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January 13, 2018, 9:50 PM

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Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed:
Jeff Bezos says he and his wife will give $33M in scholarship money to DACA students  —  A day after Trump rejected a deal to preserve DACA, Jeff Bezos said he would make a major charitable donation to support DREAMers.  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Friday that he would give $33 million …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Andrew Shuman says firm is playing the long game with Cortana after Amazon and Google overshadowed Cortana smart home and SDK announcements at CES  —  LAS VEGAS — Lost in the shuffle of Amazon and Google's digital assistant showdown this week at CES is another tech giant's virtual brain: Microsoft's Cortana.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some Facebook ex-staffers think Twitter-inspired '13 shift to display more news was a failed experiment, as time spent on FB has been declining for past 2 years  —  Getty Images / John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed News  —  When news broke on Thursday evening of Facebook's dramatic overhaul of its News Feed …
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Ben Bajarin / Tech.pinions:
The stature of Apple's ecosystem at CES fades as Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant emerge as platforms of choice for third-party hardware makers  —  I want to make an observation, which I feel is an important one.  However, I don't want it to be taken the wrong way.  For the record, Apple is not doomed.
E. Tammy Kim / New Yorker:
How Scripto, the collaborative writing app for TV production that Stephen Colbert helped build, has become a hit with news-comedy shows  —  Two months ago, a group of reporters and comedy writers crowded into a conference room in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, to begin work on a new HBO show hosted …
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Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Disney cites conflicts of interest with Facebook, Twitter as reason for Sandberg, Dorsey not seeking board re-election; Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz joining Feb. 1  —  Disney cites difficulty avoiding conflicts of interest  —  Smith, Matschullat also leaving because of age, term limits
New York Times:
Paytm, Google, others see India's low rate of digital payments as an opportunity after the value of digital wallet transactions rose 64% from Dec. '16-Dec. '17  —  ALIGARH, India — Signs and banners for Paytm, India's biggest digital payments service, festoon Pooran Singh's cellphone shop …

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