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The Verge

Wheel is the clever turntable you’d expect from Miniot

Robotics Materials
Mashable

This week in apps: 'Alto' gets a sequel, Instagram gets more like Facebook and Google's SMS reboot

GSMArena.com

Google to pull the plug on Spaces in April

Tnooz

Surf Air breaks into Europe

Apps & Services
$26,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , PE Hub , +5

AirMap raises $26 million to manage air traffic as drone use surges

Robotics Flying Funding
TechCrunch

Heal plans nationwide expansion for doctor house calls on demand

Health Funding
$30,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
Forbes , PE Hub , vcaonline , +1

Woman-Led Tala Raises $30 Million Series B For Micro-Loans Via Smartphone

Adweek

The Honest Company Celebrates 'Honest Moments' Like Childbirth in Its First Brand Campaign

The Verge , Ars Technica

Troll threatens terrorist attack on Whisper and is immediately raided by feds

Acquisition
TechCrunch , TNW , PhoneArena

Tinder acquires Wheel, an app for creating Snapchat-like video stories

Wired UK

Hands-on with Apple's Beats X earphones: were they worth the wait?

Smart devices Portable
ZDNet

Cornerstone OnDemand delivers mixed Q4

Earnings
Business Insider

The Grammys' biggest winner was a 77-year-old Memphis legend, according to Spotify and Pandora

TechCrunch

Apple's Beats X headphones are finally here

WSJD

Activision Blizzard Posts Record Quarterly Revenue

Earnings Gaming
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Apple is giving away three months of Apple Music with wireless Beats products

VentureBeat

Activision Blizzard hits record $2 billion in sales driven by Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone

Earnings Gaming
VentureBeat

Activision Blizzard more than doubled the money it earned from in-game sales in 2016

Gaming Earnings
TechCrunch

Apple’s long-delayed Beats X wireless earbuds launch February 10

Announcements Smart devices
Ars Technica

Relaxing coal pollution, methane flaring rules: This week in Congress

Privacy Manufacturing