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January 9, 2017, 8:30 PM

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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 …
Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
SEC filing: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo co-founder David Filo, and four others to leave Yahoo board after Verizon sale; remaining business to be renamed Altaba Inc.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is resigning from company's board of directors, Yahoo announced in a filing with the SEC on Monday.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook to start testing mid-roll video ad format and, like YouTube, share 55% of the revenue with video publishers  —  Mark Zuckerberg has been building a video empire.  Time to turn it into a business.  —  Facebook wants to show more ads to people who watch its videos …
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Phil Schiller reflects on iPhone's launch, the debate around opening it up with the App Store, the importance of iPod in reaching non-Apple customers, more  —  A reporter there for the creation gets Apple's exclusive take on the “Jesus Phone"'s 10th birthday.  —  Why do a phone?
TechCrunch:
Sources: Amazon's AWS cloud division quietly acquires AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M  —  Amazon Web Services appears to be ramping up its security chops.  TechCrunch has learned that the e-commerce giant's cloud services group has quietly acquired cyber security firm harvest.ai.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Tencent's WeChat unveils Mini Program, an app platform for the chat app, deflects comparisons to an app store, saying there's no centralized app repository  —  Popular Chinese mobile app company WeChat [Direct Link] congratulated Apple on ten years of the iPhone earlier this morning …
Bob Bryan / Business Insider:
Alibaba's Jack Ma meets with Trump, talks about US/China relations and having US products sold on the platform, as Alibaba tweets pledge to create 1M US jobs  —  Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Monday.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Activehours raises $22M Series A led by Matrix Partners to take on the payroll industry with its quick and free paycheck-processing service  —  What if you didn't have to wait every two weeks to receive a paycheck?  —  What if you could be wired the money you earned almost immediately after a shift?
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Fugue raises $41M Series D led by NEA to expand its cloud infrastructure management software beyond AWS  —  Cloud infrastructure startup Fugue (formerly known as Luminal), announced today a funding round of $41 million.  —  Founded in 2013, Fugue offers a software product that builds, operates, and maintains cloud infrastructure.

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