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January 8, 2016, 7:15 AM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Motorola name to be slowly phased out, products to carry label “Moto by Lenovo” instead  —  Goodbye, Moto(rola).  Iconic brand to be phased out  —  Motorola, where wireless got its start, will see its name disappear from its products.  It'll soon be Moto by Lenovo.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple says it has acquired Emotient, an AI startup that reads emotions by analyzing facial expressions, and was recently seeking a new round of financing  —  Apple Buys Artificial-Intelligence Startup Emotient  —  Emotient technology is used to assess emotions by reading facial expressions
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Legal experts say net neutrality case against T-Mobile's Binge On is far from clear-cut  —  T-Mobile's Binge On: When throttling may not break the rules  —  CEO John Legere says throttling accusation is “semantics” and “bulls**t.”  —  T-Mobile USA will soon meet with the Federal Communications Commission …
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Jide announces Remix OS 2.0, a fork of Android Lollipop that is designed to run on x86 PCs, alpha build will be available as a free download on January 12  —  The excellent Remix OS is bringing Android to every old x86 PC (and Mac) for free  —  When I first tested the Remix Mini at the end of last year, I was blown away.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone with Project Tango's augmented reality  —  Lenovo and Google announced a partnership today to create a new smartphone that makes use of a 3D augmented reality technology known as Project Tango.  —  Johnny Lee, a member of the Tango team at Google …
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez / The San Francisco Examiner:
Yellow Cab, San Francisco's largest taxi company, edges toward filing for bankruptcy due to challenges from tech rivals Uber and Lyft  —  Yellow Cab to file for bankruptcy  —  San Francisco's largest taxi company is edging toward filing for bankruptcy.  —  Yellow Cab Co-Op said challenges …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
ProPublica becomes first major news site on the dark web, running as a hidden service on the Tor network, offering stronger privacy than SSL to readers  —  ProPublica Launches the Dark Web's First Major News Site  —  The so-called dark web, for all its notoriety as a haven for criminals and drug dealers …
Reuters:
Time Warner Cable says up to 320K customers' email passwords may have been stolen, it's not yet sure how data was obtained  —  Time Warner Cable says up to 320,000 customers' data may have been stolen  —  Time Warner Cable Inc said on Wednesday up to 320,000 customers may have had their email passwords stolen.

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