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February 2, 2017, 3:15 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon circulating draft open letter to Trump on recent immigration order ahead of planned release this week  —  It's the first joint effort from big U.S. businesses to try to support immigration.  —  Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft …
Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft asks Trump administration for a formal process to grant exceptions to travellers affected by immigration order entering US  —  Proposal calls for case-by-case exception process for law-abiding visa holders with pressing needs  —  In last Friday's executive order …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with support for apps and add-ons, starting with Giphy, Evernote, Trello, more  —  Microsoft is bringing apps and add-ins to its Outlook for iOS email application today.  The software giant has partnered with Evernote, Giphy, Nimble, Trello …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hackers release iOS cracking tools used by Cellebrite, the Israeli firm known for breaking into phones; expert says the tools are similar to jailbreaking tools  —  The hacker says this demonstrates that when organizations make hacking tools, those techniques will eventually find their way to the public.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple began developing a new low-power ARM-based chip last year for Macs, which will work alongside Intel's chipset and handle “Power Nap” duties, more  —  A part built with ARM Holdings is used in keyboard's Touch Bar  —  New design could help improve battery life in MacBook laptops
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla lays off about 50 from its connected devices team, bringing the project to an end  —  The nonprofit is cutting about 50 people after struggling to extend the influence of its Firefox web browser for PCs.  —  A last vestige of Mozilla's effort to expand its technological influence beyond …
Polygon:
ZeniMax awarded $500M damages in breach of NDA lawsuit against Oculus; Oculus to pay $300M, co-founder Iribe to pay $150M, co-founder Luckey to pay $50M  —  A Dallas, Texas jury today awarded half a billion dollars to ZeniMax after finding that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement he signed.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast says it will launch Xfinity TV app on Roku later this year, will charge subscribers a monthly fee  —  Comcast is releasing a beta version of the Xfinity TV app for Roku devices and TV sets — but the while users don't have to lease a set-top box, the cable giant will still charge customers …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sues Charter Communications, claiming Charter's Spectrum unit promised internet speeds it knew it couldn't deliver  —  Charter-owned cable provider defrauded and misled customers, AG's complaint says.  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today filed …
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Dana Hull / Bloomberg:
Tesla has been testing four autonomous cars on California roads, totaling 550 miles between October and December, reporting 0.33 disengagements per mile  —  State DMV publishes ‘disengagement’ reports from 11 companies  —  Tesla had four autonomous vehicles that covered 550 miles
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