January 19, 2017, 9:30 AM

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Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Obama's tech teams are optimistic publicly, but quietly fear for their programs' future after Trump inauguration; Matt Cutts in line to be interim head of USDS  —  The While House imported Silicon Valley's best to transform government.  Will Trump undo it all?
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 …
Jez Corden / Windows Central:
Sources: Minecraft Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates for Windows mobile devices  —  We received a tip earlier today that Minecraft Pocket Edition will no longer be supported on Windows mobile devices.  —  Since receiving the tip, we have confirmed with sources familiar …
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 …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Zuckerberg has 12+ Facebook employees helping him with posts and comments on his Facebook page and professional photographers to snap personal moments  —  When Facebook went public five years ago, the world had a pretty vivid picture of who Mark Zuckerberg was.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Oracle to buy API development firm Apiary for an undisclosed sum, says it will continue to offer Apiary's products to other companies  —  Apiary provides a front-end platform for designing, creating and governing APIs.  —  Oracle has announced that it plans to acquire Apiary …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple revamps Logic Pro X and GarageBand for iOS with redesigned interfaces and new features  —  Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn debuts new desktop version with chatbots, new search and more  —  After a short preview in September last year, and the small matter of getting acquired for $26.2 billion by Microsoft, today LinkedIn — the social network for the professional world with close to 470 million users …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla unveils new logo, font, and design  —  Mozilla today revamped its “brand identity”: a new logo, font, color palette, language architecture, and imagery.  This is the first time the company, first founded in February 1998, has done such thorough brand refresh.

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