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January 31, 2017, 12:45 PM

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Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Amazon and Expedia join Washington State's lawsuit against Trump's travel ban, file sworn statements in court; Microsoft is working with the State AG office  —  The attorney general of Washington state filed a lawsuit Monday challenging President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
More than 2K Google employees across eight campuses, including Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin, stopped work to protest Trump's executive order on immigration  —  Google employees in offices around the world staged a walkout on Monday afternoon in protest of President Donald Trump's executive …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
American Civil Liberties Union joins Y Combinator's winter batch of startups, giving access to mentoring and Demo Day  —  The American Civil Liberties Union will learn how to turn the $24 million it raised over the weekend into growth and progress with help from top Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Nintendo reports $569M profit as Pokémon game sales get off to a good start, beats analyst estimates though revenue was down 22% YoY  —  Nintendo only takes a fraction of the revenue from Pokémon Go, the smash hit game of 2016, but its popularity has certainly boosted …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Walmart drops membership fee for its free two-day shipping program on purchases of $35 or more, discontinuing its $49/year ShippingPass program  —  The only catch is a $35 order minimum.  —  If Walmart.com is ever going to put a dent in Amazon's dominance, this will have to be the starting point.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Facebook to begin a limited trial of Delegated Recovery, a system for recovering third party accounts that aims to obviate email's role in that process  —  Getting locked out of your account sucks.  Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of forgetting a password …
Bloomberg:
Recent presentation for Capital One investors shows 81% of the firm's $690M in loans for taxi medallions are at risk of default as a result of ride-sharing apps  —  Ride-sharing apps are distressing traditional cab companies (and their debt).  —  by  —  Shahien Nasiripour

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IBM:
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