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January 9, 2016, 1:55 PM

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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 …
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:
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 …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Juniper Networks will drop code tied to National Security Agency  —  Juniper Networks Inc said late on Friday it would stop using a piece of security code that analysts believe was developed by the National Security Agency in order to eavesdrop through technology products.
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 …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Razer launches $999 Blade Stealth Ultrabook and Core GPU enclosure dock that connects with Thunderbolt 3 and can drive both internal and external screens  —  Razer uses Thunderbolt 3 to add dedicated graphics to its sleek new Ultrabook  —  $999 Blade Stealth expands the lineup, Razer Core GPU enclosure helps it game.
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.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
In Y Combinator reorg, Paul Buchheit, Gmail creator and FriendFeed founder, is now managing partner of core YC program, Altman remains president  —  YC Switches Up Its Management, As Altman Shifts Focus  —  Famed accelerator Y Combinator has grown a lot under the direction of Sam Altman …

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