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January 28, 2016, 10:30 AM

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Liam Tung / CSO Online:
Oracle announces Java browser plugin will be deprecated in JDK 9, scheduled for release March 2017  —  Oracle says goodbye to Java browser plugin in JDK 9  —  Oracle will finally deprecate its Java browser plugin in the next release of the Java SE Development Kit, JDK 9, which is scheduled for release in 2017.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 with a 9.7-inch screen in event expected the week of March 14, alongside iPhone 5se and new Watch models  —  Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed  —  Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware …
Google Research Blog:
Google's AlphaGo program beats Go professional, uses both deep neural networks and tree search algorithms; match against top player scheduled for March in Seoul  —  AlphaGo: Mastering the ancient game of Go with Machine Learning  —  Games are a great testing ground for developing smarter …
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Cara Waters / Sydney Morning Herald:
Australian startup Unlockd partners with Boost Mobile in the US to offer Android users ads on their lock screen in exchange for discounts on monthly phone bills  —  Unlockd signs US deal with Boost Mobile worth up to $100 million  —  A Melbourne startup which offers a “freemium” …
Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Microsoft Office Online now allows real-time co-authoring on documents stored on cloud services like Dropbox, Box, and Citrix ShareFile  —  New cloud storage options for Office mobile and Office Online  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to propose new rules giving cable and satellite customers more choice over set top boxes, 40 telco and media groups are expected to oppose the plan  —  FCC to Propose Overhauling Rules on Set-Top Boxes  —  Measure, aimed at cutting cable bills, likely would let consumers choose among competing devices
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Is Raising Another $500M In Convertible Notes With Discounts On IPO Shares  —  A week after streaming music company Deezer announced that it had raised another $109 million from existing investors, news has leaked out that its bigger rival Spotify is raising again, too.
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Movidus to bring latest chip tech to handsets, improving real-time image recognition and deep learning on devices  —  Google to Make Smartphones That Recognize Faces  —  Soon, smartphones will not only take snapshots and videos but also recognize the objects pictured.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung reports Q4 operating profit of $5.05B but net profit down almost 40% year-over-year, will focus on better mobile software, displays  —  Samsung will focus on better mobile software and futuristic displays after tough quarter  —  Samsung Electronics made an operating profit …

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