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January 18, 2017, 6:05 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Fabric, Twitter's mobile app development tool suite, and its team; Fabric will join Google's Developer Products Group  —  Google is taking over Twitter's mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack debuts new threaded messages feature on all platforms; conversations are attached to specific messages and show in the “flex pane” sidebar on desktop, web  —  Evolving beyond chat  —  Slack today is rolling out message threads inside its familiar chat window …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Netflix reports $2.35B in Q4 revenue, up from $1.67B in Q4 2015, as it adds 1.93M new US subs vs 1.3M expected, 5.12M global subs vs 3.8M expected; stock up 8%+  —  Holy cow, we have quite the beat for Netflix.  —  Netflix added nearly 2 million new subscribers domestically …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Report: Google bringing its Android One program for budget smartphones with timely software updates to the US; the first such device is expected before mid-year  —  Google's Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Department of Labor sues Oracle over discriminatory pay and hiring practices  —  The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Oracle for discriminatory employment practices, the government body announced on Wednesday.  The Department of Labor specifically states that the company has “a systemic practice” …
Josh McConnell / Financial Post:
YouTube rolls out group chat feature for its iOS and Android apps that allows discussion around videos as they play, arriving first in Canada  —  Canadians share more videos online than any other nation so it's fitting that YouTube is unveiling its latest social feature in this country.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Starship Technologies partners with Postmates and DoorDash to test deliveries by its largely self-driving robots, in California and Washington D.C. respectively  —  Postmates and DoorDash are the first commercial partners Stateside  —  A small number of Americans will soon be able to have food …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google app for Android updated with offline search, will queue offline searches and run them when a connection becomes available  —  One area of focus that Google has been particularly working on for its apps and services has been better offline functionality.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Timehop CEO Jon Wegener, who announced he was leaving last week, lands at Snap Inc. to work on product  —  Jonathan Wegener will work on product.  —  Last week, Jonathan Wegener, the CEO of Timehop, a social photo app that once showed a lot of promise, announced he was leaving the startup.
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Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft is testing feature that brings Cortana to the lock screen on Android  —  Cortana recently got a pretty sweet update for Android and iOS, bringing a much cleaner and prettier user design.  If you use Cortana on your Android phone, you might be glad to know that Microsoft is making …
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Internal Windows 10 Mobile build shows Microsoft is planning an e-book store for Windows 10 devices, likely to debut with Creators Update in April  —  Microsoft is working on a new a store for e-books in Windows 10.  The software giant actually started building in features related …

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