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February 16, 2017, 2:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
An inside look at why Apple has failed to revolutionize TV as it tests a fifth-generation Apple TV, which sources say is capable of streaming 4K video  —  The company is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K.  It may not be enough to take on Amazon and Roku.  —  by
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces WWDC 2017 will be held June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the first WWDC outside SF since 2002; registration opens March 27  —  Apple has announced it is holding WWDC 2017 from June 5th to June 9th, with a big change from previous years …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Home adds the ability to buy products via voice from select Google Express partners  —  The Google Assistant on Google Home is getting a new feature today that may sound rather familiar to anybody who has ever owned an Amazon Echo.  You can now use your Home to order everyday essentials …
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.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter is temporarily limiting reach of tweets from “potentially abusive accounts” to people who already follow them on case-by-case basis  —  Twitter time out.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey  —  Teresa Kroeger / Getty Images  —  Twitter is temporarily decreasing the reach …
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 …
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 …

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