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January 20, 2017, 1:30 PM

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Hudson Hongo / Gizmodo:
President Trump reportedly trades in his Android phone, believed to be his primary tweeting device, for a Secret Service-approved device  —  While rising to our nation's highest office is an unparalleled honor, becoming President also involves many personal sacrifices.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Creators Update test build with support for ebooks and more, delays “My People” quick-access links until later this year  —  Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build: Ebook support is in.  My People sharing is out until later this year.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon just launched virtual ‘Dash’ buttons for one-click buying from the homepage  —  Just let me live in the warehouse already.  —  Another day, another attempt by Amazon to make buying something as easy as humanly possible.  —  The e-commerce leader just unveiled digital versions of its Dash buttons …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering  —  Uber's latest hire has a storied and accomplished history in Silicon Valley - Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176 at Google, has joined the ride-hailing company as SVP of Engineering.
Annie Karni / Politico:
Sources: President Trump will tap sitting GOP FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of net neutrality, to lead the agency  —  President Donald Trump will tap Ajit Pai to lead the FCC in the new administration, elevating the sitting GOP commissioner to the top spot overseeing …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement  —  On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things …
Luke Stangel / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Airfare prediction startup Flyr raises $8M Series A, led by Peter Thiel with participation from existing investors  —  Flyr, a startup whose software predicts the ups and downs of air fares, picked up an $8 million round of funding this week.  —  The San Francisco company's round was led by Peter Thiel …
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