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February 24, 2016, 7:15 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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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:
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.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg Business:
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.

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