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February 5, 2016, 5:25 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Twitter says it has suspended 125K accounts for promoting or threatening terrorist acts since mid-2015  —  Twitter Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Terrorists' Tweets  —  For years, Twitter has positioned itself as a “global town square” that is open to discourse from all.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Alexa voice recognition service on Echo speaker and Fire TV gets Uber ordering, Spotify streaming, and Domino's pizza delivery  —  Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV  —  It's been a big week for Amazon's connected speaker Echo.
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
LinkedIn plunges over 43%, erasing over $10B in market cap, after announcing weaker-than-expected forward guidance  —  LinkedIn plunges 40% in early trading, erases $10B in market cap  —  LinkedIn shares plummet 20% on lower guidance  —  CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports a disappointing cut in guidance at LinkedIn.
Miles Brignall / Guardian:
“Error 53” fury mounts: iPhone 6 users claim iOS 9 installation bricks phones with Touch ID sensors repaired by third parties  —  ‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6  —  housands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding …
Chris Kohler / Wired:
Nintendo's Quality of Life sleep tracking device, planned for release in March, shelved indefinitely  —  Nintendo Puts Its Sleep-Tracking Gizmo on Hold Indefinitely  —  Nintendo will sleep on its so-called “quality of life” health tracking device, it said this week.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
BlackBerry says it's laying off about 200 in Waterloo and Florida, contradicting earlier reports  —  BlackBerry confirms it's laying off 200 workers  —  Update: BlackBerry has apparently thought better of its original strategy to try to pass off the layoffs as a “small number” and amended its original statement.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Data from the Washington regulator shows 83% of Zenefits deals in WA state through Aug 2015 done by unlicensed insurance brokers  —  80% Of Zenefits Deals In Washington State Done By Unlicensed Brokers  —  Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad speaks at a San Francisco tech conference in September.

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