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January 15, 2014, 12:35 PM

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New York Times:
NSA is using radio waves to monitor and alter data on computers not connected to the Internet  —  N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States …
CNBC:
Apple-China Mobile deal a ‘watershed’ moment: Tim Cook  —  By: Reporting by Eunice Yoon, Written by Dhara Ranasinghe  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook says the deal to sell iPhones on China Mobile's vast network is a “watershed” moment.  —  A deal to sell iPhones on China Mobile's vast network is a …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP to Re-Enter Smartphone Market With “Phablets” in India  —  Hewlett-Packard will today announce plans to re-enter the market for smartphones and tablets that it exited in 2011, with a pair of voice-enabled tablets that will debut in India later this year.  —  HP's plans call for releasing …
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple Agrees to FTC Consent Decree Over In-App Purchases  —  Looks like Apple's settlement last year of a lawsuit over the unauthorized use of in-app purchase in games and apps sold through the App Store wasn't enough for the Federal Trade Commission.  Apple today signed a consent decree with the agency …
Federal Trade Commission:
Apple Inc. Will Provide Full Consumer Refunds of At Least $32.5 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Charged for Kids' In-App Purchases Without Parental Consent  —  Company Also Will Modify its Billing Practices Under FTC Settlement  —  Apple Inc. has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Optional Data Compression Feature To Chrome For Mobile, Reducing Your Data Usage By Up To 50%  —  Google today is officially announcing the release of a data compression feature for its Chrome mobile web browser which allows you to reduce your data usage on smartphones and tablets …
Reuters:
EU says needs more concessions from Google within weeks in anti-trust probe  —  A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013.  —  (Reuters) - The European Union wants Google to come up with more concessions within weeks if it is to avoid formal charges …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
With $1.2M From Greylock, Yuri Milner And 500 Startups, First Opinion Lets You Text A Doctor Anytime  —  As mobile networks and digital communication tools improve, there's a huge opportunity to re-imagine the calcified old world of healthcare.  Some services are looking to do that by bringing …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel shelves cutting-edge Arizona chip factory  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O), hit by slumping personal computer sales, has put off opening a major chip factory that President Barack Obama once held up as an example of U.S. manufacturing potential.  —  The “Fab 42” facility built in Chandler …

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