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Microsoft completes $17B bond sale, will use proceeds for repayment of debt used to help fund its acquisition of LinkedIn (Claire Boston/Bloomberg)

Claire Boston / Bloomberg: Microsoft completes $17B bond sale, will use proceeds for repayment of debt used to help fund…

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Streaming media app Plex acquires news video startup Watchup; Watchup will now be integrated into the Plex app, with an expected launch of Q2 2017 (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Streaming media app Plex acquires news video startup Watchup; Watchup will now be integrated into the…

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WhatsApp testing feature to recall or edit sent messages that haven't been read, and sharing moving location in chats to help friends find one another easily (Cara McGoogan/Telegraph)

Cara McGoogan / Telegraph: WhatsApp testing feature to recall or edit sent messages that haven’t been read, and sharing moving…

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Recent presentation for Capital One investors shows 81% of the firm's $690M in loans for taxi medallions are at risk of default as a result of ride-sharing apps (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Recent presentation for Capital One investors shows 81% of the firm’s $690M in loans for taxi medallions are at…

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CB Insights: 3,358 tech exits in 2016, 'unicorn births' down 68% (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: CB Insights: 3,358 tech exits in 2016, ‘unicorn births’ down 68%  —  As we kick off…

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Walmart drops membership fee for its free two-day shipping program on purchases of $35 or more, discontinuing its $49/year ShippingPass program (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Walmart drops membership fee for its free two-day shipping program on purchases of $35 or…

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SoundHound raises $75M, from NVIDIA, Samsung Catalyst Fund, and others, to expand its voice-enabled AI everywhere (Matthew Lynley/TechCrunch)

Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: SoundHound raises $75M, from NVIDIA, Samsung Catalyst Fund, and others, to expand its voice-enabled AI everywhere …

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Snapchat "streaks" are made to be addicting and kept alive for hundreds of days by users who send snaps back and forth for emoji rewards (Lizette Chapman/Bloomberg)

Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg: Snapchat “streaks” are made to be addicting and kept alive for hundreds of days by users…

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Nintendo reports $569M profit as Pokémon game sales get off to a good start, beats analyst estimates though revenue was down 22% YoY (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Nintendo reports $569M profit as Pokémon game sales get off to a good start, beats analyst…

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Amazon and Expedia file sworn statements in court, join Washington State's lawsuit against Trump's travel ban; Microsoft cooperating with the State AG office (Hamza Shaban/BuzzFeed)

Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed: Amazon and Expedia file sworn statements in court, join Washington State’s lawsuit against Trump’s travel ban;…