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Title: Apple redesigns App Store web interface to match design of iOS 11 App Store with larger images, focus on curation and reviews, and more (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p29#a180118p29
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Title: YouTube's change to Partner Program rules, favoring highly viewed channels, causes backlash among its community, with many smaller channels feeling penalized (Taylor Lorenz/The Daily Beast)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p28#a180118p28
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Title: As smartphones drop the 3.5mm jack, the headphones market is becoming a fragmented mess; USB-C headphones remain pricey as implementation varies across OEMs (Vlad Savov/The Verge)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p27#a180118p27
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Title: Sources: Snap laid off about 24 people across 8 teams, mostly in the content unit that curates users' videos; some staff were asked to relocate to Los Angeles (Alex Heath/Cheddar)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p26#a180118p26
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Title: IBM beats with Q4 revenue of $22.5B, up 3.6% YoY, the first YoY rise in 23 quarters, vs. $22.1B expected; $1.1B loss from one-time $5.5B tax overhaul charge (Ted Greenwald/Wall Street Journal)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p25#a180118p25
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Title: Google software engineer Grzegorz Milka says in conference presentation that under 10% of active Gmail users have two-factor authentication enabled (Iain Thomson/The Register)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p24#a180118p24
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Title: Uber's $8.8B deal with SoftBank closes; new board member Rajeev Misra says Uber should return focus to US, Europe, Latin America, Australia to become profitable (Leslie Hook/Financial Times)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p23#a180118p23
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Title: Instagram updated with optional feature that displays when you were last active, visible by default to users who have talked with you via direct message (Chris Welch/The Verge)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p22#a180118p22
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Title: Sources: Mozilla lays off dozens from its Taiwan office, which was working on Gecko and other open-source projects, as it refocuses priorities in Asia (Stephen Shankland/CNET)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p21#a180118p21
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Title: WhatsApp officially launches its free Android app for businesses in the US, UK, Mexico, Italy, and Indonesia, rolling out globally in the coming weeks (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p20#a180118p20
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Title: US Senate votes 65 to 34 to reauthorize Section 702 FISA surveillance program through 2023; bill now goes to Trump to sign (Colin Lecher/The Verge)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p19#a180118p19
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Title: Apple says it will fix a flaw that crashes Messages app on iOS upon receipt of a malicious link in an update next week (Juli Clover/MacRumors)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p18#a180118p18
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Title: Oslo-based Kahoot says its quiz app is used by 50%+ of US K-12 students every month, up from 30% in April 2016, and has 70M monthly users, up 75% YoY (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p17#a180118p17
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Title: Researchers find hundreds of gigabytes of files online outlining Lebanon-linked effort to gain passwords and eavesdrop via bogus websites and malicious apps (Raphael Satter/Associated Press)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p16#a180118p16
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Title: Spotify partners with eight firms, including Buzzfeed, to launch Spotlight, an initiative offering news and political programming, as it vies for radio revenue (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180118/p15#a180118p15
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