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January 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
CNN is closing Beme, will continue to develop some of its products; Casey Neistat is leaving following 2016 buyout, which sources say valued Beme at $20M+  —  CNN acquired Beme in late 2016 with hopes that it would become a major piece of its digital business.  Now Neistat's leaving the company.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Lyft investigating whether staff abused access to customer data after online post claims workers tracked ex-partners, pulled info of celebs including Zuckerberg  —  Lyft is investigating whether employees abused access to its customers' data, a spokeswoman said on Thursday …
Ted Greenwald / Wall Street Journal:
Intel reports Q4 revenue of $17.05B, up 4% YoY, vs. $16.34B analyst expectations, net loss of $687M after $5.4B expense due to recent tax overhaul; stock up ~4%  —  Books a $5.4 billion charge after recent changes in U.S. tax law  —  Intel Corp. INTC -.46% said it had record fourth-quarter revenue …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned Books reading app that includes a Reading Now section, dedicated tab for audio books, and redesigned store  —  Company working on new digital book reader for iPhones, iPads  —  iPhone maker hires former Amazon, Barnes & Noble exec for unit
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
California DMV says Apple has expanded its self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles, up from three in April 2017  —  Company received first permit from California DMV in April  —  CEO Tim Cook has said Apple is focusing on autonomous systems  —  Apple Inc. has expanded …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood says it will let users trade bitcoin and ether starting in February using its Robinhood Crypto platform  —  No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Twitter says it's now using machine learning to identify the most salient part of an image and crop picture previews accordingly  —  The machine knows what you want to look at  —  The lure of machine learning isn't always about big new features; often, what it does best are small tweaks that subtly improve user experience.
David McCabe / Axios:
San Jose Mayor quits FCC advisory committee on broadband deployment, alleging that it was dealing ISPs “a very favorable hand” of policy recommendations  —  San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo resigned today from a panel that advises the Federal Communications Commission on broadband deployment …
Reuters:
Investigation finds Pentagon, NASA, FBI, State Dept., other agencies used HP, SAP, Symantec, McAfee software that underwent code reviews by Russian government  —  WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Major global technology providers SAP (SAPG.DE), Symantec (SYMC.O) and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities …
Huib Modderkolk / De Volkskrant:
Dutch media: Dutch intelligence penetrated Russian APT29 Cozy Bear's network, office security camera in 2014, provided info on State Department, DNC hacks to US  —  Hackers from the Dutch intelligence service AIVD have provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference with the American elections.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Jet.com's president Liza Landsman is leaving just 18 months after the $3B Walmart acquisition  —  Liza Landsman had been elevated to the top role one year ago.  —  Liza Landsman, president of the Jet.com e-commerce site that Walmart acquired for $3 billion in late 2016 …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG's mobile division cuts its losses in Q4 2017 to $192.33M, down from $331.37M in Q3, with total sales of $2.77B in Q4 and $10.52B in 2017  —  LG's smartphone business still continues to lose money at an alarming rate.  —  The Korean firm cut its losses in its Q4 2017 financial period …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Uphold, a startup for foreign exchange and international remittances in crypto and fiat currencies, gets $57.5M from Ripple's ex-Chief Risk Officer Greg Kidd  —  Digital money platform Uphold today announced it has received a $57.5 million investment from former Fed Reserve senior analyst and Ripple chief risk officer Greg Kidd.

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