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January 10, 2017, 10:50 AM

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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.
Robert Scoble / Facebook:
Source at Zeiss says Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working on AR, mixed reality glasses that may be announced this year  —  Exclusive news: Apple and Zeiss working together on augmented reality optics.  —  For the nerds who were at CES and not paying attention to all my posts.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Fitbit acquires European luxury smartwatch maker Vector for an undisclosed sum; no new products will be developed using the Vector name  —  Well this is a relatively fast exit.  In March last year a brand new smart watch brand appeared, hoping to offer something different.
Dona Sarkar / Windows Blog:
Microsoft debuts latest Windows 10 preview; new features include lower blue light settings for night usage, tile folders, Edge web payments, and tab preview bar  —  Hello Windows Insiders!  —  Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
Steve Brachmann / IPWatchdog.com:
IBM granted record 8,088 patents in 2016 by the US Patent and Trademark Office, more than any other company and its 24th straight year at the top of the list  —  In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States.  Hurricane Andrew bore down on the American Southeast …
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Snapchat to make London its international HQ, will book sales in countries where it has no local presence in UK, will not route them through lower tax regimes  —  Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence …
Tom Korosec / Bloomberg:
Trial in $2B ZeniMax lawsuit against Oculus over intellectual property in Rift began on Monday in Dallas  —  ZeniMax alleges Facebook acquisition Oculus stole technology  —  Zuckerberg may testify in $2 billion Dallas trial over goggles  —  Facebook Inc. bet early on virtual reality …
Pete Pachal / Mashable:
First look at Hulu Live TV service: “Lineup” feature curates a selection based on the user's favorite genres, sports teams, and shows  —  LAS VEGAS — It's going to be a whole new Hulu.  —  The service for watching last night's shows will soon begin offering live TV as well.
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?

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