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February 8, 2017, 1:25 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter to hide abusive tweets in conversations, add safe search, and try to keep banned users from rejoining the service  —  The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.  —  A week ago, Twitter executives said that making the service safer for users was the company's …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, director of Amazon's Fire TV business, as VP of Apple TV product marketing; Twerdahl worked at Netflix and Roku in the past  —  Former Amazon executive also held roles at Netflix and Roku  —  The hire lets company to beef up team seeking content deals
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk since 2006, resigns effective immediately but will remain on company board  —  Design-focused software firm Autodesk has announced that CEO and president Carl Bass is stepping down effective tomorrow (February 8).  —  No immediate replacement has been appointed …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to all creators with 10K+ subscribers and debuts Super Chat, which lets users pay to highlight their messages  —  Eight months after announcing it would support livestreaming capabilities, YouTube has started giving more people access to the service.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Google Material Design principal Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox as head of design  —  Dropbox today said it has named Nicholas Jitkoff — former lead designer for Google's Material Design team — as its VP of design.  —  This comes on the heels of a suite of announcements Dropbox made last week …
Alan Ohnsman / Forbes:
Waze says its new carpool service is now open to the nine counties that comprise the Bay Area, plus Sacramento and Monterey  —  Waze, the popular crowd-sourced traffic navigation app purchased by Google in 2013, has expanded its smartphone-based Carpool service across the entire San Francisco Bay Area …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
CEO Erik Huggers says Vevo is postponing subscription service launch to focus on international expansion and original content  —  Music video service Vevo is putting the brakes on its planned subscription service, and will instead focus on its international expansion as well as original content production …

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