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January 28, 2016, 9:20 PM

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Microsoft:
Earnings Release FY16 Q2: Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Second Quarter Results  —  Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $9.4 billion; Windows 10 active on over 200 million devices REDMOND, Wash. — January 28, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015:
Deon Roberts / The Charlotte Observer:
Cardless ATMs coming to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Chase this year, enabling customers to perform transactions with their smartphones  —  Bank of America will allow ATM transactions using smartphones this year  —  The Charlotte-based bank joins rivals who are also planning to roll out similar technology
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, Fox News, others to Binge On, makes it easier to disable throttling, says users streaming twice as much video than before service  —  T-Mobile adds Amazon Video to Binge On, makes it easier to turn off throttling  —  T-Mobile's doing two things with its Binge On program today …
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 22% to $35.7 Billion  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.  —  Operating cash flow increased 74% to $11.9 billion for the trailing twelve months …
Vadim Lavrusik / Facebook:
Facebook extends ability to share live video to all iPhone users in the US, rest of the world over coming weeks, Android users soon  —  Expanding Live Video to More People  —  In December, we started testing the ability for people to share live video on Facebook, and it has been inspiring …
Bloomberg Business:
Apple says it has acquired LearnSprout, a startup that creates software for schools and teachers to track students' performance  —  Apple Acquires Education-Tech Startup LearnSprout  —  The iPhone maker bought startup to develop education software  —  LearnSprout competes with Sequoia-backed startup Clever
New York Times:
Facebook to shut down Parse, the toolkit for mobile developers it acquired in 2013; developers will have year-long window to migrate their data  —  Facebook to Shut Down Parse, Its Platform for Mobile Developers  —  Facebook acquired Parse, a toolkit and support system for mobile developers, in 2013.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Apple issues AC adapter recall for Macs and iPads sold in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea between 2003 and 2015  —  Apple Is Issuing A Recall For Some Of Its Wall Plug Adapters  —  Today in power cord plug wall-adapter news, Apple is announcing …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly  —  Tinder users will now have better chatting tools, thanks to an upgraded messaging experience in the mobile dating app.  Amid a flurry of changes that began rolling out last night to the iOS application …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Google's AlphaGo becomes the first AI to beat a professional player in the board game Go, uses both deep neural networks and tree search algorithms  —  In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go  —  In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence …

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