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January 14, 2019, 1:00 PM

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Mark Armstrong / The WordPress.com Blog:
WordPress has launched Newspack, a publishing platform aimed at small and medium-sized news outlets and backed by Google, ConsenSys, Lenfest, Knight, and others  —  Over the past 15 years, WordPress has grown to become the world's most popular publishing platform for the open web — and it's especially true for news organizations.
Lily Katz / Android Authority:
USB-C headphones were virtually absent at CES 2019, failing to catch on because of continuing compatibility issues and a lack of quality hardware  —  6.3K  —  In a sea of 3D audio products and true-wireless earbuds, USB Type-C headphones were nowhere in sight at CES 2019.
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says HomePod will become officially available in China and Hong Kong on January 18  —  Apple has announced today that HomePod will be available in China starting on Friday, January 18th.  Apple teased last month that HomePod was coming to China in “early 2019,” but now we have an official release date.
Laura Cooper / Wall Street Journal:
Vista Equity Partners takes majority stake in Quick Base, which helps people with no coding experience build business apps, source says for more than $1B  —  The more than $1 billion deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions by Vista Equity Partners  —  Quick Base Inc. …

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
Zoho:
SMS Campaigns, the fifth gear of marketing  —  It wasn't long ago when we associated SMS with casual and instant on-the-go messaging.  It is because of this characteristic, people never considered SMS as a serious marketing tool.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
Open source ChatOps is here  —  Mattermost ChatOps brings you an end-to-end open source ChatOps suite that makes bringing your DevOps systems together simple, prescriptive, and open.

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