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Booting Up: We’re Just Hours Away From Twitter’s First Earnings Report

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Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt is doing such a good job that he’s receiving $100 million in stock options as a bonus. [New York Times]

Microsoft is pumping $15 million in to Foursquare and signed a licensing deal to use the app’s location data. [AdWeek]

There’s lots of guessing about Twitter’s first earnings report that’s coming out later today. [Recode]

Here’s everything you need to know about new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. [Verge]

Taking another page from HBO’s playbook, Netflix has ordered a third season of House of Cards before the second season has even premiered. [USA Today]

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Booting Up: Satya Nadella Is Probably Microsoft’s New CEO

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Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft veteran who leads the Cloud and Enterprises unit, is expected to be named CEO of the conglomerate next week. [Seattle Times]

Text your aunt that her Yahoo Mail account has been targeted in a hacking attempt. User(s) should change their passwords. [BBC News]

Rising transportations costs could force Amazon to hike prices of its Prime membership by more than $40. [CNet]

Google’s fourth quarter revenue jumped 17 percent to $16.86 billion so it sounds like they’re going *fine.* [Recode]

There’s a retweet-like button called Reshare hidden in Facebook Paper’s debut. Speculation is that it could soon make its debut. [Verge]