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January 14, 2015, 2:15 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook launching “Facebook at Work” employee collaboration tool with a handful of test companies  —  Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks  —  About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely …
Barak Turovsky / The Official Google Blog:
Google Translate mobile app auto-detects language in spoken conversations, adds instant translate in camera view  —  Hallo, hola, olá to the new, more powerful Google Translate app  —  Often the hardest part of traveling is navigating the local language.
Reuters:
Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) sued Ericsson (ERICb.ST) alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google's modular Project Ara smartphone to pilot in Puerto Rico later this year with between 20 and 30 Ara modules available by launch  —  Google's modular Project Ara smartphone will begin pilot testing in Puerto Rico later this year  —  Google is holding its second Project Ara developer's conference today …
Graham Cluley:
Google discloses *another* Microsoft Windows vulnerability before a patch is ready  —  Earlier this month, Google controversially published proof-of-concept code, providing malicious hackers with a blueprint through which they could exploit Microsoft Windows 8.1 through a zero-day vulnerability.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Obama calls for an end to 19 state laws that restrict the rights of cities and towns to build their own broadband networks  —  Obama calls for end to 19 state laws that harm community broadband  —  President Obama today called for an end to state laws that restrict the rights of cities and towns to build their own broadband networks.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Samsung Launches Its First Tizen-Powered Phone, The Z1, In India For $92  —  After plenty of speculation and aborted launches last year, Samsung has finally outed its first phone powered by the Tizen operating system.  The Samsung Z1 is coming to India initially, where it is available to buy for 5,700 INR …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Google launches Classroom for iOS and Android to encourage collaboration between teachers and students  —  Google rolling out Classroom mobile app for students, teachers  —  Summary:"Of course, if the dog has actually eaten it, Classroom can't help you," admitted one Google software engineer.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Whisper editor in chief Neetzan Zimmerman has left following October suspension  —  Neetzan Zimmerman out at Whisper  —  Neetzan Zimmerman, who served as editor in chief of the secret-sharing app Whisper, has left the company, he confirmed to Capital.  —  Zimmerman, “and other staff members …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe offer joint payment of $415M to settle US poaching lawsuit  —  Bigger Settlement Said to Be Reached in Silicon Valley Antitrust Case  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley companies have sweetened the pot to try to get rid of an embarrassing class-action antitrust suit …
Bloomberg:
Etsy planning IPO as soon as this quarter, looking to raise $300M  —  Etsy Said to Target U.S. IPO of Craft Marketplace  —  Etsy Inc., the global marketplace for handmade and vintage goods — from knitted sweaters to soaps — is planning an initial public offering that could take place …
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Twitter announces international tour for Flock dev conference, startup contest called Hatch  —  Twitter's taking its Flock developer conference on a world tour, launching first global startup contest  —  Twitter announced today that it is taking its modular Fabric software development kit …

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