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February 16, 2017, 9:10 AM

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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook to add tools to connect businesses and job seekers in US on Friday: “Apply Now” button, autofill for applicant information, responses via Messenger  —  Facebook is going after LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job listing sites.  —  Starting Wednesday …
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Snap seeks to raise $3.2B in IPO at $14 to $16 per share, which would value it at about $18.5B at the high end of the range  —  Snap Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $3.2 billion in its initial public offering in what could be the third-biggest technology listing of the past decade.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
KGI: Apple's 2017 OLED iPhone to have a “function area” for virtual buttons in place of home button, a bigger battery, and a price tag starting at $1K  —  Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new ‘iPhone 8’ model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft open sources simulator that lets developers test autonomous drones, cars, robots, and more in a virtual environment  —  Microsoft has made available a beta version of an advanced virtual world for training autonomous drones, as well as other gadgets that move on their own.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon close to new deal for Yahoo properties, which reduces the $4.8B fee by about $250M; Verizon and Altaba to share liability for security breaches  —  Verizon has tentatively reached a revised Yahoo deal that would lower the price by about $250 million, Bloomberg News reports.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Huawei has 100+ engineers developing a smartphone digital assistant for its Chinese users, aimed at competing with Siri  —  One of China's largest smartphone makers wants to take on Siri.  —  by  —  Huawei Technologies Co., the third-largest smartphone maker …

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