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January 9, 2017, 10:20 AM

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Brian McCullough / Internet History Podcast:
The History of the iPhone, On Its 10th Anniversary  —  So... Three things: A widescreen iPod with touch controls.  A revolutionary mobile phone.  And a breakthrough internet communications device.  An iPod... a phone... and an internet communicator... An iPod, a phone... are you getting it?
Sonny Dickson:
Video shows early iPhone prototype with an iPod-like interface and a software click wheel  —  While it has always been known that Apple considered a variety of ideas when they were deciding to enter the mobile phone market (with ex employees discussing it behind closed doors …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Atlassian acquires popular team productivity app Trello for $425M, with $360M in cash and remainder in stock, in its largest acquisition to date  —  Australian software maker Atlassian has taken one of the leading independent players in collaboration software off the board as it looks …
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo says it is now producing all self-driving tech in house, with big cost savings, will deploy Chrysler minivans this month in Mountain View and Phoenix  —  Now with all-new tech produced in-house  —  Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun-off from Google late last year …
Washington Post:
Uber launches Movement, a website to share its aggregated travel times data for cities, starting with Washington, Boston, Manila, and Sydney  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The combative ride-hailing giant Uber is extending an olive branch to cities — in the form of data that transit wonks have coveted for years.
Matthew Strauss / Pitchfork:
Nielsen: US on-demand music streaming up 76% to 250B+ streams in 2016, becoming the dominant form of music consumption with 38% of the market  —  Streaming consumption beat digital sales for the first time in history, according to new Nielsen report  —  It's official: according …
New York Times:
Russian regulator told Apple and Google to remove LinkedIn app from App Store and Google Play; app is no longer available for download in Russia  —  WASHINGTON — Smartphone users in Russia can no longer download the LinkedIn app on iPhone or Android devices, following a similar move in China to block The New York Times app on iPhones.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
10K+ poorly secured MongoDB installations deleted by attackers demanding hefty ransoms  —  Poorly secured MongoDB installations deleted and held for ransom.  —  More than 10,000 website databases have been taken hostage in recent days by attackers who are demanding hefty ransoms for the data …
Christopher Zara / Backchannel:
How the “safe harbor” provision of the 1996 Telecommunications Act allowed the modern internet to flourish, and why it's under attack  —  How “safe harbor” turned into a protector of privilege.  —  For Airbnb, suing American cities had become something of a monthly ritual.

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