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January 20, 2015, 5:15 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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
First Windows 10 mobile preview, due in February, key to Microsoft's OneCore vision  —  Summary:Microsoft will show off Windows 10 mobile and touch-first Office for Windows at its January 21 Windows 10 event, but the first mobile preview isn't likely until February.
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 …
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 …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
The Verge accidentally posts 30-second spot it will run during Super Bowl XLIX  —  A False Start for The Verge's Super Bowl Ad  —  For the briefest of moments today, a few lucky folks caught a premature glimpse of something major: The Verge's 30-second Super Bowl XLIX ad.
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
SpaceX confirms $1B funding round, with participation from Google and Fidelity  —  SpaceX Raises $1 Billion In New Funding From Google And Fidelity  —  SpaceX, the space exploration startup helmed by ex-PayPal founder Elon Musk, has confirmed that it has raised $1 billion in new funding …
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.

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Zoho:
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Chromebook:
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