January 5, 2017, 5:15 PM

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Developers earned $20B from App Store in 2016, up 40% from 2015; January 1, 2017 saw biggest ever single day sales of $240M  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that the App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year's Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nvidia debuts $200 4K Shield TV with built in Google Assistant, and Nvidia Spot, a mic device to offer always-on listening, coming later this year for $50  —  Nvidia has a new Shield streaming device that has 4K streaming capability, with built-in streaming support for 4K content via Netflix and other services.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nvidia partners with Audi to bring a self-driving AI car to market by 2020  —  Nvidia announced several new partners for its efforts to bring autonomous cars to public roads in a production capacity today, but the biggest by far was Audi.  Nvidia is working with the carmaker to bring its AI driving tech …
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Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Snapchat accused of misleading investors to drive up its IPO in ex-employee lawsuit; company says the claims have no merit  —  An ex-Snapchat employee says he was fired just weeks after the company poached him from Facebook and is being blackballed.  Snap says his claims have no merit.
Keiko Morris / MarketWatch:
Amazon says it will open a 4,000-square-foot bookstore in Manhattan's Time Warner Center in New York in spring  —  Online retailing giant Inc. plans to open its first New York City bookstore in Manhattan's Time Warner Center, the company said late Wednesday.
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Techdirt founder Mike Masnick faces $15M libel suit over articles that cast doubt on Shiva Ayyadurai's claim to have invented e-mail  —  This is the latest case from attorney Charles Harder, who previously represented Hulk Hogan against Gawker.  —  Techdirt founder Mike Masnick will be going toe …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: details from Mark Zuckerberg's candid weekly Q&A sessions almost never leak because staffers fear reprisal, such as firings and peer pressure  —  The CEO opens up to 16,000 employees once a week.  Why don't you hear more about it?  —  On a Friday afternoon in July 2015 …
Sascha Prueter / Google:
Google Assistant coming to TVs running Android 6.0+ in “coming months”, and to Android Wear 2.0 and Android-powered in-car infotainment systems “over time”  —  When we announced the Google Assistant, we said that we wanted to help you get things done across a number of different places, contexts and situations.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How the digital legacy of the Obama White House will live on via tech projects such as a Twitter bot, a Giphy page, and Internet Archive sharing  —  President Obama was the first US President to use Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Live and YouTube to engage the public.
At least five publishing partners say they had no advance notice Medium would stop selling its native ad unit “Promoted Stories”  —  On Wednesday, Medium co-founder Evan Williams announced in a blog post that the publishing platform would abandon its strategy to sell native advertising …

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