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January 20, 2015, 7:40 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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Q4 earnings beat estimates with $1.48B in revenue and $0.75 EPS; now has 39.11M US subscribers and 18.28M more globally  —  Netflix Says Its Subscribers Love the Shows It Makes — So It's Going to Make a Lot More  —  A quick look at Netflix's Q4 numbers: $1.48 billion and earnings …
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 …
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 …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Overstock.com to launch video on demand and video streaming services in mid 2015  —  Overstock.com Taking On Amazon With VOD, Streaming Services  —  MIAMI BEACH — Overstock.com, which says it is second only to Amazon in retail sales on the web, plans to launch VOD and streaming services …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 40 for iOS arrives with Material Design, Handoff support to your default browser on OS X  —  Google today released Chrome 40 for iOS.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store.  —  The first change you'll notice in version 40.0.2214.61 is the implementation of Google's Material Design mantra.
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 …
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.
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 …

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