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January 13, 2020, 4:43 PM

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Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Visa is buying Plaid, which helps popular fintech apps connect to users' bank accounts, for $5.3B  —  Payments giant Visa is buying payments start-up Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday.  —  Plaid is well-known among Silicon Valley developers, the average person interacting …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with Twitter's head of product Kayvon Beykpour about how Twitter is trying to stop incentivizing toxic behavior, giving users a “troll score”, more  —  Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter's head of product, admits the platform can still incentivize toxic behavior.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) review: an excellent high-end laptop with nice port selection, good performance, and great battery life, but its trackpad is narrow  —  There wasn't a lot to fix, so HP added a few features to make this convertible even better.  —  There was a lot to love …
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Max Weinbach / XDA Developers:
Leaked photos confirm the name Galaxy S20 for the next Samsung flagship and a large four-camera setup on the back  —  The next major smartphone launch event for Samsung, Samsung Unpacked 2020 is just a few weeks away.  On February 11th, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20 trio …

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