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February 9, 2016, 1:40 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter introduces First View, new video ads placed at the top of users' timelines  —  Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline  —  Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches free cross-platform 3D game engine Lumberyard, with Twitch integration  —  Amazon takes on Unity et al with Lumberyard, a free cross-platform game engine  —  Amazon has unveiled two new products aimed squarely at the professional game-developer fraternity: Lumberyard …
Eric Geller / The Daily Dot:
Obama unveils $19B Cybersecurity National Action Plan, asking Congress for 35% increase in cybersecurity funding  —  Obama unveils $19 billion plan to overhaul U.S. cybersecurity  —  President Obama on Tuesday unveiled an expansive plan to bolster government and private-sector cybersecurity …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Kickstarter just hit 100,000 successfully funded campaigns  —  Kickstarter hit a big milestone overnight: the successful funding of a 100,000th campaign.  It's taken Kickstarter nearly seven years to reach 100,000 funded projects, but the rate at which projects are being funded is much faster than it used to be.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad resigns amid compliance issues, COO David Sacks becomes CEO, Josh Stein named Chief Compliance Officer  —  The CEO of one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups has suddenly resigned  —  Parker Conrad, cofounder and CEO of high-flying Zenefits …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
French data protection authority gives Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users and halt some transfers of personal data to US  —  French data privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook  —  The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017  —  Google today announced that the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are completely ditching Flash for HTML5 next year.  More specifically, advertisers will no longer be able to upload display ads built …

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