and revenue …
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
The quality and reliability of Apple's apps on iOS and OS X have gradually degraded over the past few years  —  Mossberg: Apple's apps need work  —  People think of Apple as a maker of excellent premium hardware.  In fact, many reviewers regard Apple devices as the best you can buy.
Official Android Blog:
Android Wear adds new gestures, speaker support, and ability to send messages using your voice  —  Android Wear: Designed for your wrist  —  You're walking to meet a friend with coffee in hand.  Or maybe it's really cold outside, so you're rocking a pair of mittens.  Or maybe you're in the middle of making dinner.
Lucas Ballard / Google Online Security Blog:
Chrome's Safe Browsing feature now warns users about sites with deceptive embedded content, like fake download buttons  —  No More Deceptive Download Buttons  —  In November, we announced that Safe Browsing would protect you from social engineering attacks - deceptive tactics that try …
Taylor Loren / Latergramme Blog:
Instagram Rolls Out Multiple Account Switching for Some iOS Users  —  Now You Can Add Multiple Accounts on Instagram - If You're Lucky  —  If you're using Instagram on iOS, you might have access to one of the most-requested features for Instagram - and not even know it.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat  —  The takeout shakeout continues apace.  Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator …

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