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January 25, 2016, 5:25 AM

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Jack Dorsey / @jack:
Jack Dorsey says product VP Kevin Weil, media VP Katie Stanton, engineering VP Alex Roetter, and HR VP Skip Schipper have “chosen to leave” Twitter  —  Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this week, but want to set the record straight now: http://twitter.com/...
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Top choice for Twitter CMO role is American Express marketing VP Leslie Berland  —  Amex Marketing Exec Tops Twitter CMO List  —  It's a woman.  She is from a major brand company.  The hire will report directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.  —  So far, that is the person who sources …
Brad Heath / USA Today:
FBI acknowledges it ran a website distributing more than 23,000 child porn images for 13 days in 2015 as part of a sting operation  —  FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images  —  WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described …
Chris Messina:
How chat apps could usher in a new wave of services that are easier to deploy and access  —  2016 will be the year of conversational commerce  —  As  —  I've surveyed the landscape collecting startups and apps that fit into this paradigm, talked with the press, observed how marketers …
Matthew Braga / Motherboard:
The story behind f.lux, an app that adjusts the color of computer displays to emit less blue light at night  —  The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl's Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice  —  In 2005, Lorna Herf left her job at Google and took up painting.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
As Amazon and Google lobby for FAA rules that would allow commercial drone delivery testing, DJI and GoPro lobby against new recreational drone regulations  —  Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill  —  WASHINGTON — The last time Congress weighed in on rules for nonmilitary drones …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Smartwatches need more smart, phone-independent functions: fitness tracking and easy notification access aren't enough  —  Mossberg: Smartwatches Need to Get Smarter  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
How CityBridge is approaching security for the new LinkNYC WiFi hubs  —  How secure are New York City's new Wi-Fi hubs?  —  The first of New York City's public Wi-Fi hubs went live yesterday, offering free gigabit-fed Wi-Fi to anyone within 150 feet of the stations on Third Avenue.
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