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January 30, 2016, 7:35 AM

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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple's virtual and augmented reality research team includes hundreds of staff from poaching and acquisitions; Apple confirms purchase of Flyby Media  —  Apple builds secret team to kick-start virtual reality effort  —  Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual …
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Ashkan Soltani, who contributed to reporting on Snowden docs, departs White House Office of Science and Technology Policy after being denied security clearance  —  White House denies clearance to tech researcher with links to Snowden  —  Pulitzer prize-winning journalist …
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents reveal Alphabet is testing solar-powered internet drones that use millimeter-wave transmissions  —  Project Skybender: Google's secretive 5G internet drone tests revealed  —  Trials at New Mexico's Spaceport Authority are using new millimetre wave technology to deliver data from drones - potentially 40 times faster than 4G
New York Times:
Facebook announces it is banning private, person-to-person sales of guns on its network and Instagram  —  Facebook Moves to Ban Private Gun Sales on Its Site  —  Facebook is banning private sales of guns on its flagship social network and on its Instagram photo-sharing service, the company said late Friday.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick releases 51-page brief concluding T-Mobile's Binge On violates FCC's Open Internet Rules  —  Stanford study: T-Mobile's Binge On is ‘likely illegal’  —  The debate over the potential harm of T-Mobile's Binge On continues, with a new study …
John Callaham / Android Central:
Fewer than 700 Jolla Tablets will ever ship; 21K backers may eventually get a refund  —  Fewer than 700 Jolla Tablets will ever ship; 21,000 backers will eventually maybe get a refund  —  Just 540 additional Jolla Tablets will be shipped out to backers of the original Indiegogo crowdsourced campaign …
Wesley Yin-Poole / Eurogamer.net:
EA's CFO estimates 55M current-gen consoles have been sold, putting Xbox One at around 19M or less units sold  —  We now have a clearer picture of how Xbox One is doing  —  Thanks, EA!  —  Microsoft doesn't report Xbox One sales any more, but we have a decent idea of how it's doing - thanks to EA.

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