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February 7, 2017, 7:00 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter to hide abusive tweets in conversations, add safe search, and try to keep banned users from rejoining the service  —  The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.  —  A week ago, Twitter executives said that making the service safer for users was the company's …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to all creators with 10K+ subscribers and debuts Super Chat, which lets users pay to highlight their messages  —  Eight months after announcing it would support livestreaming capabilities, YouTube has started giving more people access to the service.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk since 2006, resigns effective immediately, but will remain on company board  —  Design-focused software firm Autodesk has announced that CEO and president Carl Bass is stepping down effective tomorrow (February 8).  —  No immediate replacement has been appointed …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Google Material Design principal Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox as head of design  —  Dropbox today said it has named Nicholas Jitkoff — former lead designer for Google's Material Design team — as its VP of design.  —  This comes on the heels of a suite of announcements Dropbox made last week …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's head of diversity, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving, after its chief HR officer, Renee Atwood, already left  —  Twitter's VP of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff is leaving the company at the end of the month and its chief human resources officer Renee Atwood has already left, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Alan Ohnsman / Forbes:
Waze says its new carpool service is now open to the nine counties that comprise the Bay Area, plus Sacramento and Monterey  —  Waze, the popular crowd-sourced traffic navigation app purchased by Google in 2013, has expanded its smartphone-based Carpool service across the entire San Francisco Bay Area …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Payments has had 33M+ customers make a purchase via the service, up from 23M in April 2016  —  Shortly after a Bloomberg report indicating that PayPal and Amazon have been discussing ways to work together on payments, Amazon unveiled a new milestone for its own payments business.
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