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January 5, 2017, 10:50 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Dell debuts 32-inch 8K 7680x4320 monitor, giving 280ppi, on sale March 23 for $4,999  —  The 32-inch Dell UP3218K has more than 33 megapixels and a billion colors  —  If CES is a preview of the future, then give me more of this particular flavor.  Dell today announces a new 32-inch …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Dell unveils Canvas, a 27-inch 2560x1440 sloped monitor to rival Microsoft's Studio; the display is compatible with PCs, ships in April with price TBD  —  The most exciting part of Microsoft's Surface Studio — an all-in-one PC announced back in October — was its ability to fold down from a traditional …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to reorder meals they've had in the past from Amazon Restaurants in LA, SF, Seattle, more  —  But you can only order dishes you've had in the past  —  We're only five days into 2017, but Amazon is on a tear with new updates and support for its digital assistant Alexa.
Apple:
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 …
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 …
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.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Misfit unveils touchscreen smartwatch Vapor, with 1.4-inch full AMOLED display, GPS, and optical heart-rate sensors, expected to ship in late 2017 for $199  —  Some people want to fill the world with smartwatches  —  Misfit, a maker of low-power, jewelry-like wearables that was acquired …
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 Amazon.com Inc. plans to open its first New York City bookstore in Manhattan's Time Warner Center, the company said late Wednesday.
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 …
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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