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Airbnb raises $1B at a $31B valuation; source says the firm turned profitable in 2016 and expects to be profitable in 2017, has no plans for IPO anytime soon (Lauren Thomas/CNBC)

Lauren Thomas / CNBC: Airbnb raises $1B at a $31B valuation; source says the firm turned profitable in 2016 and…

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Some Pixel and Pixel XL owners experiencing failing microphones, Google recommends warranty replacements (Michael Crider/Android Police)

Michael Crider / Android Police: Some Pixel and Pixel XL owners experiencing failing microphones, Google recommends warranty replacements  —  When…

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Facebook Messenger Day launches as a Snapchat Stories clone for making plans, rolls out globally today at the top of the chat app and in desktop chats (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger Day launches as a Snapchat Stories clone for making plans, rolls out globally today…

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Amazon acquires meeting productivity startup Do.com, plans to integrate it into Chime, its new conferencing tool for businesses (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: Amazon acquires meeting productivity startup Do.com, plans to integrate it into Chime, its new conferencing tool for businesses  — …

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Report: WhatsApp testing chat tools to let businesses talk to customers as a source of revenue, conducting an early trial with a group of Y Combinator companies (Napier Lopez/The Next Web)

Napier Lopez / The Next Web: Report: WhatsApp testing chat tools to let businesses talk to customers as a source…

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Veem, formerly Align Commerce, raises $24M round led by National Australia Bank (NAB) Ventures, for faster and cheaper remittance services for SMBs (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Veem, formerly Align Commerce, raises $24M round led by National Australia Bank (NAB) Ventures, for faster…

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Sources: Alibaba-backed mobile search company Quixey in process of shutting down (Amir Efrati/The Information)

Amir Efrati / The Information: Sources: Alibaba-backed mobile search company Quixey in process of shutting down  —  Quixey, a seven-year-old…

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Sources: Gary Marcus, director of Uber's AI Labs, leaves after four months with the company (Ina Fried/Axios)

Ina Fried / Axios: Sources: Gary Marcus, director of Uber’s AI Labs, leaves after four months with the company  — …

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Uber security chief says company is reviewing Greyball technology and will prohibit using it to evade regulators (Joe Sullivan/Uber Global)

Joe Sullivan / Uber Global: Uber security chief says company is reviewing Greyball technology and will prohibit using it to…

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JetSmarter ex-President Gennady Barsky, who left the firm after his arrest last month, faces charges this week of embezzling $11M prior to joining JetSmarter (Zusha Elinson/Wall Street Journal)

Zusha Elinson / Wall Street Journal: JetSmarter ex-President Gennady Barsky, who left the firm after his arrest last month, faces…