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January 12, 2017, 2:40 AM

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Fidji Simo / Facebook Media:
Facebook introduces the Facebook Journalism Project to collaborate with news organizations on products, offer training to reporters, and try to curb fake news  —  Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Alphabet's Titan high-altitude drone program has been shut down after being rolled into X in late 2015; 50+ employees disperse to other units  —  In 2014, Google bought Titan Aerospace, maker of high altitude, solar-powered drone aircraft.  At the time Google noted, “It's still early days …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Peter Thiel talks Donald Trump, Silicon Valley, and more in a wide-ranging interview  —  Let others tremble at the thought that Donald J. Trump may go too far.  Peter Thiel worries that Mr. Trump may not go far enough.  —  “Everyone says Trump is going to change everything way too much …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt's existence is threatened by costs of fighting $15M libel suit brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, represented by Charles Harder, who won against Gawker  —  As you may have heard, last week we were sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
JetBlue completes its rollout of Fly-Fi, with free high-speed Wi-Fi on all planes  —  JetBlue today announced that it has officially completed its fleet-wide rollout of Fly-Fi, bringing free wireless internet to all of its planes.  The carrier first introduced the service in late 2013 …
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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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