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February 24, 2016, 3:40 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out Reactions to all, adding Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry buttons to Like; each button has same impact on News Feed ranking for now  —  Facebook Enhances Everyone's Like With Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry Buttons  —  Humanity has been boiled down to six emotions.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans Siri for Mac as tentpole feature for this fall's OS X 10.12 launch  —  Apple currently plans to use its next major release of the Mac operating system, known as OS X 10.12, this fall to continue to expand Siri across its product lines.  Last year, Apple implemented Siri …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft is buying mobile tool vendor Xamarin  —  In a move many have been anticipating, Microsoft is buying mobile tool maker Xamarin for an undisclosed amount.  —  In a move that was expected and rumored for a long time, Microsoft is buying tool maker Xamarin.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google Fiber coming to San Francisco for some apartments, condos, and public housing units, will use existing fiber networks  —  Google Fiber is coming to San Francisco  —  Google Fiber is heading close to home for its next location: San Francisco.  Google announced this morning that it intends …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says functionality removed from the Apple Pencil in iOS 9.3 will return in next beta  —  Apple Pencil Navigation Functionality to Return in Next iOS 9.3 Beta  —  The early iOS 9.3 betas removed key functionality from the Apple Pencil, an unpopular move that eliminated its ability to be used for navigation.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
WordPress.com sites now automatically support Google's AMP to speed up mobile page loading; self-hosted WordPress sites can enable AMP with a plugin  —  WordPress Sites Now Support Google's AMP To Make Mobile Pages Load Much Faster  —  Google has some big plans when it comes to making the web faster on your mobile phone.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Starts Highlighting AMP Pages In Its Mobile Search Results  —  Smartphones and networks are constantly getting faster, but somehow the mobile web now feels slower than it ever did.  That's largely thanks to all the ads and trackers that most sites now use (and maybe the abundance of large GIFs, too).
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google Docs now lets you edit and format text using your voice  —  Google today announced updates to Google Docs that builds on the speech recognition capabilities it introduced a few months ago.  —  “We launched Voice typing in Google Docs to help you capture ideas, compose a letter …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft launches Hub Keyboard for Android with app content sharing, built-in translation, multi-item clipboard, and contacts integration  —  Microsoft Hub Keyboard Brings App Content Sharing to Android  —  Microsoft Garage this week released a new keyboard replacement app for Android called Hub Keyboard.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg Business:
Erik Crouch / Tech in Asia:
Xiaomi launches Mi5 with 5.15" Full HD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 16MP camera for $413, only available in China for now  —  Xiaomi's Mi5 flagship looks like one of the best phones on the market  —  Xiaomi Mi5.  Image by Xiaomi.  —  Xiaomi today announced the launch of the Mi5, the company's latest flagship smartphone.

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