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January 27, 2015, 10:15 AM

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Jinen Kamdar / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter starts rolling out group Direct Messaging, 30-second video capture and sharing  —  Now on Twitter: group Direct Messages and mobile video camera  —  A few months ago, we mentioned some features coming soon, and today we're excited to start rolling out two of them: group messaging and a new mobile video experience.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Perceptions aside, Groupon, with a market cap of $4.9B, has seen revenue and EBITDA consistently climb since going public  —  Let's stop laughing at Groupon  —  When we began work on our Age of Unicorns cover for Fortune, one internal conversation was about cautionary tales.  Fab?  Sure.  Box?
Jacob Rossi / Smashing Magazine:
How Microsoft created EdgeHTML, the rendering engine powering the Spartan browser  —  Inside Microsoft's New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”  —  Last week, Microsoft made its biggest announcement for the web since it first introduced Internet Explorer in 1995: a new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan31.”
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Oculus' First In-House VR Film “Lost” Is Cute, Immersive, But Hardly Interactive  —  Oculus just premiered its Story Studio's first virtual reality cinema experience “Lost” that's designed to demonstrate the narrative potential of VR to filmmakers.  The experience features …
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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Tom Krazit / Gigaom:
Facebook and Instagram go down for almost an hour during Snowmadgeddon  —  Silent night: Facebook, Instagram go down for Snowmadgeddon  —  All those carefully crafted images of snowscapes will have to stay locked up for a bit, East Coasters, because Facebook and Instagram are down.
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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
1Password for iOS adds one-time password tool for two factor auth, new login creator, more  —  The popular secure password management app 1Password is out with a big update today adding new features on both iOS and Mac.  Arriving in version 5.2 of 1Password for iOS is a new login creator tool …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Analysts expect Apple Q1 2015 sales to surpass $68B, up 21% YoY, and higher than Apple's $63.5B to $66.5B guidance  —  Handicapping Apple's earnings  —  This is one of those “big, but how big?” quarters.  —  Apple told Wall Street to expect total sales somewhere in the range of $63.5 to $66.5 billion …
More: Cult of Mac and 9to5Mac
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Maps Connect for small businesses expands to UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Singapore  —  Apple Maps Connect for small businesses expands beyond the U.S.  —  Apple has notified Apple Maps Connect for Small Businesses users that the service has expanded beyond the United States …
More: App Advice, iMore and MacNN

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