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January 16, 2020, 1:35 PM

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New York Times:
Turkey lifted a two-and-a-half year ban on Wikipedia on Wednesday, restoring access after the country's top court ruled that blocking it was unconstitutional  —  The country's top court had ruled that the move was unconstitutional.  —  The Turkish government lifted a two-and-a-half-year ban …
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft pledges to be carbon negative by 2030, remove all carbon it has ever emitted by 2050, and launches a $1B climate innovation fund  —  The scientific consensus is clear.  The world confronts an urgent carbon problem.  The carbon in our atmosphere has created a blanket of gas …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Fitbit confirms it has begun the rollout of blood oxygen monitoring feature to some of its wearables  —  Fitbit's devices from recent years have blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2) hardware, but they haven't used it — until now.  Users on Reddit and elsewhere have noticed that their Versa …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
As tech becomes the dominant force in the modern economy, Silicon Valley's culture since 1970s of nimble startups successfully challenging incumbents is fading  —  For decades, whole regions, nations even, have tried to model themselves on a particular ideal of innovation, the lifeblood of the modern economy.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
In a tweet, Trump criticizes Apple for refusing to unlock phones of violent criminals and says his administration helps Apple “all of the time” on trade  —  - In a tweet, president Donald Trump addressed the conflict between the FBI and Apple over locked iPhones used by the suspected Pensacola shooter.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Bose to close all 119 of its retail stores in N. America, Europe, Japan, and Australia due to the shift to online shopping but will maintain stores elsewhere  —  The move will result in hundreds of employees being laid off  —  Bose plans to close its entire retail store footprint in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Adam Bluestein / Marker:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: Twitch's top streamers leaving for other platforms has led to watched hours dropping 9.8% from Q3 to Q4 2019; YouTube Gaming was alone in growing in Q4  —  The loss of several big-name streamers is finally taking its toll on Twitch, according to a new report from StreamLabs and Newzoo out today.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:

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