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January 27, 2015, 11:50 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.
Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF's Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance  —  We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance.  —  The entity that's conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world's communications—the National Security Agency—is bound by United States law.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users  —  Opera's former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users.  Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead …
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?
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
F.T.C. Calls for Strong Data and Privacy Protection With Connected Devices  —  As consumers increasingly adopt devices that can collect information and transmit it to the Internet, the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday called on technology companies that sell those products …
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.”
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
WSJ: Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Nashville and North Carolina  —  Rumors broke over the weekend that Google might bring its gigabit internet Fiber connection to Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, NC next, but it's not stopping there.  The Tennesseean reports Nashville has an announcement planned …
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.
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 …
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 …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft reports $26.5B in FQ2 Revenue, $1.1B in Surface revenue, and 10.5 million Lumia units sold  —  Microsoft Slips 2% After Reporting $26.5B In FQ2 Revenue, $1.1B In Surface Revenue  —  Today after the bell, Microsoft reported the financial performance of the second quarter of its fiscal 2015 …
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