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January 7, 2017, 2:35 PM

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New York Times:
Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores  —  WASHINGTON — Smartphone users in Russia can no longer download the LinkedIn app on iPhone or Android devices, following a similar move in China to block The New York Times app on iPhones.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Facebook hires Campbell Brown, ex-NBC News reporter and CNN prime-time host, to lead News Partnerships team, says she won't be involved in content decisions  —  Facebook is turning to a former television news journalist to help smooth over its strained ties to the news media …
Austen Hufford / Wall Street Journal:
Apple missed internal revenue and profit goals in 2016, company's SEC filing says, the first miss since Tim Cook became CEO  —  Executives miss out on part of cash incentives as annual sales, operating profit fall short of goals  —  Apple Inc. said Chief Executive Tim Cook …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel's 94.5x55x5mm Compute Card with laptop level CPU can be inserted into all-in-one PCs, smart TVs, other devices; more details will be announced in June  —  Compute Card is intended as a more versatile replacement for the Compute Stick.  —  Intel mostly missed the boat on smartphones …
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Leaked screenshots show Project Neon, an upcoming incremental upgrade to Windows 10's design that will focus heavily on animations  —  Late last year we reported on Project NEON - the upcoming UI upgrade for Windows 10.  Recently we managed a closer look at Microsoft's internal plans …
Michael Cooney / Network World:
FTC sues D-Link over lax security in its routers and IP cameras, says D-Link used hard-coded logins, left private software sign-in key code online for 6 months  —  FTC: D-Link failed to take reasonable steps to secure its routers and Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, potentially compromising sensitive consumer information
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kanvas releases SDK to allow third parties to integrate its photo and video effects; the app now has 5M users, up from 1M when acquired by AOL in 2015  —  The rise of apps like Instagram and Snapchat has put photo effects front and center in the world of picture messaging …

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