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January 25, 2017, 2:10 PM

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Will Cathcart / Facebook:
Facebook's Trending topics will show regional, not personalized, stories moving forward, publisher headline and name under each topic, more  —  Today we're announcing three updates to Trending, a feature that shows people popular topics being discussed on Facebook that they might not see in their News Feed:
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Cisco acquires AppDynamics, which filed to go public last month and was most recently valued at $1.9B, for $3.7B  —  Cisco said today that it would acquire AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, for a whopping $3.7 billion.  —  And now, it would seem …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google I/O 2017 to be held May 17-19 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California  —  In a somewhat non-traditional manner, Google has today made official the dates and location for Google I/O 2017.  This year's developer conference will take place, once again …
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
HP recalls 101K laptop batteries for fire hazard in US, Canada, and Mexico; affected brands include HP, Compaq, ProBook, Envy, Compaq Presario, and Pavilion  —  The move expands a recall first announced last year  —  HP is expanding its recall of laptop batteries with overheating issues that can cause computer damage and even fire.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Report: Donald Trump is still using his unsecured Android phone to tweet while watching TV in the evenings, despite protests by aides  —  Donald Trump's long-held Android phone is a security nightmare for a high-level politician, but according to a report from the New York Times …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Dell unveils 11-inch convertible Windows 10 Latitude and Chromebook 11 laptops for schools, available on February 7th  —  This year marks a first for Dell's education-focused computer family: 2-in-1 laptops.  Like the company's other computers destined for schools, the Dell Latitude …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Google releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 5 with iOS support, the final developer preview before a February launch  —  Google has delayed the launch of Android Wear 2.0 once, but it looks like the operating system may actually be on track for its early February release.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook is testing ephemeral Stories which sit at the top of News Feed in its main app in Ireland, mimicking Snapchat and Instagram  —  After successfully copying Snapchat with Instagram Stories, Facebook is at it again in its big blue app.  —  The same interface, which Facebook …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG posts $224 million loss as ‘weak’ selling G5 smartphone drags it down once again  —  Samsung just recorded its best quarter of business for three years, but the same can't be said of fellow Korean electronics firm LG.  LG just carded a KRW 258.80 billion ($223.98 million) net loss for Q4 2016 …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Lyft says it will expand into 100 more US cities by end of 2017, with 40 more starting on Thursday  —  Lyft is getting ready for a major expansion in order to remain competitive in the private on-demand ride-hailing sector.  The company announced that starting on Thursday …
Ina Fried / Recode:
Apple limits how often devs can prompt customers for reviews to 3 times/year in iOS 10.3, says it will include an option for users to turn off all such requests  —  With the next version of iOS, users will also be able to rate programs without having to go to the App Store.

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