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January 31, 2017, 1:15 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: White House draft proposal aims to overhaul foreign work visas, requires firms to try to hire Americans first, prioritizes visas for most highly paid  —  President Donald Trump's clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
More than 2K Google employees including Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin across eight campuses stop work to protest Trump's executive order banning immigration  —  Google employees in offices around the world staged a walkout on Monday afternoon in protest of President Donald Trump's executive …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Lyft surges as high as #4 in Apple's App Store top free chart, surpassing Uber at #13, in wake of the #DeleteUber campaign  —  Lyft's app has surged in the App Store thanks to the “Delete Uber” campaignwhich took place via social media over the weekend.  People were angry that Uber appeared …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
In response to Trump's travel ban, tech execs, investors, and firms including Lyft and Google pledge donations to ACLU as well as other non-profits, initiatives  —  Tech executives are offering to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) following the enactment …
Matthew Dessem / Slate:
Kalanick's work with Trump and tepid travel ban response prompt #DeleteUber backlash after company suspends surge pricing at JFK Airport amid taxi work stoppage  —  There are a lot of reasons to not use ride-hailing app Uber: shoddy labor practices; attempts to strong-arm local governments …
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Fitbit to cut six percent of its staff, or about 110 jobs, following a disappointing Q4 with 6.5M devices sold  —  As anticipated, wearable leader Fitbit kicked off the week by announcing a 6 percent reduction in global work force, following disappointing fourth quarter financials.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Dropbox takes Paper, its Google Docs competitor, out of beta for global launch and tests new features including a project organization tool with task management  —  In 21 languages around the world  —  Dropbox's latest tool for businesses, a piece of collaborative editing software called Paper, is launching globally today.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant that takes your order via messaging or voice  —  Starbucks is embracing the trend towards voice-based computing with the launch of a new feature in its mobile app called My Starbucks barista, which allows customers to order and pay for their food and drinks just by speaking.
Clarence Williams / Washington Post:
123 of 187 of Washington DC police CCTV network video recorders were infected with ransomware, unable to record between January 12 and 15  —  Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump's inauguration …

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