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February 10, 2016, 12:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
It's official: Intel shuts down the cheap overclocking party by closing Skylake loophole  —  An update from Intel will close an overclocking loophole on “non-K” CPUs.  —  The cheap overclocking party is over.  An upcoming microcode update from Intel will close the door on a loophole …
Guardian:
US intelligence chief James Clapper says IoT vulnerabilities may be exploited to improve surveillance  —  US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you  —  James Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Music launches officially on Sonos wireless speakers after two-month beta testing period  —  Apple Music on Sonos Officially Launching Tomorrow  —  Sonos today announced that Apple Music will be officially available on Sonos wireless speakers starting tomorrow, ending a two month beta testing period.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fintech startup WorldRemit raises $45M debt round, sources say at same $500M valuation it had a year ago  —  WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business  —  A year after raising $100 million, London-based startup WorldRemit has picked up more funding.
iQ by Intel:
3D Fashion Technology Brings Sci-Fi to the Runways  —  An Eagle Borg costume made of leatherette and plastic turned fashion designer Monica Vaverová into a 3D printing pioneer in the Czech Republic.  —  Once she sashayed into the digital future, designer Monica Vaverová found herself …
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Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft debuts Windows 10 update history website as it starts sharing release notes for each update  —  Microsoft Finally Offers Windows 10 Update Information  —  After months of complaints, Microsoft has finally opened a Windows 10 Update History web site that will document the changes it makes to its flagship OS.
Logan Abbott / SourceForge:
SourceForge terminates DevShare program, plans to include full https support soon as part of site overhaul  —  SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans  —  At the end of January, SourceForge and Slashdot were sold to BIZX, LLC by DHI Group, Inc. As the new owners of two iconic sites …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Absorbs Edtech Accelerator Imagine K12, Creating Specialized Vertical  —  Y Combinator, the popular accelerator program, has made its first acquisition of a kind.  The fund is today announcing that it has formed a specialized vertical within Y Combinator by bringing into the fold Imagine K12, an edtech-focused accelerator.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft employees transform lives in biggest year yet for charitable giving  —  Giving program raised $125 million for nonprofits and schools around the world in 2015, including the company match of employee contributions.
iQ by Intel:
3D Fashion Technology Brings Sci-Fi to the Runways  —  An Eagle Borg costume made of leatherette and plastic turned fashion designer Monica Vaverová into a 3D printing pioneer in the Czech Republic.
Zoho:
Track customer loyalty with the Net Promoter Score  —  Many marketers would unequivocally state that the Net Promoter Score (NPS) is the primary measure of success in any industry.  Also, it is an excellent tool to measure loyalty.
Worldpay:
Converting free-to-paid  —  Through a survey of 7000 digital consumers globally, find out what prompts free users to convert to paying customers.
Igloo:
How Igloo helps keep Topgolf employees more engaged in their intranet and less reliant on email  —  An interview with Adrienne Chance, Director of Corporate Communications at Topgolf, a golf and entertainment experience.

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