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January 9, 2016, 12:20 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: iPhone 7 will do away with the standard 3.5mm headphone jack; premium Bluetooth Beats earbuds with charging carrying case could debut this fall  —  Apple developing revamped, cord-free Beats with charging case ahead of iPhone 7  —  With its resources from the 2014 acquisition …
Antony Leather / Forbes:
Amid reports the next iPhone won't have a headphone jack, 200K+ sign petition asking Apple to keep it  —  Could Apple Cripple iPhone 7 Sales By Removing The Headphone Jack?  —  We're still more than half a year away from the expected launch date of Apple's iPhone 7, but the rumour mill …
Guardian:
Tech companies appear open to helping US government combat Islamic State after summit  —  Silicon Valley appears open to helping US spy agencies after terrorism summit  —  Obama administration acknowledges ‘complicated first amendment issues’ after top counter-terrorism officials traveled …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's cellular data app for Windows 10 suggests it may be developing its own SIM card  —  Microsoft is building its own SIM card for Windows  —  Microsoft is planning to make LTE access a little easier soon, thanks to its own SIM card.  The software giant is currently testing …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Peach is a new social networking app from Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann that gives you quick access to things to share with “Magic Words”  —  Peach.cool is Friday's hottest social network  —  It's been a while since the last fameball social network took the Twittersphere by storm …
Klint Finley / Wired:
T-Mobile Confirms It Slows Connections to Video Sites  —  Though T-Mobile still wants to play games with words, the company has admitted it's slowing down streams as part of its unlimited video service.  —  T-Mobile customers who activate the company's controversial Binge On video service …
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung sees mild recovery for Q4 with operating profit of $5.1B, up 15% YoY, says aim in 2016 is to “minimize the damage from tough business conditions”  —  Samsung Sees Mild Recovery for Fourth Quarter, but Warns of Tough 2016  —  In its search for new avenues of growth …
Tom's Hardware:
Dell offers $200 off the Oculus Rift when purchased with an Oculus Ready PC; bundles start at $1600  —  Alienware And Dell Announce Oculus Ready PC Bundles For $1,600  —  At CES 2016, Alienware and Dell announced Oculus Ready PC bundles that will start at $1,600.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Karma is cutting the speeds of its unlimited data plan  —  Two months ago, Karma launched Neverstop, its first take on a subscription data plan.  Since then, the company says that 90 percent of new customers have opted for Neverstop instead of Karma's traditional pay as you go options.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM Sells Salary.com Compensation Business To The Original Founding Team  —  This week at CES, IBM unveiled some new Watson partnerships that underscore its push into big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  But at the same time, the company has quietly divested itself of an older asset.

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