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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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Zoho:
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Ingram Micro:
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Intel:
The field of opportunity for AI is immense—does your CPU have AI Inside?  —  Here are three questions every technology buyer should be asking of their AI tech supplier.

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