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January 27, 2016, 8:10 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.  —  “2015 was a great year for Facebook.  Our community continued to grow and our business is thriving …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Google Research Blog:
Google's AlphaGo program beats Go professional, uses both deep neural networks and tree search algorithms; match against top player scheduled for March in Seoul  —  AlphaGo: Mastering the ancient game of Go with Machine Learning  —  Games are a great testing ground for developing smarter …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Movidus to bring latest chip tech to handsets, improving real-time image recognition and deep learning on devices  —  Google to Make Smartphones That Recognize Faces  —  Soon, smartphones will not only take snapshots and videos but also recognize the objects pictured.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 with a 9.7-inch screen in event expected the week of March 14, alongside iPhone 5se and new Watch models  —  Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed  —  Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to propose new rules giving cable and satellite customers more choice over set top boxes, 40 telco and media groups are expected to oppose the plan  —  FCC to Propose Overhauling Rules on Set-Top Boxes  —  Measure, aimed at cutting cable bills, likely would let consumers choose among competing devices
Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Microsoft Office Online now allows real-time co-authoring on documents stored on cloud services like Dropbox, Box, and Citrix ShareFile  —  New cloud storage options for Office mobile and Office Online  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.
Clay Bavor / Official Google Blog:
Google says 5M+ Cardboard viewers have shipped, 25M+ Cardboard apps installed from Play store, and 350K+ hours of YouTube videos watched in VR  —  (Un)folding a virtual journey with Google Cardboard  —  A year and a half ago we introduced Google Cardboard, a simple cardboard viewer …
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Apple says it's fixed an issue that caused its Safari browser on iOS and Mac OS X to crash when users typed into address bar  —  Apple Says It Has Fixed The Bug That Was Crashing Safari  —  Apple has fixed the bug that caused the Safari browser to crash on iPhones, iPads, and Macs around the world, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Starry aims to deliver gigabit wireless internet service using millimeter waves, beta tests this summer around Boston, $350 Wi-Fi router ships in March  —  Aereo dared to take on the broadcast industry by streaming over-the-air TV channels on the internet — that is, until the Supreme Court ruled that its technology was illegal.

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