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January 14, 2018, 11:55 AM

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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 …
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.
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.
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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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Despite growing support for Alexa and Prime Video from TV makers, TVs running Amazon Fire TV OS were absent at CES amid TVs with OSes from Roku and Google  —  Roku TVs and even Android TV are enjoying more momentum in Las Vegas.  —  A year ago in Las Vegas, Amazon and some budget TV …
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Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed:
Billy Tallis / AnandTech:
Intel and Micron to end NAND flash partnership after the introduction of 3rd gen 3D NAND in late 2018/early 2019, will continue 3D XPoint memory collaboration  —  LAS VEGAS, NV — The long-running partnership between Intel and Micron for the development and manufacturing of NAND flash memory will soon come to an end.
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Phones can accurately pinpoint user's location via Wi-Fi hotspots but carriers are slow to adopt the tech for 911 calls due to lack of pressure from regulators  —  Accurate location data is on smartphones, so why don't more wireless carriers use it to locate emergency callers?

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