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February 10, 2016, 5:25 PM

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline  —  If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it's going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline.  —  Twitter today is unveiling a new Twitter timeline …
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system  —  The automated attack attempted to obtain E-file PINS for over 460,000 people using previously stolen personal data  —  The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen social security numbers …
Twitter:
Twitter Q4 and Fiscal Year 2015 Shareholder Letter  —  SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA February 10, 2016 Dear Shareholders, As we announced last week, we're taking a new approach to our earnings announcements.  Starting with today's announcement of results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31 …
TechCrunch:
Twitter reports 320M total MAUs, no change from previous quarter, quarterly revenue up 48% YoY to $710M, meeting expectations  —  Twitter's User Growth Goes Nowhere As It Meets Revenue Expectations Of $710M  —  Twitter today reported its fourth-quarter earnings — one of the most important quarters …
Wayne Cunningham / CNET News:
US government agency will consider Google's autonomous car system as the driver of the car for the purposes of federal safety standards  —  Feds declare that Google's self-driving car is its own driver  —  In a letter to Google, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Marc Andreessen assails “anti-colonialism” in tweet defending Facebook's Free Basics, roiling Indian tech world, and later apologizes  —  Marc Andreessen Offends India Defending Facebook's Free Basics.  (Yes, the Country.)  —  Venture capitalist and well-known Twitter philosopher …
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
Opera gets $1.2B buyout offer from Chinese consortium, a 53% premium on prior stock close; Opera's board unanimously recommends deal  —  Opera gets $1.2 billion buyout offer from mix of Chinese firms, board recommends deal  —  There is “strong strategic and industrial logic to the acquisition,” according to the software maker's CEO.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Cisco beats Q2 estimates with $11.8B in quarterly revenue, up 2% YoY, net income of $3.1B; stock up over 8% after hours  —  Cisco tops Q2 targets with $11.8 billion in revenue  —  The networking giant managed to beat analyst estimates after offering a mild outlook last quarter.
Reuters:
Storyful Managing Editor Aine Kerr to join Facebook to manage journalism partnerships  —  Storyful editor to join Facebook to manage journalism partnerships  —  The managing editor of News Corp's social media news agency Storyful said on Wednesday she is leaving to manage journalism partnerships …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design  —  GitHub Enterprise, the company's on-premises solution for managing code, is getting a major update today.  It comes at a time when there seems to be some upheaval in the company around the importance management has been putting on this product.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Source: Google to scrub search results on all TLDs including .com when accessed from Europe to placate EU privacy regulators over right to be forgotten  —  Google to scrub web search results more widely to soothe EU objections  —  Google (GOOGL.O) will start scrubbing search results across …

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