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January 20, 2015, 2:50 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook to reduce distribution of deliberately false or misleading posts in News Feed, characterized by hoax-busting comments and high removal rate by sharers  —  News Feed FYI: Showing Fewer Hoaxes  —  The goal of News Feed is to catch up with your friends and find the things that matter to you.
Christian Oestlien / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter acquires Bangalore-based ZipDial, which lets users prompt businesses for content on their phones for free by placing missed calls  —  Bringing Twitter to more people around the world  —  We're very pleased to announce we've reached an agreement to acquire ZipDial (@zipdial) …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Coinbase raises $75M from DFJ, the NYSE, and two banks, in biggest investment in a Bitcoin company to date  —  Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Raises $75 Million From DFJ, the NYSE and Two Banks  —  Coinbase, a software company that allows people to buy bitcoin and enables businesses to accept it as payment …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat Revenue Boss Mike Randall Departs After Seven Months  —  Snapchat's revenue boss Mike Randall has left the company, seven months after joining the messaging startup.  —  Randall, who was hired away from Facebook in June 2014, departed last week.  —  “We thank Mike for his many contributions …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Deutsche Telekom CEO says T-Mobile's current approach is unsustainable, still hopes for merger  —  Deutsche Telekom CEO Holds Out Hope for a T-Mobile U.S. Deal (Exclusive)  —  Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges said that for all of T-Mobile's short-term gains in the United States …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stack Exchange Raises $40M Led By A16Z To Boost Its Programmer Forums  —  On the heels of backing the likes of BuzzFeed and Genius, Andreessen Horowitz is putting more money into digital content, this time with a technical and B2B angle.  The VC is leading a $40 million round of investment in Stack Exchange …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
HP announces seven new tablets, including 12.3-inch Pro Slate 12 and 7.9-inch Pro Slate 8 running Android  —  HP unveils a 12-inch Android tablet that looks like a giant HTC One  —  Plus a ton of others running Android and Windows 8  —  HP wants to sell tablets that range from cheap …
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Economists question Facebook report claiming global economic impact of over $200B and 4.5M jobs  —  Facebook Touts Its ‘Economic Impact,’ But Economists Question Numbers  —  Facebook has more than a billion users and generated an estimated $12 billion in revenue last year.
Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central:
Marriott looking to bring Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora to your hotel room TV  —  Marriott is about to make your hotel stay much more rewarding.  The hotel chain has confirmed to Bloomberg that it is testing a TV service that allows its guests to access streaming content from their own Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora accounts.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Techmeme's Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’  —  Gabe Rivera has a love-hate relationship with the tech media world.  Known both for helming curation site Techmeme and for his often sarcastic Twitter personality, Rivera is knee-deep in the cut-throat Silicon Valley …

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