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January 29, 2016, 6:35 PM

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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple's virtual and augmented reality research team includes hundreds of staff from poaching and acquisitions; Apple confirms purchase of Flyby Media  —  Apple builds secret team to kick-start virtual reality effort  —  Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple working on wireless charging tech for iOS devices that works over a distance, may be released as soon as next year  —  Apple Said Developing Wireless-Charged Phone for as Soon as 2017  —  Technology could power devices further away than charging mats
Wesley Yin-Poole / Eurogamer.net:
EA's CFO estimates 55M current-gen consoles have been sold, putting Xbox One at around 19M or less units sold  —  We now have a clearer picture of how Xbox One is doing  —  Thanks, EA!  —  Microsoft doesn't report Xbox One sales any more, but we have a decent idea of how it's doing - thanks to EA.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon ramps up investment in podcasts, other radio-style shows to expand Audible offering  —  Amazon Recruits Comedians, Engineers for Audio Service  —  Audible expands to offer radio-style programming, podcasts  —  Division is advertising for almost 100 positions worldwide
Jack Moore / Nextgov:
New US Digital Registry launched, lists verified government social media accounts and apps  —  A new registry of verified government social media accounts could help the public beware of online digital doppelgängers and allow developers to create tailored applications that pull in data …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Craigslist Competitor VarageSale Lays Off About One-Third of Staff  —  Three months ago, the classifieds app VarageSale began testing a credit-card payment feature that was free for users, but a money-loser for the company.  That point was noteworthy because VarageSale doesn't generate any revenue of its own.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony Posts $1B Profit For Q3 2015 But Feels Pinch From Slowing Mobile Market  —  Another quarter of promise for Sony.  The Japanese tech giant just released its Q3 2015 financial results, posting net income of 120.1 billion JPY ($1 billion) on total revenue of 2,580.8 billion JPY ($21.5 billion) …

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