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January 26, 2017, 2:50 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Hugo Barra to lead all of Facebook's virtual reality efforts including Oculus team  —  I'm excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team.  Hugo's in China right now, so here we are together in VR.  It seems fitting.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says it's replacing the Moments tab with an Explore tab, which emphasizes trending topics and live video  —  Content advisory  —  Twitter's central Moments tab, which once terrorized obsessive-compulsive users with a blue dot that never went away, is going away.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook adds support for physical USB security keys, including Yubico's NFC key for Android  —  A new kind of two-factor authentication  —  Today, Facebook announced support for security keys, giving users the chance secure their logins with a physical device.
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to join Partnership on AI, the research group that includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, possibly as soon as this week  —  Partnership on AI formed last year to establish best practices  —  Move is latest sign that Apple is becoming less secretive
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Claude Zellweger, HTC's head of design who focused on the Vive headset, is leaving to work on Google Daydream  —  Switching VR camps from the Vive to Google's mobile alternative  —  It seems like Silicon Valley hiring season right now, as swiftly on the heels of Hugo Barra announcing …
BuzzFeed:
Sources: Peter Thiel is leading search for new FTC chair, DoJ head of antitrust; Google-affiliate Joshua Wright, Utah AG Sean Reyes in contention for FTC chair  —  The billionaire Facebook board member is on the hunt for candidates to chair the Federal Trade Commission and lead antitrust enforcement …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Real-time performance review platform Reflektive raises $25M Series B led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from a16z  —  Now that the holidays are over, many companies are about to make their employees go through the most dreadful exercise of the year: the annual performance review.

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