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January 27, 2015, 1:55 PM

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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.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 software update w/ stability improvements, reduces space required to update  —  Apple released the iOS 8.1.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users today.  The update is available over-the-air through the Software Update section of the Settings app.
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Snapchat launches ad-supported Discover feature to show off videos and stories  —  Snapchat has launched “Discover,” a new feature that highlights stories and videos provided both by outside publishers, and by Snapchat's in-house team of journalists and videographers.
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 …
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.”
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Bloomberg:
France seeks to sanction web companies as hate-speech accomplices if they host extremist messages  —  France Seeks to Sanction Web Companies for Posts Pushing Terror  —  The French government is stepping up the pressure on Google Inc. (GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (FB) to help in the struggle against terrorist groups.
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.
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?
Alex Knapp / Forbes:
Ride Share Delivery Service Roadie Launches With $10 Million In Funding  —  Ride sharing delivery startup Roadie has launched itself with a series A funding round totaling $10 million.  The investors in the round include UPS, Warren Stephens of Stephens Inc., TomorrowVentures and others.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
CloudBees Raises $23.5M Funding Round Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners  —  CloudBees, a service that focuses on providing enterprise solutions around the open-source Jenkins continuous integration engine, today announced that it has raised a $23.5 million Series D funding round led by previous investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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